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Arsenio Hall Biography

Birth Place:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Profession
Comedian, talk-show host, actor

Fast Facts

  • Big comedic break came in 1979, when vocalist Nancy Wilson hired him to host one of her shows in Chicago and ended up keeping him as a regular
  • Made major career move in 1987 by becoming one of many rotating hosts for Fox's Late Show, after original host Joan Rivers left the program, and staying on for a 13-week stint
  • Hosted and produced Fox's late-night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show, starting in 1989; it ran for five years
  • Released an album in 1989 called Chunky A: Large and in Charge
  • Made a return to the small screen in 1997 in the ABC comedy Arsenio
  • Hosted an updated version of Star Search in 2003 on CBS
  • Won the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice, playing for the Magic Johnson Foundation

Awards

  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1990People's Choice Awards-Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: winner
  • 1990People's Choice Awards-Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host: winner
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated
  • 1989Emmy-Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated

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