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Dulé Hill

Best known for his work as Charlie Young on The West Wing, Dulé Hill stars in Psych, the hit one-hour crime/comedy series in which an amateur sleuth (James Roday) cons the police into believing he has psychic powers that help solve crimes. Hill plays straight man to Roday's foil. Produced by the NBC Universal TV Studio for the USA Network, Psych was the highest-rated scripted series premiere on basic cable this year.

On film, Hill currently appears opposite William H. Macy in Stuart Gordon's adaptation of David Mamet's Edmond. Next year, he stars in the Universal Pictures thriller Whisper, directed by Stewart Hendler. Hill most recently played Sam the Onion Man in Disney's Holes, Davis' adaptation of the award-winning children's novel by Louis Sachar

that co-starred Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight and Shia LaBeouf. Sugar Hill, She's All That and the independent Sexual Life also mark his filmography.

Hill first came to prominence as The Kid opposite Savion Glover and Jeffrey Wright in Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk (Public Theatre, Broadway's Ambassador Theatre), directed by George C. Wolfe. The history of the African American told through tap dance and music, Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, proved one of the most exciting events of the 1996 season. His stage credits also include Black and Blue (Broadway's Minskoff Theatre), Shenandoah (Paper Mill Playhouse) and The Little Rascals (Goodspeed Opera House). Hill began attending dance school when he was three and received his first break years later as the understudy to Savion Glover in The Tap Dance Kid on Broadway. He went on to perform the lead role in the musical's national tour alongside Harold Nicholas.

Hill joined the cast of NBC's acclaimed The West Wing in the third episode (1999). As Charlie Young, Personal Aid to the President (Martin Sheen), and subsequently Deputy Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff (Allison Janney), Hill garnered an Emmy nomination and four Image Award nominations for supporting actor (drama series), and two Screen Actors Guild Awards (from a total six nominations) as part of the ensemble (drama series). On Sunday, May 14, Hill co-stars in the final episode of the series created by Aaron Sorkin and produced by John Wells. Born and raised in New Jersey, Hill currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Dulé Hill Facts

Birth Name Karim Dule Hill
BirthdayMay 3, 1974 (49)
BirthplaceOrange, New Jersey, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Dulé Hill compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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