Arthur Hill

Actor
A sturdy leading man of stage and TV, and key supporting player of the screen, Arthur Hill first gained wide recognition in the 1962 Broadway production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" for which he received a Tony ... Read more »
Born: 08/01/1922 in Melfort, Saskatchewan, CA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Raising a Riot 2015 (Movie)

American Sergeant (Actor)

Agenda For Murder 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Glitter 1984 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Magic Christmas 1985 (Movie)

Caleb Grainger (Actor)

The Guardian 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Making Love 1982 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Dirty Tricks 1981 (Movie)

Bert Prosser (Actor)

The Amateur 1980 (Movie)

Brewer (Actor)

A Little Romance 1979 (Movie)

Richard King (Actor)

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days 1979 (Movie)

Wyoming Governor (Actor)

The Champ 1979 (Movie)

Mike (Actor)

The Glacier Fox 1977 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

A Bridge Too Far 1976 (Movie)

Tough Colonel (Actor)

Futureworld 1976 (Movie)

Duffy (Actor)

The Killer Elite 1974 (Movie)

Cap Collis (Actor)

Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Andromeda Strain 1971 (Movie)

Dr Jeremy Stone (Actor)

The Other Man 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Vanished 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Rabbit, Run 1970 (Movie)

Jack Eccles (Actor)

The Pursuit of Happiness 1970 (Movie)

John Popper (Actor)

The Chairman 1969 (Movie)

Lieutenant General Shelby (Actor)

Petulia 1968 (Movie)

Barney (Actor)

Harper 1966 (Movie)

Albert Graves (Actor)

Moment to Moment 1965 (Movie)

Neil Stanton (Actor)

In the Cool of the Day 1963 (Movie)

Sam Bonner (Actor)

The Ugly American 1963 (Movie)

Grainger (Actor)

The Young Doctors 1961 (Movie)

Tomaselli (Actor)

The Deep Blue Sea 1955 (Movie)

Jackie Jackson (Actor)

Angel Dusted (TV Show)

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Christmas Eve (TV Show)

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Death Be Not Proud (TV Show)

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Hagen (TV Show)

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Intimate Agony (TV Show)

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Love Leads the Way (TV Show)

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Miss Lonelyhearts (TV Show)

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Murder in Space (TV Show)

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Ordeal (TV Show)

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Prototype (TV Show)

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Tell Me My Name (TV Show)

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The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (TV Show)

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The Return of Frank Cannon (TV Show)

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The Rivalry (TV Show)

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Tomorrow's Child (TV Show)

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Biography

A sturdy leading man of stage and TV, and key supporting player of the screen, Arthur Hill first gained wide recognition in the 1962 Broadway production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" for which he received a Tony Award. Typically cast in professional or patrician roles, Hill has logged in numerous stage, film and TV drama appearances. He has consistently delivered thoughtful, well-modulated work that lacks the pyrotechnics that often get an actor noticed. Hill has brought reliable intelligence to his portrayals of doctors, lawyers, judges, professors, military officers, concerned fathers or corporate executives.

Hill began acting in college in his native Canada and in Seattle before moving to England in 1948 to pursue professional opportunities there. He made his London stage debut in "Home of the Brave" (1948), an at the time hard-hitting drama about a black soldier's abuse at the hands of his fellow white GIs. In quick succession, he landed other stage roles in "The Male Animal", "Man and Superman", and "The Matchmaker" as well as making his English screen debut in a small role in "Miss Pilgrim's Progress" (1950). He was brought to Broadway in 1955 to recreate his role in "The Matchmaker" and stayed on to perform in such classics of the New York stage as Thomas Wolfe's "Look Homeward, Angel" and "The Gang's All Here", with Melvin Douglas. But it was the role of the hard-drinking college professor George who confronts his shrewish wife Martha (Uta Hagen) in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" that made him a Broadway force to reckon with.

Hill made his US screen debut in the medical drama "The Young Doctors" (1961) and began essaying regular supporting roles. He played chief aide to Marlon Brando's ambassador in the partially successful Cold War drama "The Ugly American" (1963), was George C. Scott's well-meaning pal in one of the 1960s finest films, "Petulia" (1968) and starred as a medical specialist in the uneven sci-fi thriller "The Andromeda Strain" (1971). Sam Peckinpah cast him as a government official running covert operations in "The Killer Elite" (1975), and he played a theme park executive in the sequel "Futureworld" (1976) and a field medic in the uneven war drama "A Bridge Too Far" (1977).

Hill made his small screen debut in a TV remake of the hit movie "Born Yesterday" (1956) as a writer whom a wealthy junk dealer hires to educate his sassy girlfriend. He soon became a regular player on TV dramas ("The Desperate Hours" 1967, "The Other Man" 1970) and anthology series ("Great Ghost Tales" 1961, "Tales of the Unexpected" 1979). He landed his own popular courtroom series "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law" (ABC, 1971-74) as a compassionate defense attorney practicing in a small California town, and was the publisher of a PEOPLE-style magazine on the series "Glitter" (ABC, 1984-85).

Relationships

Olin Drake Hill

Father

Edith H Hill

Mother

Jennifer Hill

Daughter

Douglas Hill

Son

Peggy Hill

Wife
married in the late 1940s divorced

Anne-Sophie Taraba

Wife

EDUCATION

University of British Columbia

Vancouver , British Columbia

Milestones

1984

Regular on a drama series, "Glitter"

1980

Regular role on short-lived crime series, "Hagen"

1979

Cast as Faye Dunaway's husband in "The Champ"

1970

Debut in a TV miniseries, "Vanished"

1970

Debut as star of courtroom TV series, "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law" (ABC)

1961

US feature debut, "The Young Doctors"

1956

US TV debut in TV-movie, "Born Yesterday"

1955

Made Broadway debut, "The Matchmaker"

1950

English feature debut, "Miss Pilgrim's Progress"

1948

Moved to England and made professional stage debut, "Home of the Brave"

1941

Spent three years with the Royal Canadian Air Force

Starred on Broadway in "Look Homeward Angel", "The Gang's All Here", "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and many others

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