Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall


2/12/1955, Cleveland, Ohio

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Arsenio Hall



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The son of a baptist minister Arsenio Hall showed a talent for entertainment early. He became involved in The Cleveland Playhouse and did stand-up routines whilst studying at Kent State University. In 1979, Hall moved from Ohio to Chicago and his stand-up routine was spotted by jazz singer,…more


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    • Arsenio: I am consumed with the fear of failing. Reaching deep down and finding confidence has made all my dreams come true.

    • Arsenio: My mother wanted me to be a lawyer and I wanted to be an Actor. So I went to school, majored in theatre, and said "Mom, I have to choose my own destiny. I want to be an actor." A couple of weeks after I graduated college I called my mother up and said "Can I borrow $200?" and she said "Why don't you act like you've got $200."

    • Arsenio: I don't possess a lot of self-confidence. I'm an actor so I simply act confident every time I hit the stage.

    • Arsenio: I've never understood what the up side of marriage would be for me. Personally, I love being in a relationship, but marriage just isn't for me, who knows what the future holds?

    • Arsenio: I have the same advice for Dick Cheney that I have for Kobe Bryant, be a little more thoughtful before you shoot. I read that Dick Cheney didn't even go to the hospital with his good buddy who he shot in the face & loved, by mistake? The guy who shot Tupac probably followed the ambulance to the hospital. I smell a rat! Or is it beer that I smell? They waited 22 hours to report this.