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Release Date:
3 January 1989 (USA) See more »
We Be Havin' a Ball!
Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 256)

Arsenio Hall ... Himself - Host (372 episodes, 1989-1994)
Burton Richardson ... Himself - Announcer (367 episodes, 1989-1994)

Series Directed by
Todd Fischer (4 episodes, 1992-1994)

Sandra Fullerton (unknown episodes)
Scott Schaefer (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Arsenio Hall (116 episodes, 1989-1994)
Rob Young (103 episodes, 1989-1994)
Steven Alan Green (103 episodes, 1989-1991)
Tim Kelleher (82 episodes, 1989-1993)
Danny Zuker (82 episodes, 1989-1993)
Dawna Kaufmann (27 episodes, 1993-1994)
Paul Clay (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
Barry Friedman (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
Alec Sokolow (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steve Spiegel (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
J. Anthony Brown (22 episodes, 1993-1994)
Davey DiGiorgio (21 episodes, 1993-1994)
Hal Spear (21 episodes, 1993-1994)
Philip Vaughn (21 episodes, 1993-1994)
Larry Charles (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Marty Rudoy (19 episodes, 1993-1994)

Scott Schaefer (unknown episodes)
Nick Siracuse (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Arsenio Hall .... executive producer (114 episodes, 1989-1994)
Mark Lipsky .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1989)

Carole Chouinard .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
David A. Hurwitz .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Kent Weishaus .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Christian Santiago (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Clayton Lonie Jr. (107 episodes, 1989)
Series Costume Design by
Sandy Ampon (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
K-Bobby .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1989-1992)

R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Cockerill .... field director (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Robert Cole .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
BJ Davis .... stunt coordinator / stunts (2 episodes, 1989)

Chuck Borden .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Heath .... key grip (178 episodes, 1989-1994)
Pascal M. Guillemard .... lighting technician / best boy electric (28 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jenna Abrahamson-Minardi .... lighting technician (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
Frank Detone Jr. .... best boy: grip (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jeff Rifkin .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Dana Ross Martin .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1992)

Christian Santiago .... camera operator: studio and field camera (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Monique Marie Long .... costumer (6 episodes, 1991-1992)
Series Music Department
Marcus Miller .... musician (1 episode, 1994)

Arsenio Hall .... composer: theme "Hall or Nothing" (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver (13 episodes, 1989)
Series Other crew
Dailey Pike .... audience warm-up (139 episodes, 1989-1994)
Marshall Boone .... production assistant (88 episodes, 1989-1994)
Mel North .... choreographer (86 episodes, 1989)
Pamela Hyatt .... communications liasion (84 episodes, 1989-1994)
Kim Swann .... talent coordinator (44 episodes, 1989-1991)
Kevin Gershan .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1989-1990)

Alan Abrams .... business affairs director (unknown episodes)
Carole Chouinard .... talent coordinator (unknown episodes)
Rick Law .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Jack Edward Sawyers .... additional footage (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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60 min
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Did You Know?

The appearance of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was highly controversial due to remarks by Farrakhan that many felt were anti-Semitic and homophobic. Protests from Jewish and gay groups pressured Hall to cancel Farrakhan's appearance but Hall adamantly refused. Hall agreed to feature pre-taped segments featuring opposing viewpoints but he did not air any of them. Some affiliates put a disclaimer before the episode warning viewers. The furor over this episode was a major reason why Hall and Paramount decided not to renew his contract.See more »
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Referenced in SMW: Night of the Legends (1994) (V)See more »


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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Arsenio who?, 29 July 2004
Author: IrockGswift ( from east orange, new jersey

The generation today probably doesn't know who this man is. Though everybody remembers him as Eddie Murphy's sidekick in the 1988 movie "Coming to America". A few months later he had his own late night talk show. The first 2 years Arsenio was at his best and after that the show became boring and dry. He started having the same usual guest like Bill Cosby,MC Hammer,and Eddie Murphy to name a few. In 1994 maybe a week before his show was canceled he interviewed Minister Louis Farrakhan,and the plug was pulled. Recently he been the host of the newly Star Search,but today many people think this man's show never existed. This is probably because he didn't leave the audience when some interesting and overwhelming interviews with his guest and everything was sugar-coated and a** kissing. Naturally Arsenio Hall seem like a warm-hearted man who just can't cut staying in the limelight.

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