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Steven Hill
Schiff Misconception
...as DA Schiff (Season 2)
Character
DA Adam Schiff
Date of birth
(1922-02-24)February 24, 1922
Place of birth
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Date of death
August 23, 2016(2016-08-23) (aged 94)
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Steven Hill was an actor who played District Attorney Adam Schiff in the first ten seasons of Law & Order. He also appeared in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit first season episode "Entitled".

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.



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