Jon Michael Hill
|Jon Michael Hill|
July 28, 1985 |
Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
Jon Michael Hill is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Detective Damon Washington in the ABC police drama, Detroit 1-8-7 and currently co-stars as Detective Marcus Bell in the CBS series Elementary.
Early life and career
Hill was born in Waukegan, Illinois. During his high school years, he played football and the saxophone before focusing on pursuing an acting career, attending a summer drama program at Northwestern University. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. While at the university, he appeared in stage productions of King Lear, Six Degrees of Separation and Ain't Misbehavin'.
In 2010, Hill was nominated for a Tony Award as Male Supporting Actor in Superior Donuts opposite Michael McKean. In the same year, he began his role as Detective Damon Washington in the ABC police drama Detroit 1-8-7. He also played the role of Puck in the Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
|2007||The Last Stain||Brodsky||Short film|
|2015||No Pay, Nudity||New Kid|
|2016||In the Radiant City||Richard Gonzalez||In post-production|
|2010–11||Detroit 1-8-7||Detective Damon Washington|
|2011||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Tre Davis||Episode: "Spiraling Down" (S 13: Ep 10)|
|2012||Eastbound & Down||Darnell||Recurring character|
|Person of Interest||Curtis||Episode: "Wolf and Cub" (S 1: Ep 14)|
|2012–present||Elementary||Detective Marcus Bell|
- Introducing the next big thing: Jon Michael Hill, Chicagomag.com
- Jon Michael Hill bio at ABC.com
- EXCLUSIVE: Superior Donuts Tony Nominee Jon Michael Hill Awaiting News of TV Pilot Archived 10 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine. By Kenneth Jones 6 May 2010 - Playbill.com
- New-to-TV Actor Jon Michael Hill on Detroit 1-8-7 by Stefanie Lee - TV.com