Steven Hill

Steven Hill

  • Highest Rated: 92% A Child Is Waiting (1963)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Garbo Talks (1984)
  • Birthday: Feb 24, 1922
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • After a four-year hitch with the Naval Reserve, actor Steven Hill made his first New York stage appearance in Ben Hecht's A Flag is Born (1946), which also featured a young Marlon Brando. Hill made his film debut in 1950, then returned to the Navy for two more years before settling down to acting on a permanent basis. He was particularly busy in the so-called Golden Age of live TV drama, appearing in such prestigious video offerings as The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti (1959). In 1966, he was cast as Daniel Briggs--as in "Good morning, Mr. Briggs"--on the hit TV adventure series Mission: Impossible. He left this lucrative assignment in 1967, reportedly because his Orthodox Jewish faith prevented him from filming on weekends; his replacement was Peter Graves as "Mr. Phelps" (in 1989, Hill guest-starred on the short-lived Mission: Impossible revival). Hill remained very much in demand throughout the 1980s and 1990s playing parental and authority-figure roles in such films as Yentl (1983) Heartburn (1986) and Billy Bathgate (1991). Contemporary TV viewers are most familiar with Steven Hill for his work as Michael Steadman's father on thirtysomething (1987-91) and DA Adam Schiff on the weekly TVer Law and Order, a role he stayed with from 1990 to 2000. Hill died in 2016, at age 94.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Scorned Oliver 2006
No Score Yet Where's the Money, Noreen? Brian Olmsted 1995
75% The Firm F. Denton Voyles 1993
38% Billy Bathgate Otto Berman 1991
61% White Palace Sol Horowitz 1990
38% The Boost Max Sherman 1988
85% Running on Empty Mr. Patterson 1988
69% Brighton Beach Memoirs Mr. Stroheim 1986
47% Heartburn Harry 1986
47% Legal Eagles Bower 1986
25% Raw Deal Lamanski 1986
No Score Yet On Valentine's Day George Tyler 1986
No Score Yet Between Two Women Teddy 1986
13% Garbo Talks Walter Rolfe 1984
62% Teachers Sloan 1984
69% Yentl Reb Alter Vishkower 1983
57% Rich and Famous Jules Levi 1981
75% Eyewitness Lt. Jacobs 1981
No Score Yet It's My Turn Jacob 1980
No Score Yet Miracle of Survival - The Birth of Israel Actor 1970
80% The Slender Thread Mark Dyson 1965
92% A Child Is Waiting Ted Widdicombe 1963
No Score Yet The Goddess John Tower 1958
No Score Yet Storm Fear Benjie 1955
No Score Yet A Lady Without Passport Jack 1950

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Real World
1992
Reality cast member
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Half & Half
2002-2006
Michael
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Schiff's Friend Adam Schiff DA Adam Schiff
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Schiff
  • 2000
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Marosco
  • 1989
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Daniel Briggs Dan Briggs
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Madison
  • 1966
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Brown
  • 1965
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Joe Kedzie
  • 1957
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
George

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