Anthony Michael Hall

Actor, Singer, Director
Star of a number of classic John Hughes high school comedies in the 1980s, Anthony Michael Hall reinvented himself after a considerably rocky transition to adult roles. Hall's breakout as a gawky but self-possessed ... Read more »
Born: 04/13/1968 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (71)

Results 2015 (Movie)

Grigory (Actor)

Aftermath 2014 (Movie)

Tom Fiorini (Actor)

Foxcatcher 2014 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Funny Valentine 2014 (Movie)

Josh (Actor)

Psych 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Searching for Bobby DeNiro 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Something About Her 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Zombie Night 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Awkward. 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Warehouse 13 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Community 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Man Standing 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

No Ordinary Family 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mortified Sessions 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Criss Angel: Mindfreak 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Final Approach 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dark Knight 2008 (Movie)

Engel (Actor)

Entourage 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Dead Zone 1985 - 1986, 1994 - 1999, 2001 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Guest

All About the Benjamins 2002 (Movie)

Lil' J (Actor)

61* 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Caveman's Valentine 2001 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Dirt Merchant 2001 (Movie)

Jeffry Alan Spacy (Actor)

Freddy Got Fingered 2001 (Movie)

Mr Davidson (Actor)

Happy Accidents 2001 (Movie)

Famous Actor (Actor)

Sixteen Candles: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Eternal Revenge 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Crow: Stairway to Heaven 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1985 - 1986, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1985 - 1986, 1994 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Brat Pack: The E! True Hollywood Story 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1985 - 1986, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jamie Foxx Show 1985 - 1986, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Exit in Red 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Killing Grounds 1997 (Movie)

Art Styles (Actor)

A Bucket of Blood 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Games 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Grave 1996 (Movie)

Travis Purcell (Actor)

James A. Michener's Texas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Creep Course 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Death Artist 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Who Do I Gotta Kill? 1994 (Movie)

Jimmy's Friend (Actor)

Hail Caesar 1993 (Movie)

Julius Caesar MacGruder (Actor)

Six Degrees of Separation 1993 (Movie)

Trent Conway (Actor)

A Gnome Named Gnorm 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Into the Sun 1992 (Movie)

Tom Slade (Actor)

Edward Scissorhands 1990 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Johnny Be Good 1988 (Movie)

Johnny Walker (Actor)

Out of Bounds 1986 (Movie)

Daryl Cage (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1985 - 1986 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Breakfast Club 1985 (Movie)

Brian Johnson (Actor)

Weird Science 1985 (Movie)

Gary (Actor)

Sixteen Candles 1984 (Movie)

Geek (Actor)

National Lampoon's Vacation 1983 (Movie)

Rusty Griswold (Actor)

Six Pack 1981 (Movie)

Doc (Actor)

A Touch of Hope (TV Show)

Actor

High Voltage (TV Show)

Actor

Hijacked: Flight 285 (TV Show)

Actor

Hitched (TV Show)

Actor

Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV Show)

Actor

Running Out (TV Show)

Actor

The Photographer (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Aftermath 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Funny Valentine 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (1)

Hail Caesar 1993 (Movie)

origianl songs (Song)
Director (1)

Hail Caesar 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Star of a number of classic John Hughes high school comedies in the 1980s, Anthony Michael Hall reinvented himself after a considerably rocky transition to adult roles. Hall's breakout as a gawky but self-possessed freshman geek opposite Molly Ringwald in "Sixteen Candles" (1984) led to similar outcast roles in "The Breakfast Club" (1985) and "Weird Science" (1985), cementing the freckled actor's status as the '80s nerd-of-choice. He was considered a member of Hollywood's Brat Pack, a loosely associated group of young actors who surfaced ad nauseum in dozens of high school and young adult movies of the era, though Hall disassociated himself from that scene and his typecasting when he unsuccessfully ventured into action films and sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). Hall subsequently put aside his genuine comedic talent and likeable smartass appeal in favor of earnest TV movies and scowling villains in low budget films. He finally earned positive attention again in the new millennium as the paranormally powered protagonist of the Stephen King-based series, "The Dead Zone" (USA, 2002-07), which brought him back into the spotlight and effectively erased his status as a kid-star has-been.

