Monday, May 21, 2012

Wings Hauser

Unless you're a huge fan of the cult movie Vice Squad, you most likely have never heard of Wings Hauser. There is a good chance you've seen some of his work, though, as a guest star in many major television shows that range from Roseanne  to Murder She Wrote and from Beverly Hills 90210  to the mini-series, Kingpin.

However, it's his work in many low budget independent films that puts Wings Hauser towards the top of the list of interesting actors that the world has never heard of. Whether playing the hero or the heavy, he has a certain over-the-top charisma that makes it hard not to notice him.

Although he's had small roles in some mainstream movies, like A Soldier's Story  and Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, it's the low budget ones where he seems to get the top billing and have the most fun. Most of his films don't have the restrictions of the big studios, which makes discovering Wings Hauser a sheer pleasure for anyone wanting to experience the freedom of an actor.

From Vice Squad  to No Safe Haven, and The Art of Dying  to Rubber, he appears to be an actor that clearly likes where he's at and seems perfectly happy being away from the Hollywood spotlight, which makes Wings Hauser my pick for the day for Not Very Famous...but should be.

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