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Arthur Hill

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Arthur Edward Spence Hill (August 1, 1922 – October 22, 2006) was a Canadian actor best known for appearances in British and American theater, movies and television. He attended the University of British Columbia and continued his acting studies in Seattle, Washington. Born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Hill served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and attended the University of British Columbia, where he studied law but was lured to the stage. Hill made his Broadway debut as Cornelius Hackl in the 1957 revival of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker. In 1963 he won the Tony Award for Best Dramatic Actor for his portrayal of George in the original Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (opposite Uta Hagen). His other Broadway credits include Ben Gant in the original production of Ketti Frings's Look Homeward, Angel (1957), The Gang's All Here (1959), All the Way Home (1960), Something More! (1964), and More Stately Mansions (1967). His most recognizable film portrayal was that of Dr. Jeremy Stone in the film adaptation of Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain (1971). Hill's other film work included roles in Harper (1966), The Chairman (1969), Sam Peckinpah's The Killer Elite (1975) and Futureworld (1976), " A Little Romance" (1979), and he narrated the film version of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983). Arguably, Hill's most famous acting role was that of lawyer Owen Marshall, the lead role in the 1971-1974 TV series Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law. He appeared on many other series, including CBS's The Reporter, a 1964 drama starring Harry Guardino. He appeared as a guest star in the pilot episode of Murder, She Wrote in 1984, returning to that same role in an episode in 1990. This would turn out to be his last appearance in film. He died in a Pacific Palisades, California nursing home, aged 84, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Description above from the Wikipedia article Arthur Hill (actor), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Aug 1, 1922 In Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
60
First Appeared:
In the series Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys
Latest Project:
Movie Christmas Eve 1986-12-24
Known For
Poster of One Magic Christmas
Poster of Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law
Poster of The Young Doctors
Poster of Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys
Filmography
Series Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys Unknown 2019
Movie A Fine Mess (uncredited) 1986-08-08
Movie Christmas Eve Andrew Kingsley 1986-12-24
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun Thomas Shea 1986-05-29
Movie Murder in Space Vice-President 1985-01-01
Movie One Magic Christmas Caleb Grainger 1985-11-22
Movie Love Leads the Way: A True Story Mr. Frank 1984-10-07
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Glitter 1984-09-13
Movie The Guardian Dr. Phil Julian 1984-10-20
Movie Prototype Gen. Keating 1983-12-07
Movie Something Wicked This Way Comes Narrator (voice) 1983-04-29
Movie Making Love Henry 1982-02-12
Movie The Amateur Brewer 1981-12-11
Movie Dirty Tricks 1981-03-06
Movie Angel Dusted Michael Eaton 1981-02-11
Series Hagen 1980-03-15
Movie The Return of Frank Cannon Dr. Curtis McDaniel 1980-11-01
Movie The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd General Thomas Ewing 1980-03-24
Movie The Champ Mike 1979-07-10
Movie A Little Romance Richard King 1979-04-27
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Movie The Glacier Fox Narrator 1978-07-15
Movie A Bridge Too Far U.S. Medical Colonel 1977-06-15
Movie Futureworld Dr. Duffy 1976-08-13
Movie The Killer Elite Cap Collis 1975-12-19
Movie Death Be Not Proud John Gunther 1975-02-04
Movie The Andromeda Strain Dr. Jeremy Stone 1971-03-12
Movie The Pursuit of Happiness John Popper 1971-02-23
Series Columbo Unknown 1971-09-15
Movie Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Owen Marshall 1971-09-16
Series Vanished Arnold Greer 1971-03-08
Series Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law Owen Marshall 1971-09-16
Movie Rabbit, Run Rev. Jack Eccles 1970-10-01
Movie Don't Let the Angels Fall 1969-06-07
Movie The Chairman Shelby 1969-06-25
Series Lancer Unknown 1968-09-24
Movie Petulia Barney 1968-06-10
Series Judd for the Defense Unknown 1967-09-08
Series CBS Playhouse Unknown 1966-12-08
Movie Harper Albert Graves 1966-02-23
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie Moment to Moment Neil Stanton 1965-04-04
Movie The Ugly American Grainger 1963-04-02
Movie In the Cool of the Day Sam Bonner 1963-05-29
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie The Young Doctors Tomaselli 1961-08-23
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series New York Confidential Unknown 1959-01-01
Series Colonel March of Scotland Yard Unknown 1956-02-01
Movie The Deep Blue Sea Jackie Jackson 1955-11-01
Series Matinee Theater Unknown 1955-10-31
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1955-10-02
Movie Paul Temple Returns Crammer Guest 1952-11-24
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Scarlet Thread Shaw 1951-05-01
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07