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Like most ''SNL'' cast members during Dick Ebersol's era, Hall is considered a forgotten cast member thanks to Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo stealing the spotlight during that time[[note]]even Hall's own wife, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, fell victim to this [though when Murphy and Piscopo left before season 10 started, she did get more screentime] and the only reason people remember her now as a cast member is because she came back to host in 2006 and a big deal was made back then that she was the first female ''SNL'' cast member to host[[/note]]. Not even being a Weekend Update (or "Saturday Night News", as it was called) anchor made him stand out (which is why Ebersol got rid of Hall as Weekend Update anchor in the middle of season nine and experimented with having male celebrity hosts, like Robin Williams and Don Rickles, take over the anchor desk[[note]]originally, Ebersol wanted Tim Kazurinsky to do it, but Kazurinsky was friends with Brad Hall and didn't want to betray him[[/note]]). However, Hall's turn as Weekend Update anchor is worth another look, as it did manage to recapture the dry wit that the "Not Ready for Primetime" Weekend Update anchors (Chase, Curtin, Aykroyd, and Murray) had[[note]]though it would be a few more years before Dennis Miller's Weekend Update brought that segment back from the dead and returned to being [[JustHereForGodzilla the reason to watch SNL in case any of the sketches or performances weren't up to par]][[/note]]. Outside of "Saturday Night News", Hall had three recurring characters (The Human Stapler[[note]]a member of the superhero team, "The Interesting Four", who can bind enemies with his hands[[/note]], Larry Rolans[[note]]the host of "Larry's Corner"[[/note]], and Michael Phillips[[note]]friend of Gary Kroeger's "El Dorko" character[[/note]]) and six celebrity impressions (John [=DeLorean=], John Hinckley, Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, and Mary; Pete Best, Walter Mondale, and William F. Buckley).


William Bradford Hall (March 21, 1958) is an American actor, comedian, director, and writer best known for ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/TheSingleGuy''.

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William Bradford Hall (March (born March 21, 1958) is an American actor, comedian, director, and writer best known for ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/TheSingleGuy''.


He is married to actress/comedian Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus and they have two children.

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He is married to actress/comedian Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus (both of whom were ''SNL'' cast members in the early-to-mid 1980s. In fact, they're, so far, the only ''SNL'' cast members married to each other) and they have two children.

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William Bradford Hall (March 21, 1958) is an American actor, comedian, director, and writer best known for ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/TheSingleGuy''.

He is married to actress/comedian Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus and they have two children.

!Film Roles
* ''Film/{{Troll}}'' as William Daniels
* ''Film/WorthWinning'' as Eric
* ''Film/LimitUp'' as Marty Callahan
* ''Film/TheGuardian1990'' as Ned Runcie
* ''Film/ByeByeLove'' as Phil (also writer and producer)
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' as Grasshopper
* ''Film/MustLoveDogs'' as Stanley (also producer)
* ''Film/LoveShack'' as Dr. Alan Shack

!Television Roles
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' as various (1982-1983, 2006, also writer)
* ''Series/NineToFive'' as Devlin (1 episode)
* ''Series/EmptyNest'' as Chuck (1 episode)
* ''Series/DayByDay'' as Charlie (1 episode)
* ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' as Brad Hall (2 episodes)
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' as Wreston St. James (1 episode)
* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' as John William Weichselbraun (1 episode)
* ''Series/{{Undone}}'' as Charlie (recurring)

!Writer
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' (1 episode)
* ''Series/TheSingleGuy'' (also producer)
* ''Series/WatchingEllie'' (also producer)
* ''Film/StarsInShortsNoOrdinaryLove'' (also director)
* ''Film/MasSabeElDiabloPorViejo''

!Director
* ''Series/BrooklynBridge'' (1 episode)
* ''Series/{{Veep}}'' (3 episodes)

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