Born and raised in Osterville, Mass., Andy Hallett spent his early years hiding his love for singing and performing. He remembers locking himself in his room when his parents weren't home and belting out his favorite tunes. Now a series regular on Angel, Hallet portrays The Host, the wisecracking "good demon" who runs a karaoke establishment and can read the thoughts and souls of patrons when they sing.
After years of practicing in front of the mirror and a few karaoke performances, Hallett received the chance of a lifetime when Patti LaBelle hand-picked up him out of the audience at a Boston concert. She invited him to sing with her a rendition of "Somebody Loves You Baby" and the duo received a standing ovation from the audience.
Having a knack for being at the right place at the right time, Hallett was performing with friends at a dinner theatre in Los Angeles when Angel executive producer Joss Whedon walked in. Whedon, who liked what he heard, asked Hallett to meet with the casting director of Angel. Hallett, who had never acted professionally, auditioned three times before landing the role of The Host during the series┐ second season.
With several projects in the works, Hallett┐s first leading role will be in the independent film Chance, directed by Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Amber Benson.
A graduate of Assumption College, a liberal arts university in Mass., Hallett now calls Los Angeles home.