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Actor Pooch Hall Pays Visit to Bensonhurst

Actor Marion H. "Pooch" Hall, Jr. talking with What's The 411 correspondent Bianca Peart Photo Credit: Jesse Whitehead Actor Marion H. "Pooch" Hall, Jr. talking with What's The 411 correspondent Bianca Peart

Actor Pooch Hall pays a visit to Brooklyn to support Trayvon Martin Basketball Tournament


What's The 411TV Correspondent, Bianca Peart, spoke with actor Marion H. "Pooch" Hall, Jr. who came to Brooklyn to support the Trayvon Martin Basketball Tournament.

The tournament, held at Scarangella Park in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, was organized and sponsored by Maurice Ballard's non-profit organization, Youth and Community Awareness, Inc.

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Left to right: Actor Pooch Hall, and filmmaker and non-profit executive, Maurice Ballard. Photo Credit: Donna Leslie

Pooch talked about boxing both on and off the screen along with his role in the Showtime hit drama, Ray Donovan.

He also discussed his latest project and his aspirations to share the big screen with his role models Will Smith and Jamie Foxx.

And we cannot forget about Pooch as the infamous wide receiver, Derwin Davis, of the San Diego Sabers on The Game.

In the video, Pooch fills us in as to why he is no longer apart of the sitcom.

Continuously making moves in his career, Pooch truly believes "impossible is nothing, it's a matter of going after it."

FYI: Here is the answer to how Marion got the name Pooch. During Marion's childhood, a neighbor nicknamed him "Pookie." His father soon changed it to "Poochie" and over time it was shortened to "Pooch."


Videographer: Jesse Whitehead