Hal has had many jobs and "careers". He was an entertainment lawyer, a scheduler for a 976 sex telephone line and the personal assistant to a television star. He has written theater reviews and journal articles. He now owns Heavy Petting, an over-the-top pet boutique in West Hollywood. He has never been a waiter.
For many years he served West Hollywood as the secretary of both the Gay & Lesbian Sheriff’s Conference Committee (responsible for anti-discrimination language being included in county-wide law enforcement contracts) and of the Lesbian & Gay Advisory Council.
He lives in West Hollywood in a fabulous apartment with an octogenarian spaniel mix, a shiba-inu, a neurotic toy schnauzer, a feisty lovebird and an irritable, flesh-eating military macaw named after his icon – Tallulah. Hal often quips that he is a slave to fur and feathers and regrets only that he isn’t referring to mink and marabou. He does not have cats because he tends to sneeze on them.
Rapidly approaching middle-age -- he remembers Nixon -- he is recently un-single and has the ring to prove it.