*When Arsenio Hall made it onto “Celebrity Apprentice,” many young viewers of the show didn’t even know who he was.

Many older viewers wonder what happened to him since his late night talk show.

A lot of us wanted to know what happened in between “Apprentice” and his old, popular late night show. Many of us also wanted to learn more about Hall.

Below is a list we compiled of things you probably didn’t know about the “Celebrity Apprentice” winner. Check it out:

1. Late Night History

Arsenio Hall was the first African American host of a late night talk show with the “Arsenio Hall Show” which ran from 1989 to 1994.

2. Rappers and Hip-Hop artists

He was the first late night talk show to bring on rappers and hip-hop artists as performers.

3. Why was Arsenio’s show cancelled?

After a few years of high success and ratings, the show began to struggle due to Letterman coming on at CBS. Additionally, the last straw for Paramount, the parent company of the show, was when he allowed Minister Louis Farakkhan to come on the show and speak for an hour. Paramount then had enough and ended the show in 1994 after being on the air for 5 years.

4. Where was he born?

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 12, 1956, to Fred, a preacher, and Anne, who had separated by the time Hall was six.

5. College Graduate

He attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, majoring in communications, though he transferred, and graduated from, Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

6. From Advertising to Stand Up Comedy

Arsenio started his career out in the field of advertising and immediately moved into stand-up comedy which was one of his dreams.

7. Arsenio the Party Kid

At age seven he became interested in magic and also performed at everything from birthday parties to bar mitzvah singing and dancing.

 

 




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