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Steven Hill (I) (1922–2016)


Born in Seattle, Washington, in 1922, as Solomon Krakovsky, to Russian Jewish immigrants, Hill became interested in the theater as a little boy. After graduation from high school, he served in the Naval Reserve (1940-44). From there, he worked alongside a young, unknown star Marlon Brando in "A Flag is Born." His real acting debut came about in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Law & Order
Law & Order Adam Schiff
(1990-2000)
One Life to Live
One Life to Live Descamedes
(1984)
The Firm
The Firm F. Denton Voyles
(1993)
Mission: Impossible
Mission: Impossible Daniel Briggs
(1966-1967)

Filmography

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 1990-2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
Adam Schiff
- Vaya Con Dios (2000) ... Adam Schiff
- Stiff (2000) ... Adam Schiff
- High & Low (2000) ... Adam Schiff
- Narcosis (2000) ... Adam Schiff
- Untitled (2000) ... Adam Schiff
 1995 Where's the Money, Noreen? (TV Movie)
Brian Olmsted
 1991 Billy Bathgate
Otto Berman
 1990 White Palace
Sol Horowitz
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Judge Stephen Green
- Goodbye, Judge Green (1990) ... Judge Stephen Green
 1989 Columbo (TV Series)
Mr. Marosco
- Murder, Smoke and Shadows (1989) ... Mr. Marosco
 1988 The Boost
Max Sherman
 1988 Running on Empty
Donald Patterson
 1988 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Leo Steadman
- Business as Usual (1988) ... Leo Steadman
 1986 Brighton Beach Memoirs
Mr. Stroheim
 1986 Legal Eagles
Bower
 1986 Raw Deal
Martin Lamanski
 1986 Between Two Women (TV Movie)
Teddy Petherton
 1984 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Descamedes
- Episode dated 17 December 1984 (1984) ... Descamedes
 1984 Garbo Talks
Walter Rolfe
 1984 Teachers
Sloan
 1983 Yentl
Reb Alter Vishkower
 1981 Rich and Famous
Jules Levi
 1981 Eyewitness
Lieutenant Jacobs
 1980 It's My Turn
Jacob
 1978 King (TV Mini-Series)
Stanley Levison
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Ed Conway
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Glenn Madison
- The White Knight (1966) ... Glenn Madison
 1965 The Slender Thread
Mark Dyson
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Marty Brown
- The Gray Rock Hotel (1965) ... Marty Brown
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Israeli Security Police Agent
- The Safe House (1965) ... Israeli Security Police Agent
 1964-1965 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Robert Manners / Charlie Osgood
- Who Needs an Enemy? (1964) ... Charlie Osgood
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Frankie Santene
- Corsicans Don't Cry (1964) ... Frankie Santene
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Andrew Evans
- The Incurable One (1963) ... Andrew Evans
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Ruben Fare
- Something About Lee Wiley (1963) ... Ruben Fare
 1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Stanley Walenty
- Barefoot on a Bed of Coals (1963) ... Stanley Walenty
 1963 A Child Is Waiting
Ted Widdicombe
 1962-1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Keith Bernard / Ollie Burdick
- Legacy from a Stranger (1962) ... Ollie Burdick
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Chandra Ramid
- The Cobweb Chain (1962) ... Dr. Chandra Ramid
 1962 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Mark Tyner
- There Are Dragons in This Forest (1962) ... Mark Tyner
 1960-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Joseph December Jr. / Jack 'Legs' Diamond
- Downfall (1962) ... Joseph December Jr.
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Frank Madera
- City of Wheels (1962) ... Frank Madera
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
B.E. Langard
- Act of Piracy (1961) ... B.E. Langard
 1960 Dillinger (TV Movie)
Melvin Purvis
 1959 Kiss Her Goodbye
Ed Wilson
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Joey
 1958 Pursuit (TV Series)
- The Silent Night (1958)
 1958 The Goddess
John Tower (as Steve Hill)
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Joe Kedzie
- Enough Rope for Two (1957) ... Joe Kedzie (as Steve Hill)
 1957 The Seven Lively Arts (TV Series)
Nick Adams
- The World of Nick Adams (1957) ... Nick Adams
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Slim Breedlove
- The Traveling Lady (1957) ... Slim Breedlove
 1955-1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Walter Uhlan / Stobin
- Lost (1956) ... Walter Uhlan
- The Sound and the Fury (1955) ... Stobin (as Steve Hill)
 1955 Storm Fear
Benjie
 1954 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Horace Mann Borden / George
- Man on the Mountaintop (1954) ... Horace Mann Borden
- Middle of the Night (1954) ... George
 1953-1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Frank
- The Arena (1954)
- The Inward Eye (1954) ... Mr. Frank
 1954 The Mask (TV Series)
- The Young Dancer (1954)
 1952 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Hank
- Legacy of Love (1952) ... Hank
 1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Death's Head (1952)
 1951-1952 Danger (TV Series)
- The Hero (1952)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1950 The Magnavox Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
 1949-1950 Suspense (TV Series)
Dolph Romano
- My Old Man's Badge (1950) ... Dolph Romano (as Steve Hill)
- The Serpent Ring (1949)
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- Three O'Clock (1949)
- Greasy Luck (1949)
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Other Works:

He played the role of Bernie Dodd in the original 1951 Broadway production of Clifford Odets' "The Country Girl". The role was played in the 1954 film version by William Holden. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Steve Hill

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his popularity of playing the seventy-something Adam Schiff on Law & Order (1990)] There's a certain positive statement in this show. So much is negative today. The positive must be stated to rescue us from pandemonium. To me, it lies in, that principle: Law & Order. See more »

Trivia:

Played the Manhattan District Attorney in both Legal Eagles (1986) and Law & Order (1990). See more »

Trademark:

Often tells stories about his life as an Orthodox Jew See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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