40 Facts About Anthony Michael Hall


Michael Anthony Hall was born on April 14,1968, and known professionally as Anthony Michael Hall, is an American actor best known for his leading role as Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone from 2002 to 2007.

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Anthony Michael Hall rose to fame starring in films with John Hughes, which include the teen classics Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Weird Science.

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Anthony Michael Hall had the leading role in the USA Network series The Dead Zone from 2002 to 2007.

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Anthony Michael Hall was born on April 14,1968 in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston.

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Anthony Michael Hall is the only child of blues-jazz singer Mercedes Hall's first marriage.

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Anthony Michael Hall divorced Hall's father, Larry, an auto-body-shop owner, when their son was six months old.

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Anthony Michael Hall has one half-sister, Mary Chestaro, from his mother's second marriage to Thomas Chestaro, a show business manager.

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Anthony Michael Hall's half-sister is pursuing a career as a singer under the name of Mary C Hall uses the name Anthony, rather than Michael.

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Anthony Michael Hall transposed his first and middle names when he entered show business because there was another actor named Michael Hall who was already a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

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Anthony Michael Hall began his acting career at age eight and continued throughout high school.

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Anthony Michael Hall was the Honeycomb cereal kid and appeared in several commercials for toys and Bounty.

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Anthony Michael Hall went on to appear in the Lincoln Center Festival's production of St Joan of the Microphone, and in a play with Woody Allen.

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In 1985, Anthony Michael Hall starred in two additional teen-oriented films written and directed by Hughes.

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Anthony Michael Hall was cast as Brian Johnson, "the brain, " in The Breakfast Club, co-starring Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Molly Ringwald.

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Later that year, Anthony Michael Hall portrayed Gary Wallace, another likable misfit, in Weird Science.

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Anthony Michael Hall, who portrayed Hughes' alter egos in Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Weird Science, credits the director for putting him on the map and giving him those opportunities as a child.

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Anthony Michael Hall was, and remains, the youngest cast member in the show's history.

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Anthony Michael Hall's recurring characters on the show were Craig Sundberg, Idiot Savant, an intelligent, talented teenager with a vacant expression and stilted speech, and Fed Jones, half of the habitually high, hustling pitchmen known as The Jones Brothers.

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Anthony Michael Hall had admired the show and its stars as a child, but he found the SNL environment to be far more competitive than he had imagined.

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Critic Roger Ebert described Out of Bounds as "an explosion at the cliche factory, " and Caryn James from The New York Times claimed that not even "Anthony Michael Hall, who made nerds seem lovable in John Hughes' Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, [could] do much to reconcile" the disparate themes of the movie.

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Anthony Michael Hall was offered the starring role in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket in a conversation with Stanley Kubrick, but after an eight-month negotiation, a financial agreement could not be reached.

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In 1994, Anthony Michael Hall starred in and directed his first feature film, a low-budget Showtime comedy titled Hail Caesar about a would-be rock star who works in a pencil eraser factory.

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Anthony Michael Hall was widely praised for his portrayal of Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates.

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Anthony Michael Hall starred opposite Sheryl Lee as a cheating husband in the 2001 USA Network cable movie Hitched.

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Anthony Michael Hall began his first regular series role in 2002, starring as Johnny Smith in USA Network's supernatural drama The Dead Zone, a TV series adapted from Stephen King's best-selling novel.

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Anthony Michael Hall was cast in the show after executive producer Michael Piller saw his performance in Pirates of Silicon Valley.

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Anthony Michael Hall directed an episode from season three, "The Cold Hard Truth, " guest starring standup comic Richard Lewis.

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Anthony Michael Hall appeared in the tenth episode of Criss Angel Mindfreaks fourth season.

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Anthony Michael Hall develops film and television projects under his production company banner AMH Entertainment.

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Anthony Michael Hall starred in Aftermath, a 2010 independent crime-drama film, with Tony Danza and Frank Whaley.

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Anthony Michael Hall made guest appearances in two episodes of the sitcom Community.

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Anthony Michael Hall reprised his role as Rusty Griswold in 2012 in a series of Old Navy holiday commercials featuring the Griswold family.

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Anthony Michael Hall is the lead singer and songwriter for his band, Hall of Mirrors, formed in 1998.

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Anthony Michael Hall appeared as "Rusty" the security guard at the amusement park visited by the Goldberg family in the TV series The Goldbergs in their 2019 season premiere spoof of National Lampoon's Vacation.

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Anthony Michael Hall became a regular subject of tabloid media after New York magazine named him a member of the "Brat Pack", the group of young actors who became famous in the 1980s and frequently starred together.

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Anthony Michael Hall eventually quit drinking and became fully sober by 1990.

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Anthony Michael Hall played a gay love interest to Will Smith, who had previously agreed to a kissing scene between the two.

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Sheedy, Ringwald, and Anthony Michael Hall appeared together on stage, and Paul Gleason gave the award to his former castmates.

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In September 2017, Anthony Michael Hall pleaded no contest to a lesser charge, was found guilty and sentenced to 3 years probation and 40 hours of community service.

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In 2019, Anthony Michael Hall became engaged to Slovak-Canadian actress Lucia Oskerova.

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