Hill Harper

Hill Harper

Age
48
Birthday
May. 17th, 1966
Born in
Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Height
5' 9

Hill Harper's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
CSI: New York TV Show
CSI: New York
Covert Affairs TV Show
Covert Affairs
City of Angels TV Show
City of Angels
The Handler TV Show
The Handler
The Court TV Show
The Court
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - For Colored Girls
2006 - Premium
2006 - The Breed
2005 - Constellation
2002 - The Badge
2000 - The Skulls
1999 - In Too Deep
1998 - He Got Game
1997 - Steel

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Tommy Greer
13
Kevin Chadway
2
John Woodrell
1
B.J. Mays
1
J-Top
1
Himself - Guest
1
Sheldon Hawkes
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Hill Harper, an accomplished film, television and stage actor, stars in the hit CBS drama series, CSI: NY. He portrays Dr. Sheldon Hawkes, a reclusive coroner who walked away from a promising surgical career after the traumatic loss of two patients. This February, he will star in the HBO movie, Lackawanna Blues, which is based on the critically acclaimed stage play by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Recently, People magazine selected Harper as one of their "Sexiest Men Alive" (2004).

Prior to CSI: NY, Harper co-starred as an ambitious undercover FBI operative on the CBS series, The Handler, alongside Emmy Award nominee Joe Pantoliano. The role earned him a 2004 Golden Satellite Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He has also been recognized by the NAACP Image Awards with a nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the CBS series, City of Angels.

Harper received critical acclaim for his performance in the independent film, The Visit, directed by Jordan Walker-Pearlman, which tells the story of two brothers who are forced to come together when the younger sibling (played by Harper), who is HIV positive, is sentenced to death row for a crime he seemingly did not commit. His performance, which Daily Variety called "riveting", earned him a Best Actor nomination by the Independent Spirit Awards. He re-teams with Walker-Pearlman in the upcoming independent feature, Constellation, which chronicles the lives and loves of a family in the deep South.

His recent film roles include the lead in the independent film, Love, Sex and Eating the Bones, which was accepted into the Toronto International, Palm Springs, and Pan African film festivals. This intriguing film won Best Canadian First Feature Film in the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival and both "Best Feature" and "Audience Favorite" in the 2004 Pan African Film Festival. He has also completed work on the independent film America Brown, which was accepted into the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. Harper's other screen credits include: Loving Jezebel, The Nephew (with Pierce Brosnan), The Skulls (with Joshua Jackson), In Too Deep (with Omar Epps, L.L. Cool J and Nia Long), Beloved, Hav' Plenty, He Got Game (with Denzel Washington), and Get on the Bus. Other films include Zooman (with Louis Gossett Jr., Charles S. Dutton and CCH Pounder), Full Court Press (with Ellen Burstyn and Taye Diggs) and One Red Rose, which he also co-wrote, for Showtime.

As a television actor, Harper has had numerous guest starring roles. He recently appeared on recurring episodes of Showtime's Soul Food and guest starred on HBO's The Sopranos. He also starred in the CBS mini-series Mama Flora's Family and the UPN Network comedy/drama Live Shot. Other guest appearances include: ER, NYPD Blue, Murder One, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Married....With Children.

Harper's stage credits include appearances in off-Broadway productions of Your Handsome Captain, Freeman, and David Mamet's American Buffalo. He completed a starring run of Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters at New York's Joseph Papp Public Theatre.

Harper graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated with a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, as well as with a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government. He is a full-time member of Boston's Black Folk's Theater Company, one of the nation's oldest and most respected African American traveling theater troupes. Harper's Bazaar wrote, "You might expect Hill Harper to be the next actor vying for the presidency... but he has other things on his agenda."


TRIVIA:
  • The 13th Annual Inner City Awards honored him with the W.E.B. DuBois Scholar Award.
  • Author of a book of advice for teens, Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny. The book won the American Library Association's 2007 prize for Best Book for Young Adults.
  • Was a part of "The New Harmony Project" in the summer of 1997.
  • He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated with a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, as well as with a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government.
  • He and presidential candidate, U.S. Senator 'Barack Obama' (qv) (D-IL), were classmates at Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Obama National Finance Committee.
  • A member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, incorporated since 2008.
  • Appears with 'William Petersen' (qv) in _The Skulls (2000)_ (qv). He is currently one of the stars of _"CSI: NY" (2004)_ (qv), the spin-off of Petersen's series _"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000)_ (qv).


Related sites for this celeb
» IMDB
» BuddyTV
» TVGuide
» AceShowbiz
You are successfully logged out.
login
[close]

ShareTV Login

Username
Password
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Create Account

Username
Password
Verify Password
EMAIL

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out
[close]

Forgot Your Password?

EMAIL
Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.