Stephen Hill is a comic actor and comedian that has starred in many different TV shows. He got his big break through his first appearance on “star search” in 1995 where he became the first grand champion in the comedy category.
Hill found acting as an outlet for him to work out his frustrations with life and family issues, after he had a childhood filled with emotional stresses. Since then, this comedic star has been able to find success for himself while still giving back by teaching young children some of the fundamentals of their trade- acting. Stephen Hill has proven that anyone can try their hand at becoming a stand-up comedian by learning from Mr. Hill’s own life experiences.
Stephen Hill began his career in comedy by taking a job as a waiter at a comedy club where he would practice stand-up routines for hours on end, every day. A year later in 1995, Stephen Hill participated in his first competition at “star search” and won the grand champion title, which launched him into super stardom. He has since released two CDs and has been involved with many different films such as “Spanglish”, “Starsky & Hutch”, and “When A Man Falls In The Forest”.
Hill was born in New York City, New York. His mother was a real estate agent and his father was a graphic designer. Hill moved with his family to Los Angeles, California when he was eleven years old. He attended the University of Southern California (USC) where he obtained a degree in Political Science and Business Administration. Hill also took some classes at the American Film Institute (AFI).
Hill started his career as an actor by taking odd jobs such as a waiter and even starting to play tennis professionally for money.
In 1994, Stephen Hill auditioned for “Star Search” where he won the first prize in the comedy category. This competition took place at the Loew’s 9th Street Theatre in Philadelphia.
Hill was a waiter at a comedy club for about a year to get some experience in front of audiences before going on national television. He was also performing his stand-up routines at the Comedy Store where he spent hours a day honing his skills and learning how to perfect them. Within one year he had a job as most of the staff members left to perform with Robin Williams on an HBO special.
Stephen Hill made history by becoming the first winner of “Star Search” in the comedy category. He won $100,000 and an Araca Group contract that included modeling, film, and television roles. This would all lead to Hill doing major roles in films like “Spanglish” (2004), “Starsky & Hutch” (2004),and “When A Man Falls In The Forest” (2008).
Hill would also go on to work with other major actors such as Christopher Walken and Tony Danza, and comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, Billy Crystal and Jay Leno. He has also been featured in his own television show called “SPICY COOKING WITH STEPHEN HILL” on the Cooking Channel.
Hill started doing stand-up routines at comedy clubs in Los Angeles such as the Comedy Store. He worked as a waiter for years so he could develop his skills and create his own comic style.
Hill has many different roles in films from “Spanglish” (2004), “Starsky & Hutch” (2004), and “Twenty-Four” (2010). He also has his own television show called “SPICY COOKING WITH STEPHEN HILL” on the Cooking Channel. He is also involves with the internet and is an active Twitter user with over 15,000 followers. Stephen Hill basically can be found anywhere that comedy is involved, or any media that uses comedy. This comedian really knows how to find success in all fields of the business.
Stephen Hill did some of his stand-up routines at the AFI, Jim Carrey’s Alternative Comedy Theater, and many other places. He has also appeared in productions such as “Spanglish” (2004), “Starsky & Hutch” (2004), and “When A Man Falls In The Forest” (2008) as well as many others.
According to an article in the New York Times on September 27, 1993 Stephen Hill is “a master of the comic art of delivery, timing and double-entendre”. This article also stated how Hill took jobs that enabled him to work in front of audiences, get experience with live audiences before he performed on national television.