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Thomas Newton Hill, Jr. (June 2, 1927 - April 20, 2009) was an Indian-born American actor who played Karl Konrad Koreander in The NeverEnding Story and The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter. The role would eventually be passed on to Freddie Jones in the third film.


  • Hill was born in Landour, India to Disciples of Christ missionaries. He lived in India until he was 13, moving back to where his parents lived: Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • In 2003, Hill retired to Bloomington, Indiana, where he died from a heart attack in 2009, at the age of 81.