He graduated from National Institute of Dramatic Art (National Institute on Drug Abuse).
Howard is best known for his appearances in the television series SeaChange, Always Greener, All Saints and Packed to the Rafters.
Film Howard was born in Corowa, New South Wales. He graduated from National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). His first role was The Club.
He appeared in the 1988 film Young Einstein, the 2001 film The Man Who Sued God and had a minor supporting role in the 2012 Australian comedy Any Questions for Ben?, along with the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road. Television Howard is also a television actor and has appeared in a number of Australian programs. He began his career as Bob Scott in Young Ramsay (1979-1980) starred in the children's program The Girl from Tomorrow as the evil Silverthorn, and he has played Frank Reilly in Wildside (1997–1998), Bob Jelly in SeaChange (1998–2000) and John Taylor in Always Greener (2001–2003). He also played Dr. Frank Campion in the Australian medical TV drama All Saints (2004-2009).
He had a role in Packed to the Rafters for a season (2010-2011). Theatre Howard served as the Associate Director of Sydney Theatre Company between 1992 and 1996. He also acted numerous roles in plays including Shrine, Rising Water, Mongrels, The Life of Falileo, Dead White Males, and Measure for Measure.