Jon Michael Hill

Jon Michael Hill is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Detective Marcus Bell in the CBS series Elementary.

Jon Michael Hill
Born (1985-07-28) July 28, 1985 (age 35)
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Years active2007–present

Life and careerEdit

Hill was born in Waukegan, Illinois.[1] During his high school years, he played football and the saxophone before focusing on pursuing an acting career, attending a summer drama program at Northwestern University.[2] He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.[2] While at the university, he appeared in stage productions of King Lear, Six Degrees of Separation and Ain't Misbehavin'.[2]

In 2009, Hill was nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "The Tempest" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

In 2010, Hill was nominated for a Tony Award as Male Supporting Actor in Superior Donuts opposite Michael McKean.[3] In the same year, he began his role as Detective Damon Washington in the ABC police drama Detroit 1-8-7. He also played the role of Puck in the Shakespeare in the Park production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.[4]

His other television credits include Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Person of Interest and Eastbound & Down. He previously co-starred as Detective Marcus Bell in the CBS series Elementary.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Last Stain Brodsky Short film
2010 Falling Overnight Troy
2015 No Pay, Nudity New Kid
Standing8 Abdul Short film
2016 In the Radiant City Richard Gonzalez
2018 Pass Over Moses
2018 Widows Reverend Wheeler


Year Title Role Notes
2010–11 Detroit 1-8-7 Detective Damon Washington
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tre Davis Episode: "Spiraling Down" (S 13: Ep 10)
2012 Eastbound & Down Darnell Recurring character
Person of Interest Curtis Episode: "Wolf and Cub" (S 1: Ep 14)
2012–19 Elementary Detective Marcus Bell Main Cast


  1. ^ Introducing the next big thing: Jon Michael Hill,
  2. ^ a b c "Jon Michael Hill bio at". Archived from the original on March 8, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2010.
  3. ^ EXCLUSIVE: Superior Donuts Tony Nominee Jon Michael Hill Awaiting News of TV Pilot Archived July 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine By Kenneth Jones May 6, 2010 -
  4. ^ New-to-TV Actor Jon Michael Hill on Detroit 1-8-7 by Stefanie Lee -

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