Nick Hawk

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Nick Hawk
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Nick Hawk
Born
Nicholas Haas

ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada
Other namesNick Haas
OccupationActor, reality television star, musician, rapper, songwriter, author and entrepreneur
Home townMadison, Wisconsin
Nick Hawk
Medal record
Representing  United States
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Submission Grappling
World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Silver medal – second place 2017 Heavy (Black)[1]
Gold medal – first place 2014 Light-Heavy (Purple)[2]
American National Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 Super-Heavy (Black)[3]
Silver medal – second place 2016 Light-Heavy (Brown)[4]
Gold medal – first place 2016 Absolute (Brown)
American National No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 Super-Heavy (Black)
Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Gold medal – first place 2017 Medium-Heavy (Brown)
Asian Open Championship (Brazilian jiu-jitsu)
Gold medal – first place 2018 Light-Heavy (black)[5]
Silver medal – second place 2018 Absolute (black)[5]
Tokyo Open Championship
Silver medal – second place 2018 Light-Heavy (Black)
Houston Open Championship
Gold medal – first place 2018 Light-Heavy (Black)
Dallas Open No-Gi Championship
Gold medal – first place 2017 Light-Heavy (Black)

Nick Hawk (born Nicholas Haas; September 3, 1981) is an American actor and reality television star best known as one of the stars of Gigolos; a hit reality show featured on Showtime which focuses on the lives of five male escorts in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nick has worked on various other projects including several Rap albums and Music videos. He has authored multiple books and written or been featured in several different magazines. Hawk is also an accomplished martial artist with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Personal life[edit]

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Nick Hawk grew up working on farms, racing dirt bikes, snowboarding, camping, wrestling, and playing football. During high school, he was very active in athletics, earned four varsity letters and was also the wrestling captain his senior year. He wrestled in college for a year at UW Stevens Point in 2001. The next year, he joined the Air Force for a four-year tour to earn additional money for college. During his military service, he was stationed in Texas and Kansas and obtained the rank of Air Force senior airman and crew chief. After the military, he went on to graduate with a double major in English and Journalism in 2007. [6][7]

Career[edit]

In 2006, Hawk started his company Explicit Strippers, which he operated through 2014. The Los Angeles-based stripper booking agency for private parties has since expanded and opened franchises in Orange County, Las Vegas, San Diego and Hawaii.[8] Hawk also created his own "Nick Hawk Gigolo"-branded product line of sex toys, featuring[9] a molded dildo, the "Nick Hawk Gigolo at Your Service" sex doll, a penis pump, a whip, handcuffs, and other sexual arousal devices.[10]

Reality television[edit]

In 2011, Hawk first starred in the American reality television series Gigolos. The show focuses on the lives of five male escorts living in Las Vegas. Each episode follows the men, all employees of the same escort agency Cowboys4Angels, through their daily lives, and focuses on their daily interactions with clients and each other. Cameras follow the escorts on their appointments with women and include an uncensored look at intimate situations and their sexual activities. The series debuted on the premium cable channel Showtime on April 7, 2011.

Writing[edit]

In 2014, Hawk wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, Sexoirs of a Gigolo: Complete Collection,[11] which was released by Vigliano Books on July 4, 2014. The book presents the "real life sexual experiences" of the men of Showtime's Gigolos series. Other books written by Hawk include Nick Hawk Gigolo Sexual Positions,[12] which is advertised as a "comprehensive sex guide with over 60 sexual positions demonstrated". In 2017, Hawk released an autobiographical Self-help book entitled Nick Hawk's 100 Kicks in the Ass: A Guide To Reach Your Full Potential & Gain Confidence.[13]Nick uses stories from his past to outlines strategies for overcoming personal issues such as: sex and dating, social anxiety, lack of confidence, depression, kicking prescription pills, alcohol abuse and being overweight.[14]

In 2017,Penthouse Magazine started a new section entitled "Model Citizen," and asked Nick to be the writer for it. He also has published material in "Strip LV Magazine" and has given advice to Men's Health, Cosmopolitian and AskMen Magazine.

Music[edit]

Hawk made his musical debut in 2012 with his first single and first music video for the track "Gigolow" from his album Nick Hawk Vol. 1. In early 2016, he released a music video for the rap metal song "We Fight"[15] and "We Like to Show Off".[16] At least fifteen Nick Hawk singles have been released, including "No Competition", "Leave With Me", "Tippin 'N Sippin", "Everybody's Got A Little Country In 'Em" and his latest song, a cover to the Miley Cyrus song "Wrecking Ball."[17]

In 2016, Nick's music was featured on Eminem's Shade 45 "The All Out Show" and 50 Cent's "This Is 50" show.[18]

On January 21, 2016 Hawk performed a set of his metal rap songs in Las Vegas at the Palms Casino Resort January 21 at the 33rd AVN Awards and also presented two awards: "All Girl Performer of the Year" and "Best Parody" with Skin Diamond and Jacky St. James.[19]

Hawk was chosen as one of Music Connection magazine's Top 100 Unsigned Artists for 2016.[20]

Hawk's music video for his track "Born To Be Bad" is featured in the 2017 movie "American Justice" and plays at the end of the film during the credits.

Martial Arts[edit]

While stationed in the Air Force, Hawk evolved his martial arts skills from a focus on wrestling to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He has trained under Shawn Williams and Robert Drysdale, who gave Nick his black belt on the podium after winning the 2017 Pan-American Championship. In Hawk's first year competing as a black belt, he place 2nd in the IBJJF No-Gi World Championship.[21]

Other ventures[edit]

In 2008, Nick Hawk was featured on the cover of Men's Health UK and in July 2015, Inked Magazine did a feature and photo spread highlighting his body art. [22] Nick was featured on the cover of the Summer 2013 edition of Playgirl magazine.[23]

Hawk spoke at the World Pick-up Artist Summit 2014 and the Global Seduction, Lifestyle and Relationship Conference 2015.[24]

In 2014 Nick Hawk was a guest on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen along side Nick Kroll.

Hawk with Co-Star, Jerod Zavistoski, had a radio show, "Modern Male Radio," on LA Talk Radio in 2014. They interviewed celebrities and gave advice to help men function better in modern society.

In 2016, Hawk received much attention in tabloids after insuring his penis for one million dollars. Multiple media outlets reported on it, including TMZ,[25] Cosmopolitan[26] and Stylecaster.[27]

He co-hosted the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Hair Metal Awards Show on May 15, 2016 with Sally Steele, The Scorpions and Twisted Sister.[28]

Hawk's film credits include Gingerdead Man 2, Fortune 500 Man, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Crawlers,[29] and American Justice, in which he co-starred with John Schneider and Tommy "Tiny" Lister.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Championship 2017". IBJJF. December 22, 2017. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "World Jiu-Jitsu No-GI Championship 2014" (PDF). IBJJF. August 17, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Ben Baxter 2x American National Champion!". PGBJJ. June 28, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "EAEJJF Event 89 Las Vegas Results". UAEJJF. October 15, 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Master International Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Asia 2018". IBJJF. August 22, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  6. ^ ""Gigolos" Star Nick Hawk Brings His Passions for Wrestling and Music to Upcoming Episodes of the Showtime Hit, Which Recently Launched Its Sixth Season". marketwired.com/. April 8, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  7. ^ "NICK". Showtime/. 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "Sexoirs of a Gigolo: Complete Collection". inkedmag.com. August 26, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "More than "just a gigolo": Wisconsin's Nick Hawk". onmilwaukee.com/. October 30, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  10. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Inside the world of the 'pick-up artists'". socialunderground.com/. 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  11. ^ Sexoirs of a Gigolo: Complete Collection. Amazon/. 2016. ASIN 0989330095.CS1 maint: ASIN uses ISBN (link)
  12. ^ "Nick Hawk Gigolo Sexual Positions". Amazon/. 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  13. ^ "Nick Hawk's 100 Kicks in the Ass: A Guide To Reach Your Full Potential & Gain Confidence". wisconsingazette.com/. September 18, 2015. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  14. ^ "Nick Hawk's 100 Kicks in the Ass: A Guide To Reach Your Full Potential & Gain Confidence". Amazon.com/. October 31, 2017. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "Nick Hawk – We Fight". artistrack.com/. March 7, 2016. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  16. ^ "'Gigolos' star Nick Hawk: Is it time to move on from the Showtime series?". reviewjournal.com/. March 7, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  17. ^ "An Interview with a True Renaissance Man, NICK HAWK on His Hit Showtime Show, His Blossoming Music Career and More!". allaccess.com/. November 24, 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  18. ^ "Gigolos Stars Nick Hawk & Garren James Speak on Life as a Male Escort – TI50". thisis50.com/. May 13, 2016. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  19. ^ "gearing-sixth-season-showtimes-gigolos". finance.yahoo.com/. January 20, 2016. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  20. ^ "2015'S HOT 100 LIVE UNSIGNED ARTISTS & BANDS". Music Conncection. November 30, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  21. ^ "TV Star Male Gigolo Nick Hawk Wins Pans & Promoted to Black Belt by Robert Drysdale". BJJEE. January 28, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  22. ^ "Reality TV Star Nick Hawk Talks Strippers, His New Book, and Being More Than Just a Gigolo". marketwired.com/. September 17, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  23. ^ "Playgirl Magazine Summer 2013". September 2, 2013. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  24. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Inside the world of the 'pick-up artists'". dailymail. October 13, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  25. ^ "'Gigolos' Star: Million Dollar Junk! With Papers to Prove It". TMZ. April 28, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  26. ^ "Why 1 Man Insured His Penis for $1 Million". Cosmopolitan. May 2, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  27. ^ "10 Burning Questions for Nick Hawk, the Man with the Million-Dollar Penis". April 1, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  28. ^ "TWISTED SISTER ANNOUNCED AS HEADLINER FOR VEGAS ROCKS! HAIR METAL AWARDS". Brave Words. January 28, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  29. ^ "Ginger Coyote Goes One on One With Gigolo's Star NICK HAWK". Punkglobe. March 1, 2014. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  30. ^ ""Gigolos" Star and Multi-Talented Musical Performer Nick Hawk Is Ready to Fight". marketwired. September 29, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2016.

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