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Steven Michael Robert Howey was born on July 12, 1977, in San Antonio, Texas. He is an actor known for his role as Van Montgomery in the television series Reba. His roles also include the films Supercross, DOA: Dead or Alive, and Bride Wars. He is currently starring in the Showtime series Shamelessin the role of Kevin Ball.


Steve has guest-starred on various TV shows including ER and The Drew Carey Show. He also starred in and produced the independent film Class, which was written and directed by his father and accepted into the Denver International Film Festival.

In 2001, Steve got his first series starring role when he was cast as Van Montgomery in the show Reba. Steve stayed with the show until it ended in 2007. He also appeared in Rebeca McEntire's music video Every Other Weekend, with his Reba co-star Joanna García.

In 2005, he starred in the action film Supercross as K.C. Carlyle, an MX racer. Steve also played Weatherby in the movie DOA: Dead or Alive, alongside Jaime Pressly and Eric Roberts. In 2009, he starred in Bride Wars, with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson. Steve also starred as the titular character in the 2009 film, Stan Helsing. That same year, Steve also appeared in the web series CTRL playing Ben Piller. He also appeared on the show Psych.

In Summer 2010, Steve joined the cast of the Showtime dramedy Shameless, as Kevin Ball, a series regular. Steve guest starred on New Girl as Jax, a professional Football player who plays a love interest for Jess. 

Personal Life


Steve is married to actress Sara Shahi. The two got engaged in June 2007, while vacationing in Hawai'i and married on February 7, 2009, in Las Vegas. On July 8, 2009, they had their first child, William Wolf Howey. Shahi gave birth during an at-home water birth.

Shahi has worked with Steve's father. She mentioned that Steve is of Scottish descent on an episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

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