Via Zoom: Anthony Michael Hall of ’The Class’ is Unforgettable

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CHICAGO – The theme song for “The Breakfast Club” is “Don’t You Forget About Me,” and there is no way to forget iconic actor Anthony Michael Hall. After a blazing number of 1980s classics as a teenager, Hall is back in “John Hughes Land” AKA Chicagoland, currently filming here for “The Class.”

“The Class,” written and directed by Nick Celozzi, has AMH going back to movieland high school… but this time he is portraying the assistant principal. His co-star is former teen idol singer Debbie Gibson, and the young high schoolers cast includes Charlie Gillespie (Netflix’s “Julie and the Phantoms”). The production will wrap August 8th. Anthony Michael Hall was photographed by Joe Arce of

Anthony Michael Hall in Chicagoland for ‘The Class’
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

Anthony Michael Hall made his film debut in 1982 at age 14 in “Six Pack,” which was followed by a string of successful and classic films from 1982-1990 for the then teenage actor … including “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” “Sixteen Candles.” “The Breakfast Club,” “Weird Science” and “Edward Scissorhands.”

Since that era, he has become more of a character actor, with such roles as Bill Gates in the TV movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley” (1999), as Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford in “61” (2001), as Engel in “The Dark Knight” (2008), featured with Brad Pitt as Greg Pulver in “War Machine” (2016) and doing a recurring role on TV’s “The Goldbergs” as Mr. Perott. He has an upcoming feature film role, opposite Jamie Lee Curtis, in the reboot sequel, “Halloween Kills.”

In an interview via Zoom with Patrick McDonald of, Anthony Michael Hall talks about “The Class,” getting inspired as an actor and “Halloween Kills” …

Go Back Ten Years! Interview and Photo of Anthony Michael Hall in 2011 on … CLICK HERE.

”The Class” wraps production in Chicagoland on August 8th, 2021. Featuring Anthony Micheal Hall, Debbie Gibson, Charlie Gillespie, John Kapelos, Juliette Celozzi, Lyric Ross, Hannah Kepple and Colin McCalla. Written and directed by Nicholas Celozzi. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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