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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 10 June 1954Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rich Hall was born on June 10, 1954 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Late Night with David Letterman (1982), Not Necessarily the News (1982) and Fridays (1980). He has been married to Karen Hall since 2004. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Karen Hall (2004 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Sour expression and grouchy demeanour
Cantankerous gravelly voice

Trivia (5)

Has lived in the UK on and off for over 20 years. Has a flat in London and a ranch in Montana.
Is a published author
Invented the word "sniglet". A sniglet is defined as a "word that should be in the dictionary, but isn't". Sniglets were popularized during the 1980s, on the HBO comedy series Not Necessarily the News (1982). Comedian and cast member Rich Hall had a regular segment on sniglets during each episode of the monthly series.
Grew up in North Carolina.
Was partly the inspiration for the character of Moe in The Simpsons (1989).

Personal Quotes (3)

I am sorry to say you won't be getting any of that extreme angling action on my fishing show. What you will see is two guys sitting in a wooden boat haphazardly casting while bitching and moaning about the deteriorating state of the world. So it's a topical show, but really, really picturesque" - promoting his new fishing show on BBC4
In reality making a fishing series is like filming a porn movie. With fishing, you are lucky if you catch something and in porn you are lucky if you don't, but both are tedious, crusty, sticky and stinky. Also it's mostly faked" - promoting his new fishing show on BBC4
It's doubtful if I will meet anyone who sees this show. BBC Four is what's called a low frequency digital satellite-only channel. The commissioning editors work out of the boot of their car and the target audience - determined by test screenings - is guys my age who are me" - promoting his new fishing show on BBC4

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