Biography

Thomas N. "Tom" Hill (June 2, 1927 – April 20, 2009) was an Indian-American character actor and director on stage for decades before starting in film in the mid-1960s and on television in the 1980s. Born in India in 1927, one of Hill's most prominent recurring roles was as Jim Dixon on the 1980s TV series Newhart. Hill also appeared as King Baaldorf in the short-lived 1980s series Wizards and Warriors. His TV movie roles include Father Andrew Doyle in the 1984 NBC miniseries V: The Final Battle. He had guest appearances on such shows as St. Elsewhere, Remington Steele, The Facts of Life, Married... with Children, Coach, and Law & Order. Hill's first feature film performance was in the 1965 film The Slender Thread Other film credits include The Postman Always Rings Twice, Firefox (1982), and was well known of his role as Mr Coriander, the bookstore owner in The NeverEnding Story, as well as the 1990 sequel followup. He died in April 20, 2009, aged 81 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Thomas N. "Tom" Hill (June 2, 1927 – April 20, 2009) was an Indian-American character actor and director on stage for decades before starting in film in the mid-1960s and on television in the 1980s. Born in India in 1927, one of Hill's most prominent recurring roles was as Jim Dixon on the 1980s TV series Newhart. Hill also appeared as King Baaldorf in the short-lived 1980s series Wizards and Warriors. His TV movie roles include Father Andrew Doyle in the 1984 NBC miniseries V: The Final Battle. He had guest appearances on such shows as St. Elsewhere, Remington Steele, The Facts of Life, Married... with Children, Coach, and Law & Order. Hill's first feature film performance was in the 1965 film The Slender Thread Other film credits include The Postman Always Rings Twice, Firefox (1982), and was well known of his role as Mr Coriander, the bookstore owner in The NeverEnding Story, as well as the 1990 sequel followup. He died in April 20, 2009, aged 81 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 20

Birthday 1927-06-02

Day of Death 2009-04-20

Place of Birth Landour, Mussoorie, India

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Also Known As

  • Tom Hill

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1990 The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter as Koreander
1990 Law & Order (1 episode)
1987 Married... with Children (1 episode) as Muldoon
1984 Brothers (1 episode)
1984 The NeverEnding Story as Carl Conrad Koreander - The Librarian
1983 V (2 episodes) as le père Andrew
1983 Wizards and Warriors (7 episodes)
1983 Thursday's Child as Dr. Owens
1982 St. Elsewhere (1 episode)
1982 Newhart (7 episodes)
1982 Remington Steele (1 episode)
1982 Firefox as General Brown
1981 True Confessions as Mr. Fazenda
1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice as Barlow
1980 Revenge of the Stepford Wives as Dr. Edgar Trent
1980 Hide in Plain Sight as Bobby Momisa
1979 The Facts of Life (1 episode)
1979 Sanctuary of Fear
1979 Quintet as Francha
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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