Dana Hill

Dana Hill


5/6/1964, Los Angeles, California, USA



Birth Name

Dana Lynn Goetz


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Dana Hill was born Dana Lynn Goetz in Los Angelos, CA and she was really into sports at a young age. Her diabetes ended any chance she had in sports at an early age. Her acting career began at the age of 17 and had a promising future…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Dana's parents were Sandy Hill and Ted Goetz. When she started her acting career, she took her mother's maiden name as her professional acting name.

    • Diabetes cut short Dana's career in sports at the young age of 10 years old.

    • Her diabetes stunted her growth and contributed to her well-known child-like appearance.

    • In 1982, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her role in "The Two of Us." She won a Young Artist Award that year for her role in "Fallen Angel."

      In 1984, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her role in "Cross Creek." But she won a Young Artist Award that year for her role in "Magnum, P.I."

  • Quotes

    • Dana Hill: I came to the realization that I was going to have diabetes for the rest of my life-so why not face up to it!

    • Dana Hill: Getting up in front of people gave me a big kick. I thought that that was what acting was all about.

    • Dana Hill: Diabetes is a degenerative disease. If you don't take care of it, you'll waste away and die. Still, for the first four years, I didn't care if I used sugar; I did whatever I wanted to. Although I gave myself two injections of insulin everyday, I denied to myself that I was sick.

  • Great Actress

    While Dana Hill was not one of my personal favorites, I did feel she was a great actress who could handle just about anything tossed her way. The first time I ever saw Dana was during an After school Special on ABC and was surprised to learn that while she was playing a 9 year old that in reality Dana was nearly 20. I recently learned that Dana also loaned her voice to quite a few cartoon characters including Jerry Mouse on Tom and Jerry Kids.

    While I always felt Dana was a talented actress, the single role which turned me from her was her role of Audrey in 'European Vacation'. Dana was nearly 30 at the time and playing the role of a annoying 13 year old did not sit right with me. Dana overplayed that role and just the sound of her voice would make clench right up.

    Dana's talents will be missed...moreless