Moving effortlessly from an uptight funeral director on "Six Feet Under," to a serial killer on
"Dexter," to Beat Generation figure David Kammerer in KILL YOUR DARLINGS, MICHAEL C. HALL
continues to illuminate the humanity and intelligence in transformative, complex characters.
For his performance as the title character Dexter Morgan, Hall (who serves as an executive
producer on the series) won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards in 2010 and the
2007 Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama. He also
received five consecutive Emmy Award nominations, five additional SAG Award nominations
and four additional Golden Globe nominations. Additionally, the acting ensemble garnered SAG
Award nominations for seasons three through six. Based on Jeff Lindsay's cult novel Darkly
Dreaming Dexter, the series explores the mind of a sociopathic killer who targets criminals who
have eschewed more conventional methods of punishment. Season seven of "Dexter"
premiered Sunday, September 30 at 9PM on Showtime.
Hall also stars opposite Maura Tierney in "Ruth & Erica" a new series written and directed by
Amy Lippman ("Party of Five") that premiered September 24 on WIGS, the #1 scripted channel
for drama on YouTube. Lois Smith, Philip Baker Hall, Jane Kaczmarek and Steven Weber co-star.
A formally trained stage actor, Hall made an indelible impression as younger brother David
Fisher on HBO's groundbreaking series "Six Feet Under." During the series' five year run, Hall
received nominations for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and the
AFI Male Television Actor of the Year Award. In addition, Hall and the "Six Feet Under" cast
received 2003 and 2004 SAG Awards for Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series,
for which they were also nominated in 2002, 2005 and 2006.
Hall's film credits also include Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's Gamer, John Woo's Paycheck
and the independent features Bereft, Peep World and The Trouble with Bliss.
A North Carolina native and graduate of New York University's Master of Fine Arts program in
acting, Hall has appeared in nearly a dozen major stage productions. He made his Broadway
debut as the emcee in "Cabaret," directed by Sam Mendes and also portrayed Billy Flynn in
"Chicago." Off-Broadway, Hall starred opposite Alec Baldwin and Angela Bassett in "Macbeth,"
directed by George C. Wolfe and "Cymbeline" with Liev Schreiber for the New York
Shakespeare Festival, "Timon of Athens" and "Henry V" at the Public Theater, "The English
Teachers" for Manhattan Class Company, the Manhattan Theater Club's production of "Corpus
Christi," directed by Joe Mantello and opposite Brian Cox in "Skylight" at the Mark Taper Forum
in Los Angeles.