Lyman Hakes Howe (1856–1923) was an American entertainer and early filmmaker. He entered the entertainment industry in 1883, began touring with a phonograph in 1890, and showed his first movies in 1896. He was the first person to use a phonograph and other background sound effects in movies. Howe was active in the eastern United States and Canada. While Howe died in 1923, his film company continued operating for a number of years after his death, into the Great Depression.