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Anthony Michael Hall

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Anthony Michael Hall was born in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. His parents are Mercedes Hall, an actress-blues and jazz singer, and Larry Hall, who owned an auto body shop. His stepfather is a show-business manager. His sister, Mary Christian, is also a performer. He has Irish and Italian ancestry. Hall's given name was Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall, but he adopted the Anthony Michael moniker upon finding that another Michael Hall was already a member of the Screen Actors' Guild. Hall began acting in commercials at the age of seven, and his breakthrough role was as Rusty Griswold in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) alongside Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. Following the success of National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), Hall entered the defining period of his career, starring in three John Hughes classics: Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985) and Weird Science (1985). Wanting to avoid being typecast, Hall turned down roles in two subsequent 1986 Hughes films, Pretty in Pink (1986) and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). His early television credits include the Emmy Award-winning "The Gold Bug", in which he played the young Edgar Allan Poe, as well as the TV movie Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn (1982), and specials "The Body Human" and "Orphans, Waifs and Wards". On stage, he appeared in the Lincoln Center Festival's production of "St. Joan of the Microphone". Following a one-year stint on Saturday Night Live (1975), excessive drinking and partying threatened to sidetrack Hall's career. However, he was able to regain control and has been sober since 1990, the year he played the role of Jim in Edward Scissorhands (1990). After a series of minor roles in the 1990s, he starred as Microsoft chairman Bill Gates in the television movie Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999). Since that time, Hall has focused on television work, including an 81-episode run on Stephen King's The Dead Zone (2002), but has managed to take on film projects as well, including the role of Mike Engel in The Dark Knight (2008). In addition to acting, Hall has also pursued his musical talents, as songwriter and lead singer of his band, Hall of Mirrors, which was formed in 1998. Hall helps at-risk youth via the Anthony Michael Hall Literacy Club and lives in Los Angeles, Caifornia.  See full bio on IMDb »

Anthony Michael Hall -- Faces 7 Years For Neighbor Beatdown

Anthony Michael Hall
Faces 7 Years For Neighbor Beatdown

Anthony Michael Hall had a string of hits, but the one he allegedly laid down on his neighbor could land him in prison for 7 years. The 'Breakfast Club' star allegedly broke the neighbor's… READ MORE >

Anthony Michael Hall -- Neighbor's A No-Show ... Judge Tosses Restraining Order

Anthony Michael Hall
Neighbor's A No-Show ... Judge Tosses Restraining Order

Anthony Michael Hall scored a victory in court -- a judge tossed his neighbor's restraining order. TMZ broke the story ... the 'Breakfast Club' star was allegedly caught on video, all up in… READ MORE >

- 886 days ago
Anthony Michael Hall -- Neighbor Wants Help ... His Hose Is a Menace!

Anthony Michael Hall
Neighbor Wants Help ... His Hose Is a Menace!

Anthony Michael Hall takes delight in squirting his next-door neighbor with a water hose, but now he's been ordered to knock it off ... according to court docs. We broke the story ... the… READ MORE >

- 901 days ago
Anthony Michael Hall -- Allegedly Attacks Neighbor ... Caught on Video

Anthony Michael Hall
Allegedly Attacks Neighbor Caught On Video

'Breakfast Club' star Anthony Michael Hall is being investigated for allegedly attacking his neighbor, leaving the man with a broken wrist and hurt back ... and it was all caught on tape.… READ MORE >

- 911 days ago
Anthony Michael Hall's Neighbors Complain -- 'He Wants to Fight Everyone'

Anthony Michael Hall
Neighbors FRIGHTENED 'He Wants to Fight Everyone'

Anthony Michael Hall has been scaring the crap out of his neighbors for months ... screaming obscenities and challenging people to fights in the street ... this according to sources close to the… READ MORE >

- 2750 days ago
Anthony Michael Hall -- Citizen's Arrest After Alleged Neighborhood Brawl

Anthony Michael Hall
BUSTED in Neighborhood Dispute

Anthony Michael Hall was arrested by one of his neighbors -- after allegedly going on a loud and violent tear around his Westside L.A. condo complex.TMZ has learned Hall's neighbor made a… READ MORE >

- 2750 days ago
'The Breakfast Club': 'Memba Them?

'The Breakfast Club'
'Memba Them?

The 1985 film "The Breakfast Club" helped solidify Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy as members of the Brat Pack. Guess what most of them look like… READ MORE >

- 3100 days ago
Don't You Forget About Them

Don't You Forget About Them

Anthony Michael Hall, 42, Molly Ringwald, 42, Ally Sheedy, 48, and Judd Nelson, 50, reunited at a 25th anniversary tribute for the film in NYC on Monday, looking fantastic.Emilio Estevez did not… READ MORE >

- 3101 days ago
Anthony Michael Hall: 'Memba Him?!

Anthony Michael Hall
'Memba Him?!

In the '80s, Anthony Michael Hall made a career out of playing lovable geeks in classic teen comedies like "Sixteen Candles" and "Weird Science." Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

- 4137 days ago
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