Roger Hill (actor)
|Born||July 31, 1948|
Bronx, New York, USA
|Died||February 20, 2014 (aged 65)|
New York City, USA
|Children||Chris W. Hill, a film editor (Big Brother) in Hollywood, California|
Roger Hill (July 31, 1948 – February 20, 2014) was an American actor.
Roger Hill played the role of Cyrus in the 1979 film The Warriors. He also portrayed the character of Lil John in the 1974 film The Education of Sonny Carson, and took on the role of Ernest Clay in the 1976 TV Movie Hazard's People starring John Houseman. After his work in The Warriors, Hill performed in the ABC Daytime soap opera One Life to Live playing the part of Alex Lowndes from 1982-1983.
In 2006, Hill filed a lawsuit of $250,000 against Take-Two for using his voice and depiction in the Warriors video game. He claimed that it would not have been difficult for Take-Two to pay, since the game made $37 million. A spokesman for Take-Two stated that the company "has a valid third-party license for the rights to use Roger Hill's likeness and the character of Cyrus in The Warriors video game and related marketing materials".
Hill was the father of film editor Chris Hill. Hill died of a heart attack in February 2014 at the age of 65.
- Carmel Dagan. "Roger Hill, Who Played in 'The Warriors,' Dies at 65". Variety. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
- O'Connor, Tim (February 26, 2014). "The Warriors' actor, lifelong New Yorker Roger Hill dies at age 65". Daily News (New York). February 26, 2014,
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- Jenkins, David (June 27, 2006). "Take-Two/Rockstar Sued By The Warriors Actor". Gamasutra.