One of the superiors at API, Kale has served in various intelligence agencies since his days in Army Intelligence. He has many friends in the world of special operations. You do not want Kale to be your enemy. Kale is a mysterious figure who tries to get closer to Will once he is promoted - but is it to help Will, or to prevent him from finding out the truth?
Versatile actor Arliss Howard has appeared in films by many renowned directors, including Steven Spielberg's Amistad and The Lost World: Jurassic Park; Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket; and Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers.
Among Howard's other film credits are The Time Traveler's Wife with Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams; Birth with Nicole Kidman; Tequila Sunrise with Mel Gibson; Men Don't Leave with Jessica Lange; Wilder Napalm with Dennis Quaid; and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar with Wesley Snipes.
Howard has also starred in A Map of the World with Sigourney Weaver; johns with David Arquette; The Lesser Evil with David Paymer; and Dandelion with Mare Winningham. Additionally, he adapted, directed and starred with Debra Winger in Big Bad Love, his directorial debut.
Howard first became known to American audiences with a role in the high-profile telefilm The Day After, about the aftermath of a nuclear disaster. He also starred with Allison Elliott and Maximilian Schell in Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark for PBS and was recently seen in the critically-acclaimed series Medium with Patricia Arquette, for which he has also directed.
In the cable world, Howard won a CableACE Award for his supporting turn in the HBO film Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture. Howard earned widespread critical praise for his role as a convict who befriends a pregnant woman played by Jeanne Tripplehorn in William Faulkner's Old Man for TBS.
No stranger to theater, Howard appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award®-winning play Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Among Howard's extensive theater credits are roles in the Signature Theatre Company's productions of The Late Henry Moss and Killer's Head, as well as In the Jungle of Cities, How I Learned To Drive, and Ivanov for the American Repertory Theater.
In addition to directing Medium, Howard also directed the telefilm Dawn Anna.