Along with starring as the inventive scientist, Donald Davenport in Disney XD’s “Lab Rats,” actor and comedian Hal Sparks has directed several episodes of the comedy show and is now a DGA member. Since the show’s premiere in 2012, “Lab Rats” was Disney network’s most watched program. The Season 4 finale of “Lab Rats” aired earlier this year and the cast are finishing the filming for the spin-off “Lab Rats: Elite Force.” Hal will be starring in the upcoming season of “Fuller House”, releasing on Netflix on December 9, as DJ Tanner’s (Candace Cameron Bure) ex-boyfriend, Nelson Burkhard.
Hal 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 and he was named the“Funniest Teenager In Chicago” by the Chicago Sun Times. Sparks went on to host the Emmy Award- winning “Talk Soup” on E! Entertainment Television, winning rave reviews from fans and critics alike. He starred for five seasons on Showtime’s hit series “Queer As Folk” and appeared in the films “Extract,” “Spiderman 2” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?” Sparks starred in his own one-hour critically acclaimed Showtime comedy special, “Charmageddon,” which is now a best-selling DVD. Being a versatile talent, Hal is also an accomplished musician performing with his popular band, Zero 1.