Steven Hill, Who Starred on ?Law & Order? and ?Mission: Impossible,? Dies at 94
Steven Hill, who originated imposing lead roles on two notable television series, ?Mission: Impossible? in the 1960s and ?Law & Order? in the 1990s, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 94.
His daughter Sarah Gobioff confirmed his death. He lived in Monsey, N.Y., a hamlet in Rockland County.
Mr. Hill was 44 and a veteran stage and television actor in 1966 when he was cast as Daniel Briggs, the leader of an elite covert-operations unit, in the new series ?Mission: Impossible.? But he left after the first season, paving the way for Peter Graves?s six-season run as the show?s lead.
Even decades later, Mr. Hill declined to discuss his reasons for leaving the series, other than to say that the first season had been a bad