Pooch Hall

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Pooch Hall
Born Marion H. Hall, Jr.
(1977-02-08) February 8, 1977 (age 37)
Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Other names "Pooch" Marion Hall
Marion Hall
Occupation Actor, model, rapper
Years active 2001-present

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[edit]

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.[1] While at UMass he met his future wife Linda Hall in 1996. Hall is a realtor in California.[2] 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.[3]

Career[edit]

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 cancel, I was offered another job and I booked Ray Donovan the next day".[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Lift Derek
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 Blind Dating Jay
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
2011-2013 Suits Jimmy 2 episodes
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"

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