Haskell Vaughn Anderson III is a recipient of the NAACP Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor in the world premier production of Rounds by Sean Michael Rice and a PACE Award for a national commercial.
Haskell studied with José Quintero and performed in New York and regional theatre including the Cleveland Play House, The Barter Theatre and The George Street Play House, as well as abroad. Film and television credits include guest roles in General Hospital, The West Wing, The Practice, Girlfriends, LA Heat, Suddenly Susan, NYPD Blue, Alien Nation, A Civil Action, Life and Kick Boxer. Haskell stars in Boy and Dog an independent feature. He also starred in the film Salvation, adapted and directed by Bruce Schwartz from Langston Hughes’s autobiography The Big Sea and screened at Cannes. Haskell starred with Roy Scheider in the film Time Lapse from Lions Gate Entertainment. Harris Yulen directed him in a radio production of Sleeping Beauty, by Ross McDonald, as the character Smith. It received the Audie Award. Haskell was nomnated for Best Supporting Actor for his role of Fr. Patrick in the film Walls of Jericho which was part of the 168 Film Festival Project. In "American Made," written and directed by Sharat Raju, Haskell stars as Peter Kenyon. This short film received over a dozen film awards.
Recently, Haskell starred in the film "The Les Brown Show" as Les Brown, directed by Scott Falconer and Scott Hatley. Haskell is an active member of the award winning and critically acclaimed Pacific Resident Theatre (PRT) located in Venice, California. At PRT, he produced and starred in Venice written by Kathleen McGhee Anderson, executive producer and writer for the Show Time series Soul Food. He appeared in the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival’s A Comedy of Errors, directed by Ben Donenberg. Haskell's other theatre credits include Therese Raquin, Ghosts, A Question Of Mercy, Tracers, No Place To Be Somebody, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, You Can’t Take It With You, and many others.
Haskell is listed in Who's Who in Theatre, Film and Television and the British edition of International Men of Achievement.