Hill Harper, an American actor came to fame for portraying Dr. Sheldon Hawkes in the police procedural series CSI: NY (2004- 2013) and later in the TV series Covert Affairs (2013- 2014) and Limitless (2015- 2016).

Since 2017, Harper appears in the medical drama series The Good Doctor and also hosts the TV program How It Really Happened. Professional since 1993, Harper record 84 acting credits so far, inclusive of TV series and movies like The Skulls (2000), For Colored Girls (2010) and The Boy Next Door (2015).

How Much Net Worth Hill Harper Owns?

With a professional career journey of over 25 years, the 53-year-old actor owns the net worth of $15 million as of December 2019. He grabbed huge fame & fortune through acting and career as an author.

The Westfield State College and Howard University graduate has appeared in some of the famous TV series CSI: NY, Covert Affairs and Limitless.

Even if Harper is yet to open up about the figure of his earnings, he surely grabs hundreds of thousand dollars per year.

Hill Harper, an American actor made breakthrough with CSI: New York and owns $15 million net worth
Hill Harper, an American actor made the acting breakthrough with CSI: New York and owns $15 million net worth

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As for a fact, his CSI: NY co-star Gary Sinise earned the salary of $275,000 per episode, so, probably, as the main cast, Harper also made huge money appearing in 197 episodes.

Journey To Fame: What Is He Currently Doing?

In 1993, the American actor made his acting debut through the movie Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings and TV series Life Goes On, followed by a 5-episode appearance in Married… with Children (1993- 1994) alongside Ed O’Neill.

Thereafter, Hill Harper worked in movies Get on the Bus (1996), Steel (1997), Hav Plenty (1997), He Got Game (1998), Beloved (1998) and In Too Deep (1999).

The TV prominence of Haper began after he appeared in the City of Angels (2000, 24 episodes) and The Handler (2003- 2004). And got the career breakthrough as one of the main cast Dr. Sheldon Hawkes in CSI: NY (2004- 2013) along with Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo and Vanessa Ferlito.

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His work in CSI: NY won him NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for 3 consecutive times (2008, 2009, 2010).

Hill Harper won NAACP Image Award for his role in CSI
Hill Harper won NAACP Image Award for his role in CSI

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From 2013- 2014, he played Calder Michaels in TV drama series Covert Affairs, in its 22 episodes and gained further fame after a notable role in the comedy-drama Limitless (2015- 2016) featuring Jennifer Carpenter and Jake McDorman.

Apart from these, the Iowa-native actor worked in movies too; appeared in The Skulls (2000), For Colored Girls (2010) with Whoopi Goldberg, in The Boy Next Door (2015) alongside Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman and in Concussion (2015) featuring Will Smith and Alec Baldwin.

Films Budget Box Office Collection
The Skulls (2000) $15 million $50.8 million
For Colored Girls (2010) $21 million $37.7 million
The Boy Next Door (2015) $4 million $53.4 million
Concussion (2015) $35-$57 million $38.6 million
All Eyez on Me (2017) $40-$45 million $55. 7 million

Career Update: Any Upcoming Projects?

The 5 ft. 7 inches tall actor is set to appear in the drama Love by Drowning, based on a novel by C.E. Poverman.

Currently, he portrays the main role Dr. Marcus Andrews in The Good Doctor (2017- Present) and hosts How It Really Happened (2017- Present).

Most recently, Hill appeared in the teen-drama The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) starring Charles Melton and Yara Shahidi, however, was a box-office bomb; collected $6.7 million on the budget of $9 million.

Author Of 6 Books

Aside from acting, Hill Harper also got quite a success after penning the books and has written 6 books so far; the first book Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny was published in 2006.

Here is the list his other 5 books:

  1. Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny (2008)
  2. The Conversation: How (Black) Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships (2010)
  3. The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place (2011)
  4. The Wiley Boys (2011)
  5. Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones (2013)

Where Does Hill Harper Live?

Meanwhile, the CSI: NY lives in his house in Los Angeles, California, though, is yet to open up further details on his current residence.

In November 2018, Harper put a tag of a whopping $20,000 per month, seeking a renter for his 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms house in Malibu, California.

Reportedly, the cancer-surviving actor bought the property spread on 3,788 square feet in 2017 for $4.1 million.

Hill Harper's house in Malibu worth $4.1 million, was placed in the market for rent asking $20,000-a-month
Hill Harper’s house in Malibu worth $4.1 million, was placed in the market for rent asking $20,000-a-month

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Moreover, Hill also owns other properties across California; he has a modest North Hollywood residence that he bought in 2009 for $270,000 and another 3-bedroom and 3-bathroom house in Hollywood Hills, for which he unloaded $915,000 in 2003.

Which Car He First Bought & His Favorite?

The millionaire actor is fond of luxury cars, and his daily ride is 2012 Lexus IS 350 ($40,000) which he often prefers to drive in his favorite destination road, the Malibu Canyon Road.

Reportedly, he learned to drive in the 1982 Ford Mustang and later bought his first car, 1978 Toyota Corolla for $315.

Has A All-Natural Personal Care Line

Back in 2011, Ha]rper was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and later recovered from cancer. Soon after, he researched the effects of skincare products that resulted in the foundation of Be The Architect, a natural care line for men and women.

Became Friends With Barack Obama While In College: His Education

After graduating from Bella Vista High School in 1984, Hill Harper went to Brown University and obtained magna cum laude in 1988.

Thereafter, the actor got  JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and then Master of Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Hill Harper and Former President Barack Obama became friends while attending Havard University
Hill Harper and Former President Barack Obama became friends while attending Havard University

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While attending Havard, Harper became friends with now-former President Barack Obama. Even more, he supported the presidential candidate Barack Obama in January 2008 and participated in “Yes We Can”, a music video produced by will.i.am.

Moreover, he also has honorary doctorates from both Westfield State College and Howard University.


Hill Harper was born on May 17, 1966, in Iowa City, Iowa, USA to Harry D. Harper, II, a psychiatrist, and Marilyn Harper, one of the first black practicing anesthesiologists. His birth name is Francis Eugene Harper.

An American by nationality, Hill hails from the black ethnic background.

Is Father OF A Adopted Son

Harper is never married and even more, is low key about his current relationship update. Formerly, he was in a relationship with Taraji P. Henson (2002 – 2005).

The Good Doctor actor fathers an adopted son Pierce Hill Harper, named in respect to Pierce Brosnan.

As reported, in November 2015, Hill Harper got a call to adopt a child from a homeless woman and took forward the adopting procedure in May 2017.