• Steve Howey is an American actor, best known for his role as Kevin Ball in the series "Shameless"
• Early life and education in San Antonio and Denver
• Acting career with roles in series and movies
• Married to Sarah Shahi and has three children, divorced in 2021
• Weight loss journey, hobbies of working out, reading, and traveling; 44 years old, net worth estimated at $2 million
Who is Steve Howey?
Steven Michael Robert ‘Steve’ Howey was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 12 July 1977, in San Antonio, Texas USA; he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is of Scottish descent. He’s an actor with nearly 50 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his role as Kevin Ball in the series “Shameless” which had 69 award nominations and won 16, including four Primetime Emmys.
Early life and education
Steve was raised alongside his two brothers Tammy and Bret, by their parents Carla Novinger and Bill Howey, who was an acting teacher; the family lived on boats for a couple of years, before they settled in the suburbia of Los Angeles, California.
Steve attended a local high school, but in his senior year transferred to Denver High School where he earned a basketball scholarship, and upon matriculating in 1995, he enrolled at a college in Colorado. However, after his second year he left college, and launched his acting career, joining his father’s acting classes.
Roles in series
After making his debut on television in 1999, portraying Mark Kerwin in an episode of the series “Pacific Blue”, Steve made appearances in “Totally Tooned In”, “Get Real”, “ER”, and “The Drew Carey Show” among others, before he was cast to play Van Montgomery in “Reba” starring alongside Reba McEntire and JoAnna Garcia Swisher in this comedy drama, which had 14 award nominations, including two for Primetime Emmys, and won three.
In the following years, he made an appearance in the series “Surviving Suburbia”, and then he was cast to play Ben Piller in “Ctrl” starring alongside Tony Hale and Emy Coligado, followed by roles in “New Girl”, “State of Romance”, “Sons of Anarchy”, and “Where’s This Party” among others, while he starred in “Shameless”.
Steve portrayed Danny Cooper in “SEAL Team” which had three award nominations, including two for Primetime Emmys, followed by his voice role as Trooper Norris in the podcast series “Carrier”. His most recent role on television was in a spin-off from “Shameless”, entitled “Shameless Hall of Shame”, in 2021.
Roles in movies
Steve made his acting debut on the big screen portraying Jim in the 1998 movie “Class”, which was directed by his father Bill Howey. After that, he was cast to play K. C. Carlyle in “Supercross” starring alongside Sophia Bush and Mike Vogel, followed by his role as Weatherby in “DOA: Dead or Alive”.
In the following years, he made appearances in several TV movies, before in 2009 portraying Daniel in “Bride Wars”, acting alongside Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson and Candice Bergen in this romantic comedy directed by Gary Winick. In the same year, he starred in “Stan Helsing” a comedy fantasy horror written and directed by Bo Zenga, followed by his support roles in movies such as “Losing Control”, “Something Borrowed”, and “Conception” among others.
In the 2015 movie “See You in Valhalla”, Steve starred alongside Bret Harrison and Sarah Hyland, followed by his role as Sam in “Unleashed”, and as John Kelly in “Making Babies”, a comedy drama written and directed by Josh F. Huber.
His most recent roles have been in “Game Over, Man!”, “Stuber”, and “Day Shift” starring Jamie Foxx, Meagan Good, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo, which is in post-production and should be released in 2022.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors concerning Steve’s love life, however, it is widely known about his marriage with actress and model Sarah Shahi, who is perhaps known best for her role as Carmen in the series “The L Word”.
In June 2007, while they were on vacation in Hawaii, Steve proposed to her, and they announced their engagement; they married on 7 February 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sarah gave birth to their first son William, in June 2009, and in March 2015, they welcomed their twins, Violet and Knox.
It seemed that the two are enjoying their love and raising children, however, in May 2020 they filed for divorce, which was finalized in January 2021. According to court sources, they share joint custody of their children.
As of December 2021, it is assumed that Steve is single, or he prefers to keep his love life away from media attention; he’s been married once, and has three children.
Fans of the series “Shameless” noticed that Steve was overweight – he was saying that the reason was compressed vertebrae, which was painful and it was hard for him to even walk. However, Steve discovered other reasons – laziness, alcohol, stress, and fast food.
When he realized that his weight is affecting his life, he motivated himself to start working out, and to make big changes in his diet. He talked about his weight loss for the “Distractify” saying: ‘When I don’t feel like working out, lifting weights, or doing serious cardio, the best thing for me to do is just go on the treadmill and walk. I walk and listen to music and 10 minutes will go by, then 15, and then I’ll speed up a bit. Once my blood really starts flowing, I’ll get a second wind, and then I want to work out.
The best way to get yourself to want to work out is to just get a sweat going and the blood circulating.’
Talking about his diet, he started eating more vegetables, and using the Blood Type Diet application, which tells him what kind of food is good for him – he doesn’t drink coffee nor any alcohol drinks, just water and fresh juices.
Hobbies and other interests
One of Steve’s favorite things to do is working out, he has training sessions daily, works out at the gym for two to three hours, goes running and hiking, and also likes to swim.
In his spare time, he likes to read – his favorite book is “Nineteen Eighty-Four” written by George Orwell; he also enjoys watching movies, particularly starring his favorite actor William H. Macy, and one of his favorites is “Fargo”.
He is into traveling, and he often travels with his children – they’ve visited a couple of US states, but most enjoyed Disneyland in Los Angeles, California.
Age, height, and net worth
Steve is 44 years old, he has short, light brown hair and hazel eyes; he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs) and is 6ft 3ins (1.9m) tall.
As of December 2021, his net worth has been estimated at $2 million – according to sources he made around $100,000 per episode of the series “Shameless”.