54 years old (Born on April 14, 1968)
American actor, producer and director; He is famous from Sixteen Candles.Former "brat packer." Turned down roles in Pretty in Pink (1986) and Ferris Bueller`s Day Off (1986) so he would not be typecast. He is the youngest member of the Brat Pack. Has appeared with actor and friend Robert Downey Jr. in Weird Science (1985), Johnny Be Good (1988), and Hail Caesar (1994) (which he directed himself). Is of Italian-American heritage.
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Fun Facts About Anthony Michael Hall
Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s "brat pack," along with Judd Nelson, Mare Winningham, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Ally Sheedy.
Youngest member of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) ever, in 1985 when he was 17. Was only on SNL for one season because he had to go to rehab.
Is of Irish and Italian heritage.
He is a singer, plays drums and composes songs for his band.
All of the characters played by Anthony in John Hughes films are actually based on Hughes himself.
Was hired by Stanley Kubrick to star in Full Metal Jacket (1987), but was fired after repeatedly complaining about Kubrick`s time-consuming, perfectionist directing style. He was replaced with Matthew Modine.
Began drinking alcohol when he was 13. By the time he was 18, it was taking over his life. In 1990, he quit drinking and has been sober ever since.
Switched his first and middle name because there was already a Michael Hall in the Screen Actors Guild. Goes by his birth name off-screen.
While not related to musician Daryl Hall, he did play Daryl in a skit on "Saturday Night Live" (1975) with Robert Downey Jr..
Claims his favorite book is John O`Donahue`s "Eternal Echoes."
For his role as Whitey Ford in 61* (2001) (TV), rather than learning to pitch left-handed, he wore his Yankee uniform number and logo backward, and pitched right-handed. The image was then flipped.
Briefly dated Molly Ringwald.
Ranked #41 in VH1`s list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
Auditioned for the role of Ponyboy in The Outsiders (1983).
In Freddy Got Fingered (2001), Anthony had trouble driving the sports car his character had. Director Tom Green commented in the DVD of the film that it took several dozen takes to get the two-second shot.
His favorite character he ever played was Bill Gates in Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) (TV). He thought it was fun playing the richest man in the world.
Beat out Jim Carrey for the role of Ted in Sixteen Candles (1984).
Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s "brat pack," along with Judd Nelson, Mare Winningham, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, James Spader, John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Ally Sheedy.
Portrayed Tony Kushner in Kushner's production of "Only We Who Guard the Mystery Shall Be Unhappy," October 2004, in Hollywood, California, starring Mimi Kennedy, Sally Field, and JoBeth Williams.
Brother of Mary Christian, who played his on-screen sister in The Breakfast Club (1985) as well.
Stanley Kubrick claimed that the collaboration between Hall and director John Hughes was "the most promising since James Stewart and Frank Capra."
Writes and sings for his band, Hall of Mirrors.
Was cast in "The Dead Zone" (2002) after executive producer Michael Piller saw his performance in Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) (TV).
Is now going by given birth name, Michael Hall.