Roger Hill (July 31, 1948 – February 20, 2014) was an American actor. A lifelong New Yorker, Roger Hill spent most of his 20-year career in theater.
Hill played the role of Cyrus in the 1979 film The Warriors. He also portrayed the character of Lil John in the 1974 film The Education of Sonny Carson, and took on the role of Ernest Clay in the 1976 TV Movie Hazzard’s People starring John Houseman. After his work in The Warriors, Hill performed in the ABC Daytime soap opera One Life to Live playing the part of Alex Lowndes from 1983-1984.
Hill was chosen to portray the doomed gang lord Cyrus in The Warriors after the original actor chosen for the part, a real life gang leader, mysteriously disappeared just before filming started.
In 2006, Hill filed a lawsuit of $250,000 against Take-Two for using his voice and depiction in the Warriors video game. He claimed that it would not have been difficult for Take-Two to pay, since the game made $37 million. A spokesman for Take-Two stated that the company “has a valid third-party license for the rights to use Roger Hill’s likeness and the character of Cyrus in The Warriors video game and related marketing materials”.
Hill was the father of Big Brother editor, Chris W. Hill.
Roger Hill cause of death.
The cause of death was not disclosed. Roger Hill was 65 years old at the time of his death.
Can You Dig It? – The Warriors