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Anthony Michael Hall

Knowledge Identifier: +Anthony_Michael_Hall


Anthony Michael Hall

American actor, film producer and director who starred in several teen-oriented films of the 1980s add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1968.

Countries: United States (87%), (11%), Canada (2%)

Main connections: The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Molly Ringwald

Linked to: Microsoft, Professional Children's School, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post




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Anthony Michael Hall was born in 1968 add something


"'Michael Anthony Hall"' , known professionally as "'Anthony Michael Hall"', is an American actor, film producer and director who starred in several teen-oriented films of the 1980s add something


His stage debut was in 1977, when he was cast as the young Steve Allen in Allen's semi-autobiographical play "The Wake" add something


Hall became a regular subject of tabloid media after "New York Magazine" named him a member of the "Brat Pack", the group of young actors who became famous in the 1980s and frequently starred together add something


Hall began his career in commercials and on stage as a child, and made his screen debut in 1980 add something


In 1980, he made his screen debut in the Emmy-winning TV movie "The Gold Bug", in which he played the young Edgar Allan Poe, but it was not until the release of the 1982 Kenny Rogers film "Six Pack" that he gained real notice add something


The "Pittsburgh Tribune-Review" wrote that "Hall's Johnny flashes the qualities - comic timing, great facial expressions - that made him a star in the 1980s movies "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club" add something


Through the 1980s, Hall's mother managed his career, eventually relinquishing that role to her second husband add something


His films with director-screenwriter John Hughes, beginning with the popular 1983 comedy "National Lampoon's Vacation" and the coming-of-age comedy "Sixteen Candles", shaped his early career add something


National Lampoon's Vacation - "'National Lampoon's Vacation"', sometimes referred to as "'Vacation"', is a 1983 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, and Anthony Michael Hall


Hall's breakout role came in 1984, when he was cast as Farmer Ted, the scrawny, braces-wearing geek, who pursued Molly Ringwald's character in John Hughes' directing debut "Sixteen Candles" add something


The Breakfast Club - Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall were both in Hughes' 1984 film "Sixteen Candles"


Sixteen Candles - "'Sixteen Candles"' is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling, and Anthony Michael Hall


After "Vacation", Hall moved on to other projects and declined to reprise his role in the 1985 sequel add something


Hall starred in two 1985 teen classics, both written and directed by John Hughes add something


Hall's next movies with Hughes were the teen classics "The Breakfast Club" and "Weird Science", both in 1985 add something


Dana Hill - In 1985, the producers of the 1983 movie "National Lampoon's Vacation" were looking to make a sequel, but Anthony Michael Hall declined to reprise his role as son Rusty Griswold, choosing instead to do the film "Weird Science"


Brat Pack (actors) - Many would include 1985's "Weird Science", starring Brat Packer Anthony Michael Hall and close contributor Robert Downey, Jr., because it was directed by John Hughes Other 1980s films, many with similar coming-of-age themes, that starred only one core Brat Pack actor with one or more close contributors include:


The Breakfast Club - "'The Breakfast Club"' is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John_Kapelos, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy


Instead, he starred in the 1986 film "Out of Bounds", Hall's first excursion into the thriller and action genre add something


To avoid being typecast, Hall turned down roles written for him by John Hughes in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Pretty in Pink" , both in 1986 add something


Jenny Wright - She starred with Anthony Michael Hall in the 1986 thriller "Out of Bounds", with Adrian Pasdar as Mae in the 1987 cult horror classic "Near Dark", and alongside Ilan Mitchell-Smith in the 1988 drama "The Chocolate War"


Hall was offered the starring role in the 1987 film "Full Metal Jacket" in a conversation with Stanley Kubrick, but after an eight-month negotiation, a financial agreement could not be reached add something


His next film would be 1988's "Johnny Be Good", in which he worked with Uma Thurman and fellow "Saturday Night Live" cast member Robert Downey, Jr. The film was a critical failure, and some critics panned Hall's performance as a high school football star, claiming that he, the movies' reigning geek, was miscast for the role add something


Howard Cosell - Cosell had a cameo in the 1988 movie "Johnny Be Good" featuring Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Michael Hall and Uma Thurman


Stewart Copeland - In 1988 Copeland followed up with "The Equalizer & Other Cliff Hangers" on I.R.S. No Speak, an album collecting some of his soundtrack efforts for TV. In 1986, he teamed with Adam Ant to record the title track and video for the Anthony Michael Hall movie "Out of Bounds"


