Although he first became widely known for playing an immature frat boy nicknamed "Beaver" on the teen-oriented comedy "Greek" (ABC Family 2007-2011), Aaron Hill had a prolific and varied television career. The ... Read more »
Although he first became widely known for playing an immature frat boy nicknamed "Beaver" on the teen-oriented comedy "Greek" (ABC Family 2007-2011), Aaron Hill had a prolific and varied television career. The California native also appeared on some of the most critically celebrated television dramas of the 2000s, including "Breaking Bad" (AMC 2008- ) and "Mad Men" (AMC 2007- ), as well as the procedural crime hit "CSI" (CBS 2000- ), allowing him to showcase both his versatility and range with more serious fare.
Born in Silicon Valley and raised just outside of Fresno, California, Hill took a liking to acting at a very young age. He began appearing in local plays in and around his community at the age of four, but postponed his blossoming acting career in high school to play football. By the time his senior year rolled around, Hill once again pursued his love of performing. After appearing in a few promotional videos for his church, Hill landed a small role on a tween sitcom about a Latino-American family called "The Brothers Garcia" (Nickelodeon 2000-04). The role was Hill's first television acting job, and over the next several years he began appearing in various other comedies geared towards a family audience, such as "Malcolm in the Middle" (Fox 2002-06), "Drake & Josh" (Nickelodeon 2004-08), and "Hannah Montana" (Disney 2006-2011). He also had a recurring part on the short-lived sitcom "Lost at Home" (ABC 2003).
Hill's big break came in 2007 when he nabbed the part of "Beaver," a college jock more interested in partying than attending class, on the cult favorite "Greek." The character proved to be one of the show's most popular, with entire websites devoted to archiving the Beaver's various tell-it-like-is sayings. After the show ended in 2011, Hill continued to land regular television work. In fact, despite scoring his breakout in a comedic role, Hill soon began landing guest spots on dramas, ranging from the Emmy Award-winning cable series "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" to the network crime procedurals "Cold Case" (CBS 2003-2010), "NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS 2009- ), and all three versions of the popular "CSI" franchise. As further proof of his rising status as a dramatic actor, Hill landed a recurring role as a bold small-town cop on the mystery-thriller "Twisted" (ABC Family 2013- ).