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Hill, Thomas

Thomas Hill

Thomas Newton Hill, Jr. was born on June 2, 1927 in Landour, Mussoorie, India to missionary parents, Thomas Newton Hill, Sr. (from Kansas) and Elma Alexander Hill (from Ohio).  He and his family lived in India until he was 13 years old, then returned to his parents' home state of Indiana.
Hill attended co-ed international Christian Woodstock School until he was 13, when he and his family moved back to Indiana, he then attended and graduated from Richmond High School, in Richmond, IN.  From there Hill entered Oberlin College in the Navy's V12 program (designed to supplement commissioned officers during WWII) and graduated in 1948. He furthered his education at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland where he earned an MFA and did graduate work at Yale School of Drama, Carnegie Tech, University of Washington, and Portland State College...all under the G.I. Bill.

Hill was a founding member of the Storefront Actors Theatre in Portland, Oregon with his then wife, and SWAD actress, Anne Gerety

Hill retired from acting in 2003 and settled in Bloomington, IN.

Hill died on April 20, 2009.

Lap Dancing~1995 - Painter (released posthumously)
Hackers~1995 - SS Agent #2 (released posthumously)
Empty Bed, An~1990 - Elmer
NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter, The~1990 - Koreander
Black Widow~1987 - Attorney
The NeverEnding Story~1984 - Koreander (see Actor Connections - Film)
Firefox~1982 - General Brown
True Confessions~1981 - Mr. Fazenda
Postman Always Rings Twice, The~1981 - Barlow
Hide in Plain Sight~1980 - Bobby Momisa
Nude Bomb, The~1980 - President
Quintet~1979 (as Tom Hill) - Francha
Performance of Theatre Pieces by the Yale Repertory Theatre~1977 (short) - performer/interviewee
McCabe & Mrs. Miller~1971 (as Tom Hill) - Archer
Liebe ist kälter als der Tod~1969 - Wärter
Slender Thread, The~1965 - Liquor salesman

Law & Order~1993-  John Barham in Right to Counsel
Newhart~1982-1990 - Jim Dixon (33 episodes)
Coach~1989-  Man #1 in The Loss Weekend
Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder~1987 (mini) - Dr. Grant
Married... with Children~1987 -  Muldoon in  But I Didn't Shoot the Deputy
Fresno~1986 (mini) - Mr. Crowther
Brothers~1986 - Farnsworth in Mother's Day
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color~1986 - in The Richest Cat in the World, The
Facts of Life, The~1985 - Clark in Grand Opening
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof~1984 - Doctor Baugh
You are the Jury~1984 - Judge Anders in The Case of the People of Florida vs. Joseph Landrum
V: The Final Battle~1984 (mini) - Father Andrew Doyle in Parts 1-3
Remington Steele~1983 - Ross Crockett Sr. in My Fair Steele
Wizards and Warriors~1983 - King Edwin Baaldorf (7 episodes)
Thursday's Child~1983 - Dr. Owens
Newhart~1982 - Jim Dixon
Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal~1982 - Dr. Halperin
World War III~1982 - Marshal Victor Budner
St. Elsewhere~1982 - Judge in Down's Syndrome
Death Penalty~1980 - Trial Judge
Revenge of the Stepford Wives~1980 - Dr. Edgar Trent
The Lazarus Syndrome~1979 - Dr. Pennington in Peace and Love, Willie Jackson
You Can't Go Home Again~1979 -
Portrait of a Stripper~1979 - Walt Sterling
Sanctuary of Fear~1979 - Carl Barringer
Too Far to Go~1979 - Psychiatrist
Mourning Becomes Electra~1978 (mini)
Flipper~1966 - Ted Marlowe in Dolphin Love: Parts 1 and 2

Richard II~1987 - Duke of York (Delacorte Theatre - Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New York, NY)
Mister Puntila~1977 - Mister Puntila (Yale Repertory Theatre, )
The Time of Your Life~1976 - Nick (ACT - A Contemporary Theatre,
From the Memoirs of Pontius Pilate~1976 - Pilate (Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT)
General Gorgeous~1976 - (Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT)
Troilus and Cressida~1976 - (Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT)
Walk the Dog, Willie~1976 - (Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT)
Bingo~1975-1976 - (Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT)
A Midsummer Night's Dream~1975-1976 - (Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT)
Don Juan~1975 - (Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT)
Dynamite Tonight!~1975 - (Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT)
Death of a Salesman~19?? - Willie Lomax (Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT)
King Lear~ - King Lear (Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT)

Theatre Director
A Thurber Carnival (ACT)
The Great Divide (ACT)
Ah! Wilderness (Seattle Repertory Theatre)
The Cherry Orchard (Seattle Repertory Theatre)
Death of a Salesman (Seattle Repertory Theatre)
Revenger's Tragedy (Yale)

Star Wars: A New Hope Radio Dram~1983 - Owen Lars

At one time Hill was a song lyric writer.

1970 - He and then wife Anne Gerety were fired from their teaching positions as theater professors at PSU for refusing to pass through campus picket lines protesting the Kent State shooting.

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