Actor/comedian HAL SPARKS (Artie Green) began his professional career as a teenager in Chicago. As a member of the famed Second City Troupe, his quick wit and affable personality quickly gained him recognition and acclaim. In 1987 he was named the "Funniest Teenager In Chicago" by the Chicago Sun Times. After a successful run with Second City, Sparks moved to Los Angeles and began performing at numerous comedy clubs. In 1999/2000, Sparks was the host of the Emmy-award winning Talk Soup on E! Entertainment Television, winning rave reviews from fans and critics alike.
For five seasons, Sparks co-starred as Michael on the hit Showtime series Queer As Folk. In 2004 Sparks appeared in the box office hit Spiderman 2. Other film credits include, Dude, Where's My Car?; Dickie Roberts, Former Child Star; and Chopper Chicks in Zombie Town with Billy Bob Thornton. Sparks is a native of Peak's Mill, Kentucky, and is an accomplished singer/songwriter and an expert in the martial arts.