Hauser, Wings 1947–

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Hauser, Wings 1947–

(Ken Hauser, Wings Livinryte)


Full name, Gerald Dwight Hauser; born December 12, 1947, in Hollywood, CA; son of Dwight (a writer) and Geraldine Hauser; brother of Erich Hauser (an actor); married Jane Boltenhouse (a singer), 1971 (marriage ended, c. 1973); married Cass Sperling (an author), 1974 (divorced, 1977); married Nancy Locke (an actress; marriage ended, April, 1999); married Dafna Galili, June 1, 1996 (marriage ended); married, wife's name Cali (an actress and filmmaker), June 1, 2000; children: (first marriage) Bright (a film producer); (second marriage) Cole (an actor).


Agent—Greater Vision Agency, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 320, Hollywood, CA 90069.


Actor, producer, director, writer, singer, and songwriter. Performed as a child on radio programs. Umbrella Studios, cofounder and filmmaker.

Awards, Honors:

Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting actor, Independent Features Project/West, 1988, for Tough Guys Don't Dance.


Film Appearances:

Ragan, First to Fight, 1967.

Marine driver, Who'll Stop the Rain? (also known as Dog Soldiers), United Artists, 1978.

Red Dog, Homework (also known as Growing Pains and Short People), Jensen Farley, 1982.

Ramrod, Vice Squad, Avco–Embassy/Hemdale Releasing/Brent Walker, 1982.

Stoney Cooper, Deadly Force, Embassy, 1983.

Josh Cameron, Night Shadows (also known as Mutant), Film Ventures, 1984.

Lieutenant Byrd, A Soldier's Story, Columbia, 1984.

Ramrod (in archive footage), Terror in the Aisles, 1984.

Cliff, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, Columbia, 1986.

(Uncredited) Mr. Havilland, 3:15, the Moment of Truth (also known as Showdown at Lincoln High, 3:15, and 3:15 a time to Die), Dakota Entertainment, 1986.

Captain Alvin Luther Regency, Tough Guys Don't Dance, Cannon, 1987.

Phil, The Wind (also known as Edge of Terror), Omega, 1987.

Sam Striker, Hostage (also known as Colt: Flight 802), Noble Entertainment, 1987.

Clete Harris, No Safe Haven, Overseas Filmgroup, 1987.

John Luger, Dead Man Walking, Metropolis/Hit Films, 1988.

Ed, The Carpenter, Cinepix/Capstone, 1988.

Ken Griffiths, Nightmare at Noon (also known as Death Street U.S.A.), Omega Entertainment, 1988.

Emerson, Marked for Murder, Image Entertainment, 1989.

Corporal Joseph L. "Nard" DiNardo, The Siege of Firebase Gloria (also known as Forward Firebase Gloria), Fries Entertainment, 1989.

Cavanaugh, L.A. Bounty, Noble Entertainment/Alpine Releasing, 1989.

Elliot Canner, Reason to Die, 1989.

Arliss Ryder, Street Asylum, 1990.

Van Vandameer, Pale Blood, Noble Entertainment, 1990.

Nick Carpenter, Living to Die, 1990.

Fred Jenkins, Exiled in America (also known as Exiled), 1990.

Jack Saxon, The Killer's Edge (also known as Blood Money), 1990.

Harry Ross, Bedroom Eyes II, 1991.

Arklon, Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time, 1991.

Tim Parsons, Wilding (also known as Wilding: The Children of Violence), 1991.

Jack Maxwell, In Between, 1991.

Ralph Baker, Frame Up, 1991.

Sergeant Lars, Coldfire, 1991.

Jack, The Art of Dying, 1991.

John Stockton, Mind, Body & Soul, 1992.

Huck Finney, Road to Revenge, 1993.

Ferguson, Watchers III, 1994.

Strom, Tales from the Hood, Savoy Pictures, 1995.

Warden Pitt, Broken Bars, 1995.

Michael, Guns and Lipstick, 1995.

Sheriff Baker, Frame–Up II: The Cover–up (also known as Deadly Conspiracy), 1996.

Michael Casey, Original Gangstas (also known as Hot City), Orion, 1996.

Leland Duvall, Victim of Desire (also known as Implicated), 1996.

Vince, Life Among the Cannibals (also known as Thrill Kill), 1996.

Buddy, Going Home, 1997.

Joe Joiner, Skins (also known as Gang Boys), Spectrum Films, 1998.

Tobacco lawyer, The Insider, Buena Vista, 1999.

Sheriff Brand, Clean and Narrow, Mainline Releasing, 1999.

Maddox, Savage Season, 2001.

Little G, The Blue Lizard, Weintraub Entertainment Group, 2002.

Kevin Kilpatrick, Irish Eyes (also known as Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy), Ardustry Home Entertainment, 2004.

Not Hasselhoff, The Ruining, 2004.

