|Born||Marion H. Hall, Jr.
February 8, 1977
Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Other names||"Pooch" Marion Hall
|Occupation||Actor, model, rapper|
Marion H. "Pooch" Hall, Jr. (born February 8, 1977) is an American television and film actor and model known for his role as Derwin Davis, the football player on the The CW/BET sitcom The Game and as Ricky in the 2011 film Jumping the Broom. He currently plays the character of Daryll Donovan in the Showtime drama Ray Donovan.
Early life and career
Born in Brockton, Massachusetts, Hall attended Brockton High School. In 1994, he won the Southern New England Golden Gloves for boxing. Hall attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he got his first taste for acting with the UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company. While at UMass he met his future wife Linda Hall in 1996. Hall is a realtor in California. The two married after graduation in 1999. They have three children: daughters Djanai born in 1997, and Djaeda born in 2004; and son Djordan born in 2007.
Hall started his career doing commercials and modeling. Hall landed his first acting role in the 2001 Lift. That same year, he appeared Blue Hill Avenue. In 2003, he served as co-host for The N reality series Girls v. Boys. In 2005, he portrayed Ty'ree in the miniseries Miracle's Boys. The following year, he won the role of Derwin Davis on The Game. He was featured as Chrisette Michele's love interest in her music video "What You Do".
During the 2009-2010 season, he had a recurring role as Ryan on the CBS sitcom Accidentally on Purpose, replacing Cory Hardrict (the husband of Tia Mowry, his co-star from The Game). In the interview of the Tom Joyner Morning show, Hall had to set the record straight of departing from the series The Game. He quoted, "My contract came up, I promise you. We negotiated and we couldn't come up with a number. So my team said we're going to send you out [auditions]". Pooch Hall continued and said the Showtime series knew about his commitment to BET but it took so long to respond to his agents; however, he continued to move forward with his new projects. "I never did quit the show" Hall said, "When The Game got canceled, I was offered another job and I booked Ray Donovan the next day".
|2001||Blue Hill Avenue||Billy 'Schlep Rock' Brown|
|2003||Beacon Hill||Michael Cannon|
|2004||Black Cloud||Rocket Ray Tracey||Credited as "Pooch" Marion Hall|
|2004||Without a Trace||Lionel||Episode: "The Season"|
|2004||Christmas at Water's Edge||Tre||Television movie|
|2005||Miracle's Boys||Tyree||Mini Series|
|2006||Pepper Dennis||Garfield||6 episodes|
|2006||Hood of Horror||Sod||Alternative title: Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror|
|2006–2013||The Game||Derwin Davis||101 episodes; Main Role|
|2006||Girlfriends||Derwin Davis||Episode: "It's Been Determined"|
|2008||Courtroom K||Orangelo Tell||Television movie|
|2009||Xtra Credit||Shawn Hadley||Television movie|
|2009||Diary of a Champion||Terrell Thomas||Television movie|
|2009–2010||Accidentally on Purpose||Ryan||10 episodes|
|2010||Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming||Dane||Straight-to-DVD-Release|
|2011||Jumping the Broom||Ricky|
|2012||Royal Pains||JJ Small||Episode: "Business & Pleasure"|
|2013–present||Ray Donovan||Daryll Donovan||Main Role|
|2013||Necessary Roughness||Blake Bridges||Episode: "Sucker Punch"|
- . The family attended Day 1 of Melanie Segal’s Kids' Choice Awards Lounge http://www.blackcelebkids.com/2009/03/26/marion-pooch-hall-wife-kids-at-kids-loungeday-1/