Howard Witt appeared as a guest star in many television series including Kojak, The Bob Newhart Show, Rhoda, The Rockford Files, Eight Is Enough, WKRP in Cincinnati, Alice, Archie Bunker's Place, Hill Street Blues, Taxi, Remington Steele, Murder, She Wrote, St. Elsewhere, Knots Landing, The Golden Girls, and Law & Order. He also appeared in a few made for telefilms including Disney's Mr. Boogedy (as William Hanover/title character) and it sequel Bride of Boogedy in the late 1980s.
Some theater credits include: The Time of Your Life (Steppenwolf Theatre), Fish Men (Goodman Theatre) The Fool in Robert Falls’ King Lear (Goodman Theatre, also at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC). He appeared as Charley in both the Broadway and London productions of the Goodman’s Death of a Salesman, for which he earned Tony, Drama Desk and Ovation Award nominations. He also appeared on Broadway in the role of Shelly in the original production of Glengarry Glen Ross, and off Broadway in Rebecca Gilman’s Boy Gets Girl, for which he received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination. Mr. Witt toured with Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production of The Time of Your Life in the role of Kit Carson.
He has appeared in most major US regional theaters including 10 years at Arena Stage, where he played 50 roles, including Gogo in Waiting for Godot, Walter Burns in The Front Page and Leopold in Forever Yours, Marie-Lou. Mr. Witt is a two-time Jeff Award nominee for Best Actor.
He is an alumnus of the Goodman School of Drama, now The Theatre School at DePaul University.