|Toronto (Originally Kingston)|
Rick Howland Actor/Writer/Singer-songwriter
Rick began with improvisation and an excellent acting teacher. He then spent a few years at a few universities before landing his first gig in a feature film. While at York University he formed the comedy troupe the Four Strombones. The Strombones performed in comedy clubs around Toronto for more than a decade as well as creating a very successful fringe show in 1994. Rick has hosted comedy shows as well as dabbled in standup comedy. He continues to perform his own brand of bittersweet rock and roll in music venues around Toronto.
Rick’s selected film credits include: a supporting lead role in Bon Cop, Bad Cop (Theatrical release date Aug 11th 2006, dir Erik Canuel, Prod, Kevin Tierney) opposite Colm Feore and Patrick Huard, To Catch a Yeti (dir Bob Keen) opposite Meatloaf, the lead in the short film Short Tongue Freddy by Craig Cornell and Kevin Schjerning, and Citizen Duane directed by Michael Mabbott. He has also starred in TV shows such as; Sue Thomas FBI, Train 48, Endless Grind opposite Jayne Eastwood, Traders, John Woo’s Once A Thief, Jesse the Body Ventura (MOW, NBC), Secret Santa (MOW, CTV) and Club Land (MOW, Showtime) directed by Saul Rubinek. He is also attached to play the lead in the TV Series The League written by Scott Oleszkowick.
Selected theatre credits include: Veriété (Volcano), Shooting Penguins (Factory), A Short History of Night (Factory), Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (LKTYP), Servants of the Brain (Bald Ego - Rhubarb 97) and In Transit: 40 minutes... (The Four Strombones – Fringe 1994)
He has co-written a sit-com called Rick’s Life with Adam Nashman. An industry based show that offers up the funny through Rick’s own unique perspective. He is currently working on a short film script that he will direct and a next draft of a screenplay that is still too long.
As a songwriter Rick has been at it since he was seventeen. He spent most of those years practicing and writing on his own. People are still surprised to find he plays guitar. Well it’s true and he has a heck of a lot of songs to play for you too.
He has two albums available for download on itunes, Rhapsody, Napster, Amazon.com
He is represented by Gayle Abrams at Oscars Abrams Zimmel & Associates 438 Queen Street East , Toronto, ON, M5A 1T4, Canada Phone: 416.860.1790 Fax: 416 860-0236
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