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Howard J Davis
Howard J. Davis is a Toronto based actor, dancer, and singer. Since graduating in 2014 from Ryerson Howard's recent theatre credits include playing Kamal in the Dora nominated play for "Outstanding Production (2016)" Bombay Black as part of Factory Theatre's 2015/2016 Naked Season. The show was directed by Ryerson Alumni and Order of Canada recipient Peter Hinton and also stared Kawa Ada and Anushree Roy. He has also been a Company Member at the Shaw Festival performing in Pygmalion & Sweet Charity. He was a cast member in the Dora Award winning show for "Best Ensemble (2013)" in American playwright Sarah Ruhl's Canadian premiere of Passion Play produced by Outside the March/Covergence Theatre/Sheep No Wool and was a part of the inaugeral Edward Bond Festival playing Soldier in Edward Bond's The Bundle and his self written play British Bulldog.
Look out for Howard in upcoming films: Koum: Exordium Pacem (Late 2016) and his feature film debut in Alexander Payne's upcoming satire Downsizing (2017) acting alongside Matt Damon. Other screen credits include 12 Monkeys, Something in his Eye directed by George A. Romero, Run, Beast of the Bottomless Lake and Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon.
Howard is also an avid Director and filmmaker. In his spare time he enjoys taking portraits and directing and editing films particularly Shakespeare on camera. His first short film was Official Selection in the Shakespeare on Film Festival Stratford-upon-Avon Short Film Competition in 2014. He is currently writing two plays, one screenplay and has been circulating international film festivals most notably the Montreal, Hollywood and International Black Film Festival in Birmingham, UK with his short film C'est Moi about Canada's Black History (www.cestmoifilm.com)