New York is the city of dreams. Bronx-born Eric D. Hill Jr. was lucky enough to have a family who believed in his dream. He started acting when he auditioned for the school plays as a requirement to his education. Initially, he desired small roles because he had an ongoing problem with stage fright: “I ended up getting lead roles [in forth and fifth grade], I didn’t want lead roles.” He later grew out of this fear, because he is now signed with an acting agency. Eventually, he landed roles in Law and Order, Orange is the New Black, and Hurricane Season. Recently, he was cast in Brotherly Love, which will be his first feature length film. Standing at 6’3″ with a pretty advanced skill set in basketball, Eric plays Sergio Taylor, a ball player growing up in the midst of neighborhood violence. Other cast members include KeKe Palmer, Cory Hardrict, Macy Gray, and more, making Brotherly Love a must see, in theaters on on April 24, 2015.
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