Arthur Edward Spence Hill was a Canadian actor best known for appearances in British and American theater, movies and television. He attended the University of British Columbia and continued his acting studies in Seattle, Washington.
Born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Hill served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and attended the University of British Columbia, where he studied law but was lured to the stage.
Hill made his Broadway debut as Cornelius Hackl in the 1957 revival of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker. In 1963 he won the Tony Award for Best Dramatic Actor for his portrayal of George in the original Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. His other Broadway credits include Ben Gant in the original production of Ketti Frings's Look Homeward, Angel, The Gang's All Here, All the Way Home, Something More!, and More Stately Mansions.
His most recognizable film portrayal was that of Dr. Jeremy Stone in the film adaptation of Michael Crichton's The Andromeda Strain. Hill's other film work included roles in The Ugly American with Marlon Brando, Harper, The Chairman, Sam Peckinpah's The Killer Elite, Michael Crichton's Futureworld, A Little Romance, and he narrated the film version of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes.