Arsenio Hall Biography
Arsenio Hall is an American talk show host, writer, producer, and comedian. From 1989 to 1994, he hosted the late-night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show. In addition, he also rehosted the show from 2013 to 2014. Additionally, he has been seen in Harlem Nights, Coming to America, Martial Law, and Coming 2 America.
Arsenio Hall Career
Hall made a couple of appearances on Soul Train after moving to Chicago and then Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. He was the announcer/sidekick for Alan Thicke in the short-lived talk show Thicke of the Night in 1984.
On five weeks of episodes of the short-lived NBC game show Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour, he was seen from 1983 to 1984. In addition, in the animated series The Real Ghostbusters, he was the original voice of Winston Zeddemore from 1986 to 1987. He co-starred in the comedy film Coming to America with Edie Murphy in 1988.
The Fox network introduced The Late Show featuring Joan Rivers in 1986. This was a direct challenge to The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Ratings for the show sagged after a moderate start. Subsequently, the series featured many interim hosts after it was renamed The Late Show before it was canceled in 1988. His stint proved immensely popular when he was chosen to host the show in the fall of 1987, leading to his being offered his own show in syndication.
He had a Paramount contract to host The Arsenio Hall Show, a nationally syndicated late-night talk show, from January 2, 1989, to May 27, 1994. The show rated especially high among the coveted younger demographic, and is known for its audience’s distinctive alternative to applause in chanting Woof, woof, woof! while pumping their fists and was a breakout success.
After Jay Leno was named host of The Tonight Show, Hall had a rivalry in which he said that he would kick Jay’s ass in ratings.
Furthermore, after Magic Johnson contracted HIV/AIDS, Hall used his fame to help fight worldwide prejudice against the virus. In the 1990s, he and Johnson filmed a public service announcement about the disease.
Arsenio Hall Net Worth
Hall has a net worth of $20 million.
Arsenio Hall Age
Hall was born on February 12, 1956. He is now 65 years old as of 2021
Arsenio Hall Height and Weight
Hall has a height of 6 feet (approximately 180 centimeters) and he weighs 75 kilograms.
Arsenio Hall Family
Hall was born in Cleveland, Ohio to his parents Anne 9mother) and Fred (father), who is a Baptist minister. Moreover, when Hall was a child, he performed as a magician. However, information about his siblings are now under review.
Arsenio Hall Partner
In the 1990s, Hall was in a relationship with Paula Abdul. Also, in 1983, he was in a relationship with Pamela Samms. However, he has a son called Arsenio Hall Jr. born in 1990, although he has never married. Moreover, he was romantically linked with Pamela Anderson.
Arsenio Hall Education
Hall graduated in 1973 from Warrensville Heights High School in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Later, he went to Ohio University. In addition, he also graduated from Kent State University.
1987 – Amazon Women on the Moon as Apartment Victim
1988 – Coming to America as Semmi
1989 – Harlem Nights as Reggie, Paula Abdul as Himself
1994 – Blankman as Himself
2005 – The Naked Brothers Band as Himself, The Proud Family Movie as Dr. Carver
2006 – Scooby-Doo! as Captain Crothers
2007 – Heckler as Himself
2008 – Igor as Carl Cristall
2009 – Black Dynamite as Tasty Freeze
2017 – Sandy Wexler as Himself
2021 – Coming 2 America as Semmi, Morris
1981, 1989 – Soul Train as Himself
1982 – Madame’s Place as Himself
1985 – New Love, American Style as Actor
1986-1987 – The Real Ghostbusters as Winston Zeddemore
1987 – Uptown comedy Express as Himself
1987-1988 – The Late Show as Host
1990 – The Jackie Thomas Show as Himself, Cheers as Himself
1993 – Blossom as Himself
1994 – Living Single as Himself
1997 – Arsenio as Michael Atwood, Behind the Music as Himself, Muppets Tonight as Guest
1998 – Intimate Portrait as Narrator
1998 – 2000 – Martial Law as Terrell Parker
2000 – The Norm Show as Joe
2002-2003 – Hollywood Squares as Celebrity panel
2003-2004 – Star Search as Host
2004 – CBS Cares as Himself
2008-2009 – The World’s Funniest Moments as Host
2009-2010 – The Jay Leno Show as Correspondent
2009 – Brothers as Himself
2012 – The Celebrity Apprentice 5 as Contestant
2013-2014 – The Arsenio Hall Show as Host
2015 – Real Husbands of Hollywood as Himself – Guest star
2016 – Greatest Hits as Host
2017-2018 – The Mayor as Ocho Okoye
2018 – All About THe Washingtons as Himself
List of biography television shows and specials
1996-2008 – Biography
2001 – E! True Hollywood Story
2008 – Pioneers of Television (PBS)
2012 – American Masters
1989 – Large and in Charge