More Michael C. Hall Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Dexter)Moving effortlessly from an uptight funeral director on Six Feet Under to a Miami blood-spatter analyst and serial killer in Showtime's eagerly anticipated new series DEXTER, Michael C. Hall continues to illuminate the humanity and intelligence in transformative, challenging characters. Based on the Jeff Lindsay's cult novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter, DEXTER is an unusual exploration into the mind of a sociopathic killer who targets criminals who have essayed more conventional methods of punishment. DEXTER premieres October 1st on Showtime.
A formally trained stage actor, Hall made an indelible impression as younger brother David Fisher on HBO's groundbreaking series Six Feet Under. During the series' five year run, Hall garnered nominations for the Emmy Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Drama Series and the AFI Male Television Actor of the Year Award. Hall and the Six Feet Under cast received 2003 and 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, for which they were also nominated in 2002 and 2005.
A North Carolina native and graduate of New York University's Master of Fine Arts program in acting, Hall has appeared in nearly a dozen major stage productions. He made his Broadway debut as the emcee in Cabaret, directed by Sam Mendes and most recently starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Off-Broadway, Hall starred opposite Alec Baldwin and Angela Bassett in Macbeth, directed by George C. Wolfe and Cymbeline with Liev Schreiber for the New York Shakespeare Festival, Timon of Athens and Henry V at the Public Theater, The English Teachers for Manhattan Class Company, the Manhattan Theater Club's production of Corpus Christi, directed by Joe Mantello and with Brian Cox in Skylight at the Mark Taper Forum.
Biography #3 (for Paycheck)Michael C. Hall is best known for his work on HBO's hit series Six Feet Under, which is about to begin production on its fourth season. He was nominated for a 2002 Emrny Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Drama Series, the 2002 AFI Male Television Actor of the Year Award and, with the rest of the cast, won the 2003 Screen Actors.Guild Award for Best Performance By an Ensemble in a Drama Series," for which the cast was also nominated in 2002.
A North Carolina native, Hall first came to New York to study acting at New York University where he received his M.F.A. degree. He subsequently starred in many off-Broadway plays, including Macbeth opposite Alec Baldwin and Angela Bassett, Cymbeline opposite Liev Schreiber, Timon of Athens, Henry V, The English Teachers and Terrence McNally's controversial Corpus Christi. He later starred on Broadway as the Emcee in Cabaret for director Sam Mendes and as Billy Flynn in Chicago.
Bio courtesy Paramount for "Paycheck" (19-Jan-2004)