Hal Sparks

Actor, TV host, Comedian
A likable and quick-witted presence on film and in television, Hal Sparks was an actor and comedian who rose to prominence as the third host of "Talk Soup" (E!, 1999-2000). Sparks later showed his dramatic side as ... Read more »
Born: 09/24/1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

Lab Rats 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Space: Downfall 2014 (Movie)

Ramirez (Voice)

The Soup 1991 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney TRYathlon 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Undateable 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Extract 2009 (Movie)

Guitar Salesman #1 (Actor)

Anime: Drawing a Revolution 2003 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Camp Chaos Presents VH1 Ill-ustrated 2003 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Voice

Celebracadabra 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Blackjack 2003 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Paranormal Project 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1994 - 1995, 2003 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the New Millennium 2005 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993 - 1995, 2003 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1993 - 1995, 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Duets 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Search for the Funniest Mom in America 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '06 Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s: 3D 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Premium Blend 1997 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Survival of the Richest 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Host

VH1 Big in '05 Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Queer as Folk (US) 2000 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Vegas 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

Elevator Passenger (Actor)

VH1 Big in '03 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

Publisher (Actor)

Frasier 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '70s 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Lightning Bug 2003 (Movie)

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One on One 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Dude, Where's My Car? 2000 (Movie)

Zoltan (Actor)

Signs and Wonders 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Frogs! 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Chopper Chicks in Zombietown 1991 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

Spooner 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Treasure Mall 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Bleacher Bums (TV Show)

Actor

Frog (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s (TV Show)

Actor

Tak & the Power of Juju (TV Show)

Voice

Biography

A likable and quick-witted presence on film and in television, Hal Sparks was an actor and comedian who rose to prominence as the third host of "Talk Soup" (E!, 1999-2000). Sparks later showed his dramatic side as Michael Novotny, one of the leads and occasional narrator of the North American version of "Queer as Folk" (Showtime, 2000-05). He was also a frequent guest on TV sitcoms and a contestant on several celebrity-based game shows and reality series.

EDUCATION

Second City Workshop

Chicago , Illinois
Spent four years as a member of the teenage comedy troupe

New Trier High School

Chicago , Illinois

Milestones

2006

Executive-produced the short film, "Denial" starring Brandon Routh

2000

First significant film role in the comedy "Dude, Where's My Car?"

2000

Cast as Michael on Showtime's Americanized version of the British hit "Queer as Folk"

1999

Replaced John Henson as the host of "Talk Soup" (E! Entertainment Television)

1996

Appeared in the BBC drama "Signs and Wonders" as a rock and roll musician

1994

Auditioned to replace Greg Kinnear as host of "Talk Soup"

1992

Appeared in the PBS sequel "Frogs!"

1989

Feature film debut as Lance, a blind orphan, in "Chopper Chicks in Zombietown" (released in 1990)

1988

Hosted the syndicated children's game show "Treasure Mall"

1988

TV acting debut in the "Wonderworks" production "Frog" (PBS)

1987

Won a local comedy contest and named "Funniest Teenager in Chicago"

Raised in Peak's Mill, Kentucky

Acted in the short film "Phil's Diner"

Moved to Chicago to live with his father and stepmother; became a member of the Second City teenage troupe

Began appearing in local L.A.-area comedy clubs

Wrote comedy segments for the Disney Channel series "Omba Mokumba"

Bonus Trivia

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Official website is located at www.halsparks.com

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"Whatever people may think, I'm not making an enormous amount of money. It's still three times more money than I've ever made, maximum, and five times more than my average. So, I'm definitely stylin'. I can afford more than three pairs of jeans now." - Sparks to Daniel Frankel at Eonline.com, July 1999

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On Aug. 4, 2010, Sparks performed CPR on a stranger who collapsed at Los Angeles International Airport. The actor rushed to the man's aid and began performing mouth-to-mouth, while a woman performed chest compressions. Medical aid showed up shortly after and the man was taken away.

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