Brad Hall

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Brad Hall
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Hall at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
Born William Brad Hall
(1958-03-21) March 21, 1958 (age 57)
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Occupation Actor, Comedian, Director, Writer
Spouse(s) Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1987–present)
Children 2

William Brad Hall (born March 21, 1958) is an American actor, comedian, director and writer.[1] Best known as a Saturday Night Live news anchor on Saturday Night News.

He was also the creator of the TV series The Single Guy and Watching Ellie. He has appeared in various motion pictures, most notably the 1986 cult classic Troll and as Nancy Allen's boyfriend in 1990's Limit Up. In 2012, he directed Picture Paris, which appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Hall was born in Santa Barbara, California.


He is married to actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Veep), whom he met while both were attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.[1] They both performed on SNL from 1982 to 1984 and guest starred together on two episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm. They have two sons, Henry (b. 1992) and Charles (b. 1997).[1]

Recurring characters on SNL[edit]

  • Mike Phillips, friend of El Dorko (Gary Kroeger)
  • The Human Stapler, a superhero who uses his hands to bind his victims (a member of The Interesting Four)
  • Larry Rolans, the host of Larry's Corner.

Celebrity impersonations[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Ellis, Cynthia. "Interview: Brad Hall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Picture Paris". The Huffington Post. AOL-HuffPost Entertainment. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Interview: Brad Hall and Julia Louis-Dreyfus Picture Paris". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 

External links[edit]

Media offices
Preceded by
Brian Doyle-Murray and Christine Ebersole
Weekend Update anchor
Succeeded by
Christopher Guest