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Kyle Howard was born April 13, 1978 and was raised in Loveland, Colorado. Throughout his childhood he participated in local theater. Howard worked briefly at the Reporter Herald newspaper and ran a paper route in order to earn money so that he could buy a car and drive out to L.A.
Although he landed several film roles, Howard eventually found minor success in television. His first four TV series (The Love Boat: The Next Wave, Related, Grosse Pointe and Run of the House) never lasted more than a year, but when he landed a part on TBS's original series My Boys, he became part of a hit show that lasted four seasons.
Howard quietly dated reality TV star Lauren Conrad for three years; the couple split in mid-2011.