Actor Pooch Hall plead guilty in L.A. Superior Court to driving while intoxicated and endangering the life of his 2-year-old son.

Hall, 41, was arrested on Oct. 3 when his Chrysler 300 sedan crashed into a parked car.
 
READ ALSO: Actor Pooch Hall Arrested for Letting Toddler Son Drive
 
Prior to the crash the Burbank officer noticed the car weaving through traffic. The driver had a baby on his lap, and the baby was gripping the wheel. Neither Hall nor his toddler son were injured in the crash.

Hall plead guilty in a Burbank, Calif. courtroom on Thursday and is out on $100,000 bond.

Hall, whose real name is Marion Henry Hall, agreed to enter an outpatient alcohol rehab program and attend at least 2 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week.

He faces 6 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

Hall and his wife, Linda, share four children, including a special needs daughter.

Hall is best known for his role as Derwin Davis, a sensitive quarterback married to a domineering med school wife (played by Tia Mowry) on the BET scripted TV series “The Game”. The series ran from October 2006 through August 5, 2015.

His future status on NBC’s Ray Donovan TV series is unknown. Production on season 6 wrapped 2 weeks ago, according to Deadline.com.

Photos by Rachel Murray/Getty Images, Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images, Rich Polk/Getty Images, Eugene Powers/WENN.com

  • Anonymouse

    The wife should be charged with child endangerment as well. There’s NO way she didn’t know that her husband has a drinking problem. Why would she allow any of her children to be left alone with her husband?

  • hi-liter

    Ummm, Ray Donovan is on Showtime….which new season premieres this Sunday.

  • abby500

    Damn Ding Dong! Really? And the car crashed. He could have killed that baby.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Linda looks old

  • FukkFolks2018

    Fuq you Rookie. And Linda needs to leave you after 23 years. I would.

  • ZZZ

    Are you sure that’s not Pooch’s mother?

  • Ang

    Yes, let’s blame the woman anytime a man does something idiotic. It’s always the woman’s fault.

  • Lady_Elle

    There is clearly a drinking problem.
    The symptoms have likely been showing themselves for some time.
    REally sad… glad the baby wasn’t hurt!

  • Logan Roberts

    Damn Ding Dong ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Child of a chronic lifelong alcoholic here. RIP to him bc he is no longer here as of 2017. But I would like to take time out to thank my mother for her telling my dad to sukk her dykk when he showed up drunk to take us for the weekend. To get our hair done. To go xyz. You are drunk sir. You aren’t driving our girls anywhere. So yes. Linda and Pooch been together 23 years. Married for 21. She knew. And she should have protected her child better from the Alkie up top.

  • Keyshia Ray

    That was quick

  • Keyshia Ray

    Ok… Lol

  • FukkFolks2018

    She is white and she been married more than half her life to an alcoholic. She is tired.

  • dontgetblocked

    He shouldn’t be fired for having a drinking problem. Most employers require the employee to seek help.

  • dontgetblocked

    It’s his problem not hers. He put that child in his lap.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Damn, Derwin…

  • SellieBaby

    I don’t blame his wife, but I will say that three young children died that attended school with my children because of their father. He was five times over the limit…his ex wife met him at a gas station and dropped her three children with him and three miles away he ran into a tree…for that she is majority to blame

  • pecancandy

    Lol

  • abby500

    He’s all blotted.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Even if Pooch was 100% sober when he left home? You know he has an issue with drinking. You are leaving my baby here. Nobody more unstable or lie more than someone dealing with an illness like addiction. You been drinking with the baby with you ? No…

    She knew. Just like lady in your town.

  • abby500

    She’s not white, but with 4 kids (one being a severe special needs kid) and a probable alcoholic husband= TIRED.

  • pecancandy

    Pooch got some hips

  • FukkFolks2018

    I apologize if Linda is of color. Saw something few years back about how he got dragged for taking his “white wife to a black Essence Women’s function.” So I thought a tan white girl from Boston.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Damn, has he been in jail since October 3rd?

  • Ang

    Yes it is. I was being sarcastic.

  • Ang

    Sorry to hear that about your dad.

    We don’t know Pooch is a chronic life long alcoholic. Some people do develop addictions and problems later in life. He’s been in Hollywood a long time and we’ve never heard of him having problems until now. We don’t know anything about what’s going on in his life that could have triggered his current problem. So, in this case blaming the wife is out of line. Obviously, if she knew she would be a fool to let the child go with him but there are a million things that could have transpired to create this situation. I stand by my point that people are often too quick to blame a woman for not fixing something whenever a man does wrong.

