Charlie Hill

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Birthday
6, 1951
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Dec 30, 2013 (62)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1951
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Dec 30, 2013 (62)

About

American stand-up comedian who is best known for having written for part of the original series run of the show Roseanne. He is also known for his appearances on the Late Night circuit where he talked with Jay Leno and David Letterman

Before Fame

He attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison where he majored in speech and drama. After his involvement with the Broom Street Theatre Group, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actor and comedian. His first television appearance was on The Richard Pryor Show in 1977.  

Trivia

He is known for having been the first Native American comedian to appear on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He was also awarded the Native America on the Web honor for "lifetime of promoting positive images of Native Peoples and bridging cultural differences through the healing power of humor." 

Family Life

He was born in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 11, he returned to his families homestead on the Oneida reservation. He is of Oneida-Mohawk-Cree heritage. 

Associated With

He was interviewed about the American Indian Movement by activist Dennis Banks in a documentary A Good Day to Die.