Howard Gray was a grieving father who enlisted the services of Miles Straume to be able to speak to his son, Russell Gray, who had recently been killed by a drunk driver. Howard and his wife cremated their son and spread the ashes at the high school football field he played on. ("Some Like It Hoth")
- In the casting call he was described as "Howard. Late 40s - late 50s, any ethnicity. Blue-collar, tough-looking. A lonely guy who finds it hard to admit his love for his son. Goes to great lengths to finally bond with him."