Charles S. Haas
|Charles S. Haas|
October 22, 1952 |
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, novelist|
(Do not confuse Charls S. Haas with the entirely different film and TV producer, writer and actor Charles F. Haas who lived from 1913 to 2011 and directed many major TV espisodes.)
Haas was born in Brooklyn, the son of Eunice (née Dillon) and Philip Haas, who was an attorney. Haas began his writing career with the film Over the Edge (1979). It was co-written with Tim Hunter and starred Matt Dillon. He later worked on Martians Go Home (1990) starring Randy Quaid.
At around this time he was approached to write the script to the film Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), which was directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael Finnell. Haas also had a small acting role in the film as one of the scientists. Haas later took part in recording the DVD commentary for that film, and it was noted that it was Haas's idea to set that film in New York City. Haas would later work with Dante and Finnell again, writing the script for and appearing in the film Matinee (1993).
- Charles S. Haas at the Internet Movie Database
- Spelunk, an excerpt from the novel The Enthusiast, Narrative Magazine.