WE know him as District Attorney Adam Schiff from Law & Order, but the actor behind the stern, yet beloved character, Steven Hill, lived a long life on and off screen. Last week, Hill passed away in Manhattan at the age of 94. WE will air a Law & Order marathon honoring the late actor with our favorite Adam Schiff episodes Tuesday, August 30th starting at 8 p.m.
Hill began his career on Broadway and turned to film in the 1950s. After a hiatus from acting throughout most of the 1970s, Hill returned to show business in the 1980s. His last onscreen appearance was on Law & Order in 2000.
In his obituary, The New York Times quoted Law & Order creator, Dick Wolf as he described the actor. Wolf said, “Steven has more moral authority than anyone else on episodic TV.” This speaks highly of Hill considering Wolf’s extensive Law & Order franchise and the amount of pros who have appeared throughout the series.
Hill is survived by his second wife, Rachel Schenker and their five children, four children from a previous marriage, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Watch the Law & Order marathon honoring Steven Hill Tuesday, August 30th beginning at 8|7c.