Haas in October 2018
Lukas Daniel Haas
April 16, 1976
Lukas Daniel Haas (born April 16, 1976) is an American actor and musician. His acting career has spanned four decades, during which he has appeared in more than 50 feature films and a number of television shows and stage productions.
Haas was born in West Hollywood, California, the son of Berthold Haas, an artist, and Emily Tracy, an author. His mother is a native of Texas, and his father emigrated from Germany. He has two brothers: twins Simon Jakoway Haas and Nikolai Johannes Haas, both designers.
Haas was discovered at the age of five in his kindergarten by casting director Margery Simkin. His first screen role was as a child in the 1983 nuclear holocaust film Testament. He became more widely known in 1985 when, at the age of eight, he appeared in Witness. His performance as an Amish boy who is the sole witness to a police officer's murder was well received by critics. Haas followed this with roles in films such as Lady in White and Solarbabies. In 1989, he appeared in the film Music Box, as the 12-year-old son of Jessica Lange's character, and grandson of an immigrant who is accused of being a war criminal. For this role he was nominated for the Young Artist Award. He also starred in the films Alan and Naomi and Rambling Rose.
Haas received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Ryan White in the television movie The Ryan White Story, about an American teenager who contracted AIDS through contaminated blood treatments for hemophilia. On stage in 1988, he performed in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot at Lincoln Center in New York City. He went on to appear in Everyone Says I Love You, Mars Attacks!, and Breakfast of Champions. His work in the 2000s includes Brick, Last Days, and While She Was Out.
In March 2010, Haas was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. More recently he appeared in Red Riding Hood, Contraband and Christopher Nolan's Inception. He has made guest appearances in Amazing Stories, both the 1985 and the 2002 versions of The Twilight Zone, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, As Told by Ginger, The Zeta Project, 24, Criminal Minds, Dirt and Entourage. He had a role on the 2012 television series Touch. During 2014 he co-starred also in the horror film Dark Was the Night.
Haas is the drummer and pianist for The Rogues. He has composed parts of several film soundtracks, including Breakfast of Champions and Last Days, and performed as a guest musician on the Macy Gray album The Trouble with Being Myself and the Jet album Shaka Rock. In 2008, he released a solo EP. He appeared in the music videos for OutKast's "Roses," My Chemical Romance's "Welcome to the Black Parade," UGK's "International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)," Death Cab For Cutie's "Cath…," and Jet's "She's a Genius".
On February 25, 2011, the media announced that Haas had released a musical collaboration with Isabel Lucas called "Made for You". The recorded and video clip were filmed in Lukas' LA studio, and were later revealed to be a marketing campaign of the Portuguese band The Gift for their album Explode.
|1988||Lady in White||Frankie Scarlatti|
|1988||The Wizard of Loneliness||Wendall|
|1989||See You in the Morning||Petey Goodwin|
|1989||Music Box||Mikey Talbot|
|1992||Alan & Naomi||Alan Silverman|
|1992||Leap of Faith||Boyd|
|1996||Everyone Says I Love You||Scott|
|1996||Boys||John Baker Jr|
|1996||Mars Attacks!||Richie Norris|
|1997||Kiss & Tell||Don the Forensic Intern|
|1998||In Quiet Night||Russell|
|1999||Breakfast of Champions||George "Bunny" Hoover|
|2000||Running Free||Narrator (voice)|
|2002||Long Time Dead||Webster|
|2005||Dingle, Barry||Matt Huggins|
|2006||Material Girls||Henry Baines|
|2006||The Darwin Awards||Farley|
|2006||Who Loves the Sun||Will Morrison|
|2006||Alpha Dog||Buzz Fecske|
|2007||Gardener of Eden||Adam Harris|
|2008||T Takes||The Guest in Room 108|
|2008||Death in Love||Youngest Son|
|2008||While She Was Out||Chuckie|
|2008||The Brothers Bloom||Bar Patron||Uncredited|
|2009||The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll||Clifton Hangar|
|2011||Red Riding Hood||Father Auguste|
|2012||Lincoln||First White Soldier|
|2013||Pawn Shop Chronicles||Vernon|
|2014||Dark Was the Night||Donny Saunders|
|2015||Tooken||Buddy #1||Credited as Lucas Haas|
|2018||First Man||Michael Collins|
|2020||The Violent Heart||Joseph|
|TBA||Midnight in the Switchgrass||Filming|
|1984||Jessie||Tim Buckley||Episode: "In the Line of Duty"|
|1984||Trapper John, M.D.||Nicholas||Episode: "Double Bubble"|
|1984||Love Thy Neighbor||Bobby Leob||Television film|
|1985||Amazing Stories||Brian Globe||Episode: "Ghost Train"|
|1986||Shattered Spirits||Brian Mollencamp||Television film|
|1986||The Twilight Zone||Mike||Segment: "What Are Friends For?"|
|1987||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Mike Sanders||Episode: "My Dissident Mom"|
|1989||The Ryan White Story||Ryan White||Television film|
|1991||The Perfect Tribute||Benjamin Blair||Television film|
|1993||The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Norman Rockwell||Episode: "Paris, September 1908"|
|1994||Warrior Spirit||Rod||Television film|
|1995||Tales of the Wild||Rod Elliot||Episode: "Chasseurs de loups, chasseurs d'or"|
|1998||David and Lisa||David||Television film|
|2001||Son of the Beach||Krazy||Episode: "Queefer Madness"|
|2001–2002||Heavy Gear: The Animated Series||Marcus Rover (voice)||10 episodes|
|2002||As Told by Ginger||Jake||Episode: "Fast Reputation"|
|2002||The Zeta Project||Casey MacCurdy (voice)||Episode: "On the Wire"|
|2002||Lathe of Heaven||George Orr||Television film|
|2002||The Twilight Zone||Corey Williams||Episode: "Harsh Mistress"|
|2003||Justice League||Private (voice)||Episode: "Eclipsed"|
|2005||Criminal Minds||Clerk (The Footpath Killer)||2 episodes|
|2005||24||Andrew Paige||3 episodes|
|2007||Dirt||Marqui Jackson||2 episodes|
|2013||Touch||Calvin Norburg||11 episodes|
- "Welcome to the Black Parade" (2006) by My Chemical Romance as the Patient
- "Roses" (2006) by OutKast as the Dancing Student
- "International Players Anthem (I Choose You)" (2007) by UGK as groomsman
- "Cath..." (2008) by Death Cab for Cutie
- "Lukas Haas Biography (1976-)". Filmreference.com. April 16, 1976. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
- Peter Reynders (April 14, 1991). "Starry Ride". Peter-reynders.de. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
- Variety Staff (December 31, 1984). "Witness". Variety. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
- Rich, Frank (November 7, 1988). "Review/Theater; 'Godot': The Timeless Relationship of 2 Interdependent Souls". The New York Times. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
- Slezak, Michael (August 1, 2012). "Lukas Haas Joins Touch as Series Regular". TVLine. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
- Squires, John (January 27, 2015). "Image Entertainment Discovers Dark Was the Night". Dread Central. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
- "Lukas Haas | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Myspace.com. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
- "Archived copy" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on July 8, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Rui Dinis. "The Gift - "Made for You"" (in Portuguese). A Trompa. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
- Railsback, Brian E.; Meyer, Michael J. (2006). A John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 284–. ISBN 9780313296697. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
- Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 398.
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