Arsenio Hall Career and Net Worth
Arsenio Hall Career and Net Worth, How does Arsenio Hall make money? Read the article to uncover more about the comedian.
Arsenio Hall is a well-known comedian, talk show host, television personality, actor, writer and producer. Hall has about $20 million in net worth as of this writing. He acquired his wealth through acting in both television and films as well as via real estate investments. He is known for hosting the 90s talk show, “The Arsenio Hall Show”.
Arsenio Hall Early Life
Arsenio Hall was born on February 12, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born to Fred (father, Baptist minister) and Annie Hall (mother). His love for magic showed strongly as a child and he usually performed magic for his parents and friends. Hall graduated from Ohio’s Warrensville Heights High School in 1973. He went to Kent State University in Kent, Ohio in 1973.
Arsenio Hall Career
He relocated to Chicago after college and later to Los Angeles to pursue comedy as a career. Hall was on “Soul Train” for a number of times. He got job as the announcer/sidekick for Alan on his short-lived show “Thicke of the Night” in 1984. He had his break in 1988 when he co-starred in “Coming to America” alongside Eddie Murphy. When Hall stepped in as the interim host for “The Late Show”, his path to having and hosting his won show was paved. The show competed with “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”. The show started with the late comedian Joan Rivers but was fired as a result of poor ratings. He excelled as an interim host and endeared himself to a lot of audience. The Late Show was canceled by Fox in 1988. The Arsenio Hall Show first aired on January 2, 1989 as a nationally syndicated show. It was very popular among younger people. He gained notoriety for his alternative to clapping by chanting “Roo, Roo, Roo!” amidst pumping of fists. This was the Cleveland Brown’s “Dawg Pound” chant in the east end zone. His chant assumed the status of a nightly ritual and a pop-culture symbol. His show was infamously known as the place then-Presidential candidate Bill Clinton played his saxophone. The Arsenio Hall Show was last aired on May 27, 1994. How does Arsenio Hall make money? He made his wealth through his acting endeavors as well as hosting shows.
Arsenio Hall Personal Life
Hall has a son, Arsenio Jr. He was born in 1998 to Cheryl Bonacci- his long time girlfriend. During the original run of “The Arsenio Hall Show”, Hall was caught in a rivalry with Jay Leno after Jay was named host of “The Tonight Show”. He said he would kick Jay’s ass in the ratings to paraphrase. He retreated from the public after the end of “The Arsenio Hall Show” in 1994. In 1997, he saw rumors online that he was in a rehab, under a disguised identity, he responded to the rumors with “I know Arsenio better than anyone else and he’s not in detox, you idiots.