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Key Howard


Born in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Key arrived in the United States in the early 1950s.  His early career included appearances as a singer and dancer on shows like The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, the Bing Crosby Bell Telephone Hour, and the Eddie Fisher/George Goebbel Show, and he was one of the original Nairobi Trio on the Ernie Kovaks Show.

Key went on to become pianist and musical conductor for Don Rickles for many years during the height of the comedian’s career.

Throughout his multi-faceted career, Key has written music and songs, hosted his own radio talk-show, served as personal manager and theatrical agent, authored books and produced motion pictures.

As an actor he has appeared in Social Security, Cemetery Club, Me and My Girl, Taking Sides, and Camping with Henry and Tom, to name just a few. 

His motion picture and television appearances include Superboy, Swamp Thing, SuperForce, Step by Step, Second Noah, Earth to the Moon, Shelby Woo, Mickey Mouse Club, Captiva, The Bail, The Code and My Fair Liddy. 

He is a voice-over talent with many regional and national credits to his name.

Key received the very first Florida Motion Picture and Television Association Crystal Reel Award given for Best Actor in 1988, and subsequently earned the award in 1991 and 1992.

A member of SAG-AFTRA, Key is past board member of both organizations, past board member of FMPTA, a charter member of Variety Club, past president of ITAA (International Talent Agents Association), a life member of the American Federation of Musicians and past executive director of the Civic Theatre of Orlando.