Michael C. Hall - Rotten Tomatoes

Michael C. Hall

Highest Rated:   87% Christine (2016)
Lowest Rated:   22% Peep World (2011)
Birthplace:   Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Though New York City residents savvy to the off-Broadway stages may be familiar with actor Michael C. Hall as a result of his roles in nearly a dozen productions including Macbeth, Timon of Athens, and Cymbeline, television viewers are more likely to recognize the Emmy-nominated talent as the proprietor (along with his brother, Nate [Peter Krause]) of the Fisher & Sons Funeral Home on the popular HBO drama Six Feet Under. Born in Raleight, NC, in 1971, Hall graduated from Earlham College before receiving his training as an actor in the NYU Master of Fine Arts acting program. His prowess on the stage led him to appear in off-Broadway productions for The New York Shakespeare Festival, and it wasn't long before he was offered a role on Six Feet Under. Though the show's producers had originally cast Krause in the part, the subsequent difficulty they had in casting the character of Nate eventually found Krause tackling that role, while Hall took on the part of David. Of course, fate has a way of working things out for the best sometimes, and both actors hit their stride in the quirky series, with Hall's multi-layered performance as the closeted David, in particular, lending the show both some of its most poignant moments and some of its most humorous. In 2003, Hall attempted to make the leap to feature films with the John Woo action movie Paycheck, and in 2004, he began work on director Timothy Daly's low-key relationship drama Bereft.Though, with the releases of Paycheck and Bereft, it appeared as if the actor who had thus far achieved the most fame as a closeted funeral director on HBO's Six Feet Under was moving away from television in order to focus on feature work, a return to the small screen in the Showtime crime drama series Dexter found Hall dealing in death on the small screen once again. Cast in the title role of a forensics investigator who secretly moonlights as a serial killer, Hall earned critical acclaim and substantial ratings as he made the transition from playing one who sees that the dearly departed get a respectable send-off to portraying one who helps to keep funeral homes in business.He was the bad guy in the action film Gamer in 2009, and appeared in the indie films Peep World and The Trouble With Bliss. Once Dexter ended in 2013, Hall took the opporunity to take a break from the screen for a while, choosing to return to the stage in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, playing the title role.He was married to his Dexter co-star Jennifer Carpenter from 2008-2011, during which time he survived a bout with cancer.


Highest Rated Movies



82% Game Night
  • Actor
$33.6M 2018
35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
  • John Dean
$0.8M 2017
87% Christine
  • George Peter Ryan
$0.3M 2016
86% Justice League: Gods and Monsters
  • Batman/Kirk Langstrom
85% Cold in July
  • Richard Dane
75% Kill Your Darlings
  • David Kammerer
$0.7M 2013
29% The Trouble with Bliss
  • Morris Bliss
$11.4k 2012
22% Peep World
  • Jack
$11.4k 2011
27% Gamer
  • Ken Castle
$20.5M 2009
No Score Yet The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth
  • Narrator
No Score Yet Bereft
  • Jonathan
27% Paycheck
  • Agent Klein
$53.7M 2003
73% Showboy
  • Himself


No Score Yet Years of Living Dangerously
  • Reporter
  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2011
77% Dexter
  • Dexter Morgan
  • Director
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • Guest
  • 2010
82% Six Feet Under
  • David Fisher
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • Guest
  • 2003
No Score Yet Safe
  • Executive Producer
  • Tom

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