Howard is an American actor, comedian, and teaching artist who was born and raised in Minneapolis, Mn. He attended the Tony Award winning Children's Theater School for Performing Arts. He is known for his role as the rambunctious hunter "Ben" in the feature film Pig Hunt along with a line of television, commercial, and voice over credits to follow. Howard began performing stand up comedy as a student at the University of Minnesota. Becoming a regular at the Monday night open mic night at the ACME Comedy Club and opening for headliners Adam Ferrara and Louie Anderson. Howard's comedy journey then led him to Oakland, CA. Where he has worked with comedians Katt Williams, Luenell Cambell, and Paul Mooney to name a few. He credits the Bay Area for helping him find his voice.
His comedy is a mixture of storytelling and satire about growing up in the midwest with impersonations of the people he sees in everyday life, and a dead on impersonation of Barack Obama.
He now lives in San Francisco, California where he is very involved in the performing arts scene. Performing in theater, improv, film, and stand up comedy.
He was last scene in African American Shakespeare Theater's world premier production of XTIGONE as the role of "Leroi". In addition to his performing career, Howard works with schools in The Bay Area, Los Angeles, Twin Cities, and in Kenya, Africa.
HOWARD JOHNSON JR
Here is a clip of the students that I had the pleasure to work with of the Marigoli village in Kenya, Africa. We adapted an old African fable from the students native of tongue into english and staged it in a word for word style of theater.