Hazel was one of the most fascinating characters on The Umbrella Academy. A former assassin, disillusioned with his life as an agent, who plans to leave the commission after falling for doughnut store-owner, Agnes. In season 2, an elderly Hazel appears to Five in 1963 where he’s tasked with killing Cha-Cha and retrieving the catalyst ball from her corpse… but that’s where things get complicated. The Brilliant and Tragic Hazel of The Umbrella Academy

The Origins of Hazel

Cameron Britton, who plays a disillusioned former assassin in Netflix’s Umbrella Academy, has also had a notable life outside acting. He was a professional ballet dancer for over 10 years until a knee injury forced him to change careers. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 he starred as Luke Hobbs in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Britton grew up in Indiana and attended Indiana University, where he received his BFA in dance performance. After college, he danced professionally with Ballet San Jose and later became a principal dancer with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in Chicago. But after suffering an injury that made it impossible for him to continue dancing professionally, Britton decided to try his hand at acting—and he never looked back.

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An Introduction to Hazel on The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Hazel, played by Cameron Britton, is Cha-Cha’s partner in crime as they work as assassins for a secret organization known as The Commission. He shows up in episode one after Cha-Cha goes missing, but it quickly becomes clear that he has his own agenda.

The Brilliant and Tragic Hazel of The Umbrella Academy
The Brilliant and Tragic Hazel of The Umbrella Academy

Hazel appears to be interested in nothing more than finding his own happiness; he wants out of their violent lives and into a normal life with someone special. When he meets Agnes (played by Colby Minifie), who owns a doughnut shop near where he’s staying, his plan is derailed when love comes knocking at his door. — Netflix US & Canada

Season 1 – Random Tidbits About Hazel

If you’ve seen any behind-the-scenes content for The Umbrella Academy, then you already know how funny Cameron Britton is in real life. He’s truly exceptional as Hazel – but did you know he played Bobby on American Crime Story: Assassination of Gianni Versace? His energy seems to make everything he does that much better! He was also a guest star on Barry (as a Russian mobster) – check him out if you haven’t already! It’s not just about his acting ability; it’s about his charisma. So, why is Cha-Cha my favorite character? Easily because I relate to him; however, unlike Cha-Cha, I don’t have anger issues.

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Season 2 – Who Is Hazel On TUA?

Cameron Britton joins ‘The Umbrella Academy’ for season 2 as Gus’ old partner, a disaffected assassin with PTSD. We had a chance to chat with him about what we can expect from his storyline in season 2, his character’s chemistry with Ellen Page’s Vanya, and why playing an evil character is actually really rewarding. Read on! Spoiler Warning: This interview will include spoilers for season 1. If you have not finished The Umbrella Academy yet, consider saving it until after you watch season 2 when it premieres Friday, April 4 on Netflix. So you joined The Umbrella Academy late in production after shooting had already begun. How did that come about?

The Brilliant and Tragic Hazel of The Umbrella Academy
The Brilliant and Tragic Hazel of The Umbrella Academy

Did Cameron Britton win an Emmy?

Yes! Britton was named best guest actor in a drama series for his role as Hazel. In season 2, an elderly Hazel appears to Five in 1963. His memories had been changed after Cha-Cha failed to kill him. He served as a force of good in Five’s life; he helped Five escape from an orphanage where an oppressive administrator led children through rigorous training to hone their abilities. He fell ill but healed when Five attempted to resuscitate him with his healing touch, which caused both of them to receive scars across their bodies similar to those on Five’s original timeline father, Bartholomew Hargreeves/Number One.

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How old is Cameron Britton from Umbrella Academy?

Cameron Britton (born November 25, 1990) is an American actor. He played Hazel in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy and voices Wrex in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Britton is credited with appearances in AMC’s Breaking Bad, A&E’s Bates Motel, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, NBC’s Awake, Starz’s Party Down as well as Showtime’s Shameless. He was a regular cast member on MTV’s horror series Scream from season two to four.

The Brilliant and Tragic Hazel of The Umbrella Academy
The Brilliant and Tragic Hazel of The Umbrella Academy

How tall is Cameron Britton in feet and inches?

6’1.5 (185.56 cm) he looked 6’3 but that’s with shoe advantage. He wore size 12 shoes so he’s really 6’0, 1/2 in his bare feet height is 6’0. His lowest weight was 150 pounds at age 17 and has been 185 to 190 pounds (84 kg) at ages 22-25. Since 2017, Cameron has gone back up to 220 lbs after not doing much for a few years so overall got closer to 190 when filming season 2 which aired in 2019. There are conflicting info sources on Cameron’s exact weight.

Did mindhunter win any awards?

It did! In 2019, mindhunter won five Emmy awards: Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for both Fincher and Ford (what!), Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special (Fincher again), and finally, Outstanding Sound Editing. Amazing. And deserved. You can read more about it here. So what’s next?

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