Arsenio Hall
Actor, comedian
Arsenio Hall
Arsenio Hall is an American actor, comedian, and former talk show host. He is best known for hosting The Arsenio Hall Show. Hall is also known for his appearance as Alan Thicke's sidekick on the talk show, Thicke of the Night. He was the winning contestant on NBC's reality show, Celebrity Apprentice 5, after defeating singer and American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken in the Celebrity Apprentice live finale.
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Arsenio Hall's personal information overview.
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News
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Arsenio Hall on brackets and politics
CNN - almost 5 years
Filling in for <a class="fplink fp-222791" href="/Piers+Morgan+1">Piers Morgan</a>, guest host Arsenio Hill relates President Obama's brackets to his political goals
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Arsenio Hall recalls Clinton playing sax
CNN - almost 5 years
Filling in for <a class="fplink fp-222791" href="/Piers+Morgan+1">Piers Morgan</a>, guest host <a class="fplink fp-21516" href="/Arsenio+Hall+1">Arsenio Hall</a> recalls the time Bill Clinton played the sax on his show.
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Celebrity Apprentice 2012: Who is Arsenio Hall and why is he famous?
Green Celebrity Network - almost 5 years
Celebrity Apprentice <a class="fplink fp-21516" href="/Arsenio+Hall+1">Arsenio Hall</a> will be playing for the <a class="fplink fp-180986" href="/Magic+Johnson+1">Magic Johnson</a> Foundation, supporting urban youth by focusing on HIV and AIDS prevention for the last 20 years, when the NBA star celeb was diagnosed with HIV back in 1991, shortly before he retired from playing professional basketball. Oddly enough, celebrity death hoax rumors swirled earlier in the year about actor Eddie Murphy, another celebrity friend of <a class="fplink fp-21516" href="/Arsenio+Hall+1">Arsenio Hall</a> who played the lead role in Hall's last memorable hit film Coming To America. Murphy was scheduled to host the Oscars in 2012 but backed out. In the weeks after he was replaced by comedian Billy Crystal. Keep reading...
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Arsenio Hall, Debbie Gibson Talk 'Celebrity Apprentice'
Channel 10 News - San Diego, CA - about 5 years
Sunday night's fifth season premiere of "Celebrity Apprentice" will host a record number of 18 contestants, which means there's also a larger variety of cast members, from Adam Carolla and Penn Jillette to <a class="fplink fp-21516" href="/arsenio+hall+1">Arsenio Hall</a> and Debbie Gibson.
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‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ Cast Includes Arsenio Hall, Teresa Giudice, Clay Aiken & More
Daily Venus Diva - about 5 years
If you’re ready for another drama filled season of boardroom battle then the new season of ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ on NBC is just for you. <a class="fplink fp-68106" href="/donald+trump">Donald Trump</a> has assembled a group of celebrities with various backgrounds to compete for their respective charity. On the women’s team we have “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa [...]
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Cheryl Tiegs & Arsenio Hall Weigh In On Their ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ Competition
Access Hollywood - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-47350" href="/cheryl+tiegs+1">Cheryl Tiegs</a> and <a class="fplink fp-21516" href="/arsenio+hall+1">Arsenio Hall</a>, two cast members from the upcoming fifth season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” hit the set of Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday, offering hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover heir take on some of their competitors.
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Video - Arsenio Hall Attends Christmas Basketball Match
Contact Music - about 5 years
Actor, comedian and former talk show host <a class="fplink fp-21516" href="/arsenio+hall">Arsenio Hall</a> (The Real Ghostbusters; Igor; Meet Dave) arrives at the basketball match between Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls, which was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Christmas Day. The actor is
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President Bill Clinton appears on David Letterman show
Yahoo News - over 5 years
President <a class="fplink fp-30805" href="/bill+clinton">Bill Clinton</a> has livened up talk shows by playing "Heartbreak Hotel" on the saxophone on <a class="fplink fp-21516" href="/arsenio+hall">Arsenio Hall</a>, admitting the appeal of a "Dancing With the Stars" invitation on Rachael Ray, and chatting with <a class="fplink fp-60770" href="/david+letterman">David Letterman</a> about Chelsea Clinton's wedding. On Wednesday night, he returned to the "Late Show" to discuss "The Decade of Difference" [...]
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Sarah Jessica Parker Prepares For Hurricane Irene - Access Hollywood
Google News - over 5 years
Kendall Jenner speaks with Kit Hoover and Arsenio Hall on Access Hollywood Live, Aug. 25, 2011 Sarah Jessica Parker on the cover of Parade magazine, Aug. 21, 2011 From “Grey&#39;s Anatomy” to “Hawaii Five-0” and everywhere inbetween, Access takes a look at
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Arsenio Hall Stoked by Broken Wind on Access Hollywood - E! Online (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
If you&#39;ve been wondering what Arsenio Hall&#39;s been up to since his riveting turn as Tasty Freeze in 2009&#39;s cinematic treat Black Dynamite, he showed up on Access Hollywood yesterday to fill in the blanks, as well as the Billy Bush seat
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Arsenio Hall
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 60
    in July 2016, Hall became the host of the ABC television program Greatest Hits.
    More Details Hide Details As of that same month, he is scheduled to appear in the telefilm Sandy Wexler.
