Anthony Michael Hall

Biography

Date of Birth 14 April 1968, West Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA Birth Name Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) Mini Biography Anthony Michael Hall was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His stepfather is a show-business manager and his mother, Mercedes Hall, is an actress-singer. His sister, Mary Christian, is also a performer. He started doing TV commercials, and his first major break came when he was cast as the young Steve Allen in Allen's semi-autobiographical play "The Wake." He came to the attention of movie audiences with his performance as the geeky, overbearing yet endearing "Farmer Ted" who talks Molly Ringwald into giving him her underwear in Dieciséis velas (1984). His television credits include the Emmy Award-winning "The Gold Bug," in which he played the young Edgar Allan Poe, as well as the TV movie Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn (1982) (TV), and specials "The Body Human" and "Orphans, Waifs and Wards." On stage, he appeared in the Lincoln Center Festival's production of "St. Joan of the Microphone." Trivia Youngest member of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) ever, in 1985 when he was 17. Was only on SNL for one season because he had to go to rehab. Turned down roles in La chica de rosa (1986) and Todo en un día (1986) so he would not be typecast. Anthony Michael Hall was in negotiations to star as Private Joker in the Stanley Kubrick film _Full Metal Jacket (1987)_ but after eight months of negotiations a deal between Stanley Kubrick and Hall fell through. Switched his first and middle name because there was already a Michael Hall in the Screen Actors Guild. Goes by his birth name off-screen. He is a singer, plays drums and composes songs for his band. Writes and sings for his band, Hall of Mirrors. Briefly dated Molly Ringwald. Began drinking alcohol when he was 13. By the time he was 18, it was taking over his life. In 1990, he quit drinking and has been sober ever since. Former "brat packer." Brother of Mary Christian, who played his on-screen sister in El club de los cinco (1985) as well. All of the characters played by Anthony in John Hughes films are actually based on Hughes himself. His favorite character he ever played was Bill Gates in Piratas de Silicon Valey (1999) (TV). He thought it was fun playing the richest man in the world. In Freddy el colgao (2001), Anthony had trouble driving the sports car his character had. Director Tom Green commented in the DVD of the film that it took several dozen takes to get the two-second shot. For his role as Whitey Ford in 61* (2001) (TV), rather than learning to pitch left-handed, he wore his Yankee uniform number and logo backward, and pitched right-handed. The image was then flipped. Has appeared with actor and friend Robert Downey Jr. in La mujer explosiva (1985), Johnny superstar (1988), and Hail Caesar (1994) (which he directed himself). Stanley Kubrick claimed that the collaboration between Hall and director John Hughes was "the most promising since James Stewart and Frank Capra." Claims his favorite book is John O'Donahue's "Eternal Echoes." Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s "brat pack," along with Judd Nelson, Mare Winningham, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Ally Sheedy. Is of Irish and Italian heritage. Ranked #41 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars" While not related to musician Daryl Hall, he did play Daryl in a skit on "Saturday Night Live" (1975) with Robert Downey Jr.. Was cast in "La zona muerta" (2002) after executive producer Michael Piller saw his performance in Piratas de Silicon Valey (1999) (TV). Auditioned for the role of Ponyboy in Rebeldes (1983). Portrayed Tony Kushner in Kushner's production of "Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy," October 2004, in Hollywood, California, starring Mimi Kennedy, Sally Field, and JoBeth Williams. Beat out Jim Carrey for the role of Ted in Dieciséis velas (1984). He is the youngest member of the Brat Pack. Godfather of Indio Falconer Downey, Robert Downey Jr.'s son. Plays bass, drums and guitar. Lives in Playa del Rey, California.

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Birth Name

Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall

Birth Place

West Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

4/14/1968
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The Breakfast Club

Brian Johnson

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Edward Scissorhands

Jim

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Dead In Tombstone

Red Cavanaugh

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Zombie Night

Patrick

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Johnny Be Good

Johnny Walker

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Pirates of Silicon Valley

Bill Gates

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Hail Caesar

Julius Caesar McMurty

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Last Man Standing

Nick Collins

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Final Approach

Greg Gilliad

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A Gnome Named Gnorm

Casey Gallagher

Starring In
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The Class

Faulk

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Halloween Kills

Tommy Doyle

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Bodied

Professor Merkin

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War Machine

Greg Pulver

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The Lears

Glenn Lear

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Live by Night

Gary L. Smith

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Results

Grigory

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Natural Selection

Mr. Stevenson

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Foxcatcher

Jack

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Zombie Night

Patrick

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Dead In Tombstone

Red Cavanaugh

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Sexy Evil Genius

Mark Von Dutch

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Last Man Standing

Nick Collins

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The Dark Knight

Mike Engel

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Final Approach

Greg Gilliad

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L.A. Blues

Larry

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All About the Benjamins

Lil J

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The Dead Zone

Johnny Smith / ... (78 episodes, 2002-2007)

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61*

Whitey Ford

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Freddy Got Fingered

Mr. Davidson

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The Caveman's Valentine

Bob

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Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story

Mutt Lange

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Happy Accidents

Himself

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The Photographer

Greg

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Fallen Angel

Brian Cutler

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Pirates of Silicon Valley

Bill Gates

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Dirt Merchant

Jeffry Alan Spacy

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Trojan War

Bus Driver

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The Grave

Travis Percell

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Exit in Red

Nick

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Hijacked: Flight 285

Peter Cronin

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The Killing Grounds

Art Styles

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The Death Artist

Walter

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Texas

Yancey Quimper

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Touched by an Angel - The Third Season, Vol. 1

Thomas Prescott (2 episodes, 1996-1999)

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Hail Caesar

Julius Caesar McMurty

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Six Degrees of Separation

Trent Conway

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Me & the Mob

Jimmy's Friend Kevin Friedland

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Into the Sun

Tom Slade

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Edward Scissorhands

Jim

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A Gnome Named Gnorm

Casey Gallagher

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Johnny Be Good

Johnny Walker

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Out of Bounds

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Weird Science

Gary Wallace

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The Breakfast Club

Brian Johnson

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Sixteen Candles

Geek

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National Lampoon's Vacation

Rusty Griswold

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Six Pack

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