LUKAS HAAS (Danny Raymer) booked his first
feature film at the age of
seven and has been working
constantly in Hollywood
ever since. He was seen in
Inception, opposite Leonardo
DiCaprio, Ellen Page and
Joseph Gordon-Levitt for
director Christopher Nolan,
and in the supernatural thriller
Red Riding Hood, starring
Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman and Max Irons and
directed by Catherine Hardwicke.
Haas' career was launched in 1984 when he was
cast in the title role of Samuel, opposite Harrison Ford,
in the Peter Weir film Witness. His performance as the
Amish child who is the sole witness to an undercover
cop's murder won the hearts of moviegoers and critical
acclaim. Young Haas soon landed starring roles in such
films as Lady in White, The Wizard of Loneliness and
Alan & Naomi, which was co-written by his mother,
He has continued to distinguish himself in film
with starring roles opposite highly celebrated actors
including Robert Duvall in Convicts, Jessica Lange in
Music Box, Laura Dern in Rambling Rose and John C.
Reilly in Boys. He has worked with acclaimed directors
such as Woody Allen in Everyone Says I Love You, Tim
Burton in Mars Attacks! and Alan Rudolph in Breakfast
Considered an indie darling, Haas has made a great
career working in the independent film market. He was
in Nick Cassavetes' Alpha Dog, alongside Emile Hirsch,
Justin Timberlake and Bruce Willis. Haas was seen in
Brick, which was a critical favorite at the 2005 Sundance
Film Festival, and later that year in Last Days, directed
by Gus Van Sant, which premiered at the Cannes Film
Festival. Death in Love competed at the 2009 Sundance
Film Festival. His other film credits include While She
Was Out, starring Kim Basinger; Gardener of Eden,
directed by Kevin Connolly; and David Arquette's
directorial debut, The Tripper.
In 1988, Haas performed on stage alongside Steve
Martin and Robin Williams in Samuel Beckett's Waiting
for Godot at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
in New York City, for director Mike Nichols.
Haas has also had success on the small screen and
was nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal of
AIDS victim Ryan White in the controversial telefilm
The Ryan White Story. He has recently had story arcs
on 24, Criminal Minds and Entourage, and was a
voice regular on the animated series Heavy Gear: The
In addition to his film work, Haas continues to
pursue his other passion, music, having performed
with the band OutKast and Macy Gray, and has just
completed his EP.
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