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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 December 1932Denison, Texas, USA
Birth NameJohn Benedict Hillerman
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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).

Trivia (11)

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.
Has appeared as the character "Jonathan Higgins" in three separate television shows: Magnum, P.I. (1980), Simon & Simon (1981) and Murder, She Wrote (1984).
He is a native Texan, thus his British accent in Magnum, P.I. (1980) is assumed.
He developed his British accent for Magnum, P.I. (1980) by watching and listening to the performances of Laurence Olivier.
Once received a fan letter from a British Lord that read, "You are a credit to the Empire.".
While serving in the U.S. Air Force at Carswell AFB, TX, tried out for a local play and discovered he loved acting.
Parents are Christopher Benedict and Lenora JoAnn (Medinger) Hillerman.
Has two sisters.
Second cousin of Tony Hillerman.
Retired in Texas.

Personal Quotes (1)

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

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