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The death has occurred at the age of 94, of US actor Steven Hill, best known for his roles on the television shows, Law & Order and Mission:Impossible.

He played undercover team leader Daniel Briggs in the first series of Mission:Impossible in 1966, but is perhaps best known for his role as District Attorney Adam Schiff on Law & Order where he appeared for 10 years from 1990.

He began his acting career on Broadway in 1946 and was a regular on Broadway and television in the 1950′s & 60′s.

He quit acting after Mission:Impossible but returned in 1977 and appeared in numerous films, including Yentl, Billy Bathgate & The Firm. He also earned two Emmy Award nominations for his performances in Law & Order in the 1990′s.