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Kevin Peter Hall

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Occupation  Actor
Education  Penn Hills High School
Height  2.2 m
Other names  Kevin Hall
Role  Actor
Nationality  American
Name  Kevin Hall

On the left, Kevin Peter Hall (1955-1991) smiling on a white background. While on the right is also Kevin a scene in the movie, "Predator" in 1987 and 1990 with smoke in the background but dressed as a predator, while on the left, Kevin is wearing a black collared shirt.

Born  May 9, 1955 (1955-05-09) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater  George Washington University
Died  April 10, 1991, Hollywood, California, United States
Spouse  Alaina Reed Hall (m. 1988–1991)
Movies and TV shows  Predator, Predator 2, Harry and the Hendersons, Misfits of Science, Without Warning
Similar People  Alaina Reed Hall, Elpidia Carrillo, Carl Weathers, Bill Duke, John McTiernan

Cause of death  AIDS-related pneumonia
Parents  Charles Hall, Sylvia Hall

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Kevin Peter Hall (May 9, 1955 – April 10, 1991) was an American actor best known for his roles as the title character in the first two films in the Predator franchise and the title character of Harry in the film and television series, Harry and the Hendersons. He also appeared in the television series Misfits of Science and 227 along with the film, Without Warning.


Kevin Peter Hall (at the center) smiling while standing with his left hand holding onto his head costume as Predator along with the crew in the movie, "Predator" with cars and trees in the background.

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Early life

Kevin Peter Hall smiling and wearing a white shirt on the left, wearing an ape-like costume as Harry in the 1987 movie "Harry and the Hendersons" on the center, and wearing a monster costume as a predator in the (1987) and (1990) movie "Predator" on the right

Hall was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents were of above-average stature; his father, Charles Hall, was 6 ft 6 in, and his mother, Sylvia Hall, was 6 ft 2 in. At 7 ft 2 in (218 cm) tall, he was the tallest of seven brothers, all over 6 ft 5 in. During his high school years at Penn Hills High School, he excelled at basketball and earned a scholarship to George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In college, Hall continued to play basketball and majored in Theatrical Arts. After graduation, Hall moved to Venezuela to play basketball. His nephew, Jamie Hall, is a stunt performer, best known as the polar bear performer in the 2015 horror/thriller film Unnatural.


On the left, Kevin Peter Hall (1955-1991) smiling on a white background and wearing a black collared shirt while at the center and on the right are a clipped scene of Kevin dressed as a predator in the movie, "Predator" in 1987 and 1990.

Hall made his acting debut in the 1979 horror film Prophecy. Due to his height, he was often cast in monster roles. He appeared as the alien in the 1980 horror film Without Warning and as Gorvil in the 1982 television movie Mazes and Monsters. In 1985, he co-starred in the short-lived series Misfits of Science. He guest-starred on the sitcom Night Court as a huge but gentle mental patient who humorously towered over bailiff Bull Shannon, played by Richard Moll, who is 6 ft 8 in (203 cm), and a fellow mental patient, played by James Cromwell, who is 6 ft 7 in (201 cm). The next year, Hall portrayed yet another monster in the horror film Monster in the Closet, followed by the role of Harry in Harry and the Hendersons.

On the left, Kevin Peter Hall (1955-1991) smiling on a white background and wearing a black collared shirt while on the right is also Kevin but dressed as a predator in a scene in the movie, "Predator" in 1987 and 1990 with smoke in the background.

In 1986, Hall was cast as the main antagonist in Predator, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. During its developmental stages, the Predator was going to be played by Jean-Claude Van Damme, who played the Predator for the first few scenes, but was not billed in the end credits. The producers decided to recast the role with Hall so that the Predator could more convincingly dominate the film's human characters with its greater size. Hall would go on to reprise the role in the 1990 sequel.

Following his role in Predator, Hall appeared in the film Big Top Pee-wee (1988) and had a guest spot on Star Trek: The Next Generation; Hall had been one of the actors considered for the role of Geordi La Forge on the latter, before the role went to LeVar Burton. From 1989 to 1990, he had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom 227. In 1990, Hall reprised his role as Harry in the television series Harry and the Hendersons, based on the 1987 film of the same name. He died during the series' first season.

Personal life and death

Hall met actress Alaina Reed while taping a guest role on the television show 227. The couple would marry both on the show and in real life.

While working on the TV series Harry and the Hendersons, Hall announced that he had contracted HIV from a blood transfusion. He died from AIDS-related pneumonia on April 10, 1991, a month short of his 36th birthday.


Hall was posthumously inducted into the Penn Hills Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class on May 8, 2009.


