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Terence Hill

Terence Hill
Born Mario Girotti
(1939-03-29) 29 March 1939
Venice, Veneto, Italy
Years active 1951–present
Spouse(s) Lori Hill (1967-present; two children)

Terence Hill (born Mario Girotti; 29 March 1939) is an Italian actor. He is best known for starring in multiple action and western films (so-called spaghetti westerns) and other hit films together with his longtime film partner and friend Bud Spencer.


  • Life and career 1
  • Filmography 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Life and career

Hill was born in Venice, Italy.

His mother, Hildegard (Thieme), was German, from Dresden, and his father, Girolamo Girotti, was an Italian chemist.[1]

As a child, he lived in the small town of

External links

  1. ^ Google Books
  2. ^ "Fatta da voi... L'intervista di Terence con le vostre domande!!!". Terence Hill Fans [  Question 29.



In the summer of 2010 he filmed another successful Italian television series for the Italian state TV channel Rai Uno, this time entitled Un passo dal cielo (One step from heaven), playing a regional chief of the foresters in the region of Alto Adige, the Italian Tyrol. A second season was filmed in 2012, similarly successful.

In 2000, he landed the leading role in the Italian television series Don Matteo, as a crimefighting parish priest.

Hill's adopted son Ross was killed in an accident in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 1990 while the actor was preparing to film Lucky Luke on the Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe. Hill later went on to a successful television career in Italy.

His first American films were Mr. Billion and March or Die (both 1977), after which he divided his time between Italy and the US.

In the following years, he starred in many action and Spaghetti Westerns together with his longtime colleague and friend Bud Spencer. The pair were notable for their comedy films, successful not only in Italy, but also abroad. They made a large number of Italian Westerns and other films together. Many of these have alternate titles, depending upon the country and distributor. Possibly their most famous film is the 1971 western Lo chiamavano Trinità (They Call Me Trinity) and the 1972 sequel Continuavano a chiamarlo Trinità (Trinity Is STILL My Name!). He has stated in interviews that Il mio nome è Nessuno (My Name Is Nobody, 1973), in which he co-starred with Henry Fonda, is his personal favorite of all his films.

and his wife's surname (his wife was Lori Zwicklbauer; she later took her husband's surname). Terence he dismissed as a journalist's invention the rumour that it might have been taken from the Roman playwright [2]

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