Nicholas Haas otherwise known to his countless TV fans as Nick Hawk from the long-running, hit Showtime series, Gigolos, which focuses on the lives of five male escorts in Las Vegas, Nevada. is now a Robert Drysdale Black Belt after winning the 2017 IBJJF Pan-American Championship last weekend.
“Since I was a child, I always wanted to be a ninja vigilante. I still do. I started out with karate and I’ve studied every form of martial arts since. I’m very honored I am to get a black belt from the person I admire most in the MMA world. I’m Rob’s biggest fan as well.”
Haas wrestled in middle school and in college. He won the IBJJF No-Gi World Championship in 2014 as a purple belt. He’s also a Grappler’s Quest No-Gi Champion and three time NAGA Expert Division(brown/black belt) Champion. Last year he started focusing more on competing in a gi and he went on to win the 2017 IBJJF American Nationals Championship brown belt open class.
“I spent most of my life convincing myself I was talented and special. There’s no such thing. It takes dedication, sacrifice and hard work.” says Hawk, “It’s the greatest feeling when it all pays off and I hope to inspire others that everyone is capable to succeed if they put in the work.”
One of the reason Haas accepted his infamous role as Nick Hawk on Showtime’s Gigolos was for the opportunity to reside in Las Vegas to train. He has been with Robert Drysdale since he made the move over six years ago. Hawk is considering making a run as a professional fighter.
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About Nick Hawk:
I was born on September 3, 1981 in Madison, Wisconsin as Nicholas Haas. Having little money and being scared of my shadow motivated me to become confident and successful. I have worked well over 100 different jobs starting with newspaper delivery and farm work from an early age. I would work before school and play sports after. I lettered four times in wrestling and was captain of my wrestling team my senior year. I loved being active and outside when I got the opportunity. I raced dirt bikes, snowboarded, camped, played my guitar and wrote music. After graduating high school, I attended college for a year in Wisconsin and continued my wrestling career. I ran out of the little money I had, left college and almost lost myself by partying my life away. I decided I needed to get away, and fast. I Joined the Air Force for a four-year-tour so I would receive the GI Bill to have the rest of my college paid for. I was an Air Force Marksman and passed all of the tests to become Air Force special ops but I decided to transfer into a job where I was able to attend college full-time.
In 2005, I left the Air Force with a honorable discharge, packed up all of my belongings and drove to California to take a shot at a career in entertainment. Never being there or knowing anyone, I drove straight down Beach Boulevard to the ocean, got out of my truck, picked up a newspaper and started to look for somewhere to live and work. While finishing college I bartended, I was a personal trainer and I stripped to pay the bills. I graduated college in ’07 with an English major that focused on Creative Writing, and a minor in Journalism. During my last year of college I started my first company Explicit Strippers in Los Angeles and expanded it to Orange County, Las Vegas, San Diego and Hawaii. I put on multiple successful male revue productions while booking male and female str*ppers for private parties. In 2008, I was on the cover of Men’s Health UK. I studied acting, auditioning and improv full-time in Los Angeles from 2006-2010.
I made the switch from being a str*pper to a gigolo in 2009, when Garren James with Cowboys4Angels.com recruited me. Life as a professional gigolo has truly shaped me, brought me much fulfillment and has made me the person I am today. In 2010, I was approached by the Showtime series ‘Gigolos’ and have starred in every episode of all six seasons.