Who Is Marion 'Pooch' Hall? New Details On Meghan Markle's 'Suits' Costar Who Was Arrested For DUI

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Who is Marion "Pooch" Hall?

Marion "Pooch" Hall has an impressive resume of acting roles, including episodes of the series Suits where he worked with Meghan Markle, before she became the Duchess of Suffolk.

But this week he got in some serious trouble when he was caught weaving in and out of LA traffic until finally colliding with a parked car. Witnesses and the arrest report say he had his two year old son with him. Not only that, the child was on his lap, steering the car at the time of the accident.

Hall was arrested on driving under the influence and child endangerment and was sent to jail on $100,000. He has not yet paid the bond and remains in jail. So ... who is Marion 'Pooch' Hall?


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Read on to learn more.

1. Athlete

Before turning his attention to acting, Hall played football and boxed. he played for two years at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth with hopes of going pro. He also considered a professional boxing career until he was knocked out in the ring. 

2. Local credits

He started acting on campus at Dartmouth and went on to do commercials and modeling on Boston. He got his first serious acting role in 2001. 

3. Long term relationship

He met his wife Linda while he was in college and the two married after graduation in 1999. The couple has four children together. Linda hall works as a realtor in Los Angeles. 

4. TV star

Hall started working regularly in television after 2001. He appeared in series including Suits, Miracle's Boys, The Game, and Accidentally On Purpose.

5. Big moves

After leaving The Game, hall started auditioning again. Shortly after that, he got the role in Ray Donovan on Showtime. He continues to work on that show at this time.


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6. DUI

This week, a witnesses told responding officers that they "reported seeing a man driving a Chrysler 300 sedan weaving in and out of traffic with a small child seated on his lap. One witness reported seeing the child’s hands on the steering wheel.” Police found him in the car after colliding with a parked car. There were no injuries.

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7. Child endangerment

Because the toddler was unrestrained in the car, Hall was booked on child endangerment charges, as well as driving under the influence. Officers said "Mr. Hall’s 2-year-old son was riding in the car with him at the time of the collision and was determined to have been riding in the vehicle unrestrained, as required by law.”

8. Court date

Hall was still in jail on Thursday. He is expected to return to court for arraignment on Friday. 


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Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.