Haskell Vaughn Anderson III is an American film, television and theater actor. He is most known for his prominent supporting role in the 1989 film Kickboxer, which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Other Independent Film Star roles include the 1978 film Brotherhood of Death, which was his first starring role on film and the 2007 Independent feature Boy and Dog.
His stage performances include Tracers in New York, Philadelphia, New England and Australia. In Lions, a play by Vince Melocchi about the Detroit Lions, Haskell originated the role of Bisquit. Haskell is a recipient of the NAACP Image Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the original play Rounds by Sean Michael Rice. In 2010 he appeared as Frank Malgado, a boisterous comic character, in the world premier of Vince Melocchi’s Julia at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice, CA. In 2011 he played the part again in the Off Broadway production at the 59 East 59th Street Theatre.
He has been an active member of the Pacific Resident Theatre since 1994.
In the early 1980s, he was involved with the L.A. Rebellion black film movement at UCLA, appearing in shorts by S. Torriano Berry (Rich, 1982) and Monona Wali (Grey Area, 1982).
Along with screenwriter Mugs Cahill, Haskell developed the story for 40 DAYS ROAD and is attached to star in the film project which is currently seeking financing.[when?]
He is a Guest Artist at Professional Arts Lab, University of California, Santa Barbara.
In 2010 Haskell was selected for a two-year term as President of CIMA, Catholics in Media, based in Los Angeles.