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Also Known As: Frank E Harper, Francis Harper, F Hill Harper Died:
Born: May 17, 1966 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Iowa City, Iowa, USA Profession: actor

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For some, the road to acting was paved from childhood - a kind of predetermined path; for others, it was more of a winding road, ending up unexpectedly in front of a camera. Hill Harper fell into the profession after pursuing a Renaissance-man existence, with a distinguished education and a string of outside accomplishments to show for himself. With his law school background, Harper could have succeeded in whatever he had applied himself to, but acting wound up being the path he ultimately chose. He brought an earnest intellect and intensity to his roles, coupled with a distinct appeal to the opposite sex - to the point where he was named one of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive." Much of his acclaim came from the strength of his performance as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the popular procedural spin-off, "CSI: NY" (CBS, 2004- ).

For some, the road to acting was paved from childhood - a kind of predetermined path; for others, it was more of a winding road, ending up unexpectedly in front of a camera. Hill Harper fell into the profession after pursuing a Renaissance-man existence, with a distinguished education and a string of outside accomplishments to show for himself. With his law school background, Harper could have succeeded in whatever he had applied himself to, but acting wound up being the path he ultimately chose. He brought an earnest intellect and intensity to his roles, coupled with a distinct appeal to the opposite sex - to the point where he was named one of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive." Much of his acclaim came from the strength of his performance as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the popular procedural spin-off, "CSI: NY" (CBS, 2004- ).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Miss Dial (2013)
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 Constellation (2007)
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 Premium (2006)
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While attending Harvard, joined Black Folks' Theatre Company in Boston, Massachusetts
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Co-hosted the local Boston talk show "Night Shift"
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Acted in NYC stage productions, including a one-man show "Your Handsome Captain"
1992:
TV acting debut, bit part in an episode of the ABC drama "Life Goes On"
1993:
Film acting debut in the short "Confessions of a Dog"
1993:
Played recurring role of a shoe salesman protege of Al Bundy on the Fox sitcom "Married...With Children"
1994:
Feature film debut, "Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings"
1995:
Co-starred as Louis Gossett Jr's son in the Showtime movie "Zooman"
1995:
Debut as series regular, in the UPN series "Live Shot"
1996:
Breakthrough screen role as a film student documenting the Million Man March in Spike Lee's "Get on the Bus"
1997:
Played a rapper and romantic rival to Christopher Scott Cherot in the comedy "Hav Plenty"
1998:
Re-teamed with Spike Lee to play the cousin and teammate of a star high school basketball player in "He Got Game"
1998:
Had title role of a biracial man who travels to Ireland to meet his relatives in "The Nephew"
1998:
Played featured role in the two-part CBS drama "Mama Flora's Family"
1999:
Co-starred with Omar Epps and LL Cool J in the drama "In Too Deep"
1999:
Cast as a medical resident in the Stephen Bochco-produced CBS drama "City of Angels"
2000:
Co-starred as student journalist out to uncover an elite secret society in the thriller "The Skulls"
2000:
Played a prisoner estranged from his family who attempts a reconciliation in "The Visit"
2001:
Appeared on stage with Phylicia Rashad in "Blue"
2003:
Played opposite Joe Pantoliano's on CBS' "The Handler"
2004:
Cast as forensic pathologist Sheldon Hawkes on "CSI: New York" (CBS)
2007:
Co-starred in the southern drama, "Constellation"
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Education

Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts -
Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts -
Brown University: Providence , Rhode Island - 1988

Notes

The address of his official website is http://www.harpnet.com/hill/

"I love Morgan Freeman as an actor, but I don't want to emulate him in career terms. I don't necessarily want to wait until I'm 50-something to have my big breaks come." --Hill Harper quoted in MOVIELINE, December 1996

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