Anthony Michael Hall

Mostly Credited As: Anthony Michael Hall
Birth Name: Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall
Date Of Birth: April 14, 1968 (Age 48)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: West Roxbury, Massachusetts
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

Anthony Michael Hall

Anthony Michael Hall was born as Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall on April 14, 1968 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, a neighborhood of Boston. He is the son of jazz & blues singer Mercedes Hall and her first husband, Larry, whom she divorced when Anthony was six months old. He has a half-sister, Mary, from his mother's second marriage.

He began acting at age 7, appearing in ads for Honeycomb cereal, Bounty paper towels, and various toys. His mother was his manager, and he continued acting through high school. Later, his step-father became his manager. After he graduated, he decided to skip college to farther his career in acting.

In 1978, at the age of 10, Anthony landed his first major role as Rusty Griswald in National Lampoon's Vacation, which garnered attention from John Hughes. Six years after, at the age of 16, he starred in John Hughes's Sixteen Candles, as a geeky, desperate teen who was in love with the main character, played by Molly Ringwald (who Hall would later date). A year later, he went to star in The Breakfast Club as the nerdy Brian Johnson ("the brain"), with fellow Sixteen Candles star Molly Ringwald, and also starred Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Paul Gleason. The film was also directed by John Hughes. Later that same year, he starred in Weird Science (yet again directed by John Hughes) as a misfit named Gary. With those three films, Hall was a main member of the beloved Brat Pack.

After his "Brat Pack" success, Hall began to party a lot, and developed a drinking problem; he eventually became sober in 1990. He later auditioned for Saturday Night Live, and became the youngest cast member to date (at age 17). He was only on the show for one season; he was unable to create any memorable characters, and the show was too competitive for him. He was offered roles in two more John Hughes films, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Pretty in Pink, both roles yet again the stereotypical nerd. He turned them down to avoid being typecast, and instead starred in the action/thriller Out of Bounds, which was a box office disappointment. In 1988, Hall starred in the comedy Johnny Be Good, playing the main character, who was a high school quarterback, which differed from his previous roles. Two years after, he went on to play the antagonist in the Tim Burton film, Edward Scissorhands. He continued to vary his roles, playing a gay man in Six Degrees of Separation, a wannabe rock-star in Hail Caesar, and a young Bill Gates in the Emmy-nominated television movie, Pirates of Silicon Valley.

In 2002, Hall starred in The Dead Zone as the main character, Johnny Smith, which was based on the novel of the same name by horror writer Stephen King. The show was a ratings success, and in the third season, he tried his first shot at directing an episode. Besides acting, he co-produced a small film called Funny Valentine in 2005, and produced the 2007 film, Aftermath, which was Chris Penn's final role before his death in 2006. The Dead Zone aired its last episode in September 2007.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Dead Zone (2002)As: Johnny Smith
Claude's Crib (1997)As: Shorty
Saturday Night Live (1975)As: Various (1985-1986)
Episode Cast Credits 

Rosewood (2015) 
  Pilot 01x01: (Sep/23/2015) As Detective Willet 

Psych (2006) 
  Someone's Got a Woody 08x04: (Jan/29/2014) As Harris Trout 
  S.E.I.Z.E the Day 08x02: (Jan/15/2014) As Harris Trout 
  No Trout About It 07x14: (May/29/2013) As Harris Trout 

Awkward (2011) 
  Less Than Hero 03x16: (Nov/19/2013) As Mr. Hart, [Special Guest Stars]
  Let's Talk about Sex 03x04: (Apr/30/2013) As Mr. Hart, [Special Guest Stars]
  Cha-cha-cha-changes 03x01: (Apr/16/2013) As Mr. Hart, [Special Guest Stars]

Celebrity Ghost Stories (2009) 
  Richard Grieco, Anthony Michael Hall, Ana Ortiz, Barry Bostwick 05x06: (Jul/06/2013) As Himself 
  Tom Green, Anthony Michael Hall, Brenda Epperson, Jacklyn Zeman 05x05: (Jun/29/2013) As Himself 

Warehouse 13 (2009) 
  A New Hope 04x01: (Jul/23/2012) As Walter Sykes, [Special Guest Stars]
  Emily Lake / Stand 03x11: (Oct/03/2011) As Walter Sykes, [Special Guest Stars]
  Shadows 03x09: (Sep/12/2011) As Walter Sykes 

Community (2009) 
  A Fistful of Paintballs (1) 02x23: (May/05/2011) As Mike 
  Comparative Religion 01x12: (Dec/10/2009) As Mike, [Special Guest Stars]

No Ordinary Family (2010) 
  No Ordinary Proposal 01x16: (Feb/22/2011) As Roy Minor 

American Dad! (2005) 
  Stanny Boy and Frantastic 06x10: (Jan/23/2011) Voiced  Tom 

CSI: Miami (2002) 
  In The Wind 08x14: (Feb/01/2010) As James Bradstone 

Entourage (2004) 
  The First Cut Is the Deepest 04x02: (Jun/24/2007) As Himself 

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (2007) 
  Anthony Michael Hall 01x110: (Jun/22/2007) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Anthony Michael Hall, Denis Leary, guest co-host Jacque Reid 10x191: (Jun/13/2007) As Himself 
  Charles Gibson, Anthony Michael Hall 09x122: (Jun/27/2006) As Himself 
  Season 7, Episode 195 07x195: (Jun/02/2004) As Himself 
  Season 6, Episode 221 06x221: (Jul/07/2003) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Anthony Michael Hall, James Carville, Robert Randolph and the Family Band 04x132: (Sep/07/2006) As Himself 
  Anthony Michael Hall, Joan & Melissa Rivers, the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus 04x126: (Aug/25/2006) As Himself 
  Anthony Michael Hall & Athlete 03x74: (Jun/08/2005) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Sara Rue, Anthony Michael Hall, Secret Machines 02x96: (Jun/12/2006) As Himself 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Sharon Case, Anthony Michael Hall, Sam Marvin, John Pizzarelli 01x167: (Jul/19/2005) As Himself 

The New Tom Green Show (2003) 
  Episode 14 01x14: (Jul/10/2003) As Himself 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Sixteen Candles 05x25: (Jun/10/2001) As Himself 

The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998) 
  Dead to Rights 01x21: (May/15/1999) As Officer Reid Truax 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Matthew Lillard 04x09: (Jan/25/1999) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Jamie Foxx Show (1996) 
  Do the Write Thing 02x06: (Oct/12/1997) As Tim 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  What You Don't Know Can Kill You 12x22: (May/05/1996) As Les Franklin 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  Flesh and Blood 02x22: (May/04/1996) As Thomas Prescott 

NYPD Blue (1993) 
  Travels With Andy 02x13: (Feb/14/1995) As Hanson Riker 

Tales from the Crypt (1989) (1989) 
  Creep Course 05x09: (Nov/10/1993) As Reggie Skulnick 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

The Dead Zone (2002)• Producer

Episode Crew

The Dead Zone (2002) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Cold Hard Truth 03x04 Jun/27/2004 As: Director
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Member of the Brat Pack.

He and Ilan Mitchell-Smith did not get along well during filming of Weird Science. He was often quite dismissive of Mitchell-Smith and deliberately excluded him from numerous activities.

At the age of 17, he is the youngest cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live. He was a regular during the 1985-1986 season.

He turned down the role of Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

He is the youngest member of the Brat Pack.

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