Ed Taylor “Eddie” Hassell was an actor from Texas, United States who loved skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, scuba diving and skydiving. He was a member of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ.
Aside from acting, Hassell also worked at Barefoot Sky Ranch in Waco, Texas. He owned a business called Crashing Waves, a private Surf Instruction and physical endurance training outfit.
Hassell was working to become a surfing judge and a professional surfing coach. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He was born in Corsicana, Texas in 2000 to David Hassell and Sandra Hassell.
- From Texas, he moved to Los Angeles, California, USA where he became a skateboarder.
- He appeared in “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Season 1 episode 61, which aired on April 16, 2003.
- He played Full Moon Murphy in “Oliver Beene” Season 2 episode 2, which aired on February 8, 2004, a child in the short film “Birth of Industry,” which was released on August 18, 2004, and a student in “Joan of Arcadia” Season 2 episode 1 “Only Connect,” which aired on September 24, 2004.
- From 2005 to 2006, he played Phil Nance/Phil Mantz in the NBC series “Surface.” For his performance, he was nominated for Best Performance in a TV Series by a Supporting Young Actor (Drama) at the 27th Young Artist Award but lost to “Lost” actor Malcolm David Kelley. He played Wayne in “Til Death” Season 1 episode 9 “The Toaster,” which aired on December 14, 2006. The character appeared again in Season 1 episode 14 “The Colleague,” which aired on February 1, 2007. Also in 2007, he played Cody in two episodes of “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” in 2007 and Adam Milano in the TV movie “Born in the USA.”
- His book “Someone Should Tell You: Startling Revelations and Truths to Help You Understand and Improve Your Life” was published on December 10, 2009. He played a surfer in “2012,” a sci-fi action film released on November 13, 2009 starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton and Oliver Platt. He played a skater in “Southland” Season 1 episode 1, which aired on April 9, 2009. The character appeared again in Season 2 episode 5 “What Makes Sammy Run?,” which aired on March 30, 2010. He played Clay in “The Kids are All Right,” which was released on July 20, 2010.
- He played Ty Van Herweg in “Bones” Season 2 episode 13 “The Daredevil in the Mold,” which aired on February 10, 2011 and Ricky Johnson in the film “The Family Tree,” which was released on August 26, 2011.
- In 2013, he starred in the films “Jobs,” “Family Weekend” and “House of Dust” as Chris Espinosa, Jackson Smith-Dungy and Dylan, respectively. Also in 2013, he played Eddie Suarez in five episodes of “Devious Maids” Season 1.
- In 2014, he played Max in the action sport film “Born to Race: Fast Track.”
- He played Caleb Jackey in “Longmire” Season 4 episode 2 “War Eagle,” which was aired on September 10, 2015.
- He played Howard in “Warrior Road,” a drama film screened at the Wine Country Film Festival on September 24, 2016. Among his co-stars were Lorenzo James Henrie, Kristopher Higgins and Clayne Crawford.
- In 2017, he starred in the films “Bomb City” and “Oh Lucy!” as Oles and a waiter, respectively.
- In 2020, he received his Class 1 and Class 2 certification from the International Surf League Association. At around 1:50 a.m. on November 1, 2020, he was in his girlfriend Liz Martian’s apartment in the 3000 block of West Bardin Road in Grand Prairie, Texas. When he went to the parking lot to retrieve something, he was shot in the stomach by an African-American man named D’Jon Antone, who was born in 2002. He was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was a victim of a random robbery, according to the police. A GoFundMe page was set up for his family.