MFA in Acting - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1996).
Michael C. Hall is an American actor, best known for his role as the titular character in the Showtime series Dexter.
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, on February 1, 1971, Hall is the son of Janice (née Styons), a guidance counselor, and William Carlyle Hall, Jr., a businessman. He has an older sister, Mary, and two younger brothers, Robert and David. Hall’s father died of prostate cancer in 2002.
Hall graduated from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater. He began his acting career in regional theater, and had his first professional role in the 1996 off-Broadway production of Macbeth.
Hall moved to New York City in 1998 and had various roles in Broadway productions, including Cabaret and Chicago. In 1999, he made his television debut in the HBO series Six Feet Under, playing the role of David Fisher. The show was a critical and commercial success, and Hall won a Golden Globe Award for his performance.
After Six Feet Under ended in 2005, Hall starred in a number of films, including the superhero film The Punisher (2004), the thriller Paycheck (2003), and the horror film Dexter (2006). He also had a leading role in the Showtime series Dexter (2006-2013), for which he won a Golden Globe Award.
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In 2014, Hall starred in the HBO series True Detective, and in 2015 he starred in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Hall has been married twice. He first married actress Amy Spanger in 2002; the couple divorced in 2006. He married his Dexter co-star Jennifer Carpenter in 2008; the couple divorced in 2011. He has no children.
As of 2020, Michael C. Hall’s net worth is $30 million. He has earned his wealth through his successful acting career.
Michael C. Hall
Date Of Birth
February 1, 1971
Television producer, Film producer, Voice Actor
Tisch School of the Arts, Earlham College, William G. Enloe High School, Ravenscroft School, New York University
Morgan Macgregor, Jennifer Carpenter, Amy Spanger
William Carlyle Hall, Janice Styons Hall
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Te...
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Lucille Lort...
Christine, Justice League: Gods and Monsters, Cold in July, The River, Kill Your Darlings, Peep World, The Trouble with Bliss, Gamer, Bereft, Paycheck, Mysteries of the Freemasons, How to Spoon with Michael C. Hall, I Fought the Law
Dexter, Six Feet Under, Vietnam in HD, Ruth & Erica, CollegeHumor Originals, Dexter: Early Cuts
I think part of what I like about acting is that certainly you accumulate more tools over the years and you have more tools in your toolbox. But hopefully different roles and different worlds in which those roles exist call upon you to fashion new tools.
[on portraying a gay character] You do whatever kind of internal alchemy you need to do to make something connect to you own inherent sense of truth. I can certainly relate to my associations with self-destructive obsession, or unrequited love or forbidden passions, or envy, or a projection of vitality that you yourself long to possess.
[on being thrust under the LGBT spotlight in Six Feet Under (2001)] I wasn't interested in standing behind any podiums, but I did recognize when I read the pilot script and got the part that I was called upon to play a character that was, up to that time, unique to TV, and even maybe to film, in as much as he was a fundamental part of the human fabric.
[at the closing of the Dexter (2006) series] Once again, it's time to reboot the system, and I try to think of it as a new beginning as much as an ending. It definitely is, and I'll never say never, but I'm excited about the opportunity to have jobs that have a definite beginning, middle and end when I go into them, rather an an open-ended commitment to a character that could be taken in places I can't even imagine. But,it's funny - be careful what you wish for, be careful what you avoid. You'll find yourself right back there.
I think Dexter is a man who, a part of himself is very much frozen, or arrested in a place that is pre-memory, pre-conscious, pre-verbal. Something very traumatic happened to him, he doesn't know what that is. And I think on some level he wants to know. He denies his humanity, he describes himself as someone who is without feeling, and yet I think that he maybe suspects - in a way that maybe isn't even conscious yet when we first meet him - that he is in fact a human being.
He had an older sister who died before he was born.