Wings Hauser

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Wings Hauser
Gerald Dwight Hauser

(1947-12-12) December 12, 1947 (age 72)
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US
Other namesJ.D. Hauser
OccupationActor, film director
Years active1966–present
Margaret Boltinhouse
m. 1970; div. 1973)

Cass Warner
m. 1974; div. 1977)

Nancy Locke
m. 1979; div. 1999)

Cali Lili Hauser
m. 2002)
Parent(s)Dwight Hauser
Geraldine Thienes

Gerald Dwight "Wings" Hauser (born December 12, 1947) is an American actor and occasional director. He received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his supporting role in Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987).

Life and career[edit]

Hauser was born in Hollywood, California, the son of Geraldine (née Thienes) and director and producer Dwight Hauser (1911–1969).[1] His brother is actor Erich Hauser. In 1967, Hauser landed his first acting role as a marine rifleman in the World War II-drama First to Fight.

In 1975, Hauser released an album for RCA entitled Your Love Keeps Me Off the Streets. For this LP, he used the name Wings Livinryte. Hauser first attracted notice in 1977 in The Young and the Restless as Greg Foster. He starred in the 1982 made-for-TV-movie Hear No Evil as Garrard.[2][3][4] Hauser has appeared in 41 television series, including recurring roles in Beverly Hills 90210, Murder, She Wrote and Roseanne, and a brief cameo as a juror in the season 4 episode "Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty" of Monk.

In 1983, he wrote the story that became the Paramount box-office hit Uncommon Valor. Hauser appeared in the 1982 movie Vice Squad, as the pimp "Ramrod," and also performed the song "Neon Slime" for the opening and closing credits. He also appeared in Deadly Force, No Safe Haven, Tough Guys Don't Dance, and the French movie Rubber,[5] which is directed by French musician Quentin Dupieux.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Hauser has a daughter, Bright Hauser, from his first marriage to Jane Boltinhouse. From his second marriage to Cass Warner Sperling, daughter of Milton Sperling, he has a son, actor Cole Hauser. Wings Hauser is married to actress Cali Hauser. The Melbourne Underground Film Festival held a retrospective with his films in 2009.



  • First to Fight (1967) as Ragan (uncredited)
  • Who'll Stop the Rain (1978) as Marine Driver
  • Vice Squad (1982) as Ramrod
  • Homework (1982) as Reddog
  • Hear No Evil (1982, TV Movie) as Garrard
  • Ghost Dancing (1983, TV Movie) as Frank Carswell
  • Deadly Force (1983) as Stoney Cooper
  • Mutant (1984) as Josh Cameron
  • A Soldier's Story (1984) as Lieutenant Byrd
  • Sweet Revenge (1984, TV Movie) as Maj. Frank Hollins
  • Terror in the Aisles (1984) as Ramrod (in 'Vice Squad') (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Command 5 (1985, TV Movie) as Jack Coburn
  • The Long Hot Summer (1985, TV Mini-Series) as Wilson Mahood
  • Dark Horse (1985, TV Movie)
  • 3:15 (1986) as Mr. Havilland (uncredited)
  • Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986) as Cliff
  • The Wind (1986) as Phil
  • Hostage (1986) as Maj. Sam Striker
  • Raw Terror (1986)
  • Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987) as Capt. Alvin Luther Regency
  • No Safe Haven (1987) as Clete Harris
  • Dead Man Walking (1988) as John Luger
  • Death Street USA (a.k.a. Nightmare at Noon) (1988) as Ken Griffiths
  • The Carpenter (1988) as Carpenter
  • The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989) as Cpl. Joseph L. DiNardo
  • L.A. Bounty (1989) as Cavanaugh
  • Bedroom Eyes II (1989) as Harry Ross
  • Reason to Die (1990) as Elliot Canner
  • Marked for Murder (1990) as Emerson
  • Coldfire (1990) as Lars
  • Street Asylum (1990) as Arliss Ryder
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind (1990) as Victor Lundgren
  • Wilding (1990) as Tim Parsons
  • Pale Blood (1990) as Van Vandameer
  • Living to Die (1990) as Nick Carpenter
  • Bump in the Night (1991, TV Movie) as Patrick Tierney
  • Frame Up (1991) as Ralph Baker
  • The Killers Edge (a.k.a. Blood Money) (1991) as Jack
  • Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (1991) as Arklon
  • The Art of Dying (1991) as Jack
  • In Between (1991) as Jack Maxwell
  • Frame Up II: The Cover-Up (a.k.a. Deadly Conspiracy) (1992) as Sheriff Ralph Baker
  • Mind, Body & Soul (1992) as John Stockton
  • Exiled in America (1992) as Fred Jenkins
  • Road to Revenge (1993) as Huck Finney
  • Watchers 3 (1994) as Ferguson
  • Skins (a.k.a. Gang Boys) (1994) as Joe Joiner
  • Victim of Desire (1995) as Leland Duvall
  • Tales from the Hood (1995) as Strom
  • Broken Bars (1995) as Warden Pitt
  • Guns & Lipstick (1995) as Michael
  • Original Gangstas (1996) as Michael Casey
  • Life Among the Cannibals (1999) as Vince
  • The Insider (1999) as Tobacco Lawyer
  • Clean and Narrow (1999) as Sheriff Brand
  • Savage Season (2001) as Maddox
  • The Blue Lizard (2002) as Little G
  • Irish Eyes (a.k.a. Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy) (2004) as Kevin Kilpatrick
  • The Running (2004) as Not Hasselhoff
  • Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery (2006, TV Movie) as Strother Elam
  • Avenging Angel (2007, TV Movie) as Colonel Cusack
  • The Stone Angel (2007) as Older Bram
  • Rubber (2010) as Man in Wheelchair

Television episodes[edit]



  1. ^ Wings Hauser Biography (1947-)
  2. ^ Terrace 1985, p. 188.
  3. ^ "Hear No Evil". Turner Classic Movies. United States: Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Terrace 2011, p. 445.
  5. ^ Sales Art and Bizarro Clip - Junk Gets Revenge in Rubber
  6. ^ A Fiery Death for Race of 'Rubber'


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