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William Bradford Hall (born March 21, 1958) is an American actor, comedian, director, and writer best known for Saturday Night Live and The Single Guy.

He is married to actress/comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus (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.

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 timenote . 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 desknote ). 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) hadnote . Outside of "Saturday Night News", Hall had three recurring characters (The Human Staplernote , Larry Rolansnote , and Michael Phillipsnote ) and six celebrity impressions (John DeLorean, John Hinckley, Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, and Mary; Pete Best, Walter Mondale, and William F. Buckley).


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