Made his stage debut in a 1977 Philadelphia production of the Steve Allen play The Wake.
Made his big-screen debut in 1982 dramedy Six Pack, starring Kenny Rogers and Diane Lane.
Was a regular on sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live during the 1985-86 season; at 17, he was the youngest person ever to join the cast.
Following roles in John Hughes' popular teen comedies Sixteen Candles (1984) and The Breakfast Club (1985), reportedly turned down parts the director wrote for him in the back-to-back 1986 hits Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Nominated for a 2003 Saturn Award for Best Actor (Television) for sci-fi series The Dead Zone, adapted from Stephen King's novel of the same name.
Had a cameo as a newscaster in The Dark Knight (2008) and appeared in-character in a viral-marketing campaign for the film.
2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
Thomas Chestaro — Stepfather
Larry Chestaro — Father
Mercedes Hall — Mother
Sandra Guerard — Ex-significant Other
Teresa De Saint — Ex-significant Other
Mary Christian — Sister
Molly Ringwald — Ex-significant Other
Birth Name: Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall
Birth Place: West Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States