Known for movies
CSI: NY (2004-2013)
as Sheldon Hawkes
He Got Game (1998)
as Coleman 'Booger' Sykes
The Skulls (2000)
as Will Beckford
as Christopher Jones
Hill Harper is an American actor and author. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa, on May 17, 1966, to Marilyn Hill and Harry Harper. His mother was a professor of English, and his father was a lawyer. He has two sisters, one older and one younger. He attended the University of Iowa for his undergraduate degree and then earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
He began his acting career in the early 1990s, appearing in small roles on television shows such as “NYPD Blue” and “ER.” He made his film debut in the 1995 film “Get on the Bus.” He has since appeared in a number of films, including “The Skulls” (2000), “Beloved” (1998), and “Gone Baby Gone” (2007).
He has also had a successful career as an author. His first book, “Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny”, was published in 2006. It was followed by “The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place” (2011) and “The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships” (2014).
He is currently married to actress and author, Tiffany Little Canfield. They have one son together, named Hunter.
Full Name Hill Harper Date Of Birth May 17, 1966 Height 1.7 m Profession Screenwriter, Film producer, Author, Film director, Actor Education Harvard Law School, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Brown University Nationality American Family
Parents Harry Harper, Marilyn Hill Accomplishments
Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Youth / Teens Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Drama Series Movies The Skulls, He Got Game, Loving Jezebel, In Too Deep, Concussion, Get on the Bus, 1982, Hav Plenty, For Colored Girls, Love, Sex and Eating the Bones, The Nephew, The Boy Next Door, The Visit, The Breed, Stonehenge Apocalypse, Beloved, Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, Mama, I Want to Sing!, America Brow... TV Shows Limitless, Covert Affairs, CSI: NY, The Handler, The Court, City of Angels, Live Shot, Black in the 80s Social profile links Facts
# Fact 1 Previously worked with current CSI: NY (2004) co-star, Anna Belknap in the television series, The Handler (2003). 2 A member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, incorporated since 2008. 3 He and president Barack Obama, were classmates at Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Obama National Finance Committee. 4 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. 5 Appears with William Petersen in The Skulls (2000). He is currently one of the stars of CSI: NY (2004), the spin-off of Petersen's series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). 6 The 13th Annual Inner City Awards honored him with the W.E.B. DuBois Scholar Award. 7 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. 8 Was a part of "The New Harmony Project" in the summer of 1997. Pictures Movies Actor
Title Year Status Character An Interview with God 2017 post-production Gary Shadow Hill 2017 pre-production Darris Donnelly Destined 2016 Mayor Jones Limitless 2015-2016 TV Series Spellman Boyle Concussion 2015 Christopher Jones Madam Secretary 2015 TV Series Aiden Humphrey Pearly Gates 2015 Dave The Boy Next Door 2015 Principal Edward Warren Covert Affairs 2013-2014 TV Series Calder Michaels Parts Per Billion 2014 Rick 1982 2013/I Tim Brown Covert Affairs: Sights Unseen 2013 TV Series Calder Michaels The Volunteer 2013/II Phil CSI: NY 2004-2013 TV Series Sheldon Hawkes Miss Dial 2013 Political Nutcase Shanghai Hotel 2011 Carlos Mama I Want to Sing 2011 Jeff Andrews For Colored Girls 2010 Donald Stonehenge Apocalypse 2010 TV Movie Joseph Leshem CSI: NY 2008 Video Game Dr. Sheldon Hawkes (voice) This Is Not a Test 2008 Carl A Good Man Is Hard to Find 2008 Video Damion Marshall 30 Days 2006/I Donnell The Breed 2006 Noah Premium 2006 Ed Max and Josh 2006 Short Max Whitepaddy 2006 Marshall Evans The 4400 2005 TV Series Edwin Mayuya Constellation 2005 Errol Hickman Lackawanna Blues 2005 TV Movie Ruben, Jr. (Adult) My Purple Fur Coat 2004 Short Wendell CSI: Miami 2004 TV Series Sheldon Hawkes America Brown 2004 John Cross Soul Food 2004 TV Series Kelvin Chadway The Sopranos 