Howard Ryshpan was an actor who was familiar with the qualities it takes to bring a drama to the big screen. Ryshpan's early acting career mostly consisted of roles in various films, such as "Lies My Father Told Me" (1975), the crime feature "Les Liens de sang" (1977) with Donald Sutherland and "Rabid" (1977). He also appeared in the TV movie "Illusions" (CBS, 1982-83). He also landed a role in the miniseries "Evergreen" (1984-85). His work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Choices" (ABC, 1985-86). He also had a part in the TV miniseries "P.T. Barnum" (1999-2000). He also appeared in "The Phone Call" (1990) with Michael Sarrazin. Most recently, Ryshpan acted in the Shia LaBeouf dramatic adaptation "The Greatest Game Ever Played" (2005).