Lukas Haas
Lukas Haas in 2018.jpg
Haas in October 2018
Lukas Daniel Haas

(1976-04-16) April 16, 1976 (age 46)
West Hollywood, California, U.S.
  • Actor
  • musician
Years active1983–present

Lukas Daniel Haas (born April 16, 1976)[citation needed] 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.

Early life

Haas was born in West Hollywood, California, the son of Berthold Haas, an artist, and Emily Tracy, an author.[1] His mother is from Texas, and his father emigrated from Germany.[2] He has two brothers: twins Simon Jakoway Haas and Nikolai Johannes Haas, both designers.[citation needed]

Acting career

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.[3] 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.[4] 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. Haas also gained recognition for his portrayal of The Patient in the music video for the My Chemical Romance song "Welcome to the Black Parade".

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.[5] During 2014 he co-starred also in the horror film Dark Was the Night.[6]

In 2018, Haas played astronaut Michael Collins, the Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot, in First Man, a film about the first human moon landing space flight in 1969. The film was directed by Damien Chazelle, with whom he'll reunite in the 2022 film Babylon.[7]

Music career

Haas is the drummer and pianist for The Rogues.[8] 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.[9][10]



1983TestamentScottie Wetherly
1985WitnessSamuel Lapp
1988Lady in WhiteFrankie Scarlatti
1988The Wizard of LonelinessWendall
1989See You in the MorningPetey Goodwin
1989Music BoxMikey Talbot
1991ConvictsHorace Robedaux
1991Rambling RoseBuddy
1992Alan & NaomiAlan Silverman
1992Leap of FaithBoyd
1996Everyone Says I Love YouScott
1996BoysJohn Baker Jr
1996Mars Attacks!Richie Norris
1997Kiss & TellDon the Forensic Intern
1998In Quiet NightRussell
1999Breakfast of ChampionsGeorge "Bunny" Hoover
2000Running FreeNarrator (voice)
2001The Pearl[11]Kino
2002Long Time DeadWebster
2005BrickThe Pin
2005Last DaysLuke
2005Dingle, BarryMatt Huggins
2006Material GirlsHenry Baines
2006The Darwin AwardsFarley
2006Who Loves the SunWill Morrison
2006The TripperIvan
2006Swedish AutoCarter
2006Alpha DogBuzz Fecske
2007The CradleFrank
2007Gardener of EdenAdam Harris
2008T TakesThe Guest in Room 108
2008Death in LoveYoungest Son
2008While She Was OutChuckie
2008The Brothers BloomBar PatronUncredited
2009The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' RollClifton Hangar
2011Red Riding HoodFather Auguste
2011Crazy EyesZach
2012ContrabandDanny Raymer
2012LincolnFirst White Soldier
2013Meth HeadKyle
2013JobsDaniel Kottke
2013Pawn Shop ChroniclesVernon
2014TranscendenceJames Thomas
2014Dark Was the NightDonny Saunders
2015Always WorthyBreck
2015TookenBuddy #1Credited as Lucas Haas
2015The RevenantJones
20172031EthanShort film
2018First ManMichael Collins
2020The Violent HeartJoseph
2021Midnight in the SwitchgrassPeter


1984JessieTim BuckleyEpisode: "In the Line of Duty"
1984Trapper John, M.D.NicholasEpisode: "Double Bubble"
1984Love Thy NeighborBobby LeobTelevision film
1985Brothers-in-LawLukeTelevision film
1985Amazing StoriesBrian GlobeEpisode: "Ghost Train"
1986Shattered SpiritsBrian MollencampTelevision film
1986The Twilight ZoneMikeSegment: "What Are Friends For?"
1987CBS Schoolbreak SpecialMike SandersEpisode: "My Dissident Mom"
1989The Ryan White StoryRyan WhiteTelevision film
1991The Perfect TributeBenjamin BlairTelevision film
1993The Young Indiana Jones ChroniclesNorman RockwellEpisode: "Paris, September 1908"
1994Warrior SpiritRodTelevision film
1995Tales of the WildRod ElliotEpisode: "Chasseurs de loups, chasseurs d'or"
1998David and LisaDavidTelevision film
2001Son of the BeachKrazyEpisode: "Queefer Madness"
2001–2002Heavy Gear: The Animated SeriesMarcus Rover (voice)10 episodes
2002As Told by GingerJakeEpisode: "Fast Reputation"
2002The Zeta ProjectCasey MacCurdy (voice)Episode: "On the Wire"
2002Lathe of HeavenGeorge OrrTelevision film
2002The Twilight ZoneCorey WilliamsEpisode: "Harsh Mistress"
2003Justice LeaguePrivate (voice)Episode: "Eclipsed"
2005Criminal MindsClerk (The Footpath Killer)2 episodes
200524Andrew Paige3 episodes
2007DirtMarqui Jackson2 episodes
2008EntourageL.B.2 episodes
2013TouchCalvin Norburg11 episodes

Music videos


  1. ^ "Lukas Haas Biography (1976-)". April 16, 1976. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  2. ^ Peter Reynders (April 14, 1991). "Starry Ride". Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  3. ^ Variety Staff (December 31, 1984). "Witness". Variety. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  4. ^ Rich, Frank (November 7, 1988). "Review/Theater; 'Godot': The Timeless Relationship of 2 Interdependent Souls". The New York Times. Retrieved January 21, 2012.
  5. ^ Slezak, Michael (August 1, 2012). "Lukas Haas Joins Touch as Series Regular". TVLine. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  6. ^ Squires, John (January 27, 2015). "Image Entertainment Discovers Dark Was the Night". Dread Central. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  7. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony. "Max Minghella, Flea, Samara Weaving & More Round Out Cast For Damien Chazelle's 'Babylon'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  8. ^ "Lukas Haas | Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  9. ^ "Archived copy" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on July 8, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Rui Dinis. "The Gift - "Made for You"" (in Portuguese). A Trompa. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  11. ^ 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.

External links

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