Steven Hill, who played ‘Law & Order’ DA Schiff, dies at 94

This 1998 image released by NBC shows actor Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff in a scene from "Law & Order." Hill died Tuesday. AP Photo

LOS ANGELES – Former “Law & Order” star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.

Rachel Hill, his wife, said he died Tuesday morning at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. The cause of death was not immediately available, but she said he had several ailments.

Steven Hill was a versatile character actor in theater, films and TV who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV’s long-running “Law & Order.”

Hill’s more than two dozen films included “Billy Bathgate,” ”White Palace” and “Yentl.” He also starred for one season on TV’s “Mission: Impossible” as team leader Daniel Briggs. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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