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‘Ray Donovan’ actor arrested on suspicion of DUI, child endangerment in Burbank

Pooch Hall
Marion “Pooch” Hall, right, was arrested in Burbank Wednesday night on suspicion of DUI and child endangerment. He’s seen here in this photo from July 2006.
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An actor known for his role on the Showtime series “Ray Donovan” was arrested in Burbank Wednesday after he was reportedly seen weaving in and out of traffic while a small child was seated on his lap.

Marion “Pooch” Hall, 44, was arrested by the Burbank Police Department on suspicion of driving under the influence and child endangerment. His arrest stemmed from a vehicle collision that occurred around 7:30 p.m. in the 200 block of North Buena Vista Street.

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3:15 PM, Oct. 04, 2018 This version contains additional information about the incident.

Sgt. Derek Green, a spokesman for Burbank police, said witnesses reported seeing the driver of a Chrysler 300 sedan weaving through traffic while a child was on his lap. One witness even told officers that the child was holding onto the steering wheel.

The sedan eventually collided with a parked car, and the driver was detained by police. No injuries were reported from the scene.


“He basically quasi-rear-ended the parked car, which caused it to go into the car in front it,” Green said.

It’s unknown at what speed the car was traveling at the time of the incident.

Police identified Hall as the driver of the Chrysler and his 2-year-old son as the child.

Hall stars as Daryll Donovan on “Ray Donovan,” playing the title character’s half-brother.


Green said the Sherman Oaks resident “displayed obvious signs of alcohol intoxication” and could not perform any field sobriety tests. He later added that Hall’s blood-alcohol level was reportedly three times the legal limit.

It was also determined his son was not secured in a car seat at the time of the incident.

Hall was taken into custody, and his wife was able to pick up the couple’s son at the scene.

Hall was released on $100,000 bail shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday, according to records at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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3:06 p.m.: This article was updated with additional comments from Burbank Police Sgt. Derek Green.


This article was originally published at 9 a.m.