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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).

Wings Hauser
Gerald Dwight Hauser

(1947-12-12) December 12, 1947 (age 71)
Other namesJ.D. Hauser
OccupationActor & 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


Life and careerEdit

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 also has appeared in Vice Squad, 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 lifeEdit

Hauser has a daughter, Bright Hauser, from his first marriage to Jane Boltinhouse. From his second marriage to Cass Warner, 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.


Television episodesEdit



  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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