Mike Hill is an American television producer, director, and actor known for his work on The X-Files, The Practice, and Law & Order. He was born on April 8, 1962 in New York City and grew up in East Harlem.
Hill graduated from the High School of Performing Arts in 1980 and continued his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a degree in English and Drama.
After college, Hill moved to Los Angeles and began his television career in the mid-1980s as a production assistant on shows including The Cosby Show, Cheers, and Miami Vice. In 1989, he was promoted to assistant director on The Cosby Show and, in 1992, he began directing episodes of The X-Files.
In the mid-1990s, Hill directed episodes of NYPD Blue, The Practice, and Law & Order. He also directed the feature film Dead Man’s Curve, starring Kiefer Sutherland and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Hill was the executive producer of the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith from 2003 to 2006. He also served as a co-executive producer on the Fox drama series 24. Hill has directed episodes of many popular television shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, The O.C., and Nip/Tuck.
In addition to directing, Hill has also acted in several films and television shows, including The X-Files, NYPD Blue, and 24. He has also been involved in several theater projects, including The Exonerated, The Graduate, and The Sunshine Boys.
Throughout his career, Hill has won numerous awards, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on The Practice. He has also won a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series for his work on 24.
Today, Hill continues to direct popular television shows, including Castle, NCIS: Los Angeles, and The Good Wife.