Actor Anthony Michael Hall, best known for his performances in teen classics 16 Candles and The Breakfast Club, is facing up to seven years in jail.

According to TMZ, the star has been charged with felony assault causing serious bodily injury following an attack on his neighbour back in September.

Actor Anthony Michael Hall poses for a portrait session in 1984. Photo / Getty
Actor Anthony Michael Hall poses for a portrait session in 1984. Photo / Getty

If convicted, Hall could face up to seven years in prison since special circumstances are alleged, TMZ reported.

Hall, 48, was caught on surveillance footage shoving a man to the ground at his apartment complex in Los Angeles on September 13.

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The incident occurred in a dispute over an open gate.

In the video, Hall is seen walking through the complex before turning to face a man who is following him.

Words appear to be spoken before he hits out at the man who falls backwards, allegedly breaking his wrist and suffering a back injury.

Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason, winners of Silver Bucket of Excellence Award for The Breakfast Club. Photo / Getty
Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Paul Gleason, winners of Silver Bucket of Excellence Award for The Breakfast Club. Photo / Getty

The neighbour then reportedly called police.

According to TMZ, the victim told police the argument began when he left the complex gate open, and the actor yelled at him to close it.

Hall reportedly then went over and shut the gate himself before engaging in an argument with the neighbour.

It's not the first time either that Hall has been engaged in disputes with his neighbours.

Actors Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald browsing in record shop during break in location shooting of The Breakfast Club. Photo / Getty
Actors Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald browsing in record shop during break in location shooting of The Breakfast Club. Photo / Getty

Back in 2011, the website says, his neighbours claimed he would swear and challenge people to fights.

Hall's big break came at age 13 when he was cast as Rusty Griswold in the 1985 comedy classic National Lampoon's Vacation alongside Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo.

He went on to star in the hit movies Sixteen Candles with Molly Ringwald followed by The Breakfast Club in 1985, with Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Ringwald.