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Also Known As: Cole Kenneth Hauser Died:
Born: March 22, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Santa Barbara, California, USA Profession: actor, semi-pro soccer player

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Cole Hauser was an American film and television actor who was best known for his roles in "School Ties" (1992), "Dazed and Confused" (1993) and "Good Will Hunting" (1997). Born into a show business family in Santa Barbara, California (one of his great grandfathers on his mom's side was Warner Bros. co-founder Harry Warner), Hauser practically had acting in his blood. It also helped that his mother ran a production company while his father was a working actor. His parents divorced when Cole was 2, and after moving around a lot with his mother, he spent a year living with his father, who taught him how to audition for film and TV parts. Hauser quickly became fascinated with acting and, at the age of 16, dropped out of high school to pursue acting full time. He landed his very first film role at the age of 17 in "School Ties." That movie also just happened to star Ben Affleck and Matt Damon - both of whom would go on to become lifelong friends with Hauser. After the success of "School Ties," Hauser went on to appear in several popular films of the 1990s, including "Dazed and Confused" and "Higher Learning" (1995). Then in 1997 he reteamed with Affleck and Damon by appearing alongside them both in "Good...

Cole Hauser was an American film and television actor who was best known for his roles in "School Ties" (1992), "Dazed and Confused" (1993) and "Good Will Hunting" (1997). Born into a show business family in Santa Barbara, California (one of his great grandfathers on his mom's side was Warner Bros. co-founder Harry Warner), Hauser practically had acting in his blood. It also helped that his mother ran a production company while his father was a working actor. His parents divorced when Cole was 2, and after moving around a lot with his mother, he spent a year living with his father, who taught him how to audition for film and TV parts. Hauser quickly became fascinated with acting and, at the age of 16, dropped out of high school to pursue acting full time. He landed his very first film role at the age of 17 in "School Ties." That movie also just happened to star Ben Affleck and Matt Damon - both of whom would go on to become lifelong friends with Hauser. After the success of "School Ties," Hauser went on to appear in several popular films of the 1990s, including "Dazed and Confused" and "Higher Learning" (1995). Then in 1997 he reteamed with Affleck and Damon by appearing alongside them both in "Good Will Hunting," which would earn both Damon and Affleck their first Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay. Hauser continued appearing in films and TV shows throughout the 2000s, most notably "Pitch Black" (2000), "2 Fast 2 Furious" (2003), and the Vince Vaughn comedy "The Break-Up" (2006). By the mid-2010s Hauser began appearing more regularly on TV. He nabbed recurring roles on "The Lizzie Borden Chronicles" (Lifetime, 2015) and "Rogue" (Audience, 2013-17), as well as the Paramount Network western "Yellowstone" (Paramount Network, 2018- ). "Yellowstone," which was created by Oscar-nominee Taylor Sheridan, co-starred Kevin Costner, premiered on the Paramount Network in June of 2018.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Acts of Violence (2018)
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 Transcendence (2014)
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 Dead Drop (2014)
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 Assassins Run (2013)
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Milestones close milestones

1995:
Acted in "Skins," a film directed by his father Wings Hauser
1998:
Co-starred as Woody Harrelson's brother in "The Hi-Lo Country"
2002:
Featured alongside Bruce Willis in "Hart's War"
2000:
Played a futuristic bounty hunter in thriller "Pitch Black"
2003:
Played a soldier in "Tears of the Sun" opposite Willis
1998:
Featured in direct-to-video release "Gang Boys," directed by and starring Wings Hauser
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Raised in Santa Barbara, CA
2008:
Starred in "The Stone Angel," adapted from a novel by Margaret Laurence
2003:
Appeared as a mob boss in action sequel "2 Fast and 2 Furious"
1998:
Apperared in Adam Goldberg's independent feature "Scotch and Milk"
2000:
Featured in Scottish football drama "A Shot at Glory," produced by and starring Robert Duvall
2008:
Featured in Tyler Perry's "The Family That Preys"
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Studied improvisation techniques and acted in summer theater
2006:
Appeared with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston in "The Break-Up"
1996:
Played regular role of rookie Officer Randy Willitz on ABC's "High Incident"
2013:
Played a Secret Service agent in action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen"
2006:
Co-starred in crime drama "Dirty" opposite Cuba Gooding Jr.
1997:
Was a supporting character in "Good Will Hunting"
2005:
Starred in thriller "The Cave" opposite Morris Chestnut and Piper Perabo
1995:
Appeared in John Singleton's college-set drama "Higher Learning"
2004:
Cast in first leading role, playing a movie star who goes after overzealous photographers in "Paparazzi"
1992:
Made film debut in "School Ties" opposite Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
1993:
Had a supporting role in Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused"
2007:
Starred with Anthony Anderson on short-lived Fox series "K-Ville"
2010:
Starred on NBC drama "Chase"
2013:
Cast opposite Bruce Willis' John McClaine in action thriller "A Good Day to Die Hard"
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Joined the cast of the Paramount Network series "Yellowstone"
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Notes

"I'm excited about having an hour and a half of me," he says. "It's been a long road, and I've definitly worked my ass off to get where I am."---Hauser on his first lead role in "Paparazzi" to Premeire, July/August 2004.

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companion:
Cynthia Daniel. Born in Poland.
companion:
Cynthia Daniel. Actor, photographer. Starred alongside her twin sister Brittany in the syndicated series "Sweet Valley High".

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grandfather:
Stanley Sheinbaum. Police officer. Former Los Angeles Police Department commissioner.
grandfather:
Stanley Sheinbaum. Older.
father:
Wings Hauser. Actor, director, screenwriter. Born on December 12, 1947; divorced from Cole's mother in 1977; Cole did not meet his father again until he was 14 years old.
father:
Wings Hauser. Deceased.
mother:
Cass Sperling. Actor. Granddaughter of Harry Warner; married Wings Hauser in 1974; divorced in 1977.
mother:
Cass Sperling. Has two children.
half-sister:
Bright Hauser. Producer. Born c. 1972.
half-sister:
Bright Hauser. Engineer. With General Electric.
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