Hal attended New Trier Township H S Winnetka from 1985 until his graduation in 1989.
Hal describes his body as "athletic."
Hal was born on September 25, his mom's birthday.
Hal says his heroes are Paul Stanley, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Doug Pinnick, Steve Martin, Christopher Reeve, Martin Short, Peter Sellers, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen and Kurt Russell.
Hal says he hopes to have children someday.
On Celebrity Duets, Hal was eliminated sixth of the eight contestants. Hal lost to winner Alfonso Ribeiro and lost runner-up status to Lucy Lawless.
Hal says he doesn't wear cologne because it would hide his "magnetic pheromones."
Hal has been playing guitar since high school, but up until three years when he started singing and playing, he mainly was just a songwriter.
Hal says his favorite places to visit when in Chicago, Illinois are Homers in Kenilworth, North and Wells (Second City/Zanies), The Beach in Wilmette, Chinatown, Navy Pier and Millennium Park.
Hal says he sleeps six to seven hours per night. If he were to sleep anymore he says he would feel like he was "missing something,"
Hal attended the 2007 Comicon in San Diego, California. Hal sat at a Nickelodeon Panel to talk about the new show he is doing voice acting for, Tak and The Power of Juju.
Hal stands at 5'8" or 1.73 m.
Hal has guest hosted on a popular San Francisco radio morning show, Sarah and No Name on the radio station Alice for a few mornings.
Hal is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Samantha.
Hal is a fan of the "Monty Python" franchise.
Hal's favorite band is Kiss.
Hal is the leader of the heavy metal band called "Zero 1".
Hal speaks Mandarin Chinese.
Hal does not and has never drunk alcoholic beverages.
He's traveled to China, Japan, France, England, Mexico, Monaco, Thailand, and Canada.
Because he is Bhuddist, he does not see Western doctors.
Hal: Sharon Gless taught me a lot about being authentic. And Thea Gill was able to just own her role so effortlessly while still having a very dynamic sense of self. They were both a study in professionalism.
Hal: It's better to waste money, than it is to waste time. You can always get more money.
Hal: They say things like 'you know what I like about living in a small town? Everybody goes to church together and to the general store. Everybody knows everybody.' That's total horse ****.