Anthony Michael Hall was born on 1968-04-14 at West Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. His net worth is $10 Million. He is United States of America born Actor, Film Producer, Television producer, Musician, Film director, Singer-songwriter. He has been seen in movies ‘The Gold Bug’ (1980), ‘The Breakfast Club’ , ‘Gary Wallace’, ‘Weird Science’, ‘The Wake’ (1977), ‘Rusty Griswold’, ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’, ‘Sixteen Candles’.
 I don't really do the Hollywood party thing. Some people party every night, but years ago I figured out that people who are getting ahead are getting it done before 6 p.m.
I grew up in the public eye. I can't hide from that. I always embrace the work I've done before. I wouldn't be where I am now if it wasn't for those movies. I'm always baffled by actors who are like, 'I'm not going to talk about the '80s.' What? You're just forgetting that whole experience? I feel very fortunate to have been able to do those films. It gave me the tools I needed to be where I am.
I don't want to go away as an actor.
[on Tom Green's directorial style with Freddy Got Fingered (2001)] Off-camera, he's very quiet. He'd often be walking around quietly, twirling his hair while thinking about his next shot. I think the guy's a genius. I think the guy's a social hypnotist. I think he's incredible. He's on to something big-time and it's not just stand-up comedy. If this doesn't make $100 million, something's wrong. I smell a sequel.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed.
[on why he chose the character Johnny Smith, in The Dead Zone (2002)) Playing a character that develops from within was very attractive to me. In playing this part, it is challenging to find the mind, body, and spirit for the role of John Smith. I do watch Star Trek (1966) episodes a lot more closely now!
[on working in all three mediums] Movies and TV are both incredibly gratifying. I treat the work the same. Music, specifically songwriting and music production, are very gratifying as well.
[on why he never went to college] I've been a working actor since age eight. It became my craft and career by high school. I did not go to college, but I'm an avid reader in the ongoing process of educating myself.
[on what he would do if he had to spend a million dollars on someone other than himself] Donate a portion to reputable children's and animal charities, donate a portion to churches and homeless organizations.
Quick Facts of Anthony Michael Hall
In the roller coaster scenes in Vacation he was not acting when he looked scared. He really was terrified of the roller coaster.
his highly rated show "The Dead Zone" has been picked up for a third season. [December 2003]
Owner of AMH Entertainment, a film production company.
Lives in Playa del Rey, California.
Plays bass, drums and guitar.
Godfather of Indio Falconer Downey, Robert Downey Jr.'s son.
He is the youngest member of the Brat Pack.
Beat out Jim Carrey for the role of Ted in Sixteen Candles (1984).
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.
Auditioned for the role of Ponyboy in The Outsiders (1983).
Was cast in The Dead Zone (2002) after executive producer Michael Piller saw his performance in Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999).
While not related to musician Daryl Hall, he did play Daryl in a skit on Saturday Night Live (1975) with Robert Downey Jr..
Ranked #41 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
Is of Irish and Italian heritage.
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.
Stanley Kubrick claimed that the collaboration between Hall and director John Hughes was "the most promising since James Stewart and Frank Capra."
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).
For his role as Whitey Ford in 61* (2001), 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.
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). He thought it was fun playing the richest man in the world.
All of the characters played by Anthony in John Hughes films are actually based on Hughes himself.
Brother of Mary Christian, who played his on-screen sister in The Breakfast Club (1985) as well.
Former "brat packer."
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.
Writes and sings for his band, Hall of Mirrors.
He is a singer, plays drums and composes songs for his band.
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.
He was in negotiations to star as Pvt. Joker in the Stanley Kubrick film Full Metal Jacket (1987), but after eight months of negotiations a deal between Kubrick and Hall fell through.
Turned down roles in Pretty in Pink (1986) and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) so he would not be typecast.
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.
Trademarks of Anthony Michael Hall
During the early years of his career he often played dweebish, unpopular teenagers
Filmography of Anthony Michael Hall
Live by Night
Something About Her
Murder in the First
Dead in Tombstone
Sexy Evil Genius
Mark Von Dutch
Last Man Standing
No Ordinary Family
The Dark Knight
The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone
All About the Benjamins
Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story
Freddy Got Fingered
The Caveman's Valentine
A Touch of Hope
Jeffry Alan Spacy
Chicken Soup for the Soul
Chris / Dr. Gigglebones
2 Little, 2 Late
Pirates of Silicon Valley
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven
Officer Reid Truax
Touched by an Angel
Cameo Appearance (scenes deleted)
The Killing Grounds
Poltergeist: The Legacy
Cold Night Into Dawn
The Jamie Foxx Show
Exit in Red
Murder, She Wrote
Hijacked: Flight 285
A Bucket of Blood
Who Do I Gotta Kill?
Jimmy's Friend Kevin Friedland
Julius Caesar McMurty
Six Degrees of Separation
Tales from the Crypt
Into the Sun
Whatever Happened to Mason Reese
Voice of Mason Reese (voice)
A Gnome Named Gnorm
Johnny Be Good
Out of Bounds
Saturday Night Live
Various / Fed Jones / Young Art Garfunkel / ...
The Breakfast Club
National Lampoon's Vacation
Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn