Jeff Howard's acting received many laughs in the various comedies he played in throughout his Hollywood career. Howard began his acting career with roles in such films as the dramatic adaptation "Up the Down Staircase" (1967) with Sandy Dennis, "True Confessions" (1981) with Robert De Niro and the comedy "Big Trouble" (1985) with Peter Falk. He also appeared in the Adrienne Shelly comedic drama "The Unbelievable Truth" (1990). He kept working in film throughout the nineties, starring in the Edward James Olmos dramatic sports film "Talent for the Game" (1991) and "Trust" (1991) with Adrienne Shelly. Recently, he tackled roles in the Robert John Burke dramatic comedy "Simple Men" (1992), the dramedy "The Wedding Banquet" (1993) with Winston Chao and the comedy "Layin' Low" (1997) with Jeremy Piven. Most recently, Howard acted in "Judy Berlin" (2000).