Anthony Michael Hall is an American actor who started his career from teen-oriented films since 1980. He made his screen debuted with commercials and stage as a child actor and first appeared in ‘Six Pack’ starrer Kenny Rogers in 1983. In the same year, he appeared in the comedy movie National Lampoon’s Vacation starring Beverly D’Angelo and Dana Barron.
Hall diversified his roles to avoid becoming typecast because of the geek persona that leads him to join the cast of Saturday Night Live (1985–1986). Furthermore, he was once charged with felony assault by the Los Angeles District Attorney with serious bodily injury in November 2016. The charge followed by a September 13 confrontation with a neighbor at Hall’s Playa del Rey condominium complex.
Caption: The American actor, Anthony Michael Hall.
Anthony Michael Hall: Bio, Family, Education
The actor was born as Michael Anthony Hall on 14 April 1968 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, the USA. He was born as the son of blues-jazz singer Mercedes Hall’s first marriage to Larry. His father owned an auto-body shop. However, his parents got divorced while he was only a six-month and moved to the West Coast. He has an ancestry of Irish and Italian.
A year and a half, they relocated to New York City and grew up along with his half-sister, Mary C, pursuing a career in music. She is the daughter born from his mother’s second marriage to Thomas Chestaro. Regarding his education, he attended St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School in New York. Before that, he had attended Professional Children’s School in Manhattan.
From a young age of seven, he started his career in the entertainment industry. In the beginning career, his mother managed his career relinquishing that role to her second husband. Additionally, he entered showbiz using his middle name as first since there was already another actor named Michael Hall.
Anthony Michael Hall: Career & Life Achievements
As stated earlier, he started his career as a child actor from a young age of seven. He started off with appearing in several commercials including Honeycomb cereal kid, toys, and Bounty, among many others. Then in 1977, he cast as the young Steve Allen in a semi-autobiographical play ‘The Wake’. Following that, he appeared in the Lincoln Center Festival’s production ‘St. Joan of the Microphone’. Later he made his screen debut with Emmy-winning TV movie ‘The Gold Bug’ as a young Edgar Allan Poe. However, he began to notice form his role from the 1982 film ‘Six Pack’.
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My sincere apologies to anyone in the Sacramento, California area that purchased tickets for my upcoming show: Special screenings of The Breakfast Club and Weird Science, followed by my Live Q&A’s at The Crest Theater in Sacramento on 3/29. I deeply regret to inform those of you Sacramento fans, but unfortunately, it was the promoter of the show who chose to cancel the event and pulled the plug on the screenings/shows for March 29th. This is the truth. After our shock, I had positive discussions with the Crest Theater management, and we agreed to work together and make best efforts to reschedule these shows. To make good for the fans. There was no other thought or choice – from my perspective. The Crest theater website still shows that tickets are on sale and available for these two screenings. 👉🏽 However, please be advised: this event with 2 screenings with me hosting 2 post screening Q&A’s – HAS definitely been canceled. 👉🏽 For full refunds: please contact the ticket sales office at the Crest Theater box office / or from your point of purchase: The Crest theater, Eventbrite or other ticketing companies. 🇺🇸~ As a man, as an artist, and as a business person ~ my goal is – and always has been, to deliver. For my family. For myself. And most definitely for the fans of my work, who I love and respect. I would never cancel on my commitments. I am a man of my word and I am a man of action. Please know that I look forward to coming back to Sacramento sometime soon. And delivering this show to you – the fans. With my sincere apology / love and respect, Anthony Michael Hall @amh4real @thecresttheater #AnthonyMichaelHall #CrestTheatre #Sacramento #SacramentoEntertainment #sacramentonightlife
His breakthrough role came in 1984 after he appeared in the role of Farmer Ted in the John Huges debut directorial film ‘Sixteen Candles’. Then he gained positive reviews for his role and claimed for his performance in the movie. In 1985, he was cast in two teen-oriented movies directed by John Huges. Further, in 1986, he worked int thriller and action genre movie ‘Out of bounds’, which bring him, positive critics.
In 1990, after taking a two-year break due to his drinking problem, he returned back starring in the movie ‘Edward Scissorhands’ opposite to Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder. He also appeared as a gay man which he claimed to be a hard role in the critically acclaimed movie ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ along with Will Smith. In 1994, he also presented as a director from the first feature film ‘Hail Caesar’ where he starred as well. The film starred the cast like Judd Nelson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Robert Downey Jr.
His other films include 2001 ‘Freddy Got Fingered’ opposite Tom Green, 2002 ‘All About the Benjamins’ opposite Ice Cube, 2011 ‘Last Man Standing’ opposite Catherine Bell, and 2020 ‘Halloween Kills’ starring Jamie Lee Curtis.
In 1980, he started his television career with TV film ‘The Gold Bug’ and 1982 ‘Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn’. Then in 1985, he joined the cast of Saturday Night Live who became a young member of the show’s history. To avoid being typecast, he began to appear in different roles. He has also appeared as a guest role in television drama and program including 1993 ‘Tales from the Crypt’, 1995 ‘NYPD Blue’, 1997 ‘Diagnosis: Murder’, ‘Touched by an Angel’, and 2018 ‘Riverdale’, among others.
In 2002, he gained the main role of ‘Johnny Smith’ in the American/Canadian science-fiction ‘The Dead Zone’ as well as producer of the series. He had his recurring role in the series like 2011 ‘Warehouse 13’ as Walter Sykes, 2012 ‘Awkward’ as ‘Mr. Hart’, and Paul Barnes in 2016 ‘Murder in the First’, amongst others.
Anthony Michael Hall: Personal Life & Wife
Coming over to his personal life, he has hidden most of his personal life under the curtains. However, in the mid-80s, he briefly dated his co-actor, Molly Ringwald, from the movie ‘The Breakfast Club’ after the filming during 1985. Currently, he is engaged to his long-term girlfriend Lucia Oskerova which he announced through his Instagram page in September 2019. The couple is together for five years and living a low-key life. In addition, he is a godfather of Indio Falconer Downey, son of Robert Downey Jr.
Though he has a straight sexual orientation, however, after staring as a gay man opposite Will Smith, there were many rumors circulated. Despite all these rumors, he didn’t care much about and never confronted with it. When asking about the kiss which can harm his career, he said that he didn’t care much but also wasn’t comfortable with it. Before that, in 1980, he had problems with drinking habits for which he had also taken two-year off from his career. Later, he revealed that he gradually overcame his drinking habit by 1990 but never visited rehab.
Caption: Anthony with his fiance Lucia
Anthony Michael Hall: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The actor is working from a young age, so, it is sure that he makes a good income out of his career as an actor. He has made appearances in several commercials, series, and films which have helped him to earn a huge amount to live a healthy life. Therefore, his net worth has an estimation of around $10 million.
He is fairly active over different social media platforms, especially on Instagram. There he goes by a personal and verified account @amh4real with 21k followers. On Twitter, he has an unverified account with more than 1k followers. But he does not have any accounts on Facebook.
Anthony Michael Hall: Body Measurements
The 51-years-old (as of 2020) actor has it and maintained body that stands to height is 1.85 m or 6 feet 1 inch tall. His body weighs around 83 kg with unknown body measurements of chest, waist, or biceps. He has light blue eyes color with silver-grey hair color.