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The Great Buck Howard (18-Jan-2008)

Director: Sean McGinly

Writer: Sean McGinly

Music by: Blake Neely

Producers: Tom Hanks; Gary Goetzman

Keywords: Comedy

Troy Gable decides he isn't cut out for lawyering, dropping out of law school to be road manager for The Great Buck Howard, an illusionist whose career has seen better days. Buck earned his name from none other than Johnny Carson, on whose show he has appeared 61 times; but presently the two travel from small venue to small venue, giving "One Night Only" performances before moving on to the next town and hoping for a career turnaround.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tom Arnold
6-Mar-1959   Ex-Husband of Roseanne Barr
David Blaine
4-Apr-1973   World's least engrossing daredevil
Emily Blunt
23-Feb-1983   The Devil Wears Prada
Jack Carter
24-Jun-1923 28-Jun-2015 Stand-up comic, actor
Gary Coleman
8-Feb-1968 28-May-2010 Arnold Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes
Griffin Dunne
8-Jun-1955   An American Werewolf in London
Matthew Gray Gubler
9-Mar-1980   Dr. Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds
Colin Hanks
24-Nov-1977   Son of Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
9-Jul-1956   Forrest Gump
Mary Hart
TV Personality
8-Nov-1950   Entertainment Tonight
Ricky Jay
26-Jun-1946 24-Nov-2018 Jay's Journal of Anomalies
Wallace Langham
11-Mar-1965   Phil on The Larry Sanders Show
Jay Leno
Talk Show Host
28-Apr-1950   The Tonight Show
John Malkovich
9-Dec-1953   Subject of Being John Malkovich
Debra Monk
27-Feb-1949   Pump Boys and Dinettes
Donny Most
8-Aug-1953   Ralph Malph on Happy Days
Conan O'Brien
Talk Show Host
18-Apr-1963   The Conan O'Brien Show
Regis Philbin
Talk Show Host
25-Aug-1931   Live with Regis & Kathie Lee and Kelly
Kelly Ripa
2-Oct-1970   Faith on Hope & Faith
Bill Saluga
c. 1938   You can call him RAY, you can call him JAY
Adam Scott
3-Apr-1973   Ben Wyatt on Parks and Recreation
Jon Stewart
28-Nov-1962   Anchor, The Daily Show, 1999-2015
Martha Stewart
3-Aug-1941   Professional housekeeper, insider trader
George Takei
20-Apr-1937   Lt. Sulu on Star Trek
Casey Wilson
24-Oct-1980   Penny Hartz on Happy Endings
Michael Winslow
6-Sep-1958   Man of 10,000 Sound Effects in Police Academy
Steve Zahn
13-Nov-1968   Glenn in Out of Sight


John Malkovich   ...   Buck Howard
Colin Hanks   ...   Troy Gable
Emily Blunt   ...   Valerie Brennan
Ricky Jay   ...   Gil Bellamy
Debra Monk   ...   Doreen
Griffin Dunne   ...   Johnathan Finerman
Adam Scott   ...   Alan Berkman
Patrick Fischler   ...   Michael Perry
Wallace Langham   ...   Dan Green
Steve Zahn   ...   Kenny
Tom Hanks   ...   Mr. Gable
Jonathan Ames   ...   Edward Kelly
Jacquie Barnbrook   ...   Sheila Heller
Paul Darricarrere   ...   Restaurant Manager
Terry Scannell   ...   Kip
Matt Hoey   ...   Charley
Jobi Graham   ...   Tall Guy
B. J. Hendricks   ...   Burly Guy
Nathan Hartley   ...   Teenage Kid
Floyd Van Buskirk   ...   Middle Aged Gentleman
Sandy Martin   ...   Female Hotel Worker
Wendy Worthington   ...   Oregon Woman
Danica Sheridan   ...   Wisconsin Woman
Casey Wilson   ...   Charity
Steven Metzler   ...   Ventriloquist
Bill Saluga   ...   Himself
Gary Coleman   ...   Himself
Michael Winslow   ...   Himself
Jack Carter   ...   Himself
Julie Shimer   ...   LA Benefit Producer
Stacey Travis   ...   Cindy Crown
Jill Ragan   ...   Cincinnati TV Coordinator
David Nunn   ...   Cincinnati TV Producer
Bill Rochon   ...   Cincinnati TV Engineer
David Higgins   ...   Mark Simpson
Ming Lo   ...   Doctor
Kimberly Scott   ...   Nurse
Sheila Gray Robinson   ...   Cincinnati Anchor
Robert Lewis Williams   ...   Cincinnati Achor
Daniel Leo Carroll   ...   Cincinnati Anchor
Max Williams   ...   Flower Delivery Guy
Dale Waddington Horowitz   ...   Sleeping Woman
Martha Stewart   ...   Herself
Damien Fahey   ...   Himself
Conan O'Brien   ...   Himself
Jon Stewart   ...   Himself
David Blaine   ...   Himself
Regis Philbin   ...   Himself
Kelly Ripa   ...   Herself
George Takei   ...   Himself
Mary Hart   ...   Herself
Jay Leno   ...   Himself
Tom Arnold   ...   Himself
Donny Most   ...   Tonight Show Producer
Shane Johnson   ...   Las Vegas Producer
Amy Jo Traicoff   ...   Las Vegas Woman
Dave Attell   ...   Las Vegas Husband
Melissa Dawn Stone   ...   Las Vegas Wife
Matthew Gray Gubler   ...   Russell
Marni McFair   ...   Doctor in Audience
Mary Jo Burger   ...   Audience Member
Norman O'Neill   ...   Audience Member with Cash
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah -- Band
Alec Ounsworth   ...   Band Member
Sean Greenhalgh   ...   Band Member
Robert Guertin   ...   Band Member
Tyler Sargent   ...   Band Member
Lee Sargent   ...   Band Member


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