Steve Cooper talks with actor Brian Howe. Brian can currently be see playing Sheriff Pickett in HBO’s Westworld and was a recurring character on the same network’s hit Vice Principals. He began his TV career during the mid-’90s, as an occasional guest player on episodes of such series as Law Order and Spencer for Hire and the short-lived sitcom The Bonnie Hunt Show. He re-teamed with the venerable Hunt for a small role in his first feature, which the actress directed: the romantic comedy Return to Me. Supporting turns in an uneven series of films ensued, ranging from K-PAX to Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can. He later was cast in the short-lived sitcom A Minute With Stan Hooper then landed a trio of supporting roles in A-list films during 2006: one in the Robin William’s in RV, another with Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness and a third in Tony Scott’s Deja Vu. Clint Eastwood cast him in the 2008 drama Gran Torino. He appeared in the 2011 action film I Am Number Four, and in 2012 he appeared as Randy Scheunemann in the made-for-HBO docudrama Game Change. He also had a recurring role in HBO’s hit The Newsroom and on Showtime’s House of Lies and Masters of Sex. He will soon be seen in the original Amazon series The Last Tycoon.

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