april-16.jpgIt was on this day in 1976 that a doe-eyed boy was born in West Hollywood, CA. His name: Lukas Haas. The boy pursued a movie star career from his earliest days and was recognized often at the Young Artist Awards. His popular recognition, however, was most prevalent after playing a young Amish boy opposite Harrison Ford in Peter Weir’s 1985 film, Witness. Since then Haas has grown and so have his acting challenges. His career includes roles in Boys opposite Winona Ryder, Woody Allen’s Everyone Says I Love You, Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks! and the 2005 independent features Brick and Last Days.

Preview: Haas’ most recent project is Gardener of Eden, about the lengths a man will go to for some long-overdue attention. The film is directed by Kevin Connolly, the discerning manager of HBO’s “Entourage”.