Pooch Hall

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Pooch Hall
BornMarion H. Hall, Jr.
(1977-02-08) February 8, 1977 (age 36)
Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Other names"Pooch" Marion Hall
Marion Hall
OccupationActor, model, rapper
Years active2001-present
 
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Pooch Hall
BornMarion H. Hall, Jr.
(1977-02-08) February 8, 1977 (age 36)
Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Other names"Pooch" Marion Hall
Marion Hall
OccupationActor, model, rapper
Years active2001-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]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001LiftDerek
2001Blue Hill AvenueBilly 'Schlep Rock' Brown
2003Beacon HillMichael Cannon
2003A Tale of Two PizzasEugene
2004The DivisionDJEpisode: "Play Ball"
2004Black CloudRocket Ray TraceyCredited as "Pooch" Marion Hall
2004Without a TraceLionelEpisode: "The Season"
2004Christmas at Water's EdgeTreTelevision movie
2005Miracle's BoysTy'ReeMiniseries
2005The Food Chain: A Hollywood ScarytaleChad Prater
2006HeistLucasEpisode: "Strife"
2006Pepper DennisGarfield6 episodes
2006Hood of HorrorSodAlternative title: Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror
2006Blind DatingJay
2006–2013The GameDerwin Davis101 episodes; Main Role
2006GirlfriendsDerwin DavisEpisode: "It's Been Determined"
2008Courtroom KOrangelo TellTelevision movie
2009Xtra CreditShawn HadleyTelevision movie
2009Diary of a ChampionTerrell ThomasTelevision movie
2009–2010Accidentally on PurposeRyan10 episodes
2010Stomp the Yard 2: HomecomingDaneStraight-to-DVD-Release
2011-2013SuitsJimmy2 episodes
2011Jumping the BroomRicky
2012Royal PainsJJ SmallEpisode: "Business & Pleasure"
2012Warehouse 13Cody BellEpisode: "Second Chance"
2013–presentRay DonovanDaryll DonovanMain Role
2013Necessary RoughnessBlake BridgesEpisode: "Sucker Punch"

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