Rick Howland is a Canadian actor now based in LA who is best known for his portrayal of “Trick” in the long running hit Sci-fi series Lost Girl (5 Seasons). Most recently Howland was the evil antagonist Mr. Hai in the feature film Captain Tsunami’s Army, the psychologist/support-desk in A Safe Guide to Dying – a Virtual Reality short film, a severed head on a shelf in Good Head, and the Weregoat Dr. Stan in the web-series The Vamps Next Door. Howland is very proud to be a part of Canadian history, having played “Harry Buttman” in Bon Cop Bad Cop opposite Patrick Huard and Colm Feore, and played acting-icon Jayne Eastwood’s son in Endless Grind. He wrote his own stand-up routine for Club Land directed by Saul Rubinek, screenplay by Steven Webber. Howland starred opposite rock legend Meatloaf in the feature To Catch A Yeti. Other selected performances include the series’ Killjoys, Sanctuary, Billable Hours (2 Seasons), Murdoch Mysteries and Sue Thomas F.B.Eye.
Selected theatre credits include: Much Ado About Nothing (Soul in Bliss) Veriété (Volcano), Shooting Penguins (Factory), A Short History of Night (Factory) and Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (YPT). He was also founder, writer and performer in The Four Strombones comedy troupe (Rivoli, Lee’s Palace, 1994 Toronto Fringe Festival and many more).
Howland co-wrote and directed the award winning short film, Underwritten, for the Toronto 48-hour film festival (also embedded below). He directed, performed, and edited the improvised series Backseat with P & J with Sunday Muse on You Tube and in the Laugh section.
As a recording artist he has released his 3rd album, Hold My Hand, featuring “She’s a Goddess” heard in Season 4 Episode 2 of Lost Girl, album available on iTunes and in the Listen section. Find him on IMDB. He can be followed on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.