John Howarth (born 1948 in Bolton) appeared on Coronation Street in October 2016 as a Clerk present at Weatherfield Crown Court where the murder trial of Clayton Hibbs was being heard.

His other TV credits include roles in Burn It, No Angels, Mine All Mine and Jane Hall, while he has also appeared in the short films Curiosity, On the Line and Back in 2 Mins, as well as the feature films O Jerusalem, Downhill and Bar Stewards.