Arsenio Hall

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Arsenio Hall was born on February 12, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for Coming to America (1988), Black Dynamite (2009) and Martial Law (1998). See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Coming to America Semmi / Morris / Extremely Ugly Girl / Reverend Brown
Black Dynamite Tasty Freeze
Martial Law Terrell Parker
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  The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) (producer - 88 episodes, 2014) (executive producer - 2 episodes, 2013 - 2014)
- Episode #1.158 (2014) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.157 (2014) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.156 (2014) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.155 (2014) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.154 (2014) ... (producer)
 1997 Arsenio (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Overtime (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1994 One on One with Magic Johnson (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1989-1994 The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 114 episodes)
- Episode dated 27 May 1994 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 26 May 1994 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 24 May 1994 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 18 May 1994 (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 10 May 1994 (1994) ... (executive producer)
 1993 Bopha! (executive producer)
 1992 Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS, and You (Video short) (executive producer)
 1991 The Party Machine with Nia Peeples (TV Series) (producer)
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Show Show Self (171 credits)
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Hosted the early pilot episodes of the US daytime version of the hit game show Deal or No Deal (2005). See more »

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7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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If I was a guy who had never done a talk show before, you could say, "What's this [2013] show going to be?". But this is going to look like Arsenio took a long hiatus - a long, long hiatus - but I came back, and redid the set... I'm not going to take people from Jay [Leno], from [Jimmy] Kimmel, from Conan [O'Brien]. My audience is going to come from iPads, from radios. It's going to be coming ... See more »


In 1987, he was the most popular of several rotating guests who replaced Joan Rivers as host of the fledgling Fox network's new late night talk show, The Late Show (1986) after Rivers was fired. He later got his own show syndicated by Paramount, The Arsenio Hall Show (1989). Hall and Rivers are good friends, and Hall had Rivers as a guest on his new show at Paramount. See more »

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