|Pooch Hall Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||February 8, 1977|
Pooch Hall is an American actor, model, producer, and rapper. He is best known for his roles in TV series The Game (2006-2015) as Derwin Davis, and Ray Donovan starting in 2013 as Daryll Donovan. He also played Ricky in the movie Jumping the Broom (2011) and portrayed Muhammad Ali in the movie Chuck (2016).
Marion H. Hall, Jr.
Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
Sherman Oaks, California, United States
He attended Brockton High School in Brockton, Massachusetts, United States. After graduating, he enrolled in the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States.
Actor, Producer, Rapper, Model
- Father – Marion Hall
- Mother – Cindy Hall
- Siblings – Corey “TruChef” Hall (Younger Brother) (Chef)
Pooch Hall is represented by –
- Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) (Talent Agent) in Beverly Hills, California, United States
- The Rosenzweig Group (Manager) in Los Angeles, California, United States
- Viewpoint (Publicist) in Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler, Feldman & Clark (Legal Representative) in Los Angeles, California, United States
6 ft or 183 cm
86 kg or 189.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Pooch Hall has dated –
- Linda (née Baptista) Hall (1996-Present) – He met Linda Baptista while she was a freshman at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 1996. The couple married on November 28, 1997. She later worked as a counselor in a college setting, with children with special needs, and as a realtor in California. They have 4 children – daughter Djanai Hall (b. 1997), daughter Djaeda “Bug” Hall (b. 2007), son Djordan “Champ” Hall (b. 2008), and son Djulian Bryant Hall (b. 2016). Djenai suffers from Cerebral Palsy, has constant seizures, and is unable to talk or walk. She graduated high school in 2016, despite her difficulties with the illness.
Race / Ethnicity
- Tall height
- Gap between front teeth
Pooch Hall has supported organizations such as Djanai’s Angels and Inclusion Clubhouse.
Pooch Hall Favorite Things
- Hobby – Collecting Toys/Action Figures
- Activity – Dancing
- Period In Music – The 1980s
Source – Essence
Pooch Hall Facts
- His dad was the type of guy that never got people’s names right and their next-door neighbors started calling Marion “Pooky” while he was yet to be born. As time went on, his dad misinterpreted the nickname and started calling him “Poochy” but Marion decided to go by “Pooch”.
- When his parents divorced, Pooch had to help around the house and became a father figure to his younger brother while their dad was at work. They were largely raised by their mother.
- During his time in high school, he played football, did boxing, and ran track and field. He also won the Southern New England Golden Gloves for boxing in 1994.
- Pooch started acting at the age of 21 when he joined his university’s UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company.
- He started his media career by modeling and appearing in commercials.
- Pooch wasn’t fired from The Game nor did he quit the show. During the negotiations for the next season, his agents sent him to other auditions and he booked a role on Ray Donovan in 2013. He came back for one final episode of The Game in 2015.
- He did not continue to watch The Game after he departed from the TV show. However, he remained friends with some of the cast members, as well as actresses Tamera Mowry-Housley and Tia Mowry-Hardrict.
- Things that keep him up at night are his sugar cravings and watching cartoons on TV.
- He was arrested for driving under the influence and child endangerment on October 3, 2018, in Burbank, California in his Chrysler 300 sedan. He pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 3 years probation and a 3-month-alcohol program in March 2019.
- When Pooch is in the car alone, he listens to sports radio. If his daughter Djaeda is in presence, she’s usually singing. His son Djordan loves to listen to Drake in the car.
- Besides freestyle rapping, Pooch is talented when it comes to screenwriting, cooking, and sewing.
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