After a series of appearances in low-budget films and guest roles on TV series in the mid and late 1990s, he gained media attention once again in the 1999 Emmy-nominated TNT original movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley", co-starring Noah Wyle as Apple Computer's Steve Jobs add something


After a series of minor roles in the 1990s, he starred as Microsoft's Bill Gates in the 1999 television film "Pirates of Silicon Valley" add something


After a two-year hiatus due to a drinking problem, Hall returned to acting by starring opposite Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder in Tim Burton's 1990 hit "Edward Scissorhands", this time as the film's villain add something


Hall eventually quit drinking and became fully sober by 1990 add something


In 1990, Hall's physical appearance in "Edward Scissorhands" caught audiences off guard add something


John Hughes (filmmaker) - "Don't You Forget About Me" is a documentary about four Canadian filmmakers who go in search of Hughes after his drop out of the spotlight in 1991, featuring interviews with actors in Hughes's films, notably missing Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Matthew Broderick


After "Scissorhands", he appeared in a series of low-budget films, including the 1992 comedy "Into the Sun", where he starred as a visiting celebrity at a military air base add something


Hall's role in the 1993 film "Six Degrees of Separation" managed to make news not because of what occurred onscreen, but rather what failed to occur add something


In 1994, Hall starred in and directed his first feature film, a low-budget Showtime comedy named "Hail Caesar" about a would-be rock star who works in a pencil eraser factory add something


He is the lead singer and songwriter for his band, Hall of Mirrors, formed in 1998 add something


The band released an album, "Welcome to the Hall of Mirrors", through Hall's own RAM Records label in 1999, with collaborations from former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke and Prince's former keyboard player Tommy Barbarella add something


After making a cameo appearance as himself in the 2000 comedy film "Happy Accidents", Hall appeared in several made-for-TV films add something


He starred opposite Sheryl Lee as a cheating husband in the 2001 USA Network cable movie "Hitched" add something


The 2001 film "Not Another Teen Movie" pays tribute to Hall's numerous appearances in the teen-oriented, '80s comedy films parodied by the movie add something


Sheryl Lee - Lee starred opposite Anthony Michael Hall as the sweet but vengeful housewife Eve Robbins in the 2001 USA Cable movie "Hitched"


Hall began his first regular series role in 2002, starring as Johnny Smith in USA Network's supernatural drama "The Dead Zone", a TV series adapted from Stephen King's best-selling novel add something


He had the leading role in the USA Network series "The Dead Zone", from 2002 to 2007 add something


The show debuted on June 16, 2002, and drew higher ratings for a premiere than any other cable series in television history with 6,4 million viewers add something


Ally Sheedy - She was reunited with "Breakfast Club" co-star Anthony Michael Hall when she became a special guest star on his television show "The Dead Zone", in the second-season episode "Playing God," from 2003


In June 2005, "The Breakfast Club" was rewarded with the "Silver Bucket of Excellence award" at the MTV Movie awards, in honor of the film's twentieth anniversary add something


The Breakfast Club - In 2008, a "Flashback Edition" DVD was released with several special features, including an audio commentary with Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson


Hall starred in "Aftermath", a 2010 independent crime-drama film, with Tony Danza and Frank Whaley add something


In 2010, Hall made a guest appearance in NBC season one of "Community" add something


During 2011, he played the main antagonist in Season 3 of Warehouse 13, Walter Sykes add something


Reprised his role as Rusty Griswold in 2012 in a series of Old Navy holiday commercials featuring the Griswold family add something


National Lampoon's Vacation - The various actors were Anthony Michael Hall and Dana Barron in "Vacation", Jason Lively and Dana Hill in "European Vacation", Johnny Galecki and Juliette Lewis in "Christmas Vacation", Ethan Embry and Marisol Nichols in "Vegas Vacation", and Ed Helms and Leslie Mann in 2015's "Vacation"


In 2016, is the customer being serviced in an AT&T Mobile commercial add something


On November 17, 2016, Hall was charged with battery for allegedly injuring a neighbor in a dispute at his residence add something


In 2017, Hall was favorably compared to Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson and other greats by Portland movie buff Todd Gleason add something


On August 26, 2019, it was announced that Hall would join the cast as Tommy Doyle in the "Halloween" sequel, "Halloween Kills" add something


Hall became engaged to actress Lucia Oskerova on September 7, 2019 add something