Off-Broadway, he appeared in Macbeth and Cymbeline at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and in Timon of Athens and Henry V at The Public Theater, The English Teachers at the Manhattan Class Company (MCC), and the controversial play Corpus Christi at the Manhattan Theatre Club.
Hall grew up an only child; his sister died in infancy before his birth.
He has said of this: "There was a very one-on-one, immediate family relationship, my mom and I." His father died of prostate cancer in 1982, at the age of 39, when Hall was 11 years old. As you revisit it for the rest of your life, it's sort of this slow but hopefully sure crawling—out of that frozen moment." Early in life Hall discovered acting and performed in What Love Is while in second grade at Ravenscroft School.
But doing another television series—there's a lot of amazing stuff on TV. But I wouldn't say never to that." Hall's film credits include the thriller Paycheck (2003), the science fiction thriller Gamer (2009), the 2011 drama The Trouble with Bliss (2011), the comedy Peep World (2012), and Kill Your Darlings (2013). On May 1, 2002, Hall married actress Amy Spanger; he played Billy Flynn opposite her Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical Chicago, the summer after their wedding.
Hall will portray Abraham Lincoln's advisor, Leonard Swett, in the 2017 documentary film The Gettysburg Address. The couple separated in 2005 and filed for divorce in 2006.
After months of rumors, on April 18, 2013, Showtime announced via social media that season eight would be Dexter's final season.
Nevertheless, despite the constant rumors of a new series, there have not been any updates regarding a possible spinoff in the near future.
On January 16, 2014, Showtime President David Nevins said there had been discussions for a Dexter spinoff series that would take the character in a different direction and not continue the previous series.
Nevins said they would only do the show if Hall agreed to return.
He sang the role of Paris Singer; this character's songs and function in the play were transferred to the character Hollis Bessamer in the final version of the play.