2004 TV Series Stokley Davenport, M.D. Andre Royo's Big Scene 2004 Short The Star The Handler 2003-2004 TV Series Darnell Love, Sex and Eating the Bones 2003 Michael Joseph Holla 2002 TV Series Guest The Twilight Zone 2002 TV Series John Woodrell The Badge 2002 Gizmo Rockboy 2002 Short Taylor Barnes The Court 2002 TV Series Christopher Bell Higher Ed 2001 Craig Box Marley 2000 City of Angels 2000 TV Series Dr. Wesley Williams The Visit 2000/I Alex The Skulls 2000 Will Beckford In Too Deep 1999 Breezy T. Loving Jezebel 1999 Theodorous Slaves of Hollywood 1999 Fisher Lovelace Beloved 1998 Halle Park Day 1998 Steve Johnson Cosby 1998 TV Series Prseton He Got Game 1998 Coleman 'Booger' Sykes The Nephew 1998 Chad Egan-Washington Mama Flora's Family 1998 TV Mini-Series Don The Dave Chappelle Project 1998 TV Movie ER 1997 TV Series Mr. Jackson Hoover Park 1997 Hav Plenty 1997 Michael Simmons Steel 1997 Slats Oddville, MTV 1997 TV Series Dangerous Minds 1996 TV Series Darryl Get on the Bus 1996 Xavier NYPD Blue 1996 TV Series Bo-Bo Thomas Drifting School 1995 Sam One Red Rose 1995 Short Live Shot 1995 TV Series Tommy Greer Murder One 1995 TV Series Smooth G The Client 1995 TV Series J-Top Zooman 1995 TV Movie Victor The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1994 TV Series Dana Walker, Texas Ranger 1994 TV Series B.J. Mays M.A.N.T.I.S. 1994 TV Series Married with Children 1993-1994 TV Series Aaron Renegade 1994 TV Series Clarence 'Dex' Dexter Confessions of a Dog 1993 Short Phil Wilson Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings 1993 Video Peter Life Goes On 1993 TV Series Nurse #2 Producer
Title Year Status Character Destined 2016 executive producer 1982 2013/I executive producer Alpha Man: The Brotherhood of MLK 2011 TV Movie documentary producer This Is Not a Test 2008 producer Lessons from Little Rock: A National Report Card 2008 TV Movie documentary co-executive producer Writer
Title Year Status Character Max and Josh 2006 Short One Red Rose 1995 Short Director
Title Year Status Character The Truth 2011/II Short Thanks
Title Year Status Character The Hot 10 2011 TV Series thanks - 2 episodes Self
Title Year Status Character Black in the 80s 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself I Love the '90s: Part Deux 2005 TV Series documentary Himself The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards 2005 TV Special Himself The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter BET Comedy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself Dennis Miller 2004 TV Series Himself 4th Annual BET Awards 2004 TV Special Himself Vibe Awards 2003 TV Special Himself Casting for Glinda 2001 Video documentary Himself The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2001 TV Special Himself Spotlight on Location: The Skulls 2000 Video documentary short Himself Lift Every Voice 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest (2014) The Light Documentary filming Himself Unsung Hollywood 2015-2016 TV Series documentary Himself How It Really Happened with Hill Harper 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host Rachael Ray 2016 TV Series Himself Today 2016 TV Series Himself Black Friday 2015/IV Documentary Himself The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Himself The Chew 2015 TV Series Himself The Real 2014 TV Series Himself - Covert Affairs BET Awards 2014: Genius Talks 2014 TV Special Himself Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee 2014 Documentary Himself The Queen Latifah Show 2014 TV Series Himself Datzhott 2013 TV Series Himself Larry King Now 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest The Wendy Williams Show 2009-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself -Guest Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest The Talk 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest Access Hollywood Live 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest The Arsenio Hall Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest Politics Nation with Al Sharpton 2013 TV Series Himself PoliticKING with Larry King 2013 TV Series Himself - guest A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House 2013 Documentary Himself CBS Cares 2006-2013 TV Series Himself Don't Sleep! Hosted by T. J. Holmes 