|...as DA Schiff (Season 2)|
DA Adam Schiff
|Date of birth|
February 24, 1922
|Place of birth|
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Date of death|
August 23, 2016 (aged 94)
Hill's character is loosely modeled after the real District Attorney of New York, the legendary Robert Morgenthau and it is reported that Morgenthau was a fan of the character. Hill said playing Adam Schiff is the hardest role he's ever had because of all the legal jargon he has to learn. "It's like acting in a second language," says Hill. Hill adds that he agrees with the show's philosophy. "There's a certain positive statement in this show," Hill says. "So much is negative today. The positive must be stated to rescue us from pandemonium. To me it lies in that principle: law and order." Hill earned an Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor In a Dramatic Series in 1997.
Hill also played a Manhattan District Attorney in Legal Eagles.
Hill died on August 23, 2016, at the age of 94 from unknown causes.
|Law & Order|
Final Cast: Anthony Anderson • S. Epatha Merkerson • Jeremy Sisto
Final Cast: Alana De La Garza • Linus Roache • Sam Waterston