Peter Youngblood Hills
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|Peter Youngblood Hills|
28 January 1978|
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Years active||1998 - Present|
|Children||Solea Rose Hills|
Peter Youngblood Hills (born 28 January 1978) is an Anglo-American actor. He is perhaps best known for his supporting role of Sgt. Darrell "Shifty" Powers in HBO’s World War II mini-series, Band of Brothers.
He was born in Johannesburg, to an American mother (raised in North East Tennessee, USA) and English father (who was raised in Lusaka, Zambia). Both Parents were trained as classical singers. His parents separated when he was a child and his father remarried his step mother; a lifetime choir master and music teacher. He has three half siblings from his mothers previous marriage. He lived most of his early life between America and the United Kingdom and at age 13 attended Mill Hill School, a boarding school in Mill Hill, North London and completed his education to sixth form in 1996. Peter Youngblood Hills has been a professional actor since 1996. He started off his career in acting with various music videos, TV commercials and theater before beginning a career in film. He has appeared in various films like The Beach and The Last of the Blonde Bombshells. His big break was when he appeared in all ten episodes of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s Band of Brothers.
He also appeared in a 2002 film, AKA with his Band of Brothers co-star Matthew Leitch. In 2003, he starred as Steve Warson in Michel Vaillant. In 2006, he starred in the Foyle's War Series 4 episode titled "Invasion". Hills had a brief cameo in The Wolf of Wall Street.
Leonardo DiCaprio asked him to do the stylized cinematography for his environmental documentary The 11th Hour. It focused on the conservation and preservation of diverse natural culture and unifying tradition in the face of a global crisis. Through his involvement in that documentary, he has become a supporter of the Society of Jesus and efforts of peace between The Iroquois Confederacy and The Jesuits.
Due to his role in "Band of Brothers" his interests and personal life became focused in the direction of "Recovery and Reconciliation" which led to a 12-year mentorship with Vietnam Veteran, Sensei and Interfaith Rev. Clifford Ishigaki. Involved with the recovery of veterans and those suffering war trauma; healing of the 'Wounds of the Unspeakable' and reconciling through the relationship with Ancestral Wounds and Spiritual Communion.
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