At one point in my career, while still hosting ‘The Arsenio Hall Show,’ I was told by my doctor that it might not be physically possible for me to have children.
The way I approach stardom and the show, I’m like a politician. I’m an elected late-night official to do your work.
I know I did the right thing by taking time off to raise my son. But it also came at a price. I turned down many opportunities over the years because I didn’t want to leave him for long periods of time. And in Hollywood, as in any business, the calls stop coming when you don’t answer.
You go out with a girl you used to date, she looks so damn good, and then at a certain point you say, Boy, now I remember. I know why I left!
I call Los Angeles the city of alternatives. If you don’t like mountains, we got the ocean. If you don’t like Knott’s Berry Farm, we’ve got Disneyland. If you don’t like basketball, we’ve got the Clippers.
If God wanted us high, He would have given us wings.
When you’re doing late night you’re on the grind every night; you send someone to check on your mom.
My name is Arsenio. That’s a very unique name for a black man. In Greek, it means Leroy.
I knew going in that being a single parent would be one of the toughest jobs I’d ever have. I’d been a talk-show host, actor, comic, and on and on, but this gig was going to be my defining moment.
I love being in a relationship, but marriage isn’t for me.
My father was a no-nonsense, dedicated, and focused minister, and there was usually a sermon he needed to prepare for or a Scripture he needed to study, and that always came first.
You never get rid of something that has a positive foundation.