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

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A tall and imposing figure, with reddish brown hair and an amiable thug-next-door look, actor Cole Hauser racked up a good number of screen credits, frequently taking on supporting roles as the brute with a heart of gold, and occasionally delving into more sinister portrayals. He made his film debut in 1992's "School Ties." co-starring alongside a host of soon-to-be big name players, including Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. He worked with Affleck again the following year in Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused," also featuring a veritable talent pool ensemble cast. Here Hauser played Benny, a likable straight-talking football player, not as feel-good idealistic as quarterback Pink (Jason London) or as mindlessly brutal as two-time senior O'Bannion (Affleck).

A tall and imposing figure, with reddish brown hair and an amiable thug-next-door look, actor Cole Hauser racked up a good number of screen credits, frequently taking on supporting roles as the brute with a heart of gold, and occasionally delving into more sinister portrayals. He made his film debut in 1992's "School Ties." co-starring alongside a host of soon-to-be big name players, including Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. He worked with Affleck again the following year in Richard Linklater's "Dazed and Confused," also featuring a veritable talent pool ensemble cast. Here Hauser played Benny, a likable straight-talking football player, not as feel-good idealistic as quarterback Pink (Jason London) or as mindlessly brutal as two-time senior O'Bannion (Affleck).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Dead Drop (2014)
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 Transcendence (2014)
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 Tortured (2008)
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 Stone Angel, The (2007)
10.
 Break-Up, The (2006)
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Milestones close milestones

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