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Cole Hauser



After making his film debut alongside a cast of future stars, Cole Hauser made his own mark as a TV and indie film actor in the 1990s. Raised in Santa Barbara, Hauser got hooked on acting in junior high. Shortly after he moved to Los Angeles at age 15 to pursue his chosen career, Hauser was cast in the prep school anti-Semitism drama School Ties (1992) along with up-and-comers Brendan Fraser, Chris O'Donnell, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck. After this auspicious beginning, Hauser became part of an equally noteworthy ensemble of young stars-to-be in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused (1993), appeared in the NBC TV movie A Matter of Justice (1993), played a skinhead in John Singleton's college drama Higher Learning (1995), and starred as an abusive boyfriend in All Over Me (1997). Hauser was cast in the lead role in the ABC series High Incident in 1996, but the show lasted only two seasons. Following a supporting role as one of Damon and Affleck's Boston cronies in their breakthrough hit Good Will Hunting (1997), Hauser played a small part in Stephen Frears' little seen modern Western The Hi-Lo Country (1998) and scored a hit as one of the marooned travelers battling mutant aliens in the sci-fi sleeper Pitch Black (2000).



After reuniting with his Tigerland (2000) co-star Colin Farrell in the box office failure Hart's War (2002), Hauser gained more notice for his supporting role later that year in the women's melodrama White Oleander (2002). Though he only appeared in a few scenes, Hauser's kindly and sexy young foster dad Ray easily caught the eye of the audience as well as troubled foster teen Alison Lohman. Returning to more testosterone-friendly work, Hauser subsequently co-starred with Hart's War officer Bruce Willis in Antoine Fuqua's action thriller Man of War (2003), and got behind the nitro-charged wheel for the sequel The Fast and the Furious 2 (2003). He continued to work in little-seen fare like Paparazzi and The Cave, but did score a part as one of Vince Vaughn's brothers in the aptly titled comedy The Break-Up. Over the next several years, Hauser would remain active on screen, appearing in films like The Cave, The Break-Up, and The FAmily That Prays, as well as on TV series like K-Ville and Chase. Hauser's father is actor Wings Hauser.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
19% Transcendence
  • Colonel Stevens
2014
No Score Yet Jarhead 2: Field of Fire
  • Fox
2014
48% Olympus Has Fallen
  • Roma
2013
14% A Good Day To Die Hard
  • Collins
2013
No Score Yet Assassins Run (White Swan)
  • Boris
2013
No Score Yet Dead Drop
  • Dwight
2013
No Score Yet The Hit List
  • Allan Campbell
2011
81% Like Dandelion Dust
  • Jack Campbell
2010
51% The Family That Preys
  • William Cartwright
2008
No Score Yet Tortured
  • Kevin
2008
41% The Stone Angel
  • Young Bram
2007
33% The Break-Up
  • Lupus Grobowski
2006
21% Dirty
  • Lieutenant
2006
11% The Cave
  • Jack
2005
18% Paparazzi
  • Bo Laramie
2004
36% 2 Fast 2 Furious
  • Carter Verone
2003
33% Tears of the Sun
  • James `Red' Atkins
2003
70% White Oleander
  • Ray
2002
60% Hart's War
  • Bedford
2002
67% A Shot at Glory
  • Kelsey
2001
76% Tigerland
  • Sergeant Cota aka NCO
2000
57% Pitch Black
  • Johns
2000
56% The Hi-Lo Country
  • Little Boy Matson
1998
97% Good Will Hunting
  • Billy
1997
85% All Over Me
  • Mark
1997
50% Higher Learning
  • Scott Moss
1994
No Score Yet Gang Boys
  • Actor
1994
94% Dazed and Confused
  • Benny O'Donnell
1993
68% School Ties
  • Jack Connors
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Jack Shale
No Score Yet Rogue
2013
  • Ethan
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
46% Chase
2010-2011
  • Jimmy Godfrey
45% The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
2015
  • Charlie Siringo

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