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Hill was born in Long Beach, California and educated at Mexico City College and Michigan State University. He worked in oil drilling and construction in the 60s before becoming a 2nd assistant director in 1967. He has written and co-written screenplays, including several uncredited works. He has produced and directed films since 1975. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

48 Hrs. Writer
(1982)
Aliens Producer
(1986)
(1984)
The Warriors Producer
(1979)

Filmography

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 2017 Alien: Covenant (producer - produced by)
 2012/I Prometheus (producer)
 2007 Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (producer)
 2006 Broken Trail (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Part Two (2006) ... (producer)
- Part One (2006) ... (producer)
 2004 AVP: Alien vs. Predator (producer)
 2004 Deadwood (TV Series) (consulting producer - 1 episode)
- Deadwood (2004) ... (consulting producer)
 2002 Ritual (producer)
 2002 Undisputed (producer)
 1997 Alien: Resurrection (producer)
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- People's Choice (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Ultimate Weapon (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Snap Ending (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Panic (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Planely Possible (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1996 Last Man Standing (producer)
 1996 Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House (TV Series) (executive producer - 1997)
 1996 Bordello of Blood (executive producer)
 1989-1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (executive producer - 93 episodes)
- The Third Pig (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Confession (1996) ... (executive producer)
- About Face (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Smoke Wrings (1996) ... (executive producer)
 1995 W.E.I.R.D. World (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (executive producer)
 1993-1994 Tales from the Cryptkeeper (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Transylvania Express (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Ghost Ship (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Grounds for Horror (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Pleasant Screams (1993) ... (executive producer)
- While the Cat's Away (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1993 Geronimo: An American Legend (producer)
 1992 Alien³ (producer)
 1992 Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1988 Red Heat (producer)
 1986 Aliens (executive producer)
 1986 Blue City (producer)
 1985 Rustlers' Rhapsody (producer)
 1979 Alien (producer)
 1979 The Warriors (producer - Ultimate Director's Cut)
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Alternate Names:

Walter L. Hill II | Wally Hill | Thomas Lee
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Personal Quote:

I very purposely -- more and more so every time I do a script -- give characters no back story. The way you find out about these characters is by watching what they do, the way they react to stress, the way they react to situations and confrontations. In that way, character is revealed through drama rather than being explained through dialogue. See more »

Trivia:

Is an avid fan of John Wayne. When The Duke saw Hard Times (1975), he wanted Hill to helm his last film, The Shootist (1976). But Hill refused because he didn't want to see his hero dying in a movie. See more »

Trademark:

Several of Hill's films have a bar called "Torchy's." Inseveral of his films, characters utter a variation on Cody's (Streets of Fire (1984)) and The Driver's exhortation to "Go home!" See more »

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Capricorn

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