Theatre – ’01
A talented and studious actor, Will Haza possesses an unquestionable dedication to his craft. Born in Washington D.C. to Cuban parents. Elia & Guillermo Haza. Will began his acting career at a young age with the Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts (BAPA). He worked under the direction of Jane Pesci-Townsend in numerous productions of the BAPA Summer Musical Theater Program and at the Theater Lab Musical Theater Institute for teens. At age 16, Will was accepted into the theater program at Idyllwild Arts Academy in Southern California, where he completed his high school education.
The Drama program at Catholic University of America brought Will back to the Washington, DC area in 2001. While continuing to perform in stage plays, Will also honed his skills as a stand-up comedian in comedy clubs in Washington, DC and New York City. He studied improvisation at the Upright Citizen’s Bridge in New York and at the Washington Improv Theater in Washington, DC. In 2004, he represented the Catholic University of America as a finalist in the DC’s Funniest College competition and performed at Washington, DC’s legendary Improve Comedy Club.
After graduating from Catholic University, Will worked a brief stint with the local Washington, DC cable show, Pancake Mountain, performing at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago before pursuing a career in film. He then spent several years working on the East coast, primarily ni New York City, Baltimore and the Washington, DC area, playing a number of diverse characters in both film and television productions. He is best known for his starring role as Richard Kessler in the dramatic independent feature film Roulette, for which he earned the 2011 World Music and Independent Film Festival award for Best Actor. He continues to work as a professional actor and is based out of Los Angeles, California.