Film Work:

Associate producer, Uncommon Valor, Paramount, 1983.

Director, Living to Die, 1990.

Director, Coldfire, 1991.

Director, The Art of Dying, 1991.

Producer and director, Skins (also known as Gang Boys), Spectrum Films, 1998.

Television Appearances; Series:

Greg Foster, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 1977–81.

Lieutenant Ronald Hobbs, The Last Precinct, NBC, 1986.

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Alan "Trane" Coltrane, Lightning Force, syndicated, 1991–92.

Ty Tilden, a recurring role, Roseanne, ABC, 1992–93.

J. Jay Jones, a recurring role, Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1994–96.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Frank Carswell, Ghost Dancing, ABC, 1983.

Major Frank Hollins, Sweet Revenge (also known as Bittersweet Revenge, Code of Honor, and Her Revenge), CBS, 1984.

Dark Horse, 1985.

James Rivers, Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel, NBC, 1987.

Victor Lundgren, Out of Sight, Out of Mind (also known as Out of Sight, Out of Her Mind and Sight Unseen), syndicated, 1990.

Patrick Tierney, Bump in the Night, Starz!, 1991.

Strother, Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery, Hallmark Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

(Uncredited) Aspen (also known as The Innocent and the Damned), NBC, 1977.

Wilson Mahood, The Long Hot Summer, NBC, 1985.

Kingpin, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Don Gerrard, Hear No Evil, CBS, 1982.

Jack Coburn, Command 5, ABC, 1985.

Lieutenant Ronald Hobbs, The Last Precinct, NBC, 1986.

Sheriff Wyatt, The Highwayman (also known as Terror on the Blacktop), NBC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dave, "They Don't Make 'em like They Used To," Baretta, 1976.

Nick Frangakis, "Wave Goodbye," Magnum, P.I., 1981.

Baba, "Just a Small Circle of Friends," The Fall Guy, 1983.

Jimmy Jo Walker, "Dead or Alive," Hunter, 1984.

Nick Morgan, "Flesh Wounds," Jesse, 1984.

Arvin Lee, "You Don't Hear the One that Gets You," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1985.

Cactus Jack Lane/Jack the Ripper, "The Big Squeeze," The A–Team, 1985.

Carl, "Reflections of the Mind," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

Harlan "Tex" Jenkins, "Airwolf II," Airwolf (also known as Lobo del aire), CBS, 1985.

Kyle Ludwig, "Blood, Sweat, and Cheers," The A–Team, NBC, 1985.

Lieutenant Colonel "Mac" Miller, "F.N.G.," China Beach, 1990.

"The Cool Katt," Hardball, 1990.

Sonny, "Easy Come, Easy Go," Freddy's Nightmares (also known as Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street, the Series), 1990.

Lieutenant Colonel "Mac" Miller, "The Big Bang," China Beach, 1990.

Lieutenant Colonel "Mac" Miller, "She Sells More than Sea Shells," China Beach, 1990.

Lieutenant Colonel "Mac" Miller, "Rewind," China Beach, 1991.

Wallace Evans, "Night Fears," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.

"Lessons Learned," The Young Riders, 1992.

Ex–Ranger Decker, "Fort Hope," Space Rangers, 1993.

Sam Bennett, "Love and Hate in Cabot Cove," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1993.

Gerald Clairemont, Route 66, NBC, 1993.

Wayland Hampton, "Right Man, Wrong Time," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1994.

Damon, "Brotherhood of the Bell," Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, 1995.

Shane Madsen, Marker, UPN, 1995.

J. D. Gold, "Sightings," JAG, CBS, 1996.

Howard Levering, "Track of a Soldier," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1996.

Granite Giles, "The Value of Loyalty," Arli$$, HBO, 1997.

Granite Giles, "All that Glitters," Arli$$, HBO, 2002.

Ron Elner, "Grand Prix," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2003.

Tommy Mack, "Forever Blue," Third Watch, NBC, 2005.

Clint Armstrong, "Wings," Eyes, ABC, 2005.

Michael, "Hunting," House, M.D. (also known as House), Fox, 2005.

Cobb, "Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty," Monk, USA Network, 2006.

Television Director; Episodic:

Director of High Tide.



The Making of "Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time," Republic Pictures Home Video, 1991.


(As Wings Livinryte) Your Love Keeps Me off the Streets, RCA, 1975.



(With Nancy Locke) No Safe Haven, Overseas Filmgroup, 1989.

(As Ken Hauser) Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time, 1991.

Skins (also known as Gang Boys), Spectrum Films, 1998.

Film Music:

"Neon Slime" (theme song), Vice Squad, Avco–Embassy/Hemdale Releasing/Brent Walker, 1982.

"The Old West," The Art of Dying, 1991.


The film Uncommon Valor, released by Paramount in 1983, was based on a story by Hauser.



People Weekly, November 29, 1993, p. 81.