Since Brandon Micheal Hall took up the role of an atheist and podcaster in the CBS TV series, God Friended Me, one question has remained on the lips of fans – is he really a preacher’s kid? Being that his father in the series is a pastor, could it be that it’s one thing he has in common with his character.
Hall has been around in the industry before he started appearing on God Friended Me. You must have witnessed his elite acting skills both on TV and in films in works such as Search Party, The Mayor and Monster Party. Find out if he’s really a PK, among other interesting facts.
Who Is Brandon Micheal Hall Of God Friended Me?
The 3rd day of February 1993 was the auspicious day Brandon Micheal Hall was born to his parents in Anderson, South Carolina. He was raised by his single mother, Betty Hall alongside his older sister, Octavia.
Hall schooled at Pendleton High School where his interest in acting was aroused prior to transferring to Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities, Greenville, South Carolina, to complete his secondary education. At Pendleton, he starred in his first play, a high school production of The Lion King. To further hone his acting skills, he attended New York’s prestigious performing arts institution, Juilliard School where he studied drama, graduating in 2015. He also trained at the British American Drama Academy.
Following his education and training, Brandon Micheal Hall quickly established himself as a sought-after actor. He kicked off his career with the 2015 TV film LFE in the role of Kevin. He followed it up with minor roles in three TV series in 2016: Unforgettable, Broad City, and The Characters and also appeared in the short film, The Times as Daniel the same year. Also in 2016, Hall landed his first major role on television, in the TBS critically acclaimed series, Search Party as Julian Marcus.
In 2017, he starred in another short film, Cecile on the Phone and was cast in the ABC sitcom, The Mayor in the titular role, co-starring Lea Michele. Though the series was cancelled after its first season despite positive reviews, it helped to further announce Brandon Micheal Hall to the mainstream. Therein, he played Courtney Rose, a struggling hip-hop artist who tries to gain fame and publicity in his town. Thus, he ran for and unexpectedly becomes the mayor of his hometown.
For his performance, Variety named him one of its Top Ten Television Stars to Watch. He also earned “one to watch” raves from several media outlets including Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, People and IndieWire.
Brandon Micheal Hall had a somewhat busy year in 2018. Apart from starring in a lead role in the feature film, Monster Party and as Austin in the indie film, Lez Bomb, he joined the cast of the CBS comedy-drama series, God Friended Me in May 2018. He was cast in the lead role as Miles Finer, an outspoken atheist with a podcast who meets God on Facebook. His character is also the son of a preacher, Rev. Arthur Finer played by Joe Morton. Talk about being a preacher’s kid, find out if he is one in real life below.
Following the shows explosive first season, it was renewed for a second season by the network in January 2019. Hall also gained more popularity for his on-point delivery and performance. Moreover, he appeared in a December 2018 episode of Late Show with Stephen Colbert alongside Lil Wayne.
Besides his onscreen credits, Brandon Micheal Hall also has a few on stage. He was cast in the world premiere production of Transfers, directed by Jackson Gay. He is set to star in an upcoming fantasy flick titled The Airport Run in the role of Elijah. You can keep a tab on him by following him on his social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram.
Is Brandon Micheal Hall Really A Preacher’s Kid?
Brandon was raised in real life by a preacher, his mother. She was a minister at the Kingdom Global Ministry in Anderson, South Calorina. Hall describes his mom as very loving and supportive.
When he was cast in the atheist role, he said in an interview that his mom thought it is alright to take it up even though they later discussed it. Moreover, being a show focusing on religion, Brandon Micheal Hall added that he was hesitant to take the role at first. However, after it aired and even got a second season, he admitted that things changed personally for him and not just with his mother.
He mentioned changes like being able to have those discussions with his family which otherwise they could not talk about. Also, he credits his role in the series for opening that door which allows them to question what they normally wouldn’t. Above all, he feels good for the changes he is making not only in his outer community but in his inner community as well.
While Hall is very different from his character, one thing they have in common is a parent on the pulpit.