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See Hall's roles through the years

Shaun Harrison
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As the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards draw near, we look back at the careers of the lead acting nominees.
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Cabaret

After appearing in off-Broadway productions of Macbeth and Henry V, Hall made his Broadway debut in 1999 as the flamboyant Emcee of Kit Kat Klub in Sam Mendes' revival of Cabaret.
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Six Feet Under

Hall made his TV debut in 2001 as closeted funeral director David Fisher in Alan Ball's HBO drama. He earned an Emmy nomination for his work.
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Chicago

Give them the old razzle-dazzle! Hall played smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn in a touring production of Chicago in 2003.
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Paycheck

Hall made his big-screen debut as Agent Klein in this 2003 Ben Affleck thriller.
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Dexter

Is an Emmy next? Hall has won a Golden Globe, SAG award and Television Critics Association award for his portrayal of the titular and very likable vigilante serial killer.
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Gamer

Hall co-starred in this 2009 thriller as Ken Castle, the creator of video games in which players can control real people.