Hal worked as the record keeper for the Heimlich Hospital's Library of Records. He went on to work as the cook in an Indian Restaurant at The Hotel Denouement. He gave a lock to Sunny so she could vernacularly fasten the laundry door. He is later disgraced by the Baudelaire children, when they steal his glasses and trick him into giving them the keys. The Baudelaires try to apologize, but Hal doesn't accept it. He may have died in the burning Hotel Denouement, though nobody knows for sure.