Peter Youngblood Hills

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Peter Youngblood Hills
Born (1978-01-28) 28 January 1978 (age 41)
Years active1998 - Present
ChildrenSolea Rose Hills

Peter Youngblood Hills (born 28 January 1978) is an Anglo-American actor.[1] 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.[1]

Early life[edit]

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.[2]

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.[1]

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.[3] 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.[citation needed]

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.[4][5][6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Faith Svetli (Short)
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Audience Member #1
2005 The Marksman Hargreaves direct-to-DVD
Submerged Doc Shock direct-to-DVD
2003 Michel Vaillant Steve Warson
2002 AKA Benjamin
2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Al (billed as Peter Youngblood-Hills) (TV Movie), a joint project of BBC Films and HBO
The Beach Zeph
1998 Hideous Kinky Hippy


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Band of Brothers Darrell C. ('Shifty') Powers 10 episodes
2006 Foyle's War James Taylor 1 episode, Invasion


  1. ^ a b c "Movies". Retrieved 2018-10-25.
  2. ^ "Peter Youngblood Hills". Rotten Tomatoes.
  3. ^ Dargis, Manohla (August 17, 2007). "Helpful Hints for Saving the Planet". The New York Times.
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  7. ^ Winkelman, M (2014). "Psychedelics as medicines for substance abuse rehabilitation: Evaluating treatments with LSD, Peyote, Ibogaine and Ayahuasca". Current Drug Abuse Reviews. 7 (2): 101–16. doi:10.2174/1874473708666150107120011. PMID 25563446.

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