Michael C Hall

Actor, Singer
Despite a rsum consisting of experience exclusive to the theater, Michael C. Hall quickly became a recognizable figure on the small screen, establishing himself in chameleon-like fashion in diverse and often ... Read more »
Born: 01/31/1971 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

Star vs. the Forces of Evil 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Cold in July 2014 (Movie)

Dane (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Years of Living Dangerously 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Conan 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dexter 2008 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kill Your Darlings 2013 (Movie)

David Krammerer (Actor)

The Writers' Room 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Trouble With Bliss 2012 (Movie)

Morris Bliss (Actor)

Peep World 2011 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Gamer 2009 (Movie)

Ken Castle (Actor)

Scream 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Feet Under 2000 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Bereft 2003 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

Paycheck 2003 (Movie)

Agent Klein (Actor)

Vietnam in HD (TV Show)

Narrator

Biography

Despite a résumé consisting of experience exclusive to the theater, Michael C. Hall quickly became a recognizable figure on the small screen, establishing himself in chameleon-like fashion in diverse and often contradictory roles that earned the young actor a strong and loyal following, particularly with his breakthrough performance as the uptight gay mortician David Fisher on "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05). Prior to HBO's darkly comic take on dysfunctional families, Hall was a vaunted thespian best known for taking over Alan Cumming's role as the sexually insinuating emcee in a Broadway production of "Cabaret" - a stark contrast to his part on "Six Feet Under" and to the actor himself. Hall's penchant for playing conflicting characters enabled him to engage his imagination and breathe life into unique creations far different from most others seen on television, making him a much-sought after actor. This knack culminated with his portrayal of a serial killer of serial killers on "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ), a darkly comic twist on a classic genre that elevated Hall to a well known commodity.

Relationships

Jennifer Carpenter Actor

Wife
Co-starred as siblings on the series "Dexter" (Showtime) Eloped on Dec. 31, 2008 Separated in August 2010 Carpenter filed for divorce in December 2010 Divorce finalized on Dec. 2, 2011

William Hall

Father
Worked for IBM Died of prostate cancer in 1982, when Michael was 11 years old

Janice Hall

Mother
Earned her doctorate in education after Hall's father passed

Amy Spanger Actor

Wife
Co-starred with husband in the Broadway musical "Chicago," playing Roxie Hart opposite his Billy Flynn Married May 1, 2002 Divorced in 2006

EDUCATION

Ravenscroft

Raleigh , North Carolina
Juggled basketball, football, school plays and choir practice

Earlham College

Richmond , Indiana 1993

New York University

New York , New York 1996
Attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts

Milestones

2009

Co-starred with Gerard Butler in the action thriller "Gamer"

2006

Played a serial killer and forensic pathologist on the Showtime series "Dexter"

2003

Appeared in the John Woo thriller "Paycheck"

2002

Cast as lead in Broadway's "Chicago"

2001

Starred as David, the middle Fisher sibling who runs his family's undertaking business while struggling with his sexuality on the HBO series "Six Feet Under"

1999

Took a leave from "Cabaret" to appear in the Sam Mendes directed workshop of the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical "Wise Guys"; returned to "Cabaret" the following month

1999

Succeeded Alan Cumming in the role of the Emcee in Sam Mendes' hit Broadway production of "Cabaret"

1998

Featured in the New York Shakespeare Festival presentation of "Cymbeline" at the Delacorte Theater

1996

Played Warwick in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Henry V" starring Andre Braugher

1996

Acted in a New York Shakespeare Festival presentation of "Timon of Athens"

1996

Understudied Christian Camargo in the Broadway play "Skylight"

1993

Took on the role of the Emcee in his college production of "Cabaret"

Bonus Trivia

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"The character I've created is perhaps further from who I am sitting on a couch than Alan [Cumming]'s characterization was, but that's been fun for me. I've sort of had to go down different roads." – Hall on his Emcee role in "Cabaret" to InTheater, Oct. 4, 1999

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"Michael is completely unaffected. He does bare a kind of anonymity when he's not in character, which I think is the job of the real actor." – James Remar, who played Dexter's off-kilter father figure, to Emmy magazine, Issue No. 3, 2007

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On Jan. 13, 2010, Hall publicly announced that he was suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma, but that the disease had been caught at an early stage and he was reportedly in complete remission. He continued treatment in Los Angeles, CA.

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