Guy Hall – Actor and Musician
Guy Hall was an effective union leader who led the Seafarers International Union through both physical and intellectual muscle. His contribution was immense – serving on key committees and helping seafarers from different nations.
His children include Aaron and grandchildren; in addition, Lynn (his sister) and her half-sisters also survive him.
Early Life and Education
Guy Hall is best-known for his contributions to the band that pioneered New Jack Swing music. Their hit single, “Don’t Be Afraid”, became one of the earliest R&B songs featuring this innovative style; additionally it can be found on the soundtrack to 1992 film Juice.
Hall was an uncompromising union activist who never hesitated to fight hard for what he believed in, engaging in some of the earliest waterfront battles such as Wall Street Beef and clashing with Jimmy Hoffa over dockers.
He married Gloria Velez and had a son together; however, Gloria has made allegations against him of not paying child support; however he denies these claims as well as being a regular guest on The Howard Stern Show.
Guy played all 207 games for the Raiders during his 14-year career and earned all-pro honors seven times (six All-Pro and seven Pro Bowl). His punts frequently pinged opponents deep with high, well-placed kicks – one hitting the Superdome scoreboard 90 feet above field helped coin “hang time.”
He landed All-America status and led Southern Mississippi in no-hitters with one no-hitter thrown. Additionally, his average of 44.7 yards per punt ranks fifth all-time among college punters.
John Madden gave Guy praise at his 2014 Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony for his all-around abilities. Additionally to being honored with induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Guy also has been honored with inclusion into both College Football Hall of Fame and National High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Achievement and Honors
Guy Hall was a veteran of two tours to Vietnam and one in the Dominican Republic. He was an active member of VFW Post 4747 and Louisville Eagles Aerie 2374 and is survived by his son Aaron Hall and daughter Amber Buneta; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren as well as his sister Gail Beers who predeceased him and grandmother Lillian Streeter who predeceased him.
He was honored with memberships to Thomson High School, Southern Mississippi M-Club and Georgia sports halls of fame in 2012 as well as winning a Kennedy Center Honor for his contributions to American culture in 2014. Additionally, in 2014 he became the first punter ever inducted solely as punter into Pro Football Hall of Fame.
After years of being observed by fans and admirers alike, Hall appears to be enjoying an extraordinary romance. On Instagram he cozied close to Christina Haack in a black-and-white photo taken at the beach.
Hall and Haack’s relationship has made headlines due to their presence on reality television shows like Vanderpump Rules and The Hills.
Couple Dawn and Ben Davison have two children and an expanding business, featuring movie acting and writing for television programs; hosting the DayStar Television Gospel Music Showcase as well. Together they have recorded three albums; their second release Blessed Assurance became the top selling Southern Gospel album in Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide and features hymns that speak of faith and hope.
Hall has amassed an enormous fortune through his time as part of the group Guy and solo career, including songwriting, production, television appearances and charitable endeavors that contribute to his total net worth.
Hall is widely recognized for his musical success as well as his role as Leonard Swett on Dexter. Additionally, he has made appearances in several films like Gamer and Kill Your Darlings.
Hall is married to Christina Hall and they share two children together: Mar’Cannon and Caedon. Often sharing pictures of their family via social media posts, Christina recently revealed that Braylon has been diagnosed with serious health concerns but remains upbeat despite these challenges.