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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 The Real Ghostbusters (1986), Coming to America (1988) 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 »

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 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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Show Show Self (135 credits)
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Guest on "Live on Five". See more »

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6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | 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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