Massachusetts native Andy Hallett was a shy child, but after being invited on-stage at a Patti LaBelle concert, he began to come out of his shell. After attending Assumption College in Worcester, the aspiring performer moved to Los Angeles, where he began working backstage and as a personal assistant. Soon, however, he scored his first acting gig, with the recurring role of Lorne -- "The Host" on the TV series Angel, a spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Playing a demon who could see into people's futures when he heard them sing karaoke, Hallett soon became a starring member of the show's cast, with a mention in the intro.
Shortly after Angel finished its run, Hallett suffered a tooth infection that led to cardiomyopathy, an illness he battled for several years and which prevented him from returning to acting. In 2009, he died in Los Angeles at the age of 33.