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John Hillerman


John Hillerman was born on December 20, 1932 in Denison, Texas, USA as John Benedict Hillerman. He is an actor, known for Magnum, P.I. (1980), Chinatown (1974) and Blazing Saddles (1974). See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I. Higgins / Father Paddy McGuinness / Sam Caldwell / Sir Fearing Pangborn
(1980-1988)
Chinatown
Chinatown Yelburton
(1974)
Blazing Saddles
Blazing Saddles Howard Johnson
(1974)
Paper Moon
Paper Moon Deputy Hardin / Jess Hardin
(1973)

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 1993 Berlin Break (TV Series)
John J. MacKenzie
 1986-1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Edgar Greenstreet / Jonathan Higgins
- Murder on Madison Avenue (1992) ... Edgar Greenstreet
 1988 Street of Dreams (TV Movie)
Raymond Kepler
 1980-1988 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Higgins / Sam Caldwell / Sir Fearing Pangborn / ...
- Transitions (1988) ... Higgins
 1987 Assault and Matrimony (TV Movie)
Cyril
 1982 Little Gloria... Happy at Last (TV Movie)
Maury Paul
 1980 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Sturbridge
- Pack (1980) ... Sturbridge
 1980 Nobody's Perfect (TV Series)
 1980 Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (TV Series)
William Whitney
- Diamonds Aren't Forever (1980) ... William Whitney
 1980 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Victor Sutter
- Cruise at Your Own Risk (1980) ... Victor Sutter
 1980 Battles: The Murder That Wouldn't Die (TV Movie)
Paul Harrison
 1980 Marathon (TV Movie)
Greg
 1980 Young Maverick (TV Series)
McBurney
- Makin' Tracks (1980) ... McBurney
 1980 Soap (TV Series)
Minister
- Episode #3.12 (1980) ... Minister
 1979 Beane's of Boston (TV Movie)
John Peacock
 1979 Institute for Revenge (TV Movie)
Voice of I.F.R. (uncredited)
 1978-1979 Flying High (TV Series)
Richter / Herron
- Ladies of the Night (1979) ... Richter
- Fear of Cheesecake (1978) ... Herron
 1978 Betrayal (TV Movie)
Victor Slavin
 1978 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Sterling Murdock
- Harriet's Happenings (1978) ... Sterling Murdock
 1978 A Guide for the Married Woman (TV Movie)
Marvin
 1976-1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Nelson Bodine / Donald Blair
- A Stranger in His Grave (1978) ... Nelson Bodine
- Man on Fire (1976) ... Donald Blair
 1977 Kill Me If You Can (TV Movie)
George Davis
 1977 Relentless (TV Movie)
Major Leo Hargit
 1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Dr. Augustus Hamilton
- Licensed to Kill (1977) ... Dr. Augustus Hamilton
 1976 Serpico (TV Series)
Raoul Christie
- Rapid Fire (1976) ... Raoul Christie
 1976 The Invasion of Johnson County (TV Movie)
Major Walcott
 1975 The Bob Crane Show (TV Series)
Dean Harrington
- The Son of the Campus Capers (1975) ... Dean Harrington
 1972-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Norman Thompson / J.H. Morell / Larry Lawton
- Search for a Dead Man (1975) ... Norman Thompson
- Silent Target (1973) ... J.H. Morell
- Light and Shadow (1972) ... Larry Lawton
 1974 The Law (TV Movie)
Thomas Q. Rachel
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Mark Gallant
- The Only Way Out (1974) ... Mark Gallant
 1974 The Last Angry Man (TV Movie)
Tree Inspector
 1974 Maude (TV Series)
Drunk
- The Commuter Station (1974) ... Drunk
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Morris Ridley
- The Wizard (1972) ... Morris Ridley
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Adrian Weems
- Once Upon a Chilling (1972) ... Adrian Weems
 1972 The Great Man's Whiskers (TV Movie)
Major Underwood
 1971 Sweet, Sweet Rachel (TV Movie)
Medical Examiner
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Personal Details

Other Works:

The Great God Brown (1959). (Revival). Written by Eugene O'Neill. Incidental music by David Amram. Scenic Design by Will Steven Armstrong. Directed by Stuart Vaughan. Coronet Theatre: 6 Oct 1959- 1 Nov 1959 (32 performances). Cast: Thomas Bellin (as "Policeman"), Eric Berry (as "A Client/Committeeman"), J.D. Cannon (as "Mr. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Magnum, P.I. (1980) co-star Tom Selleck] The biggest boy scout in America.

Trivia:

Parents are Christopher Benedict and Lenora JoAnn (Medinger) Hillerman. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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