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Hall’s groundbreaking The Arsenio Hall Show earned him Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series in 1989 and 1990 and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Host. During its five-year run, the late-night talker spawned many pop cultural touchstones of the early ‘90s, including the television debuts of Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg and Boyz II Men as well as Bill Clinton’s famous saxophone performance, widely credited with boosting the presidential candidate’s popularity among younger and minority voters.
Hall began his career as a stand-up comedian, opening for musical artists including Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder. He got his big break in 1987 when his breakout interim hosting stint as a replacement for Joan Rivers on Fox’s The Late Show led to a film and TV deal with Paramount.
Hall co-starred opposite Eddie Murphy (both in multiple roles) in Paramount’s classic comedy Coming to America, for which he won American Comedy and Image awards for supporting actor.
On TV, Hall was a series regular on CBS’ Sammo Hung LAPD dramedy Martial Law and later hosted the network’s Star Search reboot. He was the winner of the fifth edition of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, competing for The Magic Johnson Foundation. His hosting resumé includes guest stints for Access Hollywood Live, Piers Morgan Tonight and The View as well as a syndicated revival of The Arsenio Hall Show last season.
Hall continues to be repped by Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano and business managers ML Management Associates.
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