Movie star Jonah Hill has heaped praise on his childhood best pal Adam Levine, insisting the rocker is "like family".

The Wolf of Wall Street star is asked about his longtime friendship with the Maroon 5 singer during a new Playboy article and he doesn't hold back when it comes to gushing about Levine.

Hill says, "Adam was like family, and he still is... I don't see him as a rock star. He's just a great person to me... Adam has been there for me and my family, and his family has been there for my family more than anyone else.

"That guy has all my love and respect forever."