Harry Hains was an Australian actor, model, and film producer who worked in the American film and television industry. He is also known as ‘ANTIBOY,’ a stage name he used as a musician.
Harry Hains was born on Friday, December 4, 1992 (age 27 years; at the time of death), in Melbourne, Australia as ‘Harrison George Hains.’
He did his schooling from Wesley College, Melbourne. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Melbourne. He was pursuing his pre-med studies from a university before he took a leave and moved to London; Harry then moved to New York and eventually to Los Angeles to make his career in acting, music, and modeling. He took his acting training at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, New York, and The Groundlings Theatre & School, Los Angeles.
Height (approx.): 6′ 3″
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Family & Ethnicity
He was the son of the American actress Jane Badler (known for her work in the TV series Mission: Impossible (1989-1990), and Stephen Hains who is a businessman.
He had a brother, Sam Haines.
He identified himself as gender-fluid. The Guardian Talking about his gender identity, he said,
I know that I am born male, but I don’t think I represent what it means to be a man. I believe we should be whatever we want. It gets kind of confusing when we start labelling ourselves so I try to stay away from labels.”
He was dating a girl, Julia.
As an Actor
In 2015, he made his film debut with the short film ‘Cigarettes Burn Faster In The Sun’ (2013) in the role of ‘Max,’ and acted in various short films, such as Washed Away (2015), Moon People (2015), @ DorianGray (2016), Day Driver (2018), and Lulu (2018).
He made his feature film debut with Hallucinogen (2015) in the role of ‘Curt.’
His first lead role came with the film ‘The Surface’ (2015) in the role of ‘Evan Jones.’
He acted in several films including The Total Princess (2015), Full Blossoms (2017), Groupies (2018), Chase (2019), A Haunting at Silver Falls: The Return (2019), Mirrors (2019), The Mangled (2020), and Klowns. He made his television debut with the series ‘American Horror Story’ (2015) in which he portrayed the character of ‘Victim of Jeffrey Dahmer’ and went on to act in the television series, The Deleted (2016), The OA (2019), Sneaky Pete (2019), and Xtra Life (2020).
As a Musician and Film Producer
He made his debut as a producer with the short film ‘Lulu’ (2018); for his work in Lulu, he received a nomination for Best Performance Drama at NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Best of 2019 Award.
In the same year, he produced his first full-length film ‘Groupies’ (2018).
He made his debut as a musician with the single ‘Devil’ in 2018. In 2020, his family released his song ‘Good Enough’ posthumously, which was followed by his album ‘A Glitch in Paradise.’
Harry Hains died on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, in Los Angeles due to fentanyl intoxication, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner, Coroner. After his death, his mother cited that Harry was suffering from mental illness and addiction. His funeral service was held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on January 12, 2020.
- Singer(s): FKA Twigs, H.E.R, Shania Twain, Britney Spears, Lana Del Rey
- Fashion Designer: Issey Miyake
- Fashion Label: Comme Des Garçons
- He was an animal lover and often posted pictures with them on his social media accounts. He also had a pet dog named ‘Minxy’ who died a few months before his death.
- The moniker ‘ANTIBOY’ is Harry’s alter ego, which, according to him, is a ‘gender-fluid robot from the future.’
ANTIBOY is a character from the distant future where the constructs of gender, race and sexuality (minus physiological desire) have been obliterated. In this future, we are more concerned with the divide between human and AI rather than the minute segregating we made within the human race as a whole”
- In an interview, Harry stated that in his childhood, he suffered from ‘Idiopathic Insomnia ‘ (a severe case of sleep disorder), and also had a tendency of being self-destructive.
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