Steve Howey was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Los Angeles, California. He had the lead role in the pilot Five Year Plan for ABC, and the title role in the motion picture Stan Helsing, a comedic take on vampire films.
Howey is best known for his role as Van Montgomery on Reba, in which he appeared for six seasons. He also guest starred on the series E.R. and The Drew Carey Show. Howey starred in and produced the independent film Class (1988), written and directed by his father, acting coach Bill Howey. The film was an official selection of the Denver International Film Festival.