Vondie Curtis Hall

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
His ruddy complexion suggests menace, yet Vondie Curtis Hall, while playing his share of thugs, has also appeared on TV as Dr. Dennis Hancock on the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope" (from 1995 to 1999) and as a poignant ... Read more »
Born: 09/29/1956 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Experimenter 2015 (Movie)

Curtis (Actor)

Chasing Life 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black Nativity 2013 (Movie)

Pawnbroker (Actor)

NYC 22 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans 2009 (Movie)

Captain James Brasser (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Life is Hot in Cracktown 2009 (Movie)

Dixon (Actor)

Honeydripper 2007 (Movie)

Slick (Actor)

Medium 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Talk to Me 2007 (Movie)

Sunny Jim Kelsey (Actor)

Law & Order 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deceit (Lifetime) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Soul Decisions 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soul Food 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fastlane 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Missing 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1994, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sirens 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Turn It Up 2000 (Movie)

Cliff (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fallen Angels 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

I'll Fly Away 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Keys to Her Past 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1991 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Discovered at Sundance 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Hugo 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Eve's Bayou 1997 (Movie)

Julian Grayraven (Actor)

Gridlock'd 1997 (Movie)

D-Reper (Actor)

Broken Arrow 1996 (Movie)

Lt Colonel Sam Rhodes (Actor)

Heaven's Prisoners 1996 (Movie)

Minos P Dautrieve (Actor)

Romeo + Juliet 1996 (Movie)

Captain Prince (Actor)

Clear and Present Danger 1994 (Movie)

Voice-Print Analyst (Actor)

Crooklyn 1994 (Movie)

Uncle Brown (Actor)

South Central 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Sugar Hill 1994 (Movie)

Mark Doby (Actor)

The D.R.O.P. Squad 1994 (Movie)

Rocky (Actor)

Tuesday Morning Ride 1994 (Movie)

Carver (Actor)

Falling Down 1993 (Movie)

Not Economically Viable Man (Actor)

Passion Fish 1992 (Movie)

Sugar LeDoux (Actor)

The Mambo Kings 1992 (Movie)

Miguel Montoya (Actor)

What She Doesn't Know 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

One Good Cop 1991 (Movie)

Father Wills (Actor)

Die Hard 2: Die Harder 1990 (Movie)

Miller--Terrorist (Actor)

A Man Called Hawk 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Rain 1989 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

Mystery Train 1989 (Movie)

Ed (Actor)

Coming to America 1988 (Movie)

Basketball Game Vendor (Actor)

Shakedown 1988 (Movie)

Speaker Voice (Actor)

Fall From Grace 1986 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

... And Then She Was Gone (TV Show)

Actor

Ali: An American Hero (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Man's Revenge (TV Show)

Actor

Don King: Only in America (TV Show)

Actor

Freedom Song (TV Show)

Actor

Heat Wave (TV Show)

Actor

There Was a Little Boy (TV Show)

Actor

Zooman (TV Show)

Actor
Director (13)

Abducted: The Carlina White Story 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Director

Boston Legal 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Gossip Girl 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

The Starter Wife 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Sleeper Cell 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Waist Deep 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

The Shield 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Redemption 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Director

Firefly 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

MDs 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Glitter 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Gridlock'd 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Redemption (Movie)

(Director)
Music (2)

Gridlock'd 1997 (Movie)

songs("There's No Hiding" "Life Is a Traffic Jam") (Song)

Gridlock'd 1997 (Movie)

vocals (Music)
Writer (2)

Waist Deep 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Gridlock'd 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)
Editor (1)

Fall From Grace 1986 (Movie)

(Assistant Editor)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Fall From Grace 1986 (Movie)

photography assistant (Camera Assistant)
Production Management (1)

Fall From Grace 1986 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

Biography

His ruddy complexion suggests menace, yet Vondie Curtis Hall, while playing his share of thugs, has also appeared on TV as Dr. Dennis Hancock on the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope" (from 1995 to 1999) and as a poignant drag queen who commits suicide in an episode of NBC's "ER" during the 1994-95 season. Classically trained at Juilliard, the Los Angeles-raised Curtis Hall made it to Broadway in 1985 with "Dreamgirls" and also scored critical praise for his work in the off-Broadway production of "Williams and Walker" (1986).

Relationships

Curtis Hall

Father
owned construction company

Angeline Hall

Mother

Zora Hall

Daughter
born c. 1999 mother, Kasi Lemmons

Che Hall

Son
born c. 1979

Henry Hall

Son
born in 1996 mother, Kasi Lemmons

Kasi Lemmons

Wife
together since 1980 co-starred together in "DROP Squad" married in 1995

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York

Richmond College

Milestones

2007

Cast in "Talk To Me" starring Don Cheadle

2006

Helmed the feature "Waist Deep" starring Tyrese Gibson

2004

Directed Jamie Foxx in "Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story" (HBO)

2004

Had a recuring role on the Showtime series, "Soul Food" in its final season

2002

Directed the ABC medical drama, "MDs"

2001

Had recurring role on the NBC series "ER" as Roger, the new husband of Carla (Lisa Nicole Carson)

2001

Helmed "Glitter", a feature that marked singer Mariah Carey's first leading role in films

1999

Left "Chicago Hope"

1996

Feature film dedut as director and screenwriter, "GRIDLOCK'd"; also played featured role

1995

Joined cast of the CBS medical drama "Chicago Hope" as Dr. Dennis Hancock

1994

Played a suicidal transsexual on "ER"; earned Emmy nomination

1991

Had recurring role on the NBC series "I'll Fly Away"

1990

Co-starred in "Heat Wave" (TNT)

1990

TV series debut as regular, "Cop Rock"

1989

Early TV credit, premiere episode of "A Man Called Hawk"

1988

Film debut, bits in "Shakedown", "Coming to America"

1987

Served as assistant editor, photography assistant, assistant editor and narrator on documentary "Fall From Grace"

1986

First starring role on stage, American Place Theatre's "Williams and Walker"

1981

Broadway debut, "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music"

Became a heroin addict while in high school; eventually licked addiction before graduation

Formed Motor City Film Corporation

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