Roger Hill (actor)

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Roger Hill
Born(1948-07-31)July 31, 1948
DiedFebruary 20, 2014(2014-02-20) (aged 65)
OccupationActor
Years active1967–1983
ChildrenChris W. Hill, a film editor (Big Brother) in Hollywood, California

Roger Hill (July 31, 1948 – February 20, 2014) was an American actor.[1]

Career[edit]

Roger Hill played the role of Cyrus in the 1979 film The Warriors.[2] 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[3] in the 1976 TV Movie Hazard's People starring John Houseman.[4] 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.[3][5][6]

Hill was chosen to portray the doomed gang lord Cyrus in The Warriors after the original actor chosen for the part, a real life gang leader, mysteriously disappeared just before filming started.[7]

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".[8]

Personal life[edit]

Hill was the father of film editor Chris Hill. Hill died of a heart attack in February 2014 at the age of 65.[2]

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carmel Dagan. "Roger Hill, Who Played in 'The Warriors,' Dies at 65". Variety. Retrieved 2014-02-26.
  2. ^ a b 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,
  3. ^ a b Roger Hill-Filmography-New York Times
  4. ^ New York Times Overview - Hazzard's People
  5. ^ Roger Hill-Filmography-Fandango
  6. ^ Roger Hill-Filmography-All Movie Guide
  7. ^ Roger Hill Interview - The Warriors Movie Website
  8. ^ Jenkins, David (June 27, 2006). "Take-Two/Rockstar Sued By The Warriors Actor". Gamasutra.

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