Dule Hill plays Bill Williams on “The Wonder Years,” Dean’s super cool dad and a successful musician. Where Dean (Elisha Williams) hopes to bring both white and Black families of the community together, his father is much more skeptical about the two races intermingling. While he is a loving father, he is a bit set in his ways, yet Dean has high hopes his dad will eventually come around.
Fans may remember Hill for his role in the 2003 Disney movie “Holes.” Part of the movie is a story within a story — namely, that of the nefarious outlaw, “Kissin’ Kate” Barlow (Patricia Arquette) and her love affair with onion seller, Sam (Hill).
Hill also played a pivotal role on “The West Wing,” playing Charlie Young. Charlie began his White House career as President Josiah Bartlet’s (Martin Sheen) personal aide, and later moved up to the position of Special Aide to the White House Chief of Staff, C.J. Gregg (Allison Janney).
Perhaps Hill’s most popular role comes from the USA’s “Psych,” a comedic detective series that has Hill starring alongside James Roday Rodriguez as Gus and Shawn, two best friends who get into all sorts of shenanigans when Shawn poses as a psychic detective. The series’ popularity spawned two made-for-TV movies, with a third to be released in 2022 on the Peacock streaming site.
Hill most recently appeared as a guest star in Showtime’s historical dark comedy, “Black Monday,” as Marcus Duane Wainwright III, the head of the African American Scholarship fund.