Person Details

Birthday: 1922-08-01 15:28:15

Death: 2006-10-22 15:28:15

Aliases: Arthur Edward Spence Hill

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Movie Involvements: 38

TV Involvements: 5


Most Famous Work

Biography

​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.

Most Famous Work

Murder, She Wrote
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7

Murder, She Wrote

(1984) Preston Giles
A Bridge Too Far
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7

A Bridge Too Far

(1977) U.S. Medical Colonel
The Andromeda Strain
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7

The Andromeda Strain

(1971) Dr. Jeremy Stone
Futureworld
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6

Futureworld

(1976) Dr. Duffy
The Invaders
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7

The Invaders

(1967) Warren Doneghan
Something Wicked This Way Comes
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7

Something Wicked This Way Comes

(1983) Narrator (voice)
Tony Awards
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7

Tony Awards

(1956) Presenter
The Champ
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7

The Champ

(1979) Mike

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
1986 Andrew Kingsley
(uncredited)
Thomas Shea
1985 Caleb Grainger
Vice-President
1984 Dr. Phil Julian
Mr. Frank
Preston Giles
N/A
1983 Gen. Keating
Narrator (voice)
Dr. Holliston
1982 Henry
1981 Brewer
N/A
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Michael Eaton
1980 Dr. Curtis McDaniel
General Thomas Ewing
N/A
1979 Mike
Richard King
N/A
1977 U.S. Medical Colonel
1976 Dr. Duffy
Judge James Edwin Horton
1975 Cap Collis
John Gunther
1973 Richard Damian
1971 Owen Marshall
N/A
Dr. Jeremy Stone
Arnold Greer
John Popper
1970 Paul Maitland
Rev. Jack Eccles
1969 Shelby
N/A
1968 N/A
Barney
1967 Dan Hilliard
N/A
Evan Clayton
Warren Doneghan
1966 N/A
Albert Graves
1965 N/A
N/A
Neil Stanton
1963 N/A
N/A
Sam Bonner
Grainger
1961 N/A
Tomaselli
1960 N/A
1959 N/A
1956 Presenter
N/A
1955 Jackie Jackson
N/A
N/A
1953 Al
1952 Ted Harrison
1951 N/A
Shaw
1950 N/A
1948 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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