The Writers’ Room

Cast Members

Michael C. Hall



Dexter - Producer / Actor / Director - Moving effortlessly from an uptight funeral director on Six Feet Under to a Miami blood-spatter analyst and serial killer in Showtime's hit series Dexter, Michael C. Hall continues to illuminate the humanity and intelligence in transformative, challenging characters.


A current Emmy® Award nominee for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Hall won Golden Globe® and SAG® awards in 2010, and the 2007 TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama. For his performance as Dexter Morgan, Hall received four consecutive Emmy Award nominations, five SAG Award nominations and five Golden Globe nominations. The Dexter acting ensemble also received SAG Award nominations for the third, fourth, and fifth seasons. Based on Jeff Lindsay's cult novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter," Dexter explores the mind of a sociopathic killer who targets criminals who have essayed more conventional methods of punishment.


A formally trained stage actor, Hall made an indelible impression as younger brother David Fisher on HBO's groundbreaking series Six Feet Under. During the series' five-year run, Hall garnered nominations for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and the AFI Male Television Actor of the Year Award. Hall and the Six Feet Under cast received 2003 and 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, for which they were also nominated in 2002, 2005, and 2006.


Hall's film credits include Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's GAMER, John Woo's PAYCHECK, and the independent dramas BEREFT, PEEP WORLD, and EAST FIFTH BLISS.


A North Carolina native and graduate of New York University's Master of Fine Arts program in acting, Hall has appeared in nearly a dozen major stage productions. He made his Broadway debut as the emcee in Cabaret directed by Sam Mendes, and most recently starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Off-Broadway, Hall starred opposite Alec Baldwin and Angela Bassett in Macbeth directed by George C. Wolfe and Cymbeline with Liev Schreiber for the New York Shakespeare Festival, Timon of Athens, and Henry V at The Public Theater, The English Teachers for Manhattan Class Company, the Manhattan Theater Club's production of Corpus Christi, directed by Joe Mantello and with Brian Cox in Skylight at the Mark Taper Forum.