Marion "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 also played the character of Daryll Donovan in the Showtime drama Ray Donovan.
Marion H. Hall, Jr.
February 8, 1977
Marion H. Hall, Jr. is the son of Marion and Cindy Hall. He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts and 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 first began 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".
Hall had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom Accidentally on Purpose during its 2009–2010 season. He replaced Cory Hardrict (the husband of Tia Mowry, his co-star from The Game). In an interview on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Hall clarified details about his departure from the series The Game. "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 [to auditions]". Hall said the Showtime series Ray Donovan 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." Hall made a guest appearance for the sixth season in one episode "The Blueprint" and in the series finale.
|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||101 episodes; Main Role: 99 episodes, Guest Role: Episode 100 and Series Finale.|
|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"|
|2013–2020||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"|
|2018||Unsolved (American TV series)||Frank Alexander||Episode 8: "Tupac Amaru Shakur"|
|2018||A Dog's Purpose||Al|
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