Anthony Michael Hall
Anthony Michael Hall serves as producer and stars as Johnny Smith in the sixth season of the USA Network original series THE DEAD ZONE, which premieres Sunday, June 17 at 10:00PM/9:00 Central.
Hall first gained the adoration of the public in the 80's classics "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club" and "National Lampoon's Vacation." Hall has successfully made the transition from a teen icon to a versatile and well-respected actor.
Hall has recently wrapped production on the feature film "Aftermath." Hall served as both actor and producer on the independent murder/thriller, which also features Chris Penn, Tony Danza and Frank Whaley.
In 1999, Hall gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of Bill Gates in the Emmy- nominated TNT original movie "Pirates of Silicon Valley" opposite Noah Wyle. In 2001, he appeared in "Caveman's Valentine," opposite Samuel L. Jackson, as well as the film "Freddy Got Fingered." He also co-starred as the legendary lefty pitcher ‘Whitey Ford' in Billy Crystal's multi-Emmy nominated "*61" for HBO.
Additionally, Hall has appeared in "Six Degrees of Separation," "Edward Scissorhands," the original USA movie "Hitched" and "Hysteria: The Def Leopard Story" for VH1. He was also a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" for two years, where he is still the youngest cast member in the history of the show.
In the Summer of 2003, Hall appeared on-stage in the critically acclaimed, off-Broadway play "The Exonerated" at the Bleeker Street Theatre in New York. Written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, the script, which is read on-stage by a group of actors, was created by reconstructing interviews of inmates who had been exonerated from death sentences.
He is also committed to aiding at-risk youth through his literacy program, The Anthony Michael Hall Literacy Club, in association with Chapman University. The program provides tutoring and literacy sessions to youth at the nearby Orange High School and Cambridge Elementary. The program has been highly successful, with 80 percent of the first set of high school seniors going on to college. Hall has also hosted a small festival of his films to raise funds for the program.
Hall currently resides in Los Angeles with his boxer "Rey Dog."