Friday, May 22, 2009

Hal Sparks - Michael Novotny from Queer As Folk

Hal Sparks is probably best known to us as Michael Novotny is the TV series Queer As Folk. However other things you may need to know about him in case they ask at a trivia night:
  1. Hal is an accomplished singer/songwriter.

  2. Hal is an expert in the martial arts with 20 years experience in Shaolin kung fu, Wushu and Karate.

  3. His quick wit and affable personality earned him the title of "Funniest Teenager In Chicago" by the Chicago Sun Times in 1987.

  4. Since then Hal has perfromed at numerous comedy clubs including The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory and The Ice House, as well as at Comic Relief's American Comedy Festival.

  5. Sparks was the host of the Emmy-award winning "Talk Soup" on E! Entertainment Television.

  6. In 2004 Sparks appeared in the box office hit "Spiderman 2." He also co-starred in the 20th Century Fox comedy, "Dude, Where's My Car?,"

  7. Hal also wrote, directed and starred in his own sketch comedy show entitled "Here Comes the Neighborhood" and produced comedy segments for the Disney Channel. On stage, he has performed in such productions as "Equus," "The Elephant Man," and "Brighton Beach Memoirs."

  8. Hal is a big supporter of Farm Sanctuary who work to combating the abuses of factory farming and to encouraging a new awareness and understanding about “farm animals.”

Hal Sparks in Spiderman 2

Hal Sparks fronts Zero 1

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Hal Sparks joins the Hump Day Crew to talk about Queer As Folk, researching the role of Michael at straight venues, his hair, Twitter and knowing you are famous when when you have a goat named after you and you have a Chinese name. Click here to listen to the full interview.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have really enjoyed listening to all your Queer As Folk podcasts over the last few weeks. Are Hal and Sharon the last to be interviewed? I would really love to here from Gale, Randy and Robert as well.