Mike Hill is a film editor who won an Academy Award for the film “Apollo 13.” Hill and his editing partner Dan Hanley have had a longstanding, notable collaboration with Director Ron Howard, having edited all of Howard’s films since “Night Shift” in 1982.
Hill was raised in Omaha, Neb., and received a criminal justice degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1972.
His first job was as a guard at a Chino prison in California. He then entered the film editing profession and worked on several television programs and two feature films before starting his association with Hanley and Howard on “Night Shift.”
He moved back to Nebraska in the late 1980s, but continues his work on major studio films with Howard. He also edits independent films produced in Nebraska, such as “Full Ride” in 2001.
In addition to “Apollo 13,” Hill and Hanley have been nominated for Academy Awards for Howard’s “A Beautiful Mind” (2001), “Cinderella Man” (2005) and “Frost/Nixon” (2008). His other editing credits include “Backdraft,” “Cocoon” and “The Da Vinci Code.”
Hill has been elected as a member of the American Cinema Editors (A.C.E.).