"They told me to keep dreaming, so I did."
Marion H. "Pooch" Hall, Jr. is perhaps best known for his role as professional football player Derwin Davis, the lead on BET’s highest rated show, “The Game.” An American television and film actor from Brockton, Massachusetts, he also holds the 1994 Southern New England golden gloves belt.
Pooch was most recently seen on the big screen in Sony Pictures’ "Jumping the Broom," co-starring Angela Bassett, Paula Patton and Meagan Good. He just wrapped a lead role in the indie feature "Live at the Fox's Den" with Jackson Rathbone and Elliott Gould.
Recently Pooch guest-starred on USA’s hit show “Suits,” where he played Jimmy, an aggressive and intelligent associate at Pearson Hardman who was the antagonist to actor Patrick Adams’ character, Mike. During the 2009-2010 TV season, he had a recurring role as Ryan on the CBS sitcom “Accidentally on Purpose.”
When not busy shooting for television or film, Pooch has been involved in music videos; appearing in "What You Do" (2009) by R&B artist Chrisette Michele featuring Ne-Yo and "Leave" (2010) by Grammy-winning R&B singer Kandi Burruss.
Pooch attended the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he got his first taste for acting with the UMass Dartmouth Theatre Company. Following, Pooch landed his first acting role in the 2001 film "Lift." That same year, he appeared in the crime drama "Blue Hill Avenue," opposite Allen Payne. Later, he served as co-host for The N reality series “Girls v. Boys,” portrayed Ty'ree in the miniseries “Miracle's Boys” and appeared in the film "Blind Dating" opposite Chris Pine.
When not on stage or under the lights, you can always catch Pooch on Twitter @iam_POOCHHALL entertaining and keeping his fans up to date on his projects.
In the past 10 years Pooch has appeared in numerous commercial, television and film projects. Here are some of the highlights of Pooch's film and career.
Title Type Director Network Jumping the Broom Feature Film Salim Akil Sony Pictures Heist Television Andy Wolk NBC The Game Television Multiple CBS Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming Feature Film Rob Hardy Screen Gems Accidentally on Purpose Television Multiple CBS Courtroom K TV Movie Anthony Russo/Joe Russo 20th Century Fox Television Blind Dating Feature Film James Keach Samuel Goldwyn Films Hood of Horror Feature Film Stacy Title Freestyle Releasing Pepper Dennis Television Multiple The WB Mircale's Boys Television mini series Multiple Noggin Black Cloud Feature Film Rick Schroder Old Post Films Inc. Beacon Hill Feature Film Michael Connolly/John Stimpson The Education Project Christmas at Waters Edge TV Movie Lee Davis Connection III Entertainment Corp. Without a Trace Television Tim Matheson CBS The Division Television Janice Cooke-Leonard Lifetime Television Blue Hill Avenue Feature Film Craig Ross Jr. Artisan Entertainment Lift Feature Film DeMane Davis DEJ Productions Chrisette Michele "What You Do" Music Video Ray Kay Island Def Jam Records Mello Yello Commercial The Coca-Cola Company Buddy Lee "Hall of Mirrors" Commercial Chris Smith Lee Jeans Buddy Lee "The Chase" Commercial Chris Smith Lee Dungarees Access Hollywood Personal Appearance Multiple NBC