John Hillerman

John Hillerman
1932 - 2017

John Hillerman  American Actor


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American Actor John Hillerman was born John Benedict Hillerman on 20th December, 1932 in Denison, TX, USA and passed away on 9th Nov 2017 Houston, TX, USA aged 84. He is most remembered for Jonathan Quayle Higgins III on Magnum, P.I.. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

John Hillerman was in an on-screen matchup with Allyn Ann McLerie in The Love Boat (1977).

John Hillerman is a member of the following lists: 2017 deaths, Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Primetime Emmy Award winners and Male actors from Texas.


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First Name John
Middle Name Benedict
Last Name Hillerman
Full Name at Birth John Benedict Hillerman
Alternative Name Jonathan Quayle Higgins III, Jack Ben Hillerman
Age 84 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th December, 1932
Birthplace Denison, TX, USA
Died 9th November, 2017
Place of Death Houston, TX, USA
Cause of Death Heart Disease
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Gay
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School St. Xavier`s Academy
University University of Texas at Austin
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Jonathan Quayle Higgins III on Magnum, P.I.
Year(s) Active 1957-1999, 1957–1999
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John Benedict Hillerman (December 20, 1932 – November 9, 2017) was an American actor best known for his starring role as Jonathan Quayle Higgins III on the television show Magnum, P.I. that aired from 1980 to 1988. For his role as Higgins, Hillerman earned five Golden Globe nominations, winning in 1981, and four Emmy nominations, winning in 1987. He retired from acting in 1999.

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Berlin Break1993John J. MacKenzieTV Show
Hands of a Murderer1990Dr. John WatsonTV Movie
Around the World in 80 Days1989Sir Francis CommartyTV Show
Real Men Don't Eat Gummi Bears1989PadreMovie
Street of Dreams1988Raymond KeplerTV Movie
Assault and Matrimony1987CyrilTV Movie
Valerie1986Lloyd HoganTV Show
Up the Creek1984Dean BurchMovie
Murder, She Wrote1984Edgar Greenstreet, Jonathan HigginsTV Show
Little Gloria... Happy at Last1982Maury PaulTV Movie
Tales of the Gold Monkey1982MonocleTV Show
History of the World: Part I1981Rich Man - The French RevolutionMovie
Simon & Simon1981Jonathan HigginsTV Show
Magnum, P.I.1980Higgins, Sam Caldwell, Sir Fearing PangbornTV Show
Tenspeed and Brown Shoe1980William WhitneyTV Show
Nobody's Perfect1980TV Show
Marathon1980GregTV Movie
Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die1980Paul HarrisonTV Movie
Hart to Hart1979Victor SutterTV Show
Young Maverick1979McBurneyTV Show
Beanes of Boston1979John PeacockTV Movie
Institute for Revenge1979Voice of I.F.R. (uncredited)TV Movie
A Guide for the Married Woman1978MarvinTV Movie
Betrayal1978Victor SlavinTV Movie
Flying High1978Herron, RichterTV Show
Audrey Rose1977Scott VelieMovie
Kill Me If You Can1977George DavisTV Movie
Lou Grant1977SturbridgeTV Show
Soap1977MinisterTV Show
The Love Boat1977Ed Hartnett, Manfred BenusseTV Show
The Betty White Show1977John ElliotTV Show
Relentless1977Major Leo HargitTV Movie
Delvecchio1976Dr. Augustus HamiltonTV Show
Serpico1976Raoul ChristieTV Show
The Invasion of Johnson County1976Major WalcottTV Movie
At Long Last Love1975Rodney JamesMovie
Lucky Lady1975McTeagueMovie
The Day of the Locust1975Ned GroteMovie
Ellery Queen1975Simon BrimmerTV Show
One Day at a Time1975Mr. ConnorsTV Show
The Bob Crane Show1975Dean HarringtonTV Show
Wonder Woman1975Conrad SteiglerTV Show
Blazing Saddles1974Howard JohnsonMovie
The Nickel Ride1974CarlMovie
The Law1974Thomas Q. RachelTV Movie
Little House on the Prairie1974Sterling MurdockTV Show
The Last Angry Man1974Tree InspectorTV Movie
High Plains Drifter1973BootmakerMovie
Paper Moon1973Deputy Hardin, Jess HardinMovie
The Naked Ape1973PsychiatristMovie
The Thief Who Came to Dinner1973LaskerMovie
Kojak1973Mark GallantTV Show
Skyjacked1972Walter BrandtMovie
The Carey Treatment1972JenkinsMovie
The Outside Man1972Department Store ManagerMovie
What's Up, Doc?1972Hotel ManagerMovie
Maude1972DrunkTV Show
The Sixth Sense1972Adrian WeemsTV Show
The Great Man's Whiskers1972Major UnderwoodTV Movie
The Last Picture Show1971TeacherMovie
Sweet, Sweet Rachel1971Medical ExaminerTV Movie
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!1970Reporter (uncredited)Movie
Hawaii Five-O1968Donald Blair, Nelson BodineTV Show
Mannix1967J.H. Morell, Larry Lawton, Norman ThompsonTV Show
The F.B.I.1965Morris RidleyTV Show
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Della WareMar 21, 2011

Yes. Mr. Hillerman is a fine fine actor. He played an outstanding role in Magnum, P.I. And other works, I'm sure. Handsome, too!

jekuper2010jekuper2010Mar 13, 2011

Great on Magnum P.I.

PRFMar 18, 2010

I sent Mr. Hillerman a letter (He lives about eight miles from me) offering him a role in a film I was working on in 2007 being filmed in Texas. He called and declined. He stated that he has retired and he does not do cameos.

skinnerMar 9, 2010

He is a great actor, very charismatic. Where are you John Hillerman? We would love to see you.



Robert LovellAug 4, 2009

Loved his show but Tom Sellick (Magnum) starred in a few las Vegas Episodes with Larry Manetti andRoger E. Mosley. But no appeared, Why?John Hillerman

Jeff SnyderMar 29, 2009

I always thought that John Hillerman`s portrayal of Higgins in Magnum was the hilight of the show. Now knowing that he is a Texan and NOT British, it makes his performances even better. A genius!


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noeliaNov 1, 2008

He is a great actor!! where is he now??? I`d like to see an updated picture!!!

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