It all began when a supportive teacher asked me to give a speech for my graduating class.
I said yes but was thinking... I'll choke, sweat and stammer.
Still... I wrote, memorized and prepared.
When the moment finally came, I stepped out
and the room went black. At least for me it did.
I could hear my voice, but I couldn't see a thing.
No matter, I went on and before I knew it I could see again.
I was done and I could see people were clapping,
they were smiling and I had made it through.
All because someone believed in me and because of that,
my life has never been the same.
You’ve come this far, so if you're willing to come a little further
I'll take this moment to share with you what I do.
2020-2017 Forever Plaid & *Songs for a New World
Returned to the role of "Smudge" for Plaid / Performed as the Baritone for the musical by Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade) for Mother Road Productions
Safe Inside : Preview & Release Sept *Available Amazon Streaming
Attended film preview for Jason Paul Collum's new indie with Judith O'Dea (Night of the Living Dead,)
All The World's A Stage
1960's stylized version of William Shakespeare's classic in the role of "Jaques"
2017-2016 Arsenic & Old Lace
Sold out run with an amazing cast playing Mortimer Brewster in this classic comedy thriller
2015-2014 Thee Trinity & *Art Live: Writers - Musicians - Poets - Painters...
Played the big "J", one member of one holy dysfunctional family - *Chicago Premiere - Royal George Theater / Produced interactive venue featuring fine and performing artist showcasing their art live
Stage play based on a true story; a poignant take on the plight of Chicago's homeless written by Emmy nominated producer Richard A. Roberts. Played the title role of "Mark"
Played "Husband" for John Olive's wicked noir thriller *originally written for and produced by Steppenwolf Theatre
Jerod Howard is an American actor of stage & screen. Known for his recurring role as Elliot Hamilton in the indie films October Moon and November Son, Howard has also appeared on stage as Jay for the premiere of Thee Trinity
by Emmy nominated producer/writer Richard A. Roberts and played the title role in The BenchMark, also by Roberts.
Merely a player for Shakespeare’s As You Like It in the role of Jacques, he also appeared in the comedy-thriller
Arsenic and Old Lace as Mortimer Brewster.
During a company residency at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts he studied with Chicago Acting Studio and
Second City, respectively. Howard credits his Chicago debut in the cult hit Pulp Fiction, adapted for the stage by Azusa Productions. An accomplish vocalist, Howard has performed as the Baritone in Songs for a New World, Smudge in Forever Plaid, and the title role in Snoopy the Musical. He wishes to thank his parents for their love and support. Any success he credits to those who inspire him everyday.