Cole became interested in acting while attending high school. Making his film debut in 1992's "School Ties," Cole co-starred with a up-and-comers including Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. He co-starred again with Affleck in 1993's "Dazed and Confused." Since then, Hauser's acting credits include such diverse characters as a skinhead, a violent drug-dealing boyfriend, and a loyal neighborhood friend in the Oscar winning 1997 film "Good Will Hunting". Cole has also portrayed a young man handling a ranching business, a futuristic bounty hunter, and a Staff Sergeant. Cole is the son of actor Wings Hauser and Cassie Warner, co-founder of the Warner sisters. His maternal great-grandfather was Harry M. Warner, founder of Warner Bros Studios, and his uncle is actor Erich Hauser. Other members of his family include his stepmother Cali Lili Hauser, also an actress, his grandfather Dwight Hauser and his half-sister Bright Hauser.