Following a fruitful movie career in the 1980s, Anthony Michael Hall has discovered a second act because of his career in television. The son of a vocalist, he got his start in show business for a very young age. Spending much of his youth in Nyc, Hall started out in advertisements and got his first significant stage character in the age of eight. He played a younger version of comic Steve Allen in The Aftermath.
His first movie, Six Pack (1982), neglected to make much of an effect in the box office. But his second film helped him become of the most famous young comedic performers of the decade. Hall starred in Vacation (1983) as Rusty Griswold, and held his own against well known comedic abilities of Chevy Chase, playing his son.
The movie follows the misadventures of the Griswold family as they drive cross country to an amusement park called Walley World. The screenplay was written by John Hughes who go to create some of Hall’s other memorable movie characters.