About this Artist
Before ARSENIO HALL became a household name he’d appeared on various television shows, including “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” and was asked to replace Joan Rivers on the Fox Network series “The Late Show.” He also co-wrote and co-starred in the Paramount Pictures hit comedy Coming to America. It was his Emmy-winning late night talk show, “The Arsenio Hall Show,” however, that virtually overnight changed the face of late night television by captivating young viewers across the country. During his successful five-year run as executive producer, Hall provided a forum for cutting-edge comedy, politics and the television debut of such pop superstars as Mariah Carey, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Boyz II Men, and countless others. In 1998, he joined the cast of the CBS dramedy “Martial Law,” playing Terrell Parker,” a streetwise detective, for two years. He followed this up with a two-season stint as host of the new “Star Search” (CBS). And then, taking on his most challenging task to date, he returned to stand-up comedy and toured for the first time in over a decade. Hall continued to appear in various films and television programs over the next decade and on May 20, 2012, was crowned the “Celebrity Apprentice” for Season 5 of Donald Trump’s hit reality show on NBC, where he competed for his charity, The Magic Johnson Foundation. He was been featured as a “Guest Mentor” on the OWN Network’s “Your OWN Show,” as well as appearing as guest host on the daily talk show “Access Hollywood LIVE!,” CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” and “The View.” He was also featured in the NBA Entertainment documentary “The Announcement,” where he shared his insight and experience surrounding the day when Earvin “Magic” Johnson announced he was HIV-positive. Most recently, Hall announced his highly-anticipated upcoming return to late night television, with a new CBS Television Distribution syndicated late night talk show set to debut in September of 2013.