Steve Howey (actor)

Steven Michael Robert Howey is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Van Montgomery on The WB/CW television series Reba, and Kevin Ball on the Showtime series Shameless. Howey has also appeared in the films Supercross, , Bride Wars, Game Over, Man!, and Something Borrowed.

Early life and education

Howey moved from Texas to Denver, Colorado in high school, and later attended Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colorado for two years on a basketball scholarship.


Howey has guest-starred on various TV shows including ER and The Drew Carey Show The X-files season 5 episode 8. He also starred in and produced the independent film Class, which was written and directed by his father and was accepted into the Denver International Film Festival.
In 2001, Howey got his first starring role in a series when he was cast as Van Montgomery in the show Reba. Howey stayed with the show until it ended in 2007. He also appeared in Reba McEntire's music video Every Other Weekend, with his Reba co-star Joanna García. He also did a cameo in Broad City.
In 2005, he starred in the action film Supercross as K.C. Carlyle, an MX racer. Howey also played Weatherby in the movie , alongside Jaime Pressly and Eric Roberts. In 2009, he starred in Bride Wars, with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. Howey also portrayed the title role in the 2009 film, Stan Helsing. That same year, Howey also appeared in the web series CTRL playing Ben Piller. He has also appeared on the show Psych.
In summer 2010, Howey joined the cast of the Showtime dramedy Shameless, as Kevin Ball, a series regular. Season 2 premiered January 8, 2012, with Howey remaining a main cast member.
In 2013, Howey guest starred on an episode of Fox's New Girl entitled "TinFinity" as Jax, a professional football player and love interest of Jess.

Personal life

Howey is married to actress Sarah Shahi. The two became engaged in June 2007, while vacationing in Hawaii and married on February 7, 2009, in Las Vegas. In July 2009, they had their first child, a son. Shahi had an at-home water birth. In March 2015, Shahi again home birthed their twins, a daughter and son. Howey and Shahi filed for divorce in May 2020.
Shahi mentioned that Howey is of Scottish descent on an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.