Highway to Hell as
Harry and the Hendersons (TV Series) as
- Harry, the Masked Wrestler (1991) - Harry
- The Bigfoot Who Ate Seattle (1991) - Harry
- Pet Psychic (1991) - Harry
- Harry Goes Ape (1991) - Harry
- Harry and the Homeless Man (1991) - Harry
- The Bodyguard (1991) - Harry
- The Mentor (1991) - Harry
- Roots: The Herb (1991) - Harry
- Harry the Hero (1991) - Harry
- Baggin' the Big One (1991) - Harry
- The Father-Son Game (1991) - Harry
- Whose Forest Is It Anyway? (1991) - Harry
- Harry Goes Home (1991) - Harry
- Cool (1991) - Harry
- The Day After (1991) - Harry
- The Arrival (1991) - Harry
Predator 2 as
The Predator
227 (TV Series) as
Warren Merriwether / Gordon
- No Place Like Home (1990) - Warren Merriwether
- The Class of '90 (1990) - Warren Merriwether
- Do Not Pass Go: Part 2 (1990) - Warren Merriwether
- Do Not Pass Go: Part 1 (1990) - Warren Merriwether
- Knock It Off (1990) - Warren Merriwether
- Guess Who's Not Coming to Christmas (1989) - Warren Merriwether
- The Prince (1989) - Gordon
Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) as
- The Price (1989) - Leyor
Shannon's Deal (TV Movie) as
Harry (one of the Card Players)
Big Top Pee-wee as
Big John
Predator as
The Predator / Helicopter Pilot
Harry and the Hendersons as
Misfits of Science (TV Series) as
Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Three Days of the Blender (1986) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- The Avenging Angel (1986) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Against All Oz (1986) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Center of Attention (1986) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Once Upon a Night (1986) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Grand Elusion (1986) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Grand Theft Bunny (1985) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Twin Engines (1985) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Fumble on the One (1985) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Steer Crazy (1985) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Sonar- and Yet So Far (1985) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Sort of Looking for Gina (1985) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Lost Link (1985) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Guess What's Coming to Dinner (1985) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Your Place or Mayan (1985) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
- Deep Freeze (Pilot) (1985) - Dr. Elvin 'El' Lincoln
Monster in the Closet as
The Monster
The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series) as
Floyd Malone
- Opening Night at the Boar's Nest (1985) - Floyd Malone
Night Court (TV Series) as
Wendell Martin
- Nuts About Harry (1985) - Wendell Martin
E/R (TV Series) as
Donald Haines
- Mr. Fix-It (1984) - Donald Haines
The Wild Life as
Bouncer (as Kevin Hall)
Mazes and Monsters (TV Movie) as
One Dark Night as
Without Warning as
The Alien (as Kevin Hall)
Prophecy as
Mutant Bear (uncredited)
Prophecy (mime - as Kevin Hall)
Night Court (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Nuts About Harry (1985) - (performer: "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" - uncredited)
Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- Blu-ray: Depredador (2012) - (in memory of)
If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of 'Predator' (Video documentary short) as
Predator: The Life Inside (Video documentary short) as
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place (TV Special) as
Richard Small
Win, Lose or Draw (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 28 November 1988 (1988) - Self
Ebony/Jet Showcase (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 9 October 1987 (1987) - Self
Super Password (TV Series) as
Self - Celebrity Contestant
- Episode #3.200 (1987) - Self - Celebrity Contestant
- Episode #3.199 (1987) - Self - Celebrity Contestant
- Episode #3.198 (1987) - Self - Celebrity Contestant
- Episode #3.197 (1987) - Self - Celebrity Contestant
- Episode #3.195 (1987) - Self - Celebrity Contestant
- Episode #3.194 (1987) - Self - Celebrity Contestant
- Episode #3.193 (1987) - Self - Celebrity Contestant
- Episode #3.192 (1987) - Self - Celebrity Contestant
Archive Footage
Demented Pictures (TV Series documentary) as
- Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Predator (2017) - Self
Le Fossoyeur de Films (TV Mini Series documentary) as
- Top 10 des légendes urbaines du cinéma (2014) - Self
Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) as
Self / The Predator
- Blu-ray: Depredador (2012) - Self / The Predator
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series documentary) as
- Monster in the Closet (2010) - Monster
Troma Is Spanish for Troma (Documentary) as
Monster (in 'Monster in the Closet')
Science of the Movies (TV Series) as
- Episode #1.13 (2010) - Predator
The Hunters and the Hunted: The Making of 'Predator 2' (Video documentary short) as


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