Anderson, Haskell V. III 1942(?)–

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Anderson, Haskell V. III 1942(?)–

(Haskell Anderson, Haskell Vaughn Anderson, Haskell Vaughan Anderson III, Haskell Vaughn Anderson III)


Born November 26, 1942 (some sources cite 1943), in Queens, New York, NY; son of Haskell Clay (a postal service worker) and Sara Smith (an accountant; maiden name, Ray) Anderson; married Sarita Marie Ursula, November 14, 1987. Education: St. Procopius College, B.S., 1966; Temple University, M.A., 1972; trained for the stage with Jose Quintero and the Harvey Lembeck Comedy Workshop. Religion: Roman Catholicism.


Agent—Acme Talent and Literary Agency, 4727 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 333, Los Angeles, CA 90010; Hervey/Grimes Talent Agency, 10561 Missouri Ave., Suite 2, Los Angeles, CA 90025.


Actor. Worked as a model and appeared in advertisements. International Venice Film Festival, Venice, Italy, SIGNIS juror, 2006. Worked in sales. Catholics in Media Associates, vice president. Associated with American Youth Association. Military service: U.S. Navy Medical Corps, 1966–69.


Actors' Equity Association, Ensemble Studio Theatre, American Film Institute's Alumni Writer's Workshop Actors Repertory.

Awards, Honors:

Image Theatre Award nomination, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), best supporting actor, 1985, for Hard Laughs; Image Theatre Award, best supporting actor, NAACP, 1987, for Rounds; 168 Project Film Festival Award, best supporting actor, 2005, for Walls of Jericho; Pace Award, for national commercials.


Stage Appearances:

Gabe Gabriel, No Place to Be Somebody, Karamu House of the Performing Arts, Cleveland, OH, 1974.

Kookie, Benny Leonard and the Brooklyn Bridge, Open Space Theatre, 1977.

Homer and Baily, The Skin of Our Teeth, Beverly Hills Playhouse, Beverly Hills, CA, 1981.

Wiggins and Major, Hard Laughs, Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA, 1986.

Lenny Munk, Rounds, CAST Theatre, Los Angeles, 1987, also 12 Miles West Theatre Company, Bloomfield, NJ, c. 1995–96.

Eddie Ruggerio, A Question of Mercy, Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice, CA, c. 1999.

Grivet, Therese Raquin, Pacific Resident Theatre, 2003.

Uncle Pleasant, Orpheus Descending, Pacific Resident Theatre, c. 2003.

Appeared as Jakob Engstrand, Ghosts, as Roland Mobley, Venice, and as the painter, The Visit, all productions of the Pacific Resident Theatre. Appeared as Billy Boy, All Kinds of Blue, American National Theatre Academy West; as Dr. Pinch, The Comedy of Errors, Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival; as the duke of Norfolk, Richard III, Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH; as Dolan, Mr. Roberts; as Lodovico, Othello; as Camillo and Cleomenes, The Winter's Tale; as Donald, You Can't Take It with You; and in Romeo and Juliet. Appeared in other productions, including productions at the Barter Theatre, the George Street Playhouse, and the Globe Playhouse.

Major Tours:

Habu and Baby San, Tracers, Australian cities, 1986, U.S. cities, 1986–87.

Stage Work:

Producer of Venice, Pacific Resident Theatre, Venice, CA. Also worked as a stage manager.

Film Appearances:

Getting Straight, Columbia, 1970.

Brotherhood of Death, Cinema Shares International, 1976.

Father, Rich (short film), Black Filmmakers Foundation/Mosaic Films/AIMS Media, 1983.

(As Haskell Anderson) Barbershop pimp, Scarred (also known as Red on Red and Street Love), Seymour Borde & Associates, 1984.

Voice, A Soldier's Story, Columbia, 1984.

(As Haskell Anderson) Winston Taylor, Kickboxer, Pathe International, 1988.

Barge crew member, Going Under (also known as Dive), Warner Bros., 1990.

(As Haskell Vaughn Anderson III) Courtroom clerk, A Civil Action, Buena Vista, 1998.

(As Haskell Vaughn Anderson III) Drug user, Life, Universal, 1999.

Dr. Scott Warren, Time Lapse (also known as Past Tense), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

(As Haskell Vaughn Anderson III) Second player, Scenes of the Crime, Mediafilm, 2001.

Peter Kenyon, American Made (short film), Hypnotic, 2003.

(As Haskell Vaughn Anderson III) Reverend R. A. Adams, Salvation (short film), Worn Path Productions, 2003.

Big Stu, Halfway Decent, 2005.

Father Patrick, Walls of Jericho (short film), 2005.

Les Brown, The Les Brown Show (short film), 2005.

Also appeared in Victim, U.S. Navy Productions. Some sources cite appearances in The Big Sea, The Black Box, Boy and Dog, Brother's Keeper, Grey Area, Keep in Touch, and Pas de trois.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Second young officer, The Court–Martial of Jackie Robinson, TNT, 1990.

Well dressed client, Those Secrets, ABC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Third hostage, "Hostages," The Master (also known as Master Ninja), NBC, 1984.

Chauffeur, "Someday My Prince …," Gimme a Break, NBC, 1986.

"The City Is Burning," Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1987.

Principal Fisher, "Fifteen with Wanda," Alien Nation, Fox, 1989.

Principal Fisher, "Green Eyes," Alien Nation, Fox, 1990.

Buyer, "A Home, a Loan," Roc (also known as Roc Live), Fox, 1991.

Clyde Hayes, "Trials and Tribulations," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

U.S. customs officer, "Car Trouble," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1998.

Mr. Hanson, "Killing on Lily Lane," L.A. Heat, syndicated, 1999.

(As Haskell Vaughn Anderson III) Art instructor, "Brainchild," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2000.

(As Haskell Vaughn Anderson III) Man number three, "One Night Stand?," Girlfriends, The WB, 2000.

(As Haskell Vaughn Anderson III) Male juror, "Inter Arma Silent Leges," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Interior secretary, "Twenty Five," The West Wing (also known as West Wing and El ala oeste de la Casablanca), NBC, 2003.

Postal chief, "Pre–Filer," The Inside, Fox, 2005.

College interviewer, General Hospital, ABC, 2005.

(As Haskell Vaughn Anderson) Hospital chaplain, "Graduation Day," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2006.

Television Work; Specials:

Additional dialogue recording artist, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (also known as Dear America), HBO, 1987.



Ross MacDonald, Sleeping Beauty, Audio Partners, 1998.

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