Steve Howey is one of those actors who just seems to be everywhere but is also extremely skilled at staying out of the spotlight. After endearing himself to fans as the dim witted yet well meaning Van Montgomery on the hit series Reba he has moved into films and found his way back to TV success with the series Shameless. Over the years, a lot has changed for the hilarious actor, so here are 8 things you never knew about him:
8. Early Life
Steven Michael Robert Howey was born on July 12, 1977, and while he was originally from Texas, he wasn’t necessarily raised there. His father Bill Howey was an acting teacher in Los Angeles and was connected to some big names including Patrick Swayze and George Clooney. Instead of being raised in a home, Howey actually spent most of his childhood on a 67-foot schooner which his parents would sail between Panama and Los Angeles. “My home school consisted of my mother saying that when she was done suntanning and with her Mai Tai she would teach me about fractions.” Meanwhile his dad would tell him, “Drinking rum before noon doesn’t mean you are a drunk, it means you are a pirate.” When on land he admits he was mostly raised by his older brother.