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William Hall (actor)

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

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]

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
1983 Twice Upon a Time Rusher of Din - Sleeper
1983 The Right Stuff The Permanent Press Corps
1985 Trouble in Mind Long Militiaman
1986 Howard the Duck Officer Hanson
1987 Leonard Part 6 Monroe
1989 Wildfire Bank Cop
1995 Murder in the First Man on the Street
1997 Fathers' Day Hotel Clerk
2004 Twisted Chip Marshall
2006 Valley of the Heart's Delight Phil Cobb
2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn Second Journalist


  1. ^ Improv Playbook website
  2. ^ IMDB website
  3. ^ BATS Improv website
  4. ^ "PRAISE FOR TROUPE'S IMPROVISED 'PUNISHMENT' ACTORS JUST MAKING WIT UP AS THEY GO". Noe Valley Voice. November 2006. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
  5. ^ Fratelli Bologna website
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