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Arsenio Hall (born February 12, 1955) is an American comedian, talk show host, and actor.


Born in Cleveland, Ohio to a Baptist minister, Arsenio was a magician as child. He went to Ohio University before transferring to Kent State University. In 1987 he costarred in the comedy film Coming to America with Eddie Murphy.


In 1989 he began hosting The Arsenio Hall Show, which lasted until 1994. His show was known for the audience making animal-like “Whoop Whoop Whoop” noises.


After The Arsenio Hall Show ended, Hall made only infrequent appearances on television before hosting Star Search in 2003.