SAG-AFTRA, ACTRA, UBCP, Equity, CANADIAN CITIZEN, US GREEN CARD
Rick Howland is a Canadian, Green Card toting LA Actor, who is best known for the role of “Trick” in five seasons of the hit SyFy series Lost Girl. Since moving to LA, he has been in Richard Elfman’s feature Bloody Bridget as the father in a father and son Comedian/Lawyer duo (he complied and wrote the jokes for the standup scene), he was Borachio in Much Ado… at the Shakespeare Club in Pasadena, the evil antagonist in the feature film Captain Tsunami’s Army, played opposite Chris Mulkey in A Safe Guide to Dying, a severed head on a shelf in Good Head, the Weregoat Dr. Stan in the web-series The Vamps Next Door (he co-wrote an episode) and King Richard III in “Literary Personals”. 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. Selected guest stars include 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 wrote and directed the short films Safer at Home, #InclusionRider the movie, Underwritten, for the Toronto 48-hour film festival. He produced, directed, performed, and edited the improvised series Backseat with P & J with Sunday Muse on YouTube and in the Laugh section of this site.
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.
He is currently studying with Steve Braun at The BGB Studio in Burbank.
More Images Of Characters…
Billable Hours (SitCom) – Head I.T. Guy from Rick Howland on Vimeo.
Sue Thomas FBEye – Sal “The Snitch” Roland from Rick Howland on Vimeo.
Murdoch Mysteries – Indignant Bulter from Rick Howland on Vimeo
Sanctuary – Galvo VS Bigfoot from Rick Howland on Vimeo.
Rick Howland as Richard III – Literary Personals
Lost Girl – The Blood King from Rick Howland on Vimeo
The League (Comedy Pilot: Head Coach) from Rick Howland on Vimeo.
Bon Cop Bad Cop – “Harry Buttman” from Rick Howland on Vimeo
To Catch A Yeti from Rick Howland on Vimeo
Ah, high school. Thanks to a couple of guys from Ottawa who came to study at Queen’s, our drama club started an Improv team. We competed and got to Ottawa 2 years in a row. The first year we had team jackets. The second year we had to win the eastern regionals in Brockville before getting to compete with the Ottawa teams. (Picture Above Right) We did well in Ottawa but we never won big. However, the trophy we did win still resides outside of the auditorium at KCVI in downtown Kingston – its the biggest one in the case.
The Four Strombones
Founded by Rick Howland and named by Paulino Nunes “The Four Stombones” comedy troupe flourished from 1989 to 2009. Beginning at York University’s Open End Pub, running amock through out the comedy clubs of Toronto for two decades, and one extremely successful Fringe Show (Pictured Above) the troupe finally disbanded. “No mates grip could hold the lines of a ship crashing against rocky shores.” – Captain More Frankness, as he lept from the Santa De Kahlo’s bridge at the first sign of trouble.
Backseat with P & J
In this improvised series, Sunday Muse and Rick Howland lampoon the rigors of prepubescent teenage life from the backseat of a car.
Each episode sees Precious Stemming (the slightly manic and potential victim of F.A.S. or A.D.H.D. or O.C.D. or all of the above) and Jake Goodchild (the happy go lucky kid with a hormonal imbalance due to medical intervention) riding to and from school. Think Trailer Park Boys meets Degrassi Junior High (the early years)
Season 1 introduces these two tweens as they discuss the changes they are going through and Precious’ personal issues (one that pertains to eating Dairy), tease one another, make up songs and complain about their classmate Bernie.
Season 2 continues this tradition, revealing more about their own fears and feelings. And how confidence and leverage can be found with a bag of potato chips…despite Bernie.
Season 3 focuses on the changes that happen to tweens becoming teens.
CAST AND CREW
Sunday Muse is Precious Stemming Rick Howland is Jake Goodchild Nadia Bassett is Mom/The Driver Bernie Henry is Bernie/Camera Operator
AS A DIRECTOR/WRITER A.K.A. A CREATOR
Acted, wrote and directed “Safer at Home” and blogged about making it here. Acted, co-wrote and co-directed “#InclusionRider” Movie for the 2018 EasterSeals Disability Film Challenge. Co-wrote and directed “Underwritten” for the Toronto 48 hour film festival. Co-created and Produced the web series “Backseat with P &J”.
Back Seat with P and J