Hal is a full time actor and designer. He's equally at home on stage, T.V., and film or designing interiors, gardens, offices and special event parties. Last season, he was one of the resident, on camera designers on HGTV Canada’s Love by Design and HGTV USA’s Date with Design, which is still airing on the US network. Hal has designed for personal clients across the country and created events everywhere; from the pool at the old L.A. Athletic Club to the penthouse in the new Trump World Tower in New York.
Originally trained as an actor at Ryerson; this is where his love of design began. Along with classes in acting, dance and voice were courses in stage: design, history and architecture. Every acting student had to design sets, as well as to furnish, prop and light them. These early lessons are still the basis for his present designs.
As a Co-Production Designer, Hal has worked on two seasons of HGTV’s Trash to Treasure and a Food Network pilot called Piece of Cake. He is one of the Art Directors on HGTV’s “new “ Designer Guys series, which is currently in production for 26 episodes. It will start airing in the fall of 2005.