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  • Real name : Lukas Daniel Haas
  • Date of birth : 16/04/1976

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Lukas Haas (1976)

Lukas Daniel Haas

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Lukas Daniel Haas is an American actor, known for roles both as a child and as an adult. His career has spanned more than 25 years during which time he has appeared in more than 36 feature films, as well as a number of television shows and theater productions.

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 early life and career
Haas was born in West Hollywood, California, the son of Emily Tracy, a writer, and Berthold Haas, an artist. Haas' mother is a native of Texas, and his father immigrated from Germany. He has two brothers, twins Simon Jakoway Haas and Nikolai Johannes Haas, both musicians/artists. Haas was discovered at the age of 5 in his kindergarten by casting director Marjorie Simkin. His first screen role was as a child in the 1983 nuclear holocaust film Testament.

Haas became more widely known in 1985 when, at the age of 8, he appeared with Harrison Ford 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 parts in films such as Lady in White and Solarbabies. In 1989, he played in the Costa-Gavras film Music Box in the role of the 12-year-old son of Jessica Lange and grandson of the immigrant who was accused as a war criminal. For this role he was nominated for the award of young artists. Also at a young age, he starred in the movie, Alan and Naomi.

Haas received an Emmy nomination of his portrayal of Ryan White, an American teenager who had contracted AIDS through contaminated blood treatment for his hemophilia, in the TV movie The Ryan White Story. On stage in 1988, he performed alongside Steve Martin and Robin Williams in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at Lincoln Center in New York City for director Mike Nichols.

He went on to appear in Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You, Tim Burton's Mars Attacks!, and Alan Rudolph's Breakfast of Champions. Haas' work in the 2000s includes Brick, Gus Van Sant's Last Days, and While She Was Out with Kim Basinger. He had a small role in the 2010 film Inception, and appeared in the 2011 film Red Riding Hood.

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Haas is a musician; he plays drums and piano for a band called The Rogues. He has appeared in the music videos for My Chemical Romance's "Welcome to the Black Parade", OutKast's "Roses", UGK's "International Player's Anthem ", Death Cab For Cutie's "Cath…", and Jet's "She's a Genius".

On 25 February 2011, it was announced that Haas released a musical collaboration with Isabel Lucas called "Made For You". The recorded and the film clip was filmed in Lukas' LA studio. This collaboration has been later revealed as a marketing campaign of the Portuguese band The Gift for their album Explode.

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