Pooch Hall is an American model, rapper, and actor who is remembered for his role in The Game (2006-2015). He also portrayed the character of Daryll Donovan in the Showtime drama Ray Donovan (2013).
Hall reached an important milestone in his Hollywood career when he portrayed Muhammad Ali in the sports biography film Chuck, which was about the boxing match for the 1975 heavyweight world championship title.
Since the debut of his acting career in 2001, Pooch Hall has appeared in dozens of movies and television shows. There is a lot to learn about Hall from the facts about his family, biography, and career, so read on to find out more.
Pooch Hall’s Biography (Age)
Marion H. Hall, Jr., professionally known as Pooch Hall, was born on February 8, 1977, in Brockton, Massachusetts. He graduated from Brockton High School in his hometown and later moved on to study at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he became involved in the entertainment industry.
Hall was given the chance to become an actor at the age of 21 and started working for the UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company. Meanwhile, during his school years, he played sports, soccer, running, and boxing – which led him to win the Golden Gloves of Southern New England in 1994.
Before he got roles in movies, Pooch Hall was involved in modeling and acting in commercials. His first role in a film was in Lift (2001), followed by Blue Hill Avenue, which was released the same year.
With his good-looking on and off-screen films, he received further offers for film and television roles, including co-hosting the reality series Girls vs. Boys (2003); Miracle’s Boys (2005); Accidental Purpose (2009-2010), and Game (2006-2012).
Hall also appeared in the music video What You Do as Chrisette Michele’s love interest. Although he did not continue his role in the series “The Game,” Hall said he had not left the series, but they were unable to reach a number during the contraction negotiations.
According to him, it took so long for the Showtime series to respond to his agent, and when it was canceled, he was offered a new role in Ray Donovan, which he wanted to book the next day. His other projects include a guest appearance in an episode of The Blueprint in the sixth season (August 2012).
Moreso, Hall starred alongside Meghan Markel in two episodes of Suits in 2011 and 2013 and was cast in the comedy-drama movie A Dog’s Purpose in 2015. So far his career has lasted over 17 years, and with that characteristic smile, Pooch Hall will not be retiring anytime soon.
On October 4, 2018, the TMZ reported that star Ray Donovan was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) and endangering children. It was alleged that Hall was carrying his youngest son, a two-year-old, whom he allowed to steer because he was too drunk to drive.
According to local media, a published police report stated that he was driving in Burbank around 7:30 p.m. when witnesses called 911 to report the infant in his lap and behind the wheel of the car that went off the road to crash into a parked car.
Fortunately, there were no casualties, but Hall was handcuffed and transported to prison, where he was released on $100,000 bail.
Hall’s height is measured at 6 feet, while its weight is approximately 84 kg (185 lb). His weight is not always the same when you consider eating and training routines.
Family – Wife, And Kids
Pooch Hall is married to Linda since 1997. The duo met in 1996 during their first year of college and began dating. In their 21 or more years of marriage, the couple has four children: daughter Djanai (born 1997), daughter Djaeda (born 2004), son Djordan (born 2006), and the youngest Djulian (born 2008).
The father of four children is discreet in his private life and always tries to separate his professional life from his family life. However, he is open to his eldest daughter, who has special needs from birth. He announced on social media that people like his daughter inspire him and his wife to continue fighting for the good.
Pooch Hall has an African ethnic background and grew up with his parents Marion and the late Cindy Hall. He once talked about how the name Pooch came about and said that his father started calling him Poochy because it was the nickname given to him by a close neighbor straight from his mother’s womb.
Besides his role as the half-brother of the title character Liev Schreiber played in the Showtime series Ray Donovan, it is not clear whether Hall has a brother or sister.