Howard Wright appears as the main protaginist of Siren: Blood Curse. He is most often seen with Miyako.
Howard Wright is a real person, as far as I know. The only thing I know is that he has a blog, which can be found Here. It seems as though he has disappeared, and I don't think it is a prank. Go check out the blog, and the comments on his latest post, which actually occured on August 2, 2007 (The game date starts on August 3, 2007).