Who is Anthony Michael Hall?
Born Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall on the 14th April 1968, in West Roxbury, Massachusetts USA, he is an actor, comedian and producer, perhaps best known to the world as Brian Johnson in the teen drama film “The Breakfast Club” (1985), and as Johnny Smith in the fantasy drama series “The Dead Zone”, among many other differing roles he has secured so far in his career. Do you want to find out more about this star actor, from his childhood years to most recent career endeavors, and his personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for a while as we are about to bring you closer to Anthony Michael Hall.
Anthony Michael Hall Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Anthony, of Irish, English and Italian ancestry is the son of Mercedes Hall, a jazz singer, and her first husband Larry Hall. His parents divorced and he and his mother moved west, where his mother started pursuing a career as a featured singer. However, that only lasted for a year and a half, before the two returned to the East, eventually settling in New York City. His mother later remarried to Thomas Chestaro, and Anthony became a half-brother to Mary Chestaro, who is now a singer under the name Mary C. He went to St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School of New York, but later transferred to Manhattan’s Professional Children’s School. After matriculation, Anthony didn’t continue education, as he focused solely on his acting career.
Anthony, influenced by both his mother and stepfather, who were involved in show business, began expressing desires of becoming involved in the same industry at the young age of seven. His first work was in commercials, appearing as the Honeycomb cereal kid, while also being featured in several toy commercials, among other credits. He gradually transitioned to acting roles, first on stage by making his debut in the play “The Wake”, a semi-autobiography about Steve Allen, in which he played young Steve Allen, and continuing with the play “St. Joan of Microphone”, before in 1980 making his screen debut in the television film “The Gold Bug”, in which he was the young Edgar Allan Poe.
Rise to Prominence
It was during the ‘80s that Anthony reached stardom, first with the part of Rusty Griswold in the adventure comedy film “National Lampoon’s Vacation” in 1983, then as Geek in the romantic comedy film “Six Candles” in 1984, and ultimately in the teen comedy-drama film “The Breakfast Club” (1985). All three films were written by John Hughes, while “Six Candles” and “The Breakfast Club”, were also directed by Hughes. Hughes and Anthony continued their collaboration, and Hall starred again in the teen-comedy film “Weird Science”, but Anthony wanted to make a change and avoid being typecast, so joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live”. By doing this, he became the youngest cast member in the show’s entire history, as he was only 17 at the time. His next screen role was as Daryl Cage in the film “Out of Bounds” in 1986, but to the end of the decade appeared only in the comedy film “Johnny Be Good” in 1988, co-starring Robert Downey Jr. and Paul Gleason, though he was offered the lead role in the film “Full Metal Jacket”, but couldn’t reach a financial agreement with Stanley Kubrick and the producers of the film.
Nothing changed for Anthony in the early ‘90s, as he started with the role of Jim in Tim Burton’s fantasy drama romance film “Edward Scissorhands”, starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, and then in 1993 had a notable role in the comedy-drama film “Six Degrees of Separation” in which he had a kissing scene with Will Smith’s character, of which he said that it was the hardest role he ever had. The following year he tried himself as a director, debuting with the comedy “Hail Caesar”, co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, Judd Nelson and Robert Downey Jr. Five years later, after a stint of low budget films, Anthony portrayed Steve Jobs in the television film “Pirates of Silicon Valley”.
The 2000s and Recent years
The new millennium didn’t begin well for Anthony, as aside from a couple of minor roles in B-production films, he didn’t have much success, but in 2002 he was chosen for the part of Johnny Smith in the TV fantasy mystery series “The Dead Zone”, which aired until 2007. The series became a complete success, making Anthony a star once again. In 2008 he was Mike Engel in one of the most successful installments of the popular superhero Batman – “The Dark Knight” – but then again went into relative obscurity until 2014, being cast as Jack in the sports drama film “Foxcatcher”, starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. In recent years, Anthony played Paul Barnes in the TV crime-drama mystery series “Murder in the First”, appearing in five episodes of the last season, and was Glenn Lear in the comedy-drama film “The Lears” in 2017, while also appearing as a guest star in the popular crime-drama mystery series “Riverdale”.
Anthony Michael Hall Net Worth
Since launching his career, Anthony has featured in over 85 film and TV titles, which have steadily increased his wealth, with some of the most profitable projects on which he worked being “The Breakfast Club”, “Weird Science”, and “The Dead Zone”. So, have you ever wondered how rich Anthony Michael Hall is, as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hall’s net worth is as high as $8 million. Pretty impressive don’t you think?
Antony Michael Hall Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Marriage
What do you know about Anthony in his personal life, do you know if he is dating someone, or is he married, and does he have children? Well, Anthony has been quite secretive about his life but we have still managed to find some juicy information about him. As of 2014, Anthony has been in a relationship with Lucia Oskerova, but hasn’t revealed his plans for the future.
Before Lucia, he was in a relationship with radio personality and writer Diana Falzone, through 2009, but that relationship ended infamously, as Diana filed a restraining order against Anthony, allegedly because of his stalking her.
Anthony Michael Hall Arrested
Known for his aggressive nature, Anthony has faced problems with the law; back in 2016 he was charged with felony assault with serious bodily injury after an altercation with a neighbor, and received three years probation with 40 hours of community work, after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge.
Anthony Michael Hall Internet Fame
Over the years, Anthony has built a decent fan following on social media platforms, especially Instagram, with his official page having over 5,000 followers, with whom he has shared details from his personal life and career. He often shares pictures of his girlfriend, while also a detail from his People magazine interview with Gillian Telling, during which he announced his new collaboration with Brad Pitt on the film “War Machine”. He isn’t active on Facebook or Twitter. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent actor, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to his official page.