‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’: Pat Sajak and Anthony Michael Hall Look Back at His Iconic Roles

by Megan Molseed

Is it a coincidence that the Halloween episode of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune features Anthony Michael Hall, one of the actors currently starring in the latest installment of the Halloween film franchise?

Whether it is simply a coincidence or a planned appearance, we don’t mind either way.

It’s just fun listening to the actor and the Celebrity Wheel of Fortune host, Pat Sajak reminisce about some of the most iconic roles Hall has played over the years.

On Friday evening, the Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Twitter page shared a fun clip from the show’s upcoming Sunday night episode.

“You love Anthony Michael Hall, too?” the Friday night Twitter post asked. “Well join the club!”

As the video begins, Pat Sajak notes that the episode will be airing on Halloween night. Sajak then brings up Hall’s most recent project, Halloween Kills.

In this film, Anthony Michael Hall plays a grown up Tommy Doyle. Tommy is the boy Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis was babysitting in the original film.

‘Celebrity Wheel Of Fortune’ Contestant Remembers Some Iconic Roles

Soon, Sajak goes on to discuss with Hall some of the most memorable roles the longtime actor has played during his unforgettable career.

“You did those movies that are touchstones for all of us,” the host says to Hall.

“Name them,” Sajak adds.

Hall, of course, knew exactly the films to which Pat Sajak was referring.

And, the actor quickly began to list a few of these iconic movies for the viewers.

“Back in the eighties I started out with Sixteen Candles,” the movie star begins.

Hall then went on to mention a few more favorites from his resume.

“Breakfast Club, Weird Science,” says the actor, listing a few more of the films for which he is famous.

The Friday night Celebrity Wheel of Fortune post went on to say that fans can catch Hall spinning the Wheel during the Sunday night episode. The charity for which Hall will be playing is Save the Children.

Films That Speak For Generations

During the 1980s Anthony Michael Hall was one of a group of actors often referred to as the “brat pack.” These actors included other eighties icons such as Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, and Ally Sheedy.

These actors became household names starring in a variety of iconic films highlighting some of the challenges faced by teenagers and young adults of the time. While each of these films such as The Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles do have some major eighties vibes, they have the ability to transcend over the generations, speaking to people decades after they first hit the theaters.