Steven Hill

1922 - 2016

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Steven Hill (born Solomon Krakovsky; Yiddish: שלמה קראַקאָווסקי; February 24, 1922 – August 23, 2016) was an American actor. He is best known for his television roles as district attorney Adam Schiff on the NBC television drama series Law & Order (1990–2000) and Dan Briggs on the CBS action television series Mission: Impossible (1966–1967). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Steven Hill has received more than 2,223,309 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Steven Hill is the 2,986th most popular actor (down from 2,601st in 2019), the 4,569th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,173rd in 2019) and the 1,351st most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Steven Hill ranks 2,986 out of 13,578Before him are Rolf Hoppe, Dick Miller, Akio Ōtsuka, Bo Hopkins, Dominic Purcell, and Takehito Koyasu. After him are Lauren Cohan, Hande Erçel, Isla Fisher, Brooke Adams, Thom Barry, and Steve James.

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Among people born in 1922, Steven Hill ranks 228Before him are Roberto Aballay, Roland Dumas, Martin Gray, Bhimsen Joshi, Michel Auclair, and Farrokhroo Parsa. After him are Virgilio Noè, Tom Finney, Herman Kahn, Bob Anderson, Võ Văn Kiệt, and Mariano Gonzalvo. Among people deceased in 2016, Steven Hill ranks 231Before him are Slobodan Santrač, Vladimir Zeldin, Doris Roberts, Juan Mujica, Sigge Parling, and Manuel Velázquez. After him are William H. McNeill, Nate Thurmond, Zoltán Kocsis, Kigeli V of Rwanda, Alphons Egli, and Miruts Yifter.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Steven Hill ranks 4,569 out of 20,380Before him are Dick Miller (1928), Stephen J. Cannell (1941), Bo Hopkins (1942), Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829), Frank Frazetta (1928), and Joss Whedon (1964). After him are Lauren Cohan (1982), Marsha P. Johnson (1945), Brooke Adams (1949), Thom Barry (1950), Steve James (1952), and Michael G. Wilson (1942).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Steven Hill ranks 1,351Before him are Zendaya (1996), Pamela Tiffin (1942), Andrew Robinson (1942), Nick Cassavetes (1959), Dick Miller (1928), and Bo Hopkins (1942). After him are Lauren Cohan (1982), Brooke Adams (1949), Thom Barry (1950), Steve James (1952), Paul Adelstein (1969), and John Carroll Lynch (1963).

Television and Movie Roles

Mission: Impossible
Dan Briggs
Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force. In the first season, the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. A hallmark of the series shows Briggs or Phelps receiving his instructions on a recording that then self-destructs, followed by the theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin. The series aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to March 1973, then returned to television for two seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1990, retaining only Graves in the cast. It later inspired a popular series of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise, beginning in 1996.
The Firm
F. Denton Voyles
Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice - work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan...
Raw Deal
Martin Lamanski
Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovina is taken down. To accomplish this, he must go undercover and join Patrovina's gang.