Who is Damien Haas?
Damien Christian Haas was born in Fulda, Germany, on 23 November 1990 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and he holds American nationality, as his parents moved to the USA when he was still very young. He’s an actor, TV writer and director, who’s probably known best for having voiced Warthog Driver, as well as several other characters, in the popular 2017 action science fiction war video game “Halo Wars 2”. It was written by Dion Lay and Jaine Weddell, directed by Alistair Hope, and had Nika Futterman, Erin Stewart and Jeff Steitzer voice the main characters. It follows the Spirit of Fire crew, who have just awoken from their cryogenic sleep, and have learned that they’re not alone. The game has won two of the four awards for which it has been nominated.
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Damien’s also known for being a member of Smosh, an American comedy sketch troupe and YouTube channel, which numbers over 25 million subscribers.
Early life and education
Damien was raised in Los Angeles, California USA, alongside his older sister Brittany Thomas, by their mother and father Marilyn and Roland Haas. His parents prefer to be left out of media, thus not a lot about them is known.
Damien became interested in acting and comedy while still attending elementary school, and would often tell jokes to make his peers laugh. It was after he enrolled at high school that he began working on his acting skills, and appeared in a couple of plays performed at the school.
Damien matriculated in 2008, but hasn’t spoken of his further education, however, it’s widely believed that he didn’t enroll at college.
Roles in movies
Damien made his debut film appearance in 2009, when he portrayed Techie in the musical comedy “The Marc Pease Experience”, and the same year saw him appear in Gabriel Villanueva Lamas’ short family drama “The Hero Complex”, the horror comedy “My Super Psycho Sweet 16”, and the mystery thriller “Love Fever”.
In 2014, he starred in the short movie “Re-Writes”, and the year 2015 heard him voice various characters in the British version of the animated action adventure “Air Bound”, written by three people based on the novel by Atsuo Saito, and directed by Yoshihiro Komori and Tomohiro Kawamura; it follows the life of the city mouse Gavin, and his best friend Matthew.
The year 2017 saw Damien play Tom in the drama “The Lay of LaLa Land”, and in 2019, he voiced Ethan DeKalb in the animated action fantasy “To Your Last Death”, written by Jim Cirile and Tanya C. Klein, directed by Jason Axinn, and starred Morena Baccarin, William Shatner and Ray Wise. It follows a girl who’s fighting her father and a powerful supernatural entity, as they’re threatening her siblings’ lives. The movie was a hit, winning 11 of the 21 award for which it was nominated.
Damien’s most recent movie role has been in 2019, when he played Jeffery in the mystery thriller “Unravelled”, written and directed by Michele Grey Hartsoe. It follows The Crisis, which keeps growing until the truth has been found out; the film won seven of the eight awards for which it was nominated.
Roles in TV series
Damien made his debut TV series appearance in 2010, when he played Student #2 in the episode “A Very Glee Christmas” of the hit musical comedy “Glee”, and he gained recognition in the following year, when cast to star as Damien Johanssen, in the musical family comedy “So Random!” It was created by Steve Marmel and Michael Feldman, and also starred Tiffany Thornton, Doug Brouchu and Brandon Mychal Smith. The series is a spin-off from “Sonny with a Chance”, and was nominated for a single award.
In 2014, Damien voiced both DJ and Junkie, in the animated crime action mini-series “Judge Dredd: Superfiend”, which received mostly positive reviews, and he was then cast to voice John (Teen), in the mini-series “Halo: The Fall of Reach”.
The year 2015 saw him play three characters, in three episodes of the comedy “Astrid Clover”, then he went on to voice various characters in the short animated adventure “Clarence”, created by Skyler Page, and which starred Spencer Rothbell, Katie Crown and Tom Kenny – it follows the lives of Clarence who’s attending fourth grade, and his friends Jeff and Sumo. In 2017, Damien was one of the hosts of the game-show “Maricraft”, and from 2017 to 2021, he played various characters in the comedy “Every [Blank] Ever”, which is a parody show that makes fun of everything.
His most recent TV series role has been his portrayal of several characters in the family fantasy comedy “Smosh”. Damien joined the cast in 2017 of the show that’s been airing since 2005, and has won three of the seven awards for which it’s been nominated.
Damien has four writing credits;he made his writing debut in 2017, with the episode “Mega Man” of the comedy series “Honest Game Trailers”, and his other three writing credits are a single episode of the news mini-series “GDFN”, 14 episodes of the series “Smosh”, and 10 episodes of the series “Every [Blank] Ever”.
He also has three directing credits: the 2018 episode “The Guys Talk Women” of the series “Jax + James”, the 2020 episode “Every Quarantine Ever” of the series “Every [Blank] Ever, and seven episodes of the series “Smosh”.
Damien has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows and game-shows, including “AwesomenessTV”, “Try Not to Smile or Laugh” and “Board AF”.
In 2020, he was featured in the TV special “The KIDZBOP Quiz 2”.
Awards and nominations
Damien has been nominated for three awards, winning one: a 2019 Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest Award for Best Ensemble, for the movie “To Your Last Death” (shared with colleagues). The other two awards he has been nominated for were a 2012 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actor 17-21, for the series “So Random!”, and a 2019 FilmQuest Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast, for “To Your Last Death” (shared with colleagues).
Damien’s a Twitch partner, as he has proudly mentioned in the bio section of his Instagram account. He launched his channel on 13 July 2017, and has amassed over 90,000 followers, making him the owner of the 4,926th most followed channel (2,029th most followed English channel).
He has spent over 820 hours livestreaming (more than 34 days), and has amassed over 600,000 views of all his livestreams combined; these are usually watched by around 750 people, while his highest recorded number of concurrent viewers was 3,473 on 5 June 2020.
He has mostly livestreamed while playing the popular video game “Stardew Valley”, and a couple of the other games he enjoys playing are “Animal Crossing”, “Fall Guys” and “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”.
Love life and girlfriend
Damien’s highly secretive when it comes to his love life, and hasn’t shared any details of the girl whom he’s perhaps dating today. He has mentioned his former girlfriend in a couple of his tweets and Instagram pictures, showing the things she had done for him, including knitting something.
The two were apparently together for over five years before splitting for unknown reasons – there were rumors circulating the internet that they were planning to marry.
There are also some who claim that Damien’s gay, and has been hiding this from his fans, but this hasn’t been confirmed either, nor has Damien commented on this.
As of May 2021, Damien seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Damien’s a huge cat-lover, and his pet cats can be seen featured in many of his Instagram pictures; he enjoys taking care of his Instagram account, and it’s today followed by more than 420,000 people, while Damien has uploaded over 630 pictures.
He likes to dress up, which works well with his career as an actor and comedian; Damien doesn’t usually skip an opportunity to dress up for Halloween, and most often has the best costume.
He likes to travel, and his career has taken him to many US states.
Damien’s physically active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week.
In his spare time, he likes to watch movies starring his favorite actor and actress Will Ferrell and Julia Roberts, such as “Eurovision”, “Daddy’s Home 2” and “The Runaway Bride”.
Age, height and net worth
Damien’s age is 30. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) and he weighs around 167lbs (76kgs).
As of May 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $200,000.