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Also Known As: Lucas D Haas Died:
Born: April 16, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: West Hollywood, California, USA Profession: actor, singer, musician, pianist, drummer

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A gifted and sometimes eerily intense child performer, actor Lukas Haas spent the early part of his career literally growing up on camera, only to remove himself during his adolescent years and return to become an accomplished adult player in movies and on television. Haas began his career when he was just a child, appearing in "Testament" (1983) and "Love Thy Neighbor" (ABC, 1984) while barely in grade school. He had his breakout role at eight years old as an Amish boy who witnesses a murder in the big city in "Witness" (1985). From there, Haas delivered an emotionally impactful portrait of the real-life Ryan White, who contracted the AIDS from a blood transfusion and sparked a national debate, in "The Ryan White Story" (ABC, 1988). He began to grow up some in coming-of-age dramas like "Rambling Rose" (1991) and "Convicts" (1991) before he stepped away from the limelight to attend high school. Haas returned with parts in "Everyone Says I Love You" (1996) and "Mars Attacks!" (1996), and began appearing again on screens both big and small with regularity. On television, he landed episodes of "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) and "Criminal Minds" (CBS, 2005- ), while in features he was seen in "Brick" (2005),...

A gifted and sometimes eerily intense child performer, actor Lukas Haas spent the early part of his career literally growing up on camera, only to remove himself during his adolescent years and return to become an accomplished adult player in movies and on television. Haas began his career when he was just a child, appearing in "Testament" (1983) and "Love Thy Neighbor" (ABC, 1984) while barely in grade school. He had his breakout role at eight years old as an Amish boy who witnesses a murder in the big city in "Witness" (1985). From there, Haas delivered an emotionally impactful portrait of the real-life Ryan White, who contracted the AIDS from a blood transfusion and sparked a national debate, in "The Ryan White Story" (ABC, 1988). He began to grow up some in coming-of-age dramas like "Rambling Rose" (1991) and "Convicts" (1991) before he stepped away from the limelight to attend high school. Haas returned with parts in "Everyone Says I Love You" (1996) and "Mars Attacks!" (1996), and began appearing again on screens both big and small with regularity. On television, he landed episodes of "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) and "Criminal Minds" (CBS, 2005- ), while in features he was seen in "Brick" (2005), "Inception" (2010) and "Red Riding Hood" (2011). Despite being mostly a supporting player during his resurgence, Haas still demonstrated the promise he showed early in his career and was one of the few child actors to successfully segue to adulthood both on screen and off.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Transcendence (2014)
2.
 Jobs (2013)
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5.
 Lincoln (2012)
6.
 Contraband (2012)
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 Red Riding Hood (2011)
9.
 Inception (2010)
10.
 Death in Love (2008)
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1980:
At age four, while his class marched, crawled the entire mile of the annual Los Angeles Festival of Masks Parade to remain "in character" as a spider (date approximate)
1982:
Came home from school and announced his intention to become an actor (date approximate)
1983:
Film debut, "Testament"
1984:
TV-movie debut, "Love Thy Neighbor" (ABC)
1985:
Starred in "Ghost Train," the premiere episode of the fantasy anthology series "Amazing Stories" (NBC) directed by Steven Spielberg
1985:
Landed breakout role as an Amish boy and the sole witness to a murder in "Witness"
1988:
First starring role in a film, "Lady in White"
1988:
Made stage debut opposite Steve Martin and Robin Williams in Mike Nichols' production of "Waiting for Godot"
1988:
Starred in "The Ryan White Story," a fact-based telefilm about the 13-year-old hemophiliac striken with AIDS
1991:
Appeared alongside Laura Dern in "Rambling Rose"
1996:
Returned to the big screen with roles in "Everyone Says I Love You" and "Boys"
1996:
With Vincent Gallo, was a member of the two-person band 'Bunny'; recording project reportedly was abandoned, although some tracks were done
1998:
Starred in ABC's television remake "David and Lisa"
1998:
Cast in a small role in Terence Malick's adaptation of "The Thin Red Line"
1999:
Acted in "Breakfast of Champions," playing an aspiring musician; also sang on soundtrack
2005:
Starred opposite Michael Pitt in Gus Van Sant's "Last Days," loosely based on the life and career of musican Kurt Cobain
2006:
Starred in the teenage film noir "Brick" with Joseph Gordon-Levitt
2006:
Played a jilted ex-husband in "Who Loves the Sun"
2007:
Co-starred in the Nick Cassavetes' directed "Alpha Dog," an independent feature about a real-life drug dealer
2007:
Co-starred in David Arquette's directorial debut "The Tripper," a horror satire; film co-produced by Arquette and his wife Courteney Cox
2010:
Co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in the Christopher Nolan directed sci-fi thriller "Inception"
2012:
Acted in the crime drama in "Contraband" opposite Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale
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companion:
Natalie Portman. Actor. Met in 1996 while acting together in "Everyone Says I Love You"; reportedly dating as of 2001.

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father:
Berthold Haas. Painter.
mother:
Emily Tracy. Screenwriter, former opera singer.
brother:
Nikolai Johannes Haas. Born in September 1984; twin of Simon.
brother:
Simon Jakoway Haas. Born in September 1984; twin of Nikolai.
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