After receiving a B.A. from Beloit College and an MFA in Creative Writing from USC, Haris soon realized he had no discernible skills with which to make a living. This despite being a finalist in the American Theater Festival for his one act play, Armageddon. Advertising beckoned.
After several years writing and producing award winning radio and television commercials, Haris sold his first screenplay, Save the Dog
, which was later produced as a Disney Sunday Night movie.
Haris has written scripts for Universal, Columbia, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Disney Feature Animation, and Paramount. His original screenplay, A Saintly Switch
was produced for ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney. It was directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starred David Alan Grier and Viveca Fox.
He wrote the script for Dragonshard
, a PC game from Atari and Liquid Entertainment. Call of Juarez
, a game he wrote for Techland and Ubisoft, was released in 2007. Kane's Wrath
, the expansion to the best-selling Command and Conquer Tiberium Wars, was released in 2008. Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3
was also released in 2008 and was nominated for a Writer's Guild of America Award. Call of Juarez 2: Bound in Blood
arrived in stores in July, 2009. Dead Island was released in September, 2011 and stayed at the top of the sales charts for the next three weeks.
Haris is currently writing a new game for Techland
Also Known As
- Call of Juarez: The Cartel (2011), Ubisoft, Inc.
- Dead Island (2011), Deep Silver, Inc.
- Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (2009), Ubisoft, Inc.
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Commander's Challenge (2009), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising (2009), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath (2008), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (2008), Electronic Arts, Inc.
- Call of Juarez (2006), Ubisoft Entertainment SA
- Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard (2005), Atari, Inc.