    Also, CPS investigates so is the wife know about this she would have some consequences now too. She definitely would have been ordered to go to parenting classes if she knowingly put her kid in danger.

  • TriniHarlem

    Them cape verdians always look ambiguous. Anyway sucks for him ?

  • KcoolMuziq

    I worked on his show “Ray Donovan” a few years ago. I heard he’s a cool person. But never met him.

  • SellieBaby

    I can see why u feel that way. I haven’t dealt with this particular childhood trauma, however I had other situations that has caused me to develop a “no tolerance” approach

  • FukkFolks2018

    I respect it. Your POV

    People dismiss them. But my sistas over at LSA called him out as a drunk…. 2 years ago.

    And I agree with them. You dont get that bloat overnight. Or even in a week. Or even in a year. There have been outward signs whether we have heard it in public or not, that he been hitting the bottle. Hard. Alcoholism is one if the quietest kept addictions that there is. I hope he gets the help he needs.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4aa6f50daf58c1f17c57ff1c927a6fcde1d84d8d65759c97d08aeab48c38797b.png

  • imright

    ??? Med School come get ya man ! ?????

  • FukkFolks2018
  • Ang

    LSA?…I’m going to leave that alone.

    I’m not denying that women sometimes don’t put their kids first when it comes to their man. My point is we don’t know Jack about this situation (where they came from, where mom was, etc etc) or what’s goin on in their lives. Like you said people sometimes hide alcoholism, and thatincludes hiding it from their spouse for a long time.and that’s If he’s an alcoholic. Since she’s not being charged by CPS I think it’s safe to say there is a lot missing from the public stories. Sandra isn’t exactly known to include all the details. She thinks Ray Donovan comes on NBC.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Like I said folks dismiss them. But some stuff is pretty spot on. Godspeed

  • xenaD

    But he had that baby on his lap… he definitely needs serious help

  • Alextra Ballard

    Pooch endangered alot of lives,including himself and his son. I really doubt if he gets six years. He needs a long stint in an alcohol rehab center. This nugga had to be totally wasted for allowing his son to take the wheel in an attempt to drive. After rehab,community service and comply to be alcohol tested. If he fails,then lock his asz up

  • Alextra Ballard

    Qqn@Marion legs….smh,it’s jess to much goingz on down steerz about the fake bombs

  • Blak

    Girl buy…off to prison you go!

  • Rayne

    I wish..(no I don’t ) that I just had money to blow (on booze)

  • bemetoo

    clearly he s having a crisis

  • ALLMINE?

    That’s his wife?? come on bro

  • Junkanoo

    Are you Jesus Christ cause you’ve worked with everyone

  • Junkanoo

    You would to with a special needs child

  • Reenaface

    And the dumbass of the month award goes to? *drum roll please* ? “Poooooch Haaaall”….

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Allihave2say

    Did Pooch just want out of his marriage, home and life?
    I remember the story of an old man who robbed a bank then sat on a bench and waited for the police to arrive. When they came he told them he wanted to be arrested and sent to prison so he never had to go back home to his wife! True story.

  • Marlika

    It’s sad how you lie about whom you’ve “worked” with. I have friends that work with celebs, hell so have I and yet no one brags or makes a big deal like you do.?????? Keep living big in your fantasy world.

  • Marlika

    He won’t get cut from Ray Donovan even though a few YT folks on the shows IG page are calling for his termination. ??? And I highly doubt he’ll do anytime.
    Everyone mkes mistakes, some bigger than others. No one is perfect! It’s just some of us love our lives in the public eye to be judge by all. ?????

    This issues is between Pooch, his family and the state of California and GOD!

  • KcoolMuziq
  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Could be been REAL bad and he deserves whatever punishment he gets for this. I pray he gets it together.

  • Malcom Flex

    Bet he was mixing booze with pills and other drugs that’s a whole mess he got himself into with that baby on the lap, could have killed himself and the kid.

  • Shamwow

    I didn’t know or it didn’t seem like Pooch was going through something like this. Addiction is real and doesn’t discriminate on who it affects. I’m glad he didn’t waste the courts time with his money. It’s also a good thing that this will be resolved and he can possibly move on from this drama.

  • Vonn

    Derwin “Ding Dong” Davis.

  • KEKE

    He actually plead not guilty.

