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Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall was born on February 12, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Coming to America (1988), The Real Ghostbusters (1986) and MTV Video Music Awards 1991 (1991). See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Coming to America
Coming to America Semmi / Extremely Ugly Girl / Morris / Reverend Brown
The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters Winston Zeddemore / First Mate / Ghostbusters Symbol / Green Gremlin / Mr. Howard / Mugger / Shimabuku
MTV Video Music Awards 1991


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 2016 Lopez (TV Series)
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- George's Party (2016) ... Arsenio Hall
 2008 Igor
Carl Cristall (voice)
 2005 The Proud Family Movie (TV Movie)
Dr. Carver / Bobby Proud (voice)
 2000 Norm (TV Series)
- Norm vs. the Kid (2000) ... Joe
 1994 Living Single (TV Series)
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 1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
- Happy Birthday (1986) ... Cleavon
 1970 New Love, American Style (TV Series)
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Guest on "Live on Five". 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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My name is Arsenio. That's a very unique name for a black man. In Greek, it means Leroy. See more »


He was the Master of Ceremonies at the Sheba Lounge in Chicago, late 1970s and early 1980s. Praised and encouraged to pursue a professional career by singer Nancy Wilson, for whom he did an opening act. See more »

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