Wings Hauser Death – Dead: American actor and occasional director who received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his supporting role in Tough Guys Don’t Dance (1987) Wings Hauser has passed away. Wings Hauser was reported to have died today August 12 2020. He died at the age of 72. Wings cause of death or what led to his demise has not been made public.
Hauser was born in Hollywood, California, the son of Geraldine (née Thienes) and director and producer Dwight Hauser (1911–1969). 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.
Wings Hauser, the only guy who could make trash like MUTANT (1984) semi-watchable. His performance as Ramrod in the Scorsese-approved VICE SQUAD, is indelible. Guess tonight’s the night I finally watch THE CARPENTER (1988), which is on Prime.
Tributes Flood Twitter
One of Wings Hauser’s lesser- known films is 1994’s GANG WARS (he also directed), in which he plays a father who takes on a street gang after they attack his gay son. It’s not a great film, but it’s certainly an interesting and surprisingly progressive one for the DTV era. pic.twitter.com/46GLLEOAVA
— Dekkoparsnip Two On The Move (@Dekkoparsnip2) August 12, 2020
As I’m being relegated to the bedroom in lieu of a 90 Day Fiancé marathon tonight, a Wings Hauser film seems apropos.
— Jay D. (@JuliusBarthelme) August 12, 2020
So I just got word that Wings Hauser has passed away. His films were incredible and he was a very eccentric guy but he will he missed.
— Brad Henderson (@BradFHenderson) August 12, 2020
Man, Wings Hauser was absolutely great in the movie Vice Squad (1982) [which is admittedly the only large role of his I’ve seen.] He always brought a vitality to his roles – never really afraid to go over-the-top or playing characters that are absolute scumbags. Really sad news. https://t.co/7onBjCGrrr
— Easy Andy (@easy_andy) August 12, 2020
Hearing Wings Hauser has passed. Please check him out in Tough Guys Don’t Dance. It’s a helluva film.
— Mark (#stayhome or #wearamask) Begley (@wakeupheavy) August 12, 2020
Wings Hauser was the lead in WATCHERS 3—a blatant ripoff of PREDATOR that I watched dozens of times as a child. It rules and so did he.
— Curt Oglesbee (@ElDiabloGigante) August 12, 2020
Just read where Wings Hauser died.
Somehow, this led me into a Wikihole in which I was reading about Australian Bushrangers.
— Yes…THAT Casey. (@LightningCasey) August 12, 2020
Few Things You Need To Know About Wings Hauser
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.
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, which is directed by French musician Quentin Dupieux.
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.