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest CSI: NY - Season 8: A New York Halloween 2012 Video short Himself CSI: NY - Season 8: Honoring Our Heroes 2012 Video short Himself The Magic Eight 2012 Video short Himself Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race 2012 TV Movie Himself 43rd NAACP Image Awards 2012 TV Special Himself Live Life and Win! 2012 TV Series Himself Tavis Smiley 2004-2011 TV Series Himself Verses & Flow 2011 TV Series Himself - Host The Hot 10 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself Alpha Man: The Brotherhood of MLK 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host 42nd NAACP Image Awards 2011 TV Special Himself The Real Housewives of Atlanta 2010-2011 TV Series Himself Fair Game? 2010 Documentary Himself Curb: The Discussion 2010 TV Series Himself Jeopardy! 2006-2010 TV Series Himself - Contestant / Himself Real Time with Bill Maher 2009-2010 TV Series Himself 41st NAACP Image Awards 2010 TV Special Himself The BET Honors 2009 TV Movie Himself The Mo'Nique Show 2009 TV Series Himself Hannity 2009 TV Series Himself Straight from the Horses Mouth 2009 Video Himself Séries express 2009 TV Series Himself The Game 2009 TV Series Himself The 40th NAACP Image Awards 2009 TV Special Himself President Barack Obama: The Man and His Journey 2009 Video documentary Himself 11-04-08: The Day of Change 2009 TV Movie Himself Larry King Live 2009 TV Series Himself Bring Your 'A' Game 2009 Documentary short Himself - Actor 2008 American Music Awards 2008 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter Leading Men 2008 TV Series documentary Geraldo at Large 2008 TV Series documentary Himself Barack Obama: The Power of Change 2008 Video documentary Himself Dr. Phil 2008 TV Series Himself What's at Stake? 2008 TV Movie Himself Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself Baisden After Dark 2008 TV Series Himself The BET Honors 2008 TV Movie Himself 39th NAACP Image Awards 2008 TV Special Himself Lessons from Little Rock: A National Report Card 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host Yes We Can 2008 Video short Himself An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson 2008 TV Movie Himself The Truth with Jeff Johnson 2008 TV Series Himself - Panelist BET Hip-Hop Awards 2007 TV Special Himself 2007 Trumpet Awards 2007 TV Special Himself 38th NAACP Image Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter The 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2006 TV Special Himself 37th NAACP Image Awards 2006 TV Special Himself The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 2005 TV Special Himself The Tyra Banks Show 2005 TV Series Himself The Black Movie Awards 2005 TV Special Himself All Shades of Fine: 25 Hottest Women of the Past 25 Years 2005 TV Movie Himself 36th NAACP Image Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Performer Awards Won Awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie 2014 Honorable Mention Santa Barbara International Film Festival Independent Cinema 1982 (2013) 2010 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series CSI: NY (2004) 2009 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series CSI: NY (2004) 2008 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series CSI: NY (2004) 2008 Audience Award Urbanworld Film Festival Best Film This Is Not a Test (2008) 2000 Best Actor Method Fest Feature Film The Visit (2000) Nominated Awards
Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie 2013 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series CSI: NY (2004) 2012 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series CSI: NY (2004) 2011 Gold Hugo Chicago International Film Festival Best Short Film The Truth (2011) 2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series CSI: NY (2004) 2007 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series CSI: NY (2004) 2006 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series CSI: NY (2004) 2005 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series CSI: NY (2004) 2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Drama The Handler (2003) 2001 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series City of Angels (2000) 2001 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead The Visit (2000)