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Anthony Michael Hall (born Michael Anthony Hall on April 14, 1968 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts) is an American actor, director and comedian best known for his roles in the Brat Pack films as Farmer Ted ("The Geek") in Sixteen Candles, Gary Wallace in Weird Science and Brian Johnson in The Breakfast Club, as Bill Gates in Pirates of Silicon Valley and as Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone.

Hall was actually a cast member on the long-running American sketch show, Saturday Night Live, during the 1985-1986 season (which, like seasons six and 20, were critically panned and nearly got the show cancelednote ). Hall (not related to former cast members Brad Hallnote  or Rich Hallnote ) was the show's only cast member who was under ages 18 and 21 when he was hirednote . Though he only had one season (much like his fellow cast members at the time Joan Cusack, Robert Downey Jr., Randy Quaidnote , Terry Sweeney, Danitra Vancenote , Damon Wayansnote , Don Novello, and Dan Vitalenote ), Hall actually had a good amount of recurring characters and celebrity impressions. His recurring characters were Craig Sundberg (a seemingly brainless teenager who actually is hired by scientists, politicians, and other members of the intelligentsia to solve world problemsnote ) and Fed Jones (one half of the drug-addled street hustling pair, The Two Jonesesnote ); his celebrity impressions include Art Garfunkel, Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, Daryl Hall (of Hall and Oates; Oates was played by Robert Downey Jr.note ), and Bobby Kennedy.


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