    On May 5, 2016, Hall filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Sinéad O'Connor after she claimed he had fueled Prince's drug habit.
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  • 2013
    Age 57
    Since his birth, Hall mostly took time off to raise his son before resuming The Arsenio Hall Show in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Hall had an interest in returning to the business eventually, but his decision wasn't confirmed until he appeared on Lopez Tonight in 2009 (although he initially considered a weekend show because he didn't want to compete in ratings against his friend George Lopez).
    A revival of Hall's syndicated late-night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show, premiered September 9, 2013 on Tribune owned stations and other networks via CBS Television Distribution.
    More Details Hide Details It was cancelled after one season due to low ratings. The last taping of the new Arsenio Hall Show aired May 30, 2014. In 1997, after being out of the public eye for three years, Hall took an interview to dispel rumors regarding what had driven him off stage stating, "I went on the Internet and read I was in detox at Betty Ford, I got on line under a fake name and typed in, "I know Arsenio better than anyone else and he's not in detox, you idiots!" Hall has one son, born in 1999.
  • 2012
    Age 56
    Hall also appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher in May 2012, in a discussion commemorating the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
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    On May 20, 2012, in the live season finale, Hall was chosen as the Celebrity Apprentice winner, being "hired" by billionaire real estate investor Donald Trump over the other celebrity finalist, singer Clay Aiken.
    More Details Hide Details For winning The Celebrity Apprentice, Hall won the $250,000 grand prize for his charity, in addition to any money he won for his charity for tasks he and his team won when he was a team leader on the show.
    In 2012, Hall was a contestant on the fifth edition of The Celebrity Apprentice, which began airing February 19, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Hall represented his charity, the Magic Johnson Foundation, which is dedicated to advancing economic and social equality by engaging minorities in every aspect of their communities; increasing academic and innovative achievement; and raising HIV/AIDS awareness, treatment and prevention. While Hall clashed with Aubrey O'Day, he befriended a majority of the cast.
    Hall has filled-in as guest host for NBC's Access Hollywood Live (2011) and CNN's evening talk/interview program Piers Morgan Tonight in 2012.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 48
    Hall appeared as himself in Chappelle's Show in March 2004, when Chappelle was imagining "what Arsenio is doing right now" in a dinner scene.
    More Details Hide Details Hall has guest co-hosted Wednesday evenings on The Tim Conway Jr. Show on KLSX 97.1 FM radio. Hall also hosted MyNetworkTV's comedic web video show The World's Funniest Moments and TV One's 100 Greatest Black Power Moves.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1991
    Age 35
    The practice soon became such a ritual that by 1991 had become a "pop culture stamp of approval" — one that Hall said had become "so popular it's getting on people's nerves."
    More Details Hide Details The gesture made it into films of the time: the title character played by Julia Roberts did it in a polo scene in Pretty Woman (1990), and characters played by Penny Marshall and Michael J. Fox did it in The Hard Way. In Disney's Aladdin (1992), the Genie character voiced by Robin Williams performs the gesture while mimicking the physical appearance of Hall. This popular gesture can also be found in the 1993 Mel Brooks' comedy, Robin Hood: Men in Tights. It was also seen in the movie Passenger 57, in which an old woman confuses the character played by Wesley Snipes with Arsenio Hall. After saving the day, the passengers on the hijacked plane do the gesture toward the protagonist. He also had a rivalry with Jay Leno, after the latter was named host of The Tonight Show, during which time Hall said that he would "kick Jay's ass" in ratings.
  • 1989
    Age 33
    From January 2, 1989 until May 27, 1994, he had a Paramount contract to host a nationwide syndicated late night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show.
    More Details Hide Details The show became a breakout, late-night success, especially rating high among the coveted younger demographic and known for its audience's distinctive alternative to applause: chanting "Roo, Roo, Roo!," while pumping their fists.
  • 1987
    Age 31
    Hall was also chosen to host the show in the fall of 1987, and his stint proved to be immensely popular, developing a cult following which eventually led to Hall landing his own show in syndication.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 28
    Hall later moved to Chicago, and then Los Angeles, to pursue a career in comedy, making a couple of appearances on Soul Train. In 1984, he was the announcer/sidekick for Alan Thicke during the short-lived talk show Thicke of the Night (a role for which he has on occasion noted his confusion with Monty Hall).
    More Details Hide Details Arsenio was the original voice of Winston Zeddemore in the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters from 1986–1987. In 1988, he co-starred in the comedy film Coming to America with Eddie Murphy. In 1986, the Fox network introduced The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers, created to directly challenge The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. After a moderate start, ratings for the show sagged. Behind-the-scenes relations between Rivers and network executives at Fox quickly eroded, and Rivers left in 1987. The series was subsequently renamed The Late Show, and featured several hosts, including Ross Shafer, Suzanne Somers, Richard Belzer and Robert Townsend before it was cancelled in 1988.
  • 1977
    Age 21
    He then transferred to and graduated from Kent State University in 1977.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1973
    Age 17
    Arsenio was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Fred and Anne Hall. His father is a Baptist minister. Hall performed as a magician when he was a child. He graduated from Warrensville Heights High School in Warrensville Heights, Ohio in 1973, after he briefly attended John F. Kennedy High School.
    More Details Hide Details After he graduated, he attended Ohio University, where he was on the speech team with Nancy Cartwright.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on February 12, 1955.
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