Hailing from the city of the stars, Los Angeles, California, Darren Haskins is a true entertainer at heart. Whether it’s on the sports field, in front or behind the camera, at work, or in a room with friends and family he is the fun and positive energy we all want to be around when we’re feeling down. Darren is best known in the acting world for his role as the stubborn fiance in the short film he wrote, directed, and starred in, Will Works (2019).
Once he got a taste of professional acting as a teen landing background roles on projects such as Disney’s Even Stevens and a Pep Boys commercial he knew he could have a back up career to his primary goal: a baseball player. Unfortunately, that career path ended after his stint in community college. As Darren grew he noticed a positive reaction from his goofiness and jokes from family and friends that would build his confidence to keep going in his passion for entertainment. Being inspired from comedy greats such as Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, Dave Chappelle, and Eddie Murphy, Darren takes pride in the characters he is presented with and creates for his stories. As he became more involved in learning about creating films, acting took a backseat after his time at the New York Film Academy in Studio City, CA when he discovered how to write screenplays. He improved his craft attending Second City Hollywood and The Groundlings Theatre, learning under former lead Mad TV writer, John Crane. An original story teller that has lead him to write four features and over a two dozen shorts that include Hard As It Gets (2020), Bingo (2020), Wake Up (2020) along with produced short films The Pill (2018), Cheater (2019), Dark Night Rider Eats (2019) and Will Works (2019). The majority of his projects have been circulating the film festival circuit and doing well in their respective categories. With a comedy web series he co-wrote and acted in, Three Birds (2021), coming out in 2022 along with other projects in his bag of goodies Darren is talent to keep an eye on.
In addition to his passion of storytelling and acting he loves to spend time with his family, friends, pets, travel, listen to music, watch and play sports, and debate about the wild world we live in all while having a laugh. He believes if you’re not laughing you’re not living, and with that mindset can help move himself forward through all the critics coming his way. Those near and dear to Darren describe him as hard working, caring, respectable, reliable, honorable, and a goofball, but it is his determination and willingness to learn that has him confident in achieving the goals he sets his mind to.