28 Facts About Arsenio Hall


Arsenio Hall was born on February 12,1956 and is an American comedian, actor and talk show host.


Arsenio Hall hosted the late-night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show, from 1989 until 1994, and again from 2013 to 2014.


Arsenio Hall has appeared in Martial Law, Coming to America, Coming 2 America, and Harlem Nights.


Arsenio Hall was the host of Star Search and appeared as Alan Thicke's sidekick on the talk show Thicke of the Night.


Arsenio Hall graduated from Warrensville Heights High School in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, in 1973, after briefly attending John F Kennedy High School.


Arsenio Hall later attended Ohio University and Kent State University.


Arsenio Hall later moved to Chicago, and then Los Angeles, to pursue a career in comedy, making a couple of appearances on Soul Train.


Arsenio Hall appeared on five weeks of episodes of the short-lived NBC game show Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour from 1983 to 1984.


Arsenio Hall was the original voice of Winston Zeddemore in the animated series The Real Ghostbusters from 1986 to 1987.


Arsenio Hall was chosen to host the show in the fall of 1987, and his stint proved immensely popular, leading to his being offered his own show in syndication.


Arsenio Hall had a rivalry with Jay Leno after the latter was named host of The Tonight Show, during which Hall said that he would "kick Jay's ass" in ratings.


Between 1988 and 1991, Arsenio Hall hosted the MTV Video Music Awards.


Since The Arsenio Hall Show ended, Hall had leading roles on television shows such as the short-lived sitcom Arsenio and Martial Law with Sammo Hung, and hosted the revival of Star Search.


Hall appeared as himself in Chappelle's Show in March 2004 when Chappelle was imagining "what Arsenio is doing right now" in a dinner scene.


Arsenio Hall has guest co-hosted Wednesday evenings on The Tim Conway Jr.


Arsenio Hall hosted MyNetworkTV's comedic web video show The World's Funniest Moments and TV One's 100 Greatest Black Power Moves.


Arsenio Hall appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher in May 2012, in a discussion commemorating the 1992 Los Angeles riots.


Arsenio Hall was considered the host of the syndicated version of Deal or No Deal and filmed a pilot.


Arsenio Hall appeared regularly on The Jay Leno Show, and was a guest on Lopez Tonight.


George Lopez credits Arsenio as the reason he had a late night show; Lopez appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show more times than any other comedian.


Lopez requested Arsenio Hall be a co-host on Lopez Tonight since he regarded Arsenio Hall as his inspiration and the first "late night party show host".


In 2012, Arsenio Hall was a contestant on the fifth edition of The Celebrity Apprentice, which began airing February 19,2012.


For winning The Celebrity Apprentice, Arsenio Hall won the $250,000 grand prize for his charity, in addition to money for the tasks he and his team performed when he was a team leader.


In 1997, after being out of the public eye for three years, Arsenio Hall gave an interview to dispel rumors regarding what had driven him off stage.


Hall says he took time off to raise his son before resuming The Arsenio Hall Show in 2013.


Arsenio Hall had an interest in returning to the business eventually, but his decision was not confirmed until he appeared on Lopez Tonight in 2009.


On May 5,2016, Arsenio Hall filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Sinead O'Connor after she claimed he had fueled Prince's drug habit and had spiked her drink at a party at Eddie Murphy's house.


Arsenio Hall dropped the lawsuit after O'Connor apologized and retracted her allegations.