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Huntz Hall ACTOR


Huntz Hall was born on August 15th, 1919 in New York City, New York with the birth name Henry Richard Hall.  He was the fourteenth of a total of sixteen children born to Joseph Patrick Hall and Mary Ellen Mullen. 
At the young age of one year old he was already appearing on stage in a production of, “Thunder on the Left”.  When he completed his early year’s education at a Catholic grammar school he went on to study at the Children’s School in New York. 
He appeared again as a boy soprano with the Madison Square Quintette.  He was also cast in a production of, “Dead End”.  Soon his well known role followed after he was cast in the 1937 film, Dead End” starring Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea, Wendy Barrie, Claire Trevor, Allen Jenkins, Billy Halop, Bobby Jordan, Gabriel Dell, Leo Gorcey and Bernard Punsly.  He was soon playing, Sach Jones in a total of 48 'Bowery Boys' entries.  In total between 'Dead End Kids', 'East Side Kids' and 'The Bowery Boys' serials, Hall appeared in eighty one total.
He took a brief break from acting during World War II to join the United States Army, and upon completion, Hall returned right back to working in Hollywood.  Along with working in the series, he also was seen on the big screen in a number of films such as, “A Walk in the Sun” (1945) starring Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, George Tyne, John Ireland, Lloyd Bridges, Sterling Holloway, Norman Lloyd, Herbert Rudley, Steve Brodie and Richard Benedict, with narration by Burgess Meredith.

After appearing in the film, “Valentino” (1977) starring Rudolf Nureyev, Michelle Phillips, Leslie Caron, Felicity Kendal, Seymour Cassel and Carol Kane, he was seen on stage performing in dinner theater and then in 1994, he decided to retire from the industry.  Hall was very financially stable from his acting income as well as some smart oil investments he had made.
Although his professional life was quite stable, his personal life was not as simple.  He had a number of small arrests on his record for drug possession, drunk driving and also losing his temper and being arrested.  Also, his marriages were not so successful.  He married a total of three times.  His first wife was Elsie May Anderson from 1940 through 1944.  He then married Leslie Wright from 1948-1953.  His third wife was Leslie Hall from 1966 up until he passed away.
Just a couple years later on January 30th, 1999 he passed away from congestive heart failure in North Hollywood, California.  He is survived by his one and only son, Leslie Richard who later changed his name to Gary.  Hall is interred in a niche at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California. 


1993 Daddy Dearest
1992 Auntie Lee's Meat Pies 
1988 Night Heat
1987 Cyclone  
1984 The Ratings Game
1982 Diff'rent Strokes
1982 The Escape Artist
1979 Gas Pump Girls
1978 ChiPs
1977 Valentino
1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
1976 Good Heavens
1976 Matt Helm
1975 The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery
1975 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1975 The Sky's the Limit
1975 The Ghost Busters 
1974 Herbie Rides Again
1972 The Corner Bar 
1971 The Chicago Teddy Bears
1971 Escape
1970 Barefoot in the Park
1967 Gentle Giant 
1966 Second Fiddle to a Steel Guitar
1966 Flipper
1958 In the Money  
1957 Up in Smoke
1957 Looking for Danger 
1957 Spook Chasers
1957 Hold That Hypnotist 
1956 Hot Shots
1956 Fighting Trouble
1956 Crashing Las Vegas 
1955 Dig That Uranium 
1955 Jail Busters 
1955 Spy Chasers 
1955 High Society 
1955 Bowery to Bagdad 
1954 Jungle Gents
1954 The Bowery Boys Meet the Monsters 
1954 Paris Playboys 
1953 Private Eyes 
1953 Clipped Wings  
1953 Loose in London  
1953 Jalopy  
1952 No Holds Barred  
1952 Feudin' Fools  
1952 Here Come the Marines  
1952 Hold That Line
1951 Crazy Over Horses  
1951 Let's Go Navy!
1951 Ghost Chasers
1951 Bowery Battalion
1950 Blues Busters 
1950 Triple Trouble  
1950 Lucky Losers
1950 Blonde Dynamite 
1949 Master Minds 
1949 Angels in Disguise
1949 Hold That Baby!
1949 Fighting Fools 
1948 Trouble Makers 
1948 Smugglers' Cove 
1948 Jinx Money 
1948 Angels' Alley 
1947 Bowery Buckaroos 
1947 News Hounds
1947 Hard Boiled Mahoney 
1946 Mr. Hex
1946 Spook Busters 
1946 Bowery Bombshell 
1946 In Fast Company 
1946 Live Wires
1945 A Walk in the Sun 
1945 Come Out Fighting 
1945 Mr. Muggs Rides Again
1945 Wonder Man 
1945 Docks of New York
1945 Bring on the Girls 
1944 Bowery Champs 
1944 Block Busters
1944 Follow the Leader 
1944 Million Dollar Kid  
1943 Mr. Muggs Steps Out 
1943 Ghosts on the Loose 
1943 Clancy Street Boys 
1943 Keep 'Em Slugging 
1943 Kid Dynamite 
1942 Mug Town 
1942 Junior Army 
1942 'Neath Brooklyn Bridge 
1942 Smart Alecks 
1942 Junior G-Men of the Air 
1942 Tough As They Come 
1942 Let's Get Tough! 
1942 Private Buckaroo 
1942 Mr. Wise Guy 
1941 Zis Boom Bah 
1941 Spooks Run Wild
1941 Sea Raiders
1941 Mob Town
1941 Bowery Blitzkrieg
1941 Hit the Road 
1940 Give Us Wings 
1940 Junior G-Men
1940 You're Not So Tough
1939 The Return of Doctor X
1939 Call a Messenger 
1939 Dead End Kids at Military School 
1939 The Angels Wash Their Faces 
1939 Hell's Kitchen
1939 They Made Me a Criminal
1938 Angels with Dirty Faces 
1938 Little Tough Guy
1938 Crime School
1937 Dead End 

Matinee Classics - Sea Raiders starring Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Bernard Punsley, Hally Chester, Joe Recht, William Hall, John McGuire, Mary Field, Edward Keane, Marcia Ralston and Reed Hadley
Matinee Classics - Angels With Dirty Faces starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft and the Dead End Kids
Matinee Classics - Angels With Dirty Faces starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, George Bancroft and the Dead End Kids
Matinee Classics - Junior G-Men starring Dead End Kids, Little Tough Guys, Billy Halop, Lionel Atwill and Frankie Darro
Matinee Classics - Blonde Dynamite starring Adele Jurgens, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Stanley Andrews and the Bowery Boys
Matinee Classics - Clancy Street Boys starring Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Billy Benedict, J. Farrell MacDonald, Ernest 'Sunshine Sammy' Morrison  and the Dead End Kids
Matinee Classics - Blues Busters starring The Bowery Boys, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, William enedict, David Gorcey, Buddy Gorman, Gabriel Dell, Adele Jergens, Bernard Gorcey, Craig Steven, Phyllis Coates and William Vincent
Matinee Classics - Million Dollar Kid starring Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Billy Benedict, Louise Currie, Noah Beery Sr., Iris ADrian, Herbert Hayes, Robrert Gried, Johnnie Duncan, Stanley Brown, Patsy Moran and the East Side / Dead End Kids
Matinee Classics - Mr. Wise Guy starring Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Billy Gilbert, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Douglas Fowley, Joan Barclay, Warren Hymer, Ann Doran, Jack Mulhall, Gabriel Dell - The East Side Kids / The Dead End Kids
Matinee Classics - Mug Town starring the Dead End Kids and Little Tough Guys, Billy Halop, Huntz Hall, Grace McDonald, Gabriel Dell, Edward Norris, Virginia Brissac, Tommy Kelly, Dick Hogan, Jed Prouty, Murray Alper and Paul Fix

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