A Night Out With Lukas Haas

11/25/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"I JUST like sitting and watching people," said Lukas Haas, the 32-year-old actor and musician who still bears a striking resemblance to the little Amish boy he played in the 1985 film "Witness." It was a Friday night at Hennessey's Tavern, an Irish-style bar, and Mr. Haas, who had just performed a short set at a nearby blues club, was sitting back, sipping a Coke.

"I love seeing people having fun," he said. "Everyone over in L.A. is too cool for it. That's the problem."

No doubt, many people would think that Mr. Haas, who pals around with actors like Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, is too cool for casual people-watching. But his low-key manner and friendly smile quickly put that assumption to rest.

Though Mr. Haas hasn't given up acting (he recently had a cameo on "Entourage" as a backwoods screenwriter, and made a memorable appearance in the indie film "Brick" as a drug kingpin), his current passion is music.

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