  • leapyearpisces

    If he had killed that baby (you know drunk people RARELY die in wrecks), he would have NEVER forgiven himself. I’m sure he would have comitted suicide, I know I would. This is one time I am thankful both GOD (he always is ), AND 5-0 were on their job. For the sake of his FAMILY, I hope he doesn’t lose that Ray Donovan money. I’ve never watched the show, but apparently, it’s a big deal.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    When the walls come crashing down. I’m sure he has been told over and over again about his drinking. Didn’t change. Wife probably left, he told her he would change, she came back and so did Henny. I wish him the best in his sobriety. It shouldn’t have come to this, but I guess this is his bottom. One more thing, why not call yourself Marion instead of a dog. Just thinking out loud. Where’s my pooch? Anybody seen a little black pooch running around?

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I met him too, at a restaurant called Koo Koo Roo’s. He was still on the show The Game at the time. He was real nice. He was by himself.

  • Ms. Jackson

    For some reason, this story seems familiar to me.

  • Ms. Jackson

    Look…. That was a good one!

  • 11pink123

    I’ve worked with him. And they are accurate, he’s a nice guy. What’s sad is ppl like you who think it’s impossible to meet people like him. .. Role around studio city enough and you will get a chance to meet all your favorite celebs, so you don’t have to think people would make up something so petty.

  • 11pink123

    Ive met a lot of celebs including Beyoncé. The only important people Ive never met is Will Smith and Michael Jackson. But I’ve met Janet jackson, they nieces, nephews, diddy, his sons have been to my house, Ive been to Paris Hilton house, snoop house, been around lil Wayne too many times to count, been around TI enough to see how he really get down. So stop thinking everyone lives in a fantasy world and start making your fantasy’s come true, instead of dreaming about them. And you gone find out that these celebs ain’t nothing to fantasize about. since you can’t seem to tell by simply reading these gossip sites. They are regular people that companies pay to make popular.. when you get to know them, most of them broke, depressed and wish they was you.

  • Nathan Hastings

    He won’t get any time here in Los Angeles.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Sad!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Pooch get you some help chile …… smh

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    He is going to rehab immediately so I hope it works…

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    He is going to rehab immediately so I hope it works…

  • Faithz

    Shame on You for that!!!

  • sunni_daze

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

  • LYRICS

    Wait, his real name isn’t “Pooch”!? Seriously though, he has to be the dumbest person on earth…. and to plea then to plea guilty….WOW!

    Someone mentioned maybe him being unhappy with his home life, and I’m inclined to believe that b/c I know a chick who messes with him from time to time……..I will leave that there. Also, heard he’s a “nice guy”, soooooo………just WOW!

  • ohdearme

    This can’t be the first time he got p*ssy drunk, so his wife HAD to know about his little problem, if she thought having the child with him would curb his drinking while out she was dead wrong and lucky at the same time. No excuse.

  • Birdman24

    First off he was a receiver on the show, and who the hell takes on the moniker of Pooch… GAYYYYYYY If he does 6 years though thats trash I know a guy who has 40+ DUI’s and still has his teaching license

  • Birdman24

    LAME

  • FukkFolks2018

    Oh no. See the wife needs a pass according to some. We are too hard on women here supposedly allegedly.

    . First of all Ding Dong was more than THREE TIMES the legal limit. That right there tells me this wasnt a one off or isolated drinking situation that turned bad. Why does he have such a high ays tolerance? Bc your butt gets drunk every DAY that is how. Most folks would be passed out at that level. Not him. Folks need to stop looking at the 13 inch old fat back TV and look at the wide screen smart TV in this situation.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • ohdearme

    That baby has a guardian angel that much is for sure, this woman should be ashamed of herself. No she can’t “force” him to get help but she sure could keep her babies safe with her!

  • Greatgrape37

    *Bye

  • Ang

    He sure did. She didn’t fact check anything SMH.

  • FukkFolks2018

    You are so right.

    He should be fired for the child endangerment for sure. And stupidity for good measure.

  • Renee26

    That’s his name tho

  • Coy little wink

    Is he wearing genie pants?

  • Renee26

    Yeah she shouldn’t have let him leave with the baby knowing he has a drinking problem

  • Kim’s Original Face

    This isn’t the first time from what I read. He needs some serious help smh could have killed that child and himself. Smh

  • Renee26

    Maybe he left home sober and the baby was hot on his heels begging to go with daddy…a lot of women wouldn’t start that fight with their man by saying No you can’t take our baby with you to the store…

    I bet she says it now though after learning he gives no fuggs ?

  • Renee26

    Same thing I said chile ? I was scrolling through other pics looking for wide hips

  • Renee26

    Outpatient though… He may require inpatient care with his lack of regard

  • Renee26

    ?

  • Renee26

    ? was he yt???

  • Renee26

    Giggles

  • Renee26

    Hopefully they already have him hooked up to a monitor while out on bond

  • garrisonville

    Really? I thought I heard somewhere he actually plead Not Guilty. Somebody got they facts all screwed up.

  • ViolettaBliss

    DUMMY!

  • Lolly Asher

    What a mess. The character Ray Donovan and his family are a bunch of addicts and the storylines are dark. Pooch’s character has done some serious dirty so if you have a whiff of a problem and are on that show I could see that not being exactly helpful.

  • Dowoop

    I know…If you gonna go by something other than Marion, pooch isn’t any better.

  • Dowoop

    LOL…I remember this.

  • Toni Madison

    Do better.

  • Junkanoo

    You’re pitiful if you think having meet these people makes you important ,you have the emotional maturity of a turnip, nobodys really impressed except you.Your also blocked , you sound super shallow.

  • Connie

    Lol. The judge sent his azz right back on to his wife!

  • WhoKnew

    He looks like a clown in that picture. And any grown man still being called Pooch need not drink in public. Do your time and maybe you’ll do better because you’ll have time to sit in jail and think about your actions and putting your baby at risk.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Before this incident haven’t heard anything about his personal life.. NOW THAT THIS HAd HAPPENED… He is being dragged for filth… IT’S NOT LIKE HE IS DENYING HE’S WRONG..BLACK FOLK WILL TRY AND CONVICT ONE ANOTHER JUST LIKE KKK… Not like hes been pressed for publicity like TI & TINY FLAMBOYANT AZZES!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Will continue to drag this man for filth for being stupid as hayle…for driving a baby around, unsecure,in the front seat, more THAN 3 times the legal drunk limit, on his LAP…in a MOVING vehicle. I hope he rots under the jail for this bogus ays sh^%.

  • KcoolMuziq

    “He was real nice”

    I believe U….

  • Karen Brady

    This -Not like hes been pressed for publicity like TI & TINY FLAMBOYANT AZZES!

  • Karen Brady

    And this -Will continue to drag this man for filth for being stupid as hayle…for driving a baby around, unsecure,in the front seat, more THAN 3 times the legal drunk limit, on his LAP…in a MOVING vehicle. I hope he rots under the jail for this bogus ays sh^%

  • Karen Brady

    All of this

  • Karen Brady

    He looks like a clown in that picture. – He does!

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • 11pink123

    I like how you just took it and flipped it. The point I’m trying to make is you are pitiful if you think those people are so important, that nobody has ever met them before. I know they not important, I’m just trying to get you to understand that. So you can stop believing it’s so hard for someone to meet those ppl. Those ppl work with a lot of people, they have large teams of people from stylist. Make up artist, directors, producers, other actors, extras, day spas, nail shops, pilots, car rental places, restaurants… like it’s so many different ways someone could come in contact with all these ppl. And on a regular they don’t travel with 200 security like they do at these award shows.

  • bella28498 .

    Another ni99a going to jail for something stupid

  • Ms Thang

    His name is Marion

  • Applebootay

    Damn! 6 years tho??? THat seems pretty harsh…Rehab, fines and probation should enough….

  • Strappyheels

    So, the equality we seek only deems is able to get away with fuckery!!

    This is reprehensible!!

  • Society Has Changed

    Here in Cali the judges don’t play when folks involve kids in their DUI shenanigans

  • Cricket404

    There is a video of him drunk, licking on his cast mates being a real jerk in public. He’s guilty asf, thank the Lord he didn’t hurt anyone.

  • Anonymouse

    Yes, they’re married so deal with it. She’s as responsible for the safety of their child as he is. Grow up.

  • Anonymouse

    Your mother definitely did the right thing!

  • Renee26

    He changed it to Pooch I guess to be softer than Marion already was ?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Not necessarily

  • Marlika

    You just want attention I see.

  • Marlika

    Keep making up stories about the people you’ve worked with.

  • KcoolMuziq

    The truth is between me and the Lord Jesus Christ. ??

  • Allihave2say

    Might give her custody of him.

  • Allihave2say

    Yes. He was an elderly white man. Let find the article and post it. One moment please…Here you go!
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/09/man-robbed-bank-as-hed-rather-be-in-jail-than-with-his-wife/

  • Allihave2say
  • Kimocha

    He lucky he still got a wife after that BS… cuz if it was me…..smdh

  • Renee26

    Thank you!

  • TrollingStoned

    What I’ve learned is it’s always the ones that seem “normal” and family oriented in Hollywood that’s usually some of the most f*cked up lol

  • Shira Harding-James

    I’m sure!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Shouldn’t be having babies either knowing your husband has a drinking problem

  • Not a Housewife & Neither RU

    Thanks for keeping us posted Auntie! I have been shocked how little attention this story has gotten in the media.