ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall                                         
Born: 14 April 1968 West Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.                     
Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall (born April 14, 1968), known professionally   
as Anthony Michael Hall, is an American actor, producer and director who           
achieved stardom in several successful teen-oriented films of the 1980s. Hall     
began his career in commercials and on stage as a child, and made his screen       
debut in 1980. His films with director-screenwriter John Hughes, beginning with   
the popular 1984 coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles, shaped his early career.   
Hall's next movies with Hughes were the teen classics The Breakfast Club and       
Weird Science, both in 1985. His performances as lovable geeks in these three     
films connected his name and face with the stereotype for an entire generation.   
Hall diversified his roles to avoid becoming typecast as his "geek" persona,       
joining the cast of Saturday Night Live (1985–1986) and starring in films such   
as Out Of Bounds (1986), Johnny Be Good (1988), Edward Scissorhands (1990) and     
Six Degrees of Separation (1993). After a series of minor roles in the 1990s,     
his performance as Microsoft’s Bill Gates in the Emmy-nominated 1999 film       
Pirates of Silicon Valley put him back in the spotlight. He starred role in the   
popular USA Network series The Dead Zone, from 2002 to 2007. During its run, the   
show remained one of the highest-rated cable television series.