Howard Newly is Samantha's father.
He's a very laid back fella, letting his wife get most of the attention. Included among Howard's hobbies are: hunting, football... and avoiding emotional intimacy.
Howard: (looking at semi-nude photograph) OK... now we're talking.
Regina: Oh, well... sure. You like that one. It's a naked woman.
Howard: Well, that's not why I like it. There's an overall theme. There's an intimacy to it.
Regina: Well, that's what those artists do. They get these models drunk, loosen their inhibitions and have sex with them. You saw Titanic.
Howard: I don't like it because of the sex. There's an idea. There's a point of view...
Regina: (interrupting) There's a mole... It's our daughter.
Howard: Oh, my God.
Howard: Art should challenge you. If I'm gonna pay twelve dollars for parking, art should make me think. I'm not thinking, Regina.
Regina: Well, don't let it stop you from talking.