Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Arsenio Hall
  • Date of Birth: February 12, 1955
  • Place of Birth: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actor, comedian, talk show host, television producer
  • Years Active: 1984–present

Early Life

Arsenio Hall was born on February 12, 1955, in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the son of Fred Hall, a factory worker, and Anne Hall, a homemaker. Hall attended East High School in Cleveland, where he was a member of the football and basketball teams. After graduating from high school, Hall attended Kent State University for a short time before dropping out to pursue a career in comedy.


Hall began his comedy career in the early 1980s, performing at open mics and comedy clubs in Cleveland. In 1984, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television. Hall's big break came in 1986 when he was cast as the sidekick on the Arsenio Hall Show, a late-night talk show that aired on Fox. The show was a success, and Hall quickly became one of the most popular comedians in the United States.

The Arsenio Hall Show ran for five seasons, ending in 1994. After the show ended, Hall continued to work as a comedian and actor. He has appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Coming to America (1988), Harlem Nights (1989), and Black Dynamite (2009).

In 2013, Hall returned to late-night television with a new show called Arsenio. The show aired on the CW for one season before being canceled.

Personal Life

Hall was married to Sherri Shepherd from 2010 to 2014. The couple has one child together.

Awards and Honors

  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special (1989)
  • People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series (1989)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Variety Series/Special (1990)
  • American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic (1991)


Arsenio Hall is one of the most popular comedians and talk show hosts of all time. His work has helped to break down racial barriers in the entertainment industry. Hall is also a role model for young people, showing them that it is possible to achieve success through hard work and determination.

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