Dulé Hill Biography
The patriarch Bill Williams in ABC’s adaptation of “The Wonder Years” is currently played by Dulé Hill. The Peabody Award-winning coming-of-age tale “The Wonder Years” is set in the late 1960s and offers a nostalgic look at a black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama. It was inspired by the adored award-winning series of the same name.
Dulé most recently appeared in the Netflix movie “Hypnotic” and in the HBO Max heist movie “Locked Down” with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anne Hathaway.
Previously, Dulé played Alex Williams in the USA Network drama “Suits,” participated in the second season of the SHOWTIME series “Black Monday” with Don Cheadle and Regina Hall, made an appearance with Dwayne Johnson in the HBO drama “Ballers,” and starred in J.D. Dillard’s drama “Sleight.”
Dulé appeared on stage in the People’s Light production of “Lights Out: Nat ‘King’ Cole” by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor. In the West Coast premiere production at the Geffen Playhouse, Hill played Nat “King” Cole again. In the USA Network sitcom “Psych,” Dulé played Burton “Gus” Guster for eight seasons while also producing the show.
Seven NAACP Image Award nominations were made for him in the category of “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.” In the movies “Psych: The Movie,” “Psych 2: Lassie Come Home,” and the third comedy picture, “Psych 3: This Is Gus,” which debuted on PEACOCK, Dulé reprised his role alongside the original co-stars.
Dulé first gained notoriety as The Kid alongside Savion Glover and Jeffrey Wright in George C. Wolfe’s production of “Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk” at the Public Theatre on Broadway. Additionally, he performed in the Tony-nominated musical “After Midnight” and co-starred in the Broadway production of “Stick Fly” by Alicia Keys.
Other plays he has performed on the stage include “Black and Blue” (Broadway), “Shenandoah” (Paper Mill Playhouse), “The Little Rascals” (Goodspeed Opera House), and Amiri Baraka’s Obie Award-winning drama “Dutchman” (Cherry Lane Theatre).
Dulé started going to dance classes at the Marie Wildey School of Dance in East Orange, New Jersey, when he was three years old. Years later, he got his big break on Broadway as Savion Glover’s understudy in “The Tap Dance Kid.” Along with Harold Nicholas of the illustrious Nicholas Brothers, he later played the lead role in the musical’s national tour.
Dulé joined the cast of “The West Wing,” an award-winning television show on NBC, in 1999 as Charlie Young, a personal assistant to the president (Martin Sheen), who later became the deputy special assistant to the chief of staff (Allison Janney). Hill received two Screen Actors Guild Awards as a member of the ensemble in a drama series throughout his seven seasons on the show, as well as nominations for an Emmy Award, four Image Awards, and two Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
David Mamet’s “Edmond,” in which he starred opposite William H. Macy, “The Guardian,” “Sugar Hill,” “She’s All That,” and the 2003 Disney film “Holes,” an adaptation of the acclaimed children’s book by Louis Sachar, are a few of Dule’s previous film credits. In “Holes,” he played Sam the Onion Man alongside co-stars Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Shia LaBeou
Dulé Hill nationality
The American city of Orange, New Jersey is where Hill was born. He is from the USA.
Dulé Hill age
Hill was born on May 3rd, 1975, making him 47 years old at the moment.
Dulé Hill net worth
Hill is thought to be worth roughly $8 million.
Dulé Hill education
Sayreville War Memorial High School was where Hill attended. He continued his education at Seton Hall University.
Dulé Hill career
In 1985, 10-year-old Hill performed tap dancing on the MDA telethon. Jerry Lewis, the telethon host, helped out by having the orchestra play another song while Hill performed because Hill’s routine needed music.
In 1993, during his senior year of high school, he appeared in Sugar Hill for the first time. While still a Seton Hall student, he was handed the main part in the Broadway production of Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk.
Charlie Young, the president Josiah Bartlet’s (Martin Sheen) personal assistant, was Hill’s character on The West Wing in 1999.
During the sixth season of the show, Charlie was made the Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff.
Hill played Charlie for six seasons until deciding to leave the show at the beginning of the seventh season (in September 2005) to star in the brand-new USA Network television series Psych, which premiered on July 7, 2006.
However, as it became known that The West Wing would end in May 2006, Hill returned for the show’s final episodes.
In addition, Hill had appearances in The Guardian, Holes (which was itself mentioned in the Psych episode “65 Million Years Off”), 10.5, as a Disney character dubbed Sam the Onion Man, and as a Los Angeles psychiatrist named Owen.
Another role Hill had was in the 1999 film She’s All That with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. On Psych, he later met up with both of them again.
Hill also starred on Broadway in Stick Fly from December 2011 to February 2012 and After Midnight in November 2013.
Hill provided the voice of a character in the 2021 animated movie Night of the Animated Dead, which was adapted from the same-titled book by George A. Romero.
Dulé Hill family and siblings
Hill was conceived by Jennifer and Bertholomu Hillshire. He and his sibling have the same parents.
Dulé Hill wife
Simon, a wife of Hill, is Jazmyn Simon.
Dulé Hill children
Kennedy Irie Hill and Levi Dule Hill are Hill’s two children.
Dulé Hill social media
Hill’s Instagram account is @dulehill.