I’ve recently been PINNED twice on MANIFEST. Episodes 110 and 116. 110 was for a recurring role too. Unfortunately, they didn’t come my way, but it’s a win regardless to be considered one of the final choices. Manifesting MANIFEST, RIGHT?
I booked a role in a show with f***in’ GHOSTDOG! Hell yeah! I’m going back in time to the early 60’s as a cop in Harlem, the center of the civil rights movement. Luminaries such as MALCOLM X are alive and well in this show. I cannot wait to to see how this comes out. In America today, with a President stoking racism and idiocy in his constituents, bravo to EPIX for setting GODFATHER OF HARLEM in a poignant time of American history when civil rights and equal rights for all was a battle worth fighting for.
Godfather of Harlem is inspired by the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from 10 years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X (Thatch) – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.
The Good Cop came out this Friday the 21st, and it’s awesome. So happy to be a part of such a funny and well made show. Check out my footage from episode 5, it’s explosive — literally.
GOOD NEWS! I was PINNED on a new Dick Wolf (Law and Order, Chicago Fire, etc..) show. This is super cool. Pinning means you are one of the final selects and then the ultimate decision comes down to network. Regardless of outcome, ie. if the 'pinning' turns into a booking, this is worthy of celebration. So yay!
BIG NEWS! I just booked a co-star on the new Netflix show, The Good Cop. The show debuts in September and is produced by the creators of Monk. It's a dark, family-friendly comedy starring Tony Danza, Josh Groban, and Isiah Whitlock Jr (sheeeiit). Stoked!
Watch me in action opposite Jessica Williams and Lakeith Stanfield in The Incredible Jessica James. I'm a hipster bystander coming to the aid of a dude in a potential domestic violence situation. Watch the whole movie now on Netflix.
Footage here: https://gavinhaag.com/video-1/
Vimeo footage here: https://vimeo.com/228742295
EFF YES! I BOOKED A TV SHOW.
Can't say which one it is yet, but I booked and shot my day last week. I was an EMT and got to work with the lead. A little clue as to what show this is... well, let's say the protagonist leads a double life and walks around with a folding white cane. Too obvious???
Anyways, I'm pumped! And, I'm officially a SAG-AFTRA member. This was my 'must-join' job so I'm a card carrying union actor now. Yipee!
This Book of the Month commercial turned out great! I'm so pleased to be a part of this. It's clever and funny. Plus, I was able to work with a fellow UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television alum, Marielle Heller who directed it. It'd been years since we really were able to connect, and I could not be happier to work with her. She's a special talent. Check out the spot!
Watch all of my commercials or film footage on my video page.
Man, am I stoked about this short movie I just wrapped. Short story is, this is a short film written and directed by Matt Conboy (Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio). Goodnight Brooklyn is a documentary feature length about the demise of the beloved DIY concert venue and warehouse, Death By Audio. Matt was a resident and manager of the club, and we got to know each other back when I was drumming for A Place To Bury Strangers. Strangers lived at the warehouse and were part founders of the space as well. The doc got tons of love as you can see by the links below, and this short film is Matt's first foray into scripted work. Needless to say, I am so excited to be working with Matt on this. I always admired Matt and what he did with Death By Audio when it was opened so this is a special treat to work with him again in his new venture.
Watch Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio:
Read more about Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio:
New Yorker gave the movie lots of love too:
I booked another commercial! This time for Book of the Month. And, even better, I got to work with Marielle Heller, a classmate of mine from UCLA School of Theatre, Film and TV. Mari is killing it these days as a director and is really inspiring. It's so cool that after all of these years, we were able to reconnect and work together on such a fun and well written spot. Working with someone like Mari is what it's all about. She's such a consummate pro -- and has been since we were 18 years old -- and this to date been one of the best moments in my acting career. Truly inspired by this weekend's shoot, director and crew. Party!