Happy Birthday, James Howe

Today is the birthday of a very prominent member of our little film troupe, improvisational acting genius James Patrick Howe. Today he turns…23?


the ever famous "Bruce Wayne forgot to change out of costume this morning" look!

James has worked with Strike a Pose!!! Films almost since the beginning. He served as a huge player in the formation of the original STRIKE A POSE! FILM CLUB at Salisbury University, that went on to become Future Film Makers, serving as the first Vice President to one of the best clubs on campus.

He will rule the world...by killing one spy at a time!

He will rule the world...by killing one spy at a time!



His outrageous, over the top, internet brand of comedy led to the creation of one of our staple characters, the ever-familiar FOREIGN GUY, a secret agent from…well whatever country we needed at the time. He was in a never ending war with the notorious Agent Q, who went on to become Robo-Q (both played by Philip Krocheski). They clashed in the original SPY WARS films, (Spy Boxing, The Intersection) as well as hosted epic battles in GULLMAN: Defender of Salisbury and JASPER CONROY: Salisbury Bounty Hunter.

GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULL MAAAAAAAAAAN

GUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULL MAAAAAAAAAAN


James’s went on to be in three films in the 2008-2009 school year. CONFLICT RESOLUTION, aka BE A DUDE MAN, the improvised school-yard tussle about conflict resolution classes, wherein he played Professor Foreign, and kept the whole classes bawling in laughter. He took a more straight-edge turn alongside Matt Solomon in the gag-reel comedy “Guide to What You Shouldn’t Not Do”. He won a Film Festival Award for his performance and participation in the project.


James Howe getting direction alongside Thomas England in JASPER CONROY: SALISBURY BOUNTY HUNTER!

James Howe getting direction alongside Thomas England in JASPER CONROY: SALISBURY BOUNTY HUNTER!



James’s final performance with us was the short feature, BRIDE, directed by Mike Woodard Junior, and starring myself, Christine Demino, Steve Young, Thomas England and Carole Hachem. He really took he opportunity to stretch his acting muscles and play the sympathetic Brad Groomwell, one of the main characters of the film.

Along with much of the Future Film Makers Club that grew to love him over his four years at Salisbury University, I always had fun with James, whether it was in the club rooms or at the parties he helped throw at his amazingly scary off-campus house, which must have been used in films almost as many times as he was.

James has always been a great friend, even when I’ve been a dick to him both in front of and behind the camera, but it’s always been a pleasure working with him as he evolved his craft and brought plenty of laughs to some of my stalest movie ideas. Happy Birthday, James. You really made an impact on something great at Salisbury University, as well as this website!

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