John Hillerman - Famous Actor

John Hillerman Net Worth


John Hillerman’s net worth was $5 million dollars. He was a famous American actor, best known for playing the role of Higgins on the TV series Magnum, P.I., for which he won several awards including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1987.

Key facts:

  • John Hillerman was an American actor who appeared in 158 episodes of the TV series Magnum, P.I. as Johnathan Quayle Higgins III from 198 to 1988.
  • He made his movie debut in 197 in They Call Me Mister Tibbs! He appeared in movies like The Last Picture Show, High Plains Drifter, and Blazing Saddles.
  • John Hillerman's talent and performance in Magnum, P.I. earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 1987.
  • He had a recurring role on the TV series One Day at a Time from 1976 to 198.
  • Despite his death in 2017 at the age of 84, John Hillerman won a Golden Globe award in 1982 and was also nominated for four other Golden Globes in the same category.

Basic Information About John Hillerman

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
Net worth$5,000,000
Date of birth1932-12-20
Place of birthDenison
Date of death2017-11-09 (aged 84)
NationalityUnited States of America
Height5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did John Hillerman win?


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John Hillerman awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesWinnerMagnum, P.I.1987
Golden Globe - Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionWinnerMagnum, P.I.1982

John Hillerman roles

Movie / Series Role
Blazing SaddlesHoward Johnson
The Last Picture ShowTeacher
Paper MoonDeputy Hardin / Jess Hardin
High Plains DrifterBootmaker
History of the World: Part IRich Man - The French Revolution
What's Up, Doc?Hotel Manager
The Day of the LocustNed Grote
SoapMinister 1 episode, 1980
One Day at a TimeMr. Connors 6 episodes, 1976-1980
Little House on the PrairieSterling Murdock 1 episode, 1978
MannixJ.H. Murrell / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1975
Murder, She WroteEdgar Greenstreet / ... 2 episodes, 1986-1992
Wonder WomanConrad Steigler 1 episode, 1976
The Love BoatEd Hartnett / ... 3 episodes, 1979-1983
The Sixth SenseAdrian Weems 1 episode, 1972
The F.B.I.Morris Ridley 1 episode, 1972
Simon & SimonJonathan Higgins 1 episode, 1982
Hart to HartVictor Sutter 1 episode, 1980
KojakMark Gallant 1 episode, 1974
ValerieLloyd Hogan 13 episodes, 1990-1991
Hawaii Five-ODonald Blair / ... 2 episodes, 1976-1978

John Hillerman's Quotes

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

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Interesting Facts about John Hillerman

  1. Attended the University of Texas at Austin.
  2. He played the same character (Jonathan Higgins) in three different series: Magnum, P.I. (1980), Simon & Simon (1981) and Murder, She Wrote (1984).
  3. He was a native Texan, thus his British accent in Magnum, P.I. (1980) was assumed.
  4. He developed his British accent for Magnum, P.I. (1980) by watching and listening to the performances of Laurence Olivier.
  5. Once received a fan letter from a British Lord that read, "You are a credit to the Empire.".
  6. While serving in the U.S. Air Force at Carswell AFB, TX, tried out for a local play and discovered he loved acting.
  7. Parents are Christopher Benedict and Lenora JoAnn (Medinger) Hillerman.
  8. Has two sisters.
  9. Second cousin of Tony Hillerman.
  10. In his mid-30s, Hillerman said "hasta luego" to his Texan origins to further his fervent theatrical ambitions; he headed Eastward, ultimately establishing himself as the predominant male thespian affiliated with Washington D.C..'s prestigious "O" Street Theater, where he interpreted numerous lead roles, season after season, in the spectacular repertoire of that popular community theater. Then, as the 1960's were coming to a close, Hillerman's brilliant stage career came to an abrupt unexpected end. What happened? Well, while present in the nation's Capitol, Peter Bogdanovich decided to go see a stage show being performed at the famed "O" Street Theater. He was captivated by Hillerman's performance. After the final curtain call, Bogdanovich went backstage to congratulate Hillerman on his performance skills, as well as to offer him a role in Bogdanovich's soon-to-be-produced film The Last Picture Show (1971) to be shot on location in Texas. Thus, Hillerman was going to be heading back home to Texas, leaving behind stage acting to start a new celebrity career performing on film and television. Subsequent to Hillerman's departure, the "O" Street Theater abandoned its initial historic site on "O" Street to create a new performance venue across town, while still retaining its original well-known "O" