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Anthony Michael Hall is no longer able to attend Phoenix Comicon, photo ops will be refunded.
From humble showbiz beginnings as a seven-year-old kid in Honeycomb Cereal and Bounty commercials to a fixture in the John Hughes classics of the 1980s to starring as Bill Gates in Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999) (TV) and taking a turn as Mike Engel in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (2008), Anthony Michael Hall's over-three-decade career has made him a Hollywood icon. Born April 14, 1968 in Massachusetts, USA, Hall's given name was Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall, but he adopted the Anthony Michael moniker upon finding that another Michael Hall was already a member of the Screen Actors' Guild.
Hall began acting in commercials at the age of seven, but his true breakthrough role was as Rusty in Vacation (1983) alongside Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. Following the success of Vacation (1983), Hall entered the defining period of his career, starring in three John Hughes classics: Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985) and Weird Science (1985).
1990 he played the role of Jim in Edward Scissorhands. Since that time, Hall has focused on television work, including an 81-episode run on Stephen King's "Stephen King's Dead Zone" (2002), and as Walter Sykes in Warehouse 13 but has managed to take on film projects as well, including the role of Mike Engel in The Dark Knight (2008). And most recently Foxcatcher with Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo.