William Hall (actor)

William Hall is an American actor, director, trainer and mask maker in San Francisco, California. He is the editor of The Playbook, Improv Games for Performers.[1]

William Hall
OccupationActor, director, trainer, mask maker, editor

Hall first became involved in acting when he took a drama class while attending Maggie L. Walker High School in Richmond, Virginia. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Boston University, where he was classmates with Geena Davis. After graduation, Hall came to San Francisco to pursue theater.

He has appeared in film and television including The Right Stuff, Twisted, Howard the Duck and Midnight Caller.[2] He was one of the Nazis in the final ark scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Hall is one of the founding members of BATS Improv,[3][4] an improvisational theatre, and the last remaining “OB” (original brother) of Fratelli Bologna.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1983Twice Upon a TimeRusher of Din - Sleeper
1983The Right StuffThe Permanent Press Corps
1985Trouble in MindLong Militiaman
1986Howard the DuckOfficer Hanson
1987Leonard Part 6Monroe
1989WildfireBank Cop
1995Murder in the FirstMan on the Street
1997Fathers' DayHotel Clerk
2004TwistedChip Marshall
2006Valley of the Heart's DelightPhil Cobb
2012Hemingway & GellhornSecond Journalist


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