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John Hillerman

Jonathan Quayle Higgins in Magnum, P.I.

Photos John Hillerman Birth name: John Benedict Hillerman
Birth date: 1932/12/20
Date of death : 2017/11/09 (85 years old)
Birth place : Denison (USA)
Height: 1.70 m

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Biography for John Hillerman

John Hillerman was born 20 September 1932 in Denison, Texas.

He is well known for his role as former British military intelligence officer Jonathan Quayle Higgins III ("Higgins") on Magnum, P.I..

Born in 1932 in Texas, John Hillerman was content with small roles before his debut on television in 1975. This allows him to work with stars like Burt Lancaster, Robert Duvall (in the lawyer), Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Peter Bogdanovich (in the last session), Ryan O'Neal (in two films), Mel Brooks (in the sheriff is in prison), Clint Estwood (in the High Plains Man) or Jack Nicholson (in Chinatown ). In the mid -1970s, he became a prestigious second knife and he was engaged on television for the series: Ellery Queen, One Day at Time and The Betty White Show. He continues to turn in feature films but the format of the series seems to suit him. Confirmation with Magnum which allows him to obtain a Golden Globe in 1982, at the same time as his comrade Tom Selleck. Subsequently, the actor will be more discreet: after Magnum, his name appeared in less than a dozen projects. On television, we also saw it for an episode in classics like Hawaii State Police, Kojak, Wonder Woman, for the love of risk or even arabesque. Logically, it has not appeared in the series since the early 90s.

John Hillerman is an American actor known for his role as Higgins in the television series "Magnum, P.I." which was broadcast in the 1980s. He also played in films such as "Blow Out" and "The Last Picture Show". Hillerman was born on December 20, 1932 in Denison, Texas, and grew up in Lubbock, also in Texas. He studied at St. Edward's University in Austin before moving to New York to pursue a career in the theater.

He started his acting career in Broadway, where he played in several plays, including "The Crucible" and "The Rainmaker". In 1972, he made his cinema debut in the film "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean", in which he played the role of Pepper.

Hillerman has also played in many other cinematographic and television productions during his career, notably "Chinatown", "The Other Side of Midnight" and "Murder, She Wrote". His performance in "Magnum, P.I." He earned him four nominations at the Emmy Awards and one at the Golden Globe Awards.

Apart from his acting career, Hillerman was also an accomplished pilot and an aviation enthusiast. He was also an active animal rights defender and supported several charities. Hillerman died on November 9, 2017 at the age of 84.


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Title Role
Very Brady Sequel, A (1996) Dr. Whitehead
Berlin Break (1992) (mini) Serie TV Mac MacKenzie
Hogan Family, The (1988) Serie TV Lloyd Hogan (1990-1991)
Hands of a Murderer (1990) (TV) Doctor John Watson
GummibĂ€rchen kĂŒĂŸt man nicht (1989)
Around the World in 80 Days (1989/I) (mini) Serie TV Sir Francis Commarty
Street of Dreams (1988) (TV) Raymond Kepler
Assault and Matrimony (1987) (TV) Cyril
Up the Creek (1984) Dean Burch
Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982) (TV) Maury Paul
Tales of the Gold Monkey II (1982) (TV) Monocle
History of the World: Part I (1981) Rich Man
Magnum (1980) Serie TV Jonathan Quayle Higgins III
Magnum (1980) (TV) Jonathan Quayle Higgins III
Murder That Wouldn't Die, The (1980) (TV) Paul Harrison
Marathon (1980) (TV) Greg
Beanes of Boston (1979) Mr. Peacock
Sunburn (1979) Webb
Institute for Revenge (1979) (TV) (uncredited) Voice of I.F.R.
Betrayal (1978) (TV) Victor Slavin
Guide for the Married Woman, A (1978) (TV) Marvin
Kill Me If You Can (1977) (TV) George Davis
Relentless (1977) (TV) Major Leo Hargit
Betty White Show, The (1977) Serie TV John Elliot
Audrey Rose (1977) Scott Velie
One Day at a Time (1975) Serie TV Mr. Conners (1976-1980)
Invasion of Johnson County, The (1976) (TV) Major Walcott
Ellery Queen (1975) Serie TV Simon Brimmer
Lucky Lady (1975) McTeague
Day of the Locust, The (1975) Ned Grole
Ellery Queen (1975) (TV) Simon Brimmer
At Long Last Love (1975) Rodney James
Law, The (1974) (TV) Thomas Q. Rachel
Chinatown (1974) Russ Yelburton
Nickel Ride, The (1974) Carl
Last Angry Man, The (1974) (TV) Tree Inspector
Blazing Saddles (1974) Howard Johnson
Naked Ape, The (1973)
Thief Who Came to Dinner, The (1973) Lasker
Paper Moon (1973) Deputy Sheriff Hardin/Jess Hardin
Great Man's Whiskers, The (1973) (TV) Major Underwood
High Plains Drifter (1972) Bootmaker
Un homme est mort (1972) Department store manager
Skyjacked (1972) Walter Brandt
Carey Treatment, The (1972) Jenkins
What's Up, Doc? (1972) Mr. Kaltenborn
Honky (1971)
Last Picture Show, The (1971) Teacher
Sweet, Sweet Rachel (1971) (TV) Medical Examiner
Lawman (1971) Totts
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! (1970) (uncredited) Reporter


Attended The University of Texas at Austin.

Reports of the death of Mr. Hillerman were confused with the death of another John Hillerman. This Mr. Hillerman is alive and well. [1996]

Has played the character "Jonathan Higgins" on four separate television shows.


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