Albert Hall

Actor
A pliable, somewhat paunchy character player of TV and films whose parts increased in size with the advent of middle age, Albert Hall made a strong impression as Baines, the brother who introduces Malcolm Little to ... Read more »
Born: 11/10/1937 in Boothton, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

Men of a Certain Age 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Detroit 1-8-7 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Not Easily Broken 2009 (Movie)

Bishop Wilkes (Actor)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Nichols (Actor)

ER 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1989 - 1992, 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ali 2001 (Movie)

Elijah Muhammad (Actor)

New York Undercover 1989 - 1992, 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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That's Life 1989 - 1992, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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A Different World 1989 - 1992, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Roc 1991 - 1992, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Strong Medicine 2000 (Tv Show)

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Beloved 1998 (Movie)

Stamp Paid (Actor)

The Practice 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Tiger Woods Story 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Anarchy TV 1997 (Movie)

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The Life and Times of Carl Perkins 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Courage Under Fire 1996 (Movie)

Speaker (Actor)

Get on the Bus 1996 (Movie)

Craig (Actor)

Swift Justice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Great White Hype 1996 (Movie)

Roper's Manager (Actor)

Devil in A Blue Dress 1995 (Movie)

Odell (Actor)

Jimi 1995 (Movie)

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Major Payne 1995 (Movie)

General Decker (Actor)

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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What About Your Friends? 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's "Star" 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Rookie of the Year 1993 (Movie)

Martinella (Actor)

Malcolm X 1992 (Movie)

Baines (Actor)

Music Box 1989 (Movie)

Mack Jones (Actor)

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Betrayed 1988 (Movie)

Al Sanders (Actor)

On the Edge 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Uncle Tom's Cabin 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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The Long Hot Summer 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Trouble in Mind 1985 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

Apocalypse Now 1979 (Movie)

Chief Phillips (Actor)

The Bermuda Triangle 1977 (Movie)

727 Co-pilot (Actor)

Willie Dynamite 1974 (Movie)

Pointer (Actor)

Brimstone (TV Show)

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Midas Valley (TV Show)

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Roots: The Next Generations (TV Show)

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Ryan's Four (TV Show)

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Separate But Equal (TV Show)

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Swing Vote (TV Show)

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The Boys (TV Show)

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The Cold Equations (TV Show)

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The Sophisticated Gents (TV Show)

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Director (1)

Biography

A pliable, somewhat paunchy character player of TV and films whose parts increased in size with the advent of middle age, Albert Hall made a strong impression as Baines, the brother who introduces Malcolm Little to Islam, in Spike Lee's biopic "Malcolm X" (1992) and as the nervous but firm Sal Martinella, manager of "Rookie of the Year" (1993). Like many actors who seem to have to age into their careers, Hall often played minor or unrewarding parts early in his career. His feature film work began with a comic role in "Leadbelly" (1976) and the actor had a small role as a co-pilot of an aircraft going over "The Bermuda Triangle" (1978). The next year, he could be seen as Chief Phillips, who brings Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) upriver in Francis Ford Coppola's epic "Apocalypse Now". In the 90s, the parts grew in importance, thanks in large measure to "Malcolm X" and the comedy hit "Rookie of the Year". Hall was the imperious General Decker in "Major Payne" and the slow-witted Odell in "Devil in a Blue Dress" (both 1995) and had supporting roles in "Courage Under Fire" and Spike Lee's "Get on the Bus" (both 1996).

Milestones

2002

Portrayed Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in the Michael Mann-directed biopic "Ali"

1998

Played recurring role of Judge Walsh on two David E. Kelley created series, "The Practice" (ABC) and "Ally McBeal" (Fox)

1996

Reteamed with Spike Lee for "Get on the Bus"

1993

Played the team manager, "Rookie of the Year"

1992

Co-starred as Baines in Spike Lee's "Malcolm X"

1983

Had first regular role on the ABC drama series "Ryan's Four"

1979

Had featured role in Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"

1979

Played small role in the ABC miniseries "Roots: The Next Generations"

1976

Film debut, "Leadbelly"

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