Marion H. "Pooch" Hall, Jr. (born February 8, 1977) is an American television and film actor, rapper, and model known for his role as Derwin Davis, the football player on The CW/BET sitcom The Game, and as Ricky in the 2011 film Jumping the Broom. He currently plays the character of Daryll Donovan in the Showtime drama Ray Donovan.
Hall at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival
Marion H. Hall, Jr.
February 8, 1977
Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Other names||"Pooch" Marion Hall|
Linda Hall (m. 1997)
He was born Marion H. Hall, Jr. to Marion and the late Cindy Hall in Brockton, Massachusetts where he attended Brockton High School. In 1994, he won the Southern New England Golden Gloves for boxing. Hall attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he got his first taste for acting with the UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company.
Hall started his career doing commercials and modeling. Hall landed his first acting role in the 2001 Lift. That same year, he appeared in Blue Hill Avenue. In 2003, he served as co-host for The N reality series Girls v. Boys. In 2005, he portrayed Ty'ree in the miniseries Miracle's Boys. The following year, he won the role of Derwin Davis on Game. He was featured as Chrisette Michele's love interest in her music video "What You Do". He did not replacing at all from The Game.
During the 2009–2010 season, he had a recurring role as Ryan on the CBS sitcom Accidentally on Purpose, replacing Cory Hardrict (the husband of Tia Mowry, his co-star from The Game). In the interview of the Tom Joyner Morning show, Hall had to set the record straight of departing from the series The Game. He quoted, "My contract came up, I promise you. We negotiated and we couldn't come up with a number. So my team said we're going to send you out [auditions]". Pooch Hall continued and said the Showtime series knew about his commitment to BET but it took so long to respond to his agents; however, he continued to move forward with his new projects. "I never did quit the show," Hall said, "When The Game got canceled, I was offered another job and I booked Ray Donovan the next day".
On August 8, 2012, he will be returning to make a guest appearance for the sixth season, he will appear in one episode "The Blueprint". without Tia Mowry.
|2001||Blue Hill Avenue||Billy "Schlep Rock" Brown|
|2003||Beacon Hill||Michael Cannon|
|2004||Black Cloud||Rocket Ray Tracey||Credited as "Pooch" Marion Hall|
|2004||Without a Trace||Lionel||Episode: "The Season"|
|2004||Christmas at Water's Edge||Tre||Television movie|
|2005||Miracle's Boys||Tyree||Mini Series|
|2006||Pepper Dennis||Garfield||6 episodes|
|2006||Hood of Horror||Sod||Alternative title: Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror|
|2006–2013, 2015||The Game||Derwin Davis||102 episodes; Main Role: 99 episodes, Guest Role: 3 episodes.|
|2008||Courtroom K||Orangelo Tell||Television movie|
|2009||Xtra Credit||Shawn Hadley||Television movie|
|2009||Diary of a Champion||Terrell Thomas||Television movie|
|2009–2010||Accidentally on Purpose||Ryan||10 episodes|
|2010||Stomp the Yard: Homecoming||Dane||Direct to video|
|2011||Jumping the Broom||Ricky|
|2012||Warehouse 13||Cody Bell||Episode: "Second Chance"|
|2012||Royal Pains||JJ Small||Episode: "Business & Pleasure"|
|2013–present||Ray Donovan||Daryll Donovan||Main Role|
|2013||Necessary Roughness||Blake Bridges||Episode: "Sucker Punch"|
|2015||Carter High||Coach Vonner|
|2016||Hell's Kitchen||Himself||Episode: "Surf Riding & Turf Fighting"; Guest Diner|
|2017||Criminal Minds||FBI Trainee Clark||Episode: "Profiling 202"|
|2017||A Dog's Purpose||Al|
- "POOCH HALL". ICON MANN. June 18, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
- "Q & A WITH THE LOVELY LINDA AKA POOCH HALL'S WIFE:)". What About Mommy's. August 13, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
- Lincoln, Ross A. (2015-09-18). "Pooch Hall Joins 'A Dog's Purpose', Doug McKeon Will Run with 'LBJ'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2015-10-25.
- "POOCH HALL'S WIFE LAUNCHES 'INCLUSION CLUBHOUSE' TO SUPPORT FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS". BCK Online. Black Celebrity Kids, Inc. July 28, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2017.