Relationships

Larry

Father

Thomas Chestaro

Step-Father
Part of Anthony Michael Hall's management team

Mary Chestaro

Half-Sister
Daughter of Mercedes Hall and Thomas Chestaro

Diana Falzone

Companion
Dated for a year before splitting in November 2009 Falzone was granted a temporary restraining order against Hall after they split

Sandra Guerard Actor

Companion
Briefly dated No longer together

Mercedes Hall Actor

Mother
Born in 1948 Acted together as mother and son in "The Breakfast Club" (1985) and "Funny Valentine" (2005)

Molly Ringwald Actor

Companion
Briefly dated during filming of "The Breakfast Club" (1985) Met while filming "Sixteen Candles" (1984)

Teresa Saint

Companion
Began dating c. 1990 No longer together

EDUCATION

Professional Children's School

New York , New York

St. Hugh's School

New York , New York
Was a senior there during his season on "SNL" (1985-1986)

Milestones

2011

Co-starred with Catherine Bell and Mekhi Phifer in Lifetime television movie "Last Man Standing"

2009

Guest-starred on the NBC comedy series "Community"

2008

Had a small role as a news reporter who is kidnapped by the Joker in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight"

2002

Starred as Johnny Smith in USA Network's "The Dead Zone"; also produced and directed episodes

2001

Portrayed baseball pitcher Whitey Ford in Billy Crystal's highly acclaimed HBO film "61*"

2001

Appeared in the critically-panned "Freddy Got Fingered" opposite Tom Green

2000

Made a cameo appearance as himself in the comedy "Happy Accidents"

1999

Portrayed Bill Gates, opposite Noah Wyle as Steve Jobs, in the TNT movie, "Pirates of Silicon Valley"

1998

Formed the band Hall of Mirrors

1994

Directed first film, the low-budget Showtime comedy, "Hail Caesar"; also co-starred with Robert Downey Jr. and Judd Nelson; wrote and performed the featured songs

1993

Was critically lauded for his supporting role as an MIT student (and Will Smith's gay lover) in "Six Degrees of Separation"

1990

Played a villain, opposite Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, in Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands"

1988

Starred as a high school football player in "Johnny Be Good" opposite Uma Thurman and Robert Downey Jr.

1986

Starred in first action/thriller "Out of Bounds"

1985

Joined NBC's "Saturday Night Live" for one season; at the age of 17, Hall was the youngest cast member in the show's history

1985

Cast as Brian Johnson, "the brain," in writer/director John Hughes' "The Breakfast Club"

1985

Starred as Gary Wallace, another likable geek, in John Hughes' "Weird Science"

1984

Landed breakout role as Farmer Ted, the geek who pursued Molly Ringwald's character, in John Hughes' directing debut "Sixteen Candles"

1983

Cast as Rusty Griswold, Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo's son, in "National Lampoon's Vacation"; first association with writer John Hughes

1982

Made his feature film-acting debut in "Six Pack"

1982

Played Huck Finn in the CBS TV-movie "Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn"

1980

Made his TV debut in the ABC movie "The Gold Bug" as a young Edgar Allan Poe

1977

Made his stage debut as the young Steve Allen in Allen's semi-autobiographical play "The Wake"

Formed AMH Entertainment Group

Appeared in the Lincoln Center Festival's production of "St. Joan of the Microphone"

Started acting in commercials when he was seven years old

Bonus Trivia

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There was a website devoted to him at www.hallofmirrors.com.

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"Eventually I got sober. I wasn't on skid row or anything, but I was wasting my energy, so I just took myself out of the whole nightlife thing. Now I'm basically a homebody. I go home at night and prepare for the next day. I think a lot about those years with [Robert] Downey. We started together; it was me who introduced him to Lorne Michaels and 'SNL' in the first place. But it's painful to tell you I wasn't there these last several years. I visited him in rehab, and I kept thinking, 'Why wasn't I there for him?' I wish I'd been able to help him fend off some of the losers who came his way. If I had to do it over again I'd have been there. Because friends matter." – Hall to Details magazine, March 1999

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On his work with John Hughes: "During the time we made those films, the focus was just to enjoy ourselves. He was empowering as a writer and director because he was very much a collaborator. He empowered the actors to make choices and to take chances with him, and to come to him with suggestions, to embellish scenes. He was very inspired to that extant. It was a work in progress. It was never: 'The door is shut.'" – Hall to The Boston Globe, June 20, 1999

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In September 2011, Hall was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of disturbing the peace after getting into a dispute with a neighbor at his Los Angeles condo

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