Gilbert Roland Hill, popularly known as Gil Hill was an American actor, politician, and police officer. The biggest thing in his entire career was perhaps appearing in the film series Beverly Hills Cop in the role of Inspector Todd. Being the president of Detroit City Council, he lost the 2001 Detroit elections for mayor.
As of 2022, Gill Hill's net worth is estimated to be $1.6 million.
|Net Worth||$1.6 million|
|Given Name||Gilbert Roland Hill|
|Famous Name||Gill Hill|
|Source(s) of Fame||Politician, Actor|
|Date of Birth||November 5, 1931|
|Place of Birth||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Age At Death||84|
|Date of Death||February 29, 2016|
|Cause of Death||Pneumonia|
|Relationships||Married, Delores Hooks,|
The birth name of Gil Hill is Gilbert Roland Hill, but now people know him from his stage name Gil Hill. He was born on November 5, 1931, in Birmingham, Alabama to Mary Lee Hill, who raised him and his sister, Toni as a single parent.
The family moved to Washington D.C. in the 1940s and Hill got his primary and secondary education from Cardozo High School and graduated in 1949.
Hill could not attend Howard University, due to the financial crisis. The start of Gil’s career was in 1950, when he started serving in the United States Air Force. Selfridge Air Force Base was the place near Detroit where he was posted for his first service. Hill did not work long with the Air Force and left in 1953 to return to the Detroit area. For the next four years, Hill worked at several places without staying at a single place for long.
There are three aspects of the career of Gil Hill: his political career, his acting career, and his career as a police officer.
When Hill retired from law enforcement, he joined the council of Detroit and was elected the president of Detroit City Council in 1997. Hill also fought for the election of mayor in 2001 but came runner-up after Kwame Kilpatrick.
In the memoir of Hill, in 2019, his portrait was displayed in downtown Detroit at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.
As a start for his police career, Hill joined the County Sheriff’s Department of Wayne in 1957. But he did not feel okay with this job, so he joined the Detroit Police Department in 1959. Hill continued to prove his worth here, so in 1969 he was promoted and he now became a detective.
Hill was known to deal with difficult cases and he could make the most notorious criminals make confessions, this made him famous nationwide.
By 1982, Hill was made an inspector in charge of the Homicide Division. In 1989, there came the time for Hill to retire from the service and he retired from the Detroit Police Department serving as a Commander.
Hill was a famous detective and a police officer in real-life. But the biggest highlight of his career is the outstanding role of Inspector Todd in the Beverly Hills Cop films. Hill did not wish to pursue an acting career, even though he was offered more work after the release of the Beverly Hills Cop films.
The good thing is that he played the role of Inspector Todd in the next sequels of the movie too. He liked the character a lot as it resembled his real life. The only difference he would recall was that he did not curse his real life that much.
In 1955, Hill married Dolores Hooks, who was a singer at a local church choir. They lived a happy married life till the death of Dolores in 2015. Hill had two sons and a daughter from his marriage with Dolores Hooks.
On February 29, 2016, Hill died at the age of 84 from pneumonia in Detroit, Michigan.
Since Hill died in 2016, we couldn’t find any records of his social media accounts.
Gilbert Roland Hill, we know him as Gil Hill was an American politician, police officer, and actor who was also the president of the Detroit City Council for some time during his life. He died in 2016 and is most famous for playing a role in the Beverly Hills Cop film series as Inspector Todd. The net worth of Gil Hill is estimated to be $1.6 million.
Gill Hill has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Mary Anne Fahey, Roxie Roker, Uriel del Toro, Adamari Lopez, Margaret Trudeau, Betty Lynn, Johnny Lee, Robert Wolders, and Dave (Gruber) Allen.