But virtually every weekend he heads out to a convention or leads a workshop in special effects makeup.
"People are paying $20 for an autographed picture," he marveled. Last weekend, he taught 40 theater enthusiasts how to create masks during a workshop in Fairmont. He is working on another in Huntington later this month.
"The show has created a resurgence for the art form," Haddy said. He hopes that means there will be more work out there for artists like him.
"It stinks that everything revolves around money. I really want to pursue this, but on the hand, how do I pursue this and still pay my bills?" he added.
In a perfect world, Haddy could remain in West Virginia and travel as needed for movie or theater jobs or for regional workshops.
"The apron strings are hard to cut in the Lebanese community," he joked. "It takes a machete."
Haddy said one of his goals in being on the show was to do West Virginia proud.
"We get such a bum rap," he said.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.