Stephen Hall

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Stephen Hall
Stephen Hall - taken May 2007.jpg
Photographed in May 2007
Born Stephen Hall
(1969-05-17) May 17, 1969 (age 46)
Melbourne, Australia
Years active 1987–

Stephen Hall (born 17 May 1969 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian actor, writer and producer.



Hall's career in television includes acting, writing and production duties. He has appeared in the long-running television series Neighbours, and in 2008 he performed the role of Warren in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) television comedy series The Hollowmen [1]

He has also appeared in telemovies, including The King (2007), playing the role of Bert Newton.

As a producer, he worked on the Australian version of the game show Deal or No Deal.

As a TV writer he has worked on many Australian comedy and light entertainment TV productions, such as BackBerner, Big Bite, Full Frontal, and Spicks and Specks. He was a writer on the third series of the weekly satirical comedy programme Newstopia, broadcast on SBS in 2008.[2] From 2009 to 2012, Hall served as head writer on the comedy game show Talkin' 'bout Your Generation.[3] In 2013, he wrote for ABC-TV's weekly satirical comedy show Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell, and Adam Hills Tonight series 2, of which he was also the Studio Producer.

As of 2014, Hall is a regular cast member on Shaun Micallef's Mad As Hell.[4]


Hall's movie career includes appearances in Romper Stomper, The Wog Boy, and the upcoming comedy Now Add Honey.


Hall starred in the original Australian professional production of Monty Python's Spamalot in 2007, playing the roles of Lancelot, The French Taunter, Tim The Enchanter and The Head Knight of "Ni".[5]

In 2011, Hall co-wrote (with Michael Ward) the comedy stage show Bond-A-Rama! Every James Bond Film Live On Stage,[6] in which he played the roles of Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan. The show was a sell out, prompting a second season in 2012.[7]

In 2013, Hall wrote, produced and performed in the one man stage show Raiders of the Temple of Doom's Last Crusade; One Man Performs Three Indiana Jones Movies in One Hour, for the Melbourne Fringe Festival.[8] The show was then revived for a successful season in the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.[9]

iPhone app[edit]

In 2014, Hall branched out to co-create the iPhone app Step-By-Step-Story''.[10]

Described as "a two-player, turn-based creative writing game", the app is a twist on the classic 'Chain Story' or 'Tandem Story' idea, where two friends write a story together, one paragraph at a time.

Quiz show champion[edit]

In August 2005, Stephen completed seven nights on the quiz show Temptation, becoming the program's second Grand Champion, and the second largest quiz or game show winner in Australian television history (at that time).[11] Since then, he has also won the title of "Australia's Brainiest Quiz Master" on the Australian TV program of the same name and appeared as part of The Brains Trust on The Einstein Factor.[12] Since 2013, he has run the blog, which aims to provide tips and hints for winning game shows.


External links[edit]

Review of Raiders of the Temple of Doom's Last Crusade:

Step-By-Step-Story official website:

Step-By-Step-Story on Twitter:

Stephen's 'How To Win Game Shows' blog: