Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall


2/1/1971, North Carolina, USA

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Michael C. Hall is a North Carolina native and graduate of NYU's Master of Fine Arts program in acting. His most recent performance was on Broadway as the emcee in Cabaret. Hall has previously starred in nearly a dozen major off-Broadway plays, including Macbeth for the New York…more


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    • Michael: (About the character of Dexter) I think Dexter is a man who…a part of himself is very much frozen, or arrested in a place that is pre-memory, pre-conscious, pre-verbal. Something very traumatic happened to him, he doesn't know what that is. And I think on some level he wants to know. He denies his humanity, he describes himself as someone who is without feeling, and yet I think that he maybe suspects - in a way that maybe isn't even conscious yet when we first meet him - that he is in fact a human being. Dexter's a unique killer in that his father saw his dark impulses, shined a light on them, and told Dexter that he saw them, he accepted them, that Dexter is good and that he is worthy of love. And I think that's what enables him to focus his energies in this unique way.

    • Michael C. Hall: I don't think closeted homosexual morticians have the market cornered on self-loathing or sense of shame.

    • Michael C. Hall: In a strange way, playing David during the first season (of Six Feet Under) required me to get in touch with my homophobia. He had such internalized loathing for who he was. I certainly have moved forward in my life, in my own relationship to my self-loathing, by having played David.

    • Michael C. Hall: Ultimately, I'm a mess. I don't mean I'm a mess, like, emotionally--I mean, I think probably everybody's a mess. David's a mess. But. I'm talking about ... I'm messy.

    • Michael C. Hall: I'm definitely not as fastidious as David (Six Feet Under).

    • Michael C. Hall: I certainly know there are people in positions of power in the business who lack imagination and, perhaps as a result of that, think of me as David (Six Feet Under). But I wouldn't really want to work with those people, you know?

    • Michael C. Hall: (About his Golden Globe nomination for "Dexter") The show has momentum, it's captured people's imagination.... I won't deny that it's a thrill to be recognized in this way. I'll bring as many people [to the Jan. 15, 2007, Globes ceremony] as I can, based on how many tickets they give me.

    • Michael C. Hall: (In reference to Hall's character Dexter) He's obviously a very cunning and capable guy, but in certain instances there's an innocence about him that is potentially funny, potentially endearing. I like the guy. Would that we all took such responsibility for our shadow sides.

    • Michael C. Hall: I'm very focused on "Dexter" right now. I want to make it as good of a show as we can.

    • Michael C. Hall: It's interesting to play a role where you don't really have to preoccupy yourself with any need to convince yourself that you're not acting.

    • Michael C. Hall: My mother is a survivor who's had a lot of things happen in her life that have been very trying.

    • Michael C. Hall: I think I had a shyness about me, I think I discovered acting as a way to break out of that and as a way of belonging, a sense of being special.

    • Michael C. Hall: I like to think I am well-mannered. If I have the option at a breakfast place, I'll go with the grits. That's how Southern I am.

    • Michael C. Hall: People feel like they know me from the work I have done, but it's not me.

    • Michael C. Hall: I never really considered acting as a career until I moved to New York.

  • Dexter Dexter Dexter

    Can't wait to watch the next episode of Dexter !! it' the same every Sunday .. waiting patiently to have this quality time with this great show. Micheal introduces himself -at least to me - as a real first class actor . Great acting and it's still getting better ,, now at emotional scenes he can show great performance and sensitivity he wouldn't show it in the previous seasons I believe it' because of the role itself which he managed to keep me attached and attracted to no matter how cruel ans non-human it is and I think Micheal is the key word in this show ,, of course it's obvious but I mean he is irreplaceable and I can't imagine any other actor can make this role instead of him ... you rock Micheal keep it up !!moreless
  • One of the best television actors!

    Hot!!! He also plays a very convincing serial killer… love him in Dexter; glad he made an amazing recovery from his cancer, can't wait for season 5!!!!!!! It's also good to see that he's a family man and commited to his wife Jennifer Carpenter. I thought he and Julie Benz played the perfect husband and wife throughout Dexter and would love to see them act together again some time in the future. I'm dying for the next season to come back, I can't wait to see what happens next!! I don't think anyone could top his struggle with the Trinity Killer!moreless