John Hillerman

actor from United States of America (1932-2017)

John Benedict Hillerman (December 20, 1932 – November 9, 2017) was an American actor. He was born in Denison, Texas. He was known for his starring role as Jonathan Quayle Higgins III on the television show Magnum, P.I..[1] He starred in Chinatown and Blazing Saddles. He also starred in The Betty White Show. He won a Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award during his career. He retired in 1999.

Hillerman in 1977

Hillerman died on November 9, 2017 at his home in Houston, Texas of heart disease at the age of 84.[2][3]


  1. "John Hillerman Biography". Retrieved July 4, 2014.
  2. "Tom Selleck's 'Magnum, P.I.' sidekick John Hillerman has died". Page Six. Associated Press. 9 November 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  3. "John Hillerman, Emmy-Winning 'Magnum, P.I.' Actor, Dies at 84". Variety. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.

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