Michael C. Hall was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, to Janice (Styons), a guidance counselor, and William Carlyle Hall, who worked for IBM. Michael is a graduate of NYU’s Master of Fine Arts program in acting. He is known for the titular character “Dexter” in Dexter (2006) and as mortician “David Fisher” in Six Feet Under (2001).
His most recent performance on Broadway was as “Hedwig” in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”. Previously, Hall portrayed the emcee in “Cabaret”, “Billy Flynn” in “Chicago” and “John Jones” in “The Realistic Joneses”.
Hall has starred in nearly a dozen major off-Broadway plays, including “Macbeth” for the New York Shakespeare Festival, “Cymbeline” for the New York Shakespeare Festival at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, “Timon of Athens” and “Henry V” at the Public, “The English Teachers” for Manhattan Class Company, “Corpus Christi” at the Manhattan Theatre Club, “Mr. Marmalade” with the Roundabout Theatre Company and “Skylight” at the Mark Taper Forum.
Michael C. Hall is performing in independent motion pictures, such as Cold in July (2014) and Kill Your Darlings (2013).
Monsters don’t get to live happily ever after.
It’s a hard acomplishment to get someone to actually love a serial killer. But Dexter is one of those few attempts that works. It’s not forced upon you – the show doesn’t shove the whole “well this serial killer had a terrible childhood…” in your face. And it doesn’t need to in order to get you to love its main character. You just do.