Lukas Daniel Haas was born on 16 April 1976, in West Hollywood, California USA, to Emily Tracy, a screen writer, and Berthold Haas, an artist of German descent. He is an actor and musician, who has appeared in a number of high-profile films during his acting career which began in the early 1980s.
So just how rich is Lukas Haas at present? Sources state that Haas has earned a net worth of over $12 million, as of early 2017, accumulated during his long acting career.
Lukas Haas Net Worth $12 Million
Haas was raised within an artistic family, with his twin siblings. His talents were recognized at an early age, with casting director Margery Simkin spotting his acting potential when Haas was only five years old. He made his film debut in 1983, appearing in the nuclear holocaust film “Testament”. Two years later, he landed the role of Amish child Samuel Lapp in the award-winning crime thriller “Witness”, earning critical acclaim. The role brought him a decent amount of recognition, paving his way to starring parts in the late ’80s films like “Lady in White”, “Solarbabies”, “The Wizard of Loneliness” and “Music Box”, earning a nomination for the Young Artist Award for the latter film, which was co-written by his mother. His net worth began to rise.
During this time, he also gained some stage experience, appearing in a production of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”. Haas’ portrayal of AIDS victim, Ryan White, in the controversial television film “The Ryan White Story” brought him a nomination for an Emmy Award. His roles in all these projects offered an ideal showcase for Haas’ talent, considerably adding to his wealth.
The next decade brought yet more starring roles for the young actor, such as in the films “Rambling Rose”, “Alan & Naomi”, “Leap of Faith” and “Boys”. Haas started to enjoy great popularity with audiences, and improving his net worth.
Opportunities continued to come his way in the 2000s as well, and Haas seemed to have unlimited possibilities. He starred in the TV film “Lathe of Heaven” and in a number of films, including the acclaimed neo-noir mystery film “Brick” and in the Kurt Cobain’ inspired drama “Last Days”. He also added some television gigs, appearing in the series “Criminal Minds” and “24”, and went on to expand his resume with a number of other film roles, starring in “Material Girls”, “The Tripper” and “Gardener of Eden”. In 2008 Haas starred as Chuckie in the thriller film “While She Was Out”, and two years later he landed a role in the acclaimed Leonardo DiCaprio sci-fi film “Inception”. His performances in all these projects secured him his spot in Hollywood, providing him with significant income.
In the following years, he starred in films such as “Crazy Eyes”, “Contraband” and “Jobs”, and was also a cast member in the television series “Touch”. His most recent film appearances were in the 2015 “Dark Was the Night” and “The Revenant”.
Aside from his acting career, Haas has also pursued a career in music. He has been a member of a band called The Rogues, playing drums and piano. He has collaborated with other artists as well, such as Macy Gray and Jet, and has appeared in several music videos. In addition, he has composed music for several soundtracks, such as that of “Breakfast of Champions” and “Last Days”. His music career has been another source of his fortune.
When it comes to his personal life, Haas tends to be quite secretive. Thus, there are no confirmed reports of him being married, or dating someone at present.
He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 11, 2010 during the occasion of their 10th anniversary awards ceremony.
Was considered for the role of Dr. Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds (2005), but did not want to commit to a television series at the time. The role went to Matthew Gray Gubler instead, and Haas later guest starred in the series as a store clerk who ends up being the elusive "Footpath Killer".
I've built an 8-track studio in my house that's virtually identical to what they used at Abbey Road, and I also own the 16-track set-up that Led Zeppelin used to record 'Houses of the Holy.' I'm interested in producing, but I'm mostly recording my own stuff.
A low budget is uncomfortable.
I'm remixing an R.E.M. track called 'I've Been High' from their last album, 'Reveal.' It's a beautiful song, but record execs didn't put it out as a single because it didn't sound like the R.E.M. we're used to. So I asked Michael Stipe if I could have the tapes to do a remix, and he agreed.
Balancing my film career and my music will be something I'm just going to have to deal with, as it happens. I think I can balance it out; the choices will probably be pretty clear. If there's a movie I just have to do, I will work the music around it.
I love seeing people having fun. Everyone over in L.A. is too cool for it. That's the problem.
I also couldn't pass up the opportunity to be in the same movie as Jack Nicholson and Glenn Close.
Material Girls was so different for me, I'd never done a teen movie.
This was basically the first time I got to act in action scenes, with things blowing up all around me. It sounds corny, but I think every actor would like to - at least once in his or her career - play the person who saves the entire world.
One day when I was like 9, I heard the Beatles on the radio, and I asked my dad who they were. He told me they were the best band in the world, and I became obsessed. He started giving me their albums in sequential order, and I listened to them - and only them - until I was probably in high school.
I've had offers to sign a record deal, but the people I've talked to have wanted to package me and have me meet with songwriters who've written stuff for Whitney Houston, that sort of thing. That's not at all my style.
I've been into music for a long time. I started playing drums when I was 8 and piano when I was 10, then bass and guitar when I was 18.
It was a wonderful experience to work with Sylvia. She pushed me to be more powerful with my acting, and she told me scores of the most incredible stories I've ever heard. She is amazing.
It's cool to play a sinister bad guy who also has a human side.
On a low-budget film, you don't have all the luxuries.
I was in Kansas for about a month, and we worked most of the time in a very small town, so it felt like the production basically took the whole town over. In a way, we were the Martians in Kansas.
I like both music and acting, and they both have a lot in common - timing, immediacy, stuff like that. But acting is more regimented. You wait around for hours, you don't get to write the script, you get hired. Music represents me better. I'm not acting; I'm just expressing myself.
In choosing any role, I ask the same questions: what kind of part is it? is the role challenging? does the director have a vision? is the story moving? etc.