Hauser, Gerald Dwight 1947-
HAUSER, Gerald Dwight 1947-
PERSONAL: Born December 12, 1947, in Hollywood, CA; son of Dwight (a writer) and Geraldine Hauser; married Jane Boltenhouse (a singer), 1971 (marriage ended, 1973); married Cass Sperling (an author), 1974 (divorced, 1977); married Nancy Locke (an actress; marriage ended); married Dafna Galili, June 1, 1996; children: (first marriage) Bright; (second marriage) Cole.
ADDRESSES: Office—14126 Marquesas Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.
CAREER: Actor, producer, director, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter.
Film appearances include First to Fight, 1967; Who'll Stop the Rain?, United Artists, 1978; Homework, Jensen Farley, 1982; Vice Squad, AVCO-Embassy/Hemdale/Brent Walker, 1982; Deadly Force, Embassy, 1983; Night Shadows, Film Ventures, 1984; A Soldier's Story, Columbia, 1984; Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, Columbia, 1986; 3:15, the Moment of Truth, Dakota Entertainment, 1986; Tough Guys Don't Dance, Cannon, 1987; The Wind, Omega, 1987; Hostage, Noble Entertainment, 1987; No Safe Haven, Overseas Filmgroup, 1987; Dead Man Walking, Metropolis/Hit Films, 1988; The Carpenter, Cinepix/Capstone, 1988; Nightmare at Noon, Omega Entertainment, 1988; Marked for Murder, 1989; The Siege of Firebase Gloria, Fries Entertainment, 1989; L.A. Bounty, Noble Entertainment Group/Alpine Releasing Group, 1989; Reason to Die, 1989; Street Asylum, 1990; Pale Blood, 1990; Living to Die, 1990; Exiled in America, 1990; Bedroom Eyes II, 1990; Beastmaster II: Through the Portal of Time, 1991; Wilding, 1991; The Killer's Edge, 1991; In Between, 1991; Frame Up, 1991; Coldfire, 1991; The Art of Dying, 1991; Mind, Body & Soul, 1992; Road to Revenge, 1993; Frame-Up II: The Cover-up, 1993; Watchers III, 1994; Tales from the Hood, 1995; Broken Bars, 1995; Original Gangstas, Orion, 1996; Victim of Desire, 1996; Life among the Cannibals, 1996; Skins, 1998; The Insider, Buena Vista, 1999; Clean and Narrow, Mainline Releasing, 1999; Savage Season, 2001; Irish Eyes, Shooting Spree Films, 2002. Film work includes (associate producer) Uncommon Valor, Paramount, 1983; (director) Living to Die, 1990; (director) Coldfire, 1991; (director) The Art of Dying, 1991; (producer and director) Skins, 1998.
Television series appearances include The Young and the Restless, CBS, 1977-81; The Last Precinct, NBC, 1986; Lightning Force, syndicated, 1991; Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1994-95. Appearances on TV movies includes Ghost Dancing, ABC, 1983; Sweet Revenge, CBS, 1984; Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel, NBC, 1987; Out of Sight, Out of Mind, syndicated, 1990; Bump in the Night, Starz!, 1991. Appearances on TV miniseries include Aspen, NBC, 1977, and The Long Hot Summer, NBC, 1985. Appearances on TV pilots include Hear No Evil, CBS, 1982; Command 5, ABC, 1985; The Last Precinct, NBC, 1986; The Highwayman, NBC, 1987. Appearances on episodic television include "Wave Goodbye," Magnum, P.I., 1981; "Just a Small Circle of Friends," The Fall Guy, 1983; "Dead or Alive," Hunter, 1984; "The Big Squeeze" and "Blood, Sweat, and Cheers," The A-Team, NBC, 1985; "Reflections of the Mind," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985; Airwolf, CBS, 1985; "F.N.G.," "The Big Bang," and "She Sells More than Sea Shells," China Beach, 1990; "The Cool Katt," Hardball, 1990; "Rewind," China Beach, 1991; "Night Fears," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991; "Lessons Learned," The Young Riders, 1992; "Pretty in Black," "Stand on Your Man," and "Good Girls, Bad Girls," Roseanne, ABC, 1992; "Crime and Punishment" and "Lose a Job, Winnebago," Roseanne, ABC, 1993; "Fort Hope," Space Rangers, 1993; "Love and Hate in Cabot Cove," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993; Route 66, NBC, 1993; "Right Man, Wrong Time," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1994; "Brotherhood of the Bell," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, 1995; Marker, UPN, 1995; "Sightings," JAG, CBS, 1996; "Track of a Soldier," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1996; "You Say It's Your Birthday: Part 1," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1996.
Recordings include Your Love Keeps Me off the Streets, RCA, 1975.
AS WINGS HAUSER
(With Nancy Locke) No Safe Haven (screenplay), Overseas Filmgroup, 1987.
Skins (screenplay; also known as Gang Boys), Spectrum Films, 1994.
Wrote theme song for Vice Squad, AVCO-Embassy/Hemdale/Brent Walker, 1982.
SIDELIGHTS: While playing wingback on his high-school football team, Gerald Dwight Hauser earned the nickname "Wings," which was destined to remain with him into adulthood. During the 1980s, he established a reputation for playing dangerous, psychotic characters in the films Vice Squad (1982), Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987), and L.A. Bounty (1989). During the 1990s, he appeared on the popular television series Roseanne as the next-door neighbor.
Hauser cowrote the script for No Safe Haven (1987), in which he plays the role of protagonist Clete Harris. The film is an action thriller built around the theme of revenge, much in the style of the Death Wish movies from the 1970s. Together with his son Cole, Hauser made the film Skins (1994), in which the two men respectively play the hero and the villain. Skins is the story of neo-Nazi thugs who hold a city in terror, and single out a gay man for particularly severe mistreatment.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television, Gale (Detroit, MI), Volume 33, 2001.
Video Review, December, 1989, Ed Hulse, review of No Safe Haven, p. 88.*