Anthony Michael Hall

Anthony Michael Hall

Hall in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Michael Anthony Hall

Place of Birth: West Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 14, 1968

Ethnicity: Irish, Italian

Anthony Michael Hall is an American actor, director, and producer.

He is the son of Mercedes Hall (born Katherine deRosa), a blues jazz singer, and Larry Hall. His sister, Mary Christian, is also a performer.

His mother is of half Italian and half Irish descent.

Anthony’s maternal grandfather was Antonio Joseph “Anthony” DeRosa (the son of Luigi “Louis”/Louie DeRosa and Antonetta Scanzillo/Scaufillo). Anthony’s grandfather Anthony DeRosa was born in Connecticut, to Italian parents. Luigi was born in Naples, Metropolitan City of Naples, Campania, the son of Vincenzo DeRosa and Antonina/Antonia Scianna. Anthony’s great-grandmother Antonetta Scaufillo was born in Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Veneto, and was the daughter of Gaetano Scanzillo and Eufemia Puorro/Purro.

Anthony’s maternal grandmother was Mary Royce Crimmins (the daughter of William Joseph Crimmins and Nora McCarthy). Mary was born in Massachusetts, to Irish parents. William was born in Mallow, County Cork, the son of Jeremiah Patrick Cremins and Ellen Hannah McSweeney. Nora was the daughter of Patrick McCarthy and Katherine/Catherine Buckley, from Carrigtohill, County Cork.

Source: Genealogy of Anthony Michael Hall (focusing on his mother’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Antonetta Scanzillo/Scaufillo parents may have been born in Venice, but were very unlikely Venetian, rather from Campania as the De Rosas.

    • andrew says:


      In addition to a regional distintion about surnames, also one exists about names in Italy.
      You will hardly get a kid from Northern Italy with a name like Pasquale, Gaetano, Concetta, Carmela etc..

      Pan-Italian names do exists though, the likes of Giovanni, Giuseppe, Luigi etc..

      Tuscany can be an exception, names like Duccio, Cosimo or Leonardo can be much more popular than elsewhere, because of the glorious past.

  2. andrew says:

    did he tell the truth?

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