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Steven Hill

Highest Rated:   91% A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Lowest Rated:   20% Garbo Talks (1984)
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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
47% Billy Bathgate
  • Otto Berman
1991
56% White Palace
  • Sol Horowitz
1990
50% The Boost
  • Max Sherman
1988
85% Running on Empty
  • Mr. Patterson
1988
70% 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
20% Garbo Talks
  • Walter Rolfe
1984
62% Teachers
  • Sloan
1984
73% Yentl
  • Reb Alter Vishkower
1983
56% Rich and Famous
  • Jules Levi
1981
90% 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
No Score Yet The Slender Thread
  • Mark Dyson
1965
91% 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 Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Schiff's Friend Adam Schiff DA Adam Schiff
  • 2006
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Schiff
  • 2000

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