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Arsenio Hall Married, Wife, Gay, Dating, Son, Net Worth

Date: 09 Jul, 2018

Arsenio Hall Married, Wife, Gay, Dating, Son, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1956-02-12
Nationality American
Profession Comedian
Marital Status Single
Divorced/Engaged Not Known
Girlfriend/Dating Emma Samms (Ex.), Cheryl Bonacci (1987-2002), Paula Abdul (1980-?)
Gay/Lesbain No
Ethnicity Mixed
Net Worth $5 Million (Estimated)
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Children/Kids Arsenio Hall Jr. (Son)
Height 5 Feet 11 Inches (180 cm)
Education Kent State University
Parents Fred Hall (Father), Anne Hall (Mother)

American comedian Arsenio Hall is famously known as a host of the CBS's late-night talk show The Arsenio Hall Show.  Besides hosting, he also had a stint on the acting industry. 

Well, Arsenio is as open as his versatility. He openly flaunts his singlehood and relishes his time with one and only son.

Arsenio Hall’s Bio:

Arsenio Hall was born on 12 February 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio. He has the height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.8 m) and is of mixed ethnicity. 

His father, Fred Hall is a Baptist minister, while his mother is Anne Hall. There are no details of his any siblings. 

Arsenio graduated from Warrensville Heights High School in 1973 and later joined John F. Kennedy High School in Cleaveland, Ohio. To pursue his career as a comedian, Hall frequently moved to Chicago and Los Angeles. 

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Arsenio Hall's Career, Net Worth:

Subsequently, Arsenio made a couple of appearances on the American music-dance television show named Soul Train. In 1984, he landed as the announcer/sidekick for Alan Thicke during the talk show Thicke of the Night.

He was also the original voice of Winston Zeddemore in the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters for almost a year. In the fall of 1987, he was chosen to be the host of The Late Show, previously named as The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers. The show eventually got canceled in 1988.

Besides, he also made his prominent appearances for many other television shows that include Martial Law, Star Search, Uptown Comedy Express, Real Husbands of Hollywood. Moreover, he also was known for hosting the famous MTV Video Music Awards between 1988 and 1991.

Not only in the field of comedy shows, but Arsenio has equally dedicated himself to many films. Some of his achievements include Coming To America, Harlem Nights, Blankman, The Naked, Sandy Wexler.

Because of his whole heart dedication for the movie Coming to America, Arsenio was awarded Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 1988. In addition to this, he also won the award for the title of Funniest Supporting Actor in 1989

Arsenio premiered his show, The Arsenio Hall Show on 9 September 2013 on Tribute owned stations and other networks via CBS Television Distribution. It was canceled after the final episode which aired on 30 May 2014 due to low ratings.

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It is official that Arsenio is going to feature in the upcoming sequel of 1988 romantic comedy movie Coming to America. He even has his comedy show at the Sycuan Casino on 28 July 2018.

Well, the 62-year old does not give up on his career despite his retiring age.  He has now decided to make a comeback on stand up comedy after 20 long years. As per thestate.com on 25 September 2018, Arsenio will be performing a stand-up comedy in Columbia on 5th and 6th October 2018.

With a handful of projects, Arsenio has already amassed a net worth of over $5 million. And it is likely that his net worth will be enriched with his upcoming plans. 

Single Dad: Halts Career For Son 

Arsenio is a separated yet happy dad with a son named Arsenio Hall Jr.

His son was born to his longterm girlfriend Cheryl Bonacci, a former personal manager in 1999. The pair were even rumored to be married, but both the duo kept mum about the speculations. 

After being together for some years, the duo's relationship turned south, and they eventually parted ways.

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Arsenio Hall poses with his son Arsenio Hall Jr. (Photo: iloveoldschoolmusic.com)

After his son’s birth, Arsenio took some time off from his career and parented his son with all his love and care as a single dad.

Only when his son grew up as a teen, Arsenio returned to the industry with his show, The Arsenio Hall Show in 2013. As of now, he balances his life between comedian and father. 

Before Chery, Arsenio was dating Paula Abdul since 1989. He was also linked with celebrity Pamela Anderson in 1995.  But Hall rebounded with Paula, and the duo dated until they ended their relationship once and for all in 2013.

With ups and downs in his love life, Arsenia is often speculated to be a gay person. But he spoke up and confirmed that he was not a gay but a straight man.

Other Dating Speculations!

Besides his relationship with Cheryl Bonacci and Paula Abdul, Arsenio is rumored to be linked up with British actress Emma Samms.

As of the reports from time.com published on 24 June 2001, Arsenio and Emma dated for a few years but parted ways afterward. Hall himself admitted the fact that they were no longer involved with one another.

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Besides, Arsenio was also speculated to be in a relationship with American film actress Mary Frann. However, he insisted that Mary was too old for him.

Between the arising speculations, Arsenio has also stated that his life was always in front of people, and when he went home, he loved silence and wanted to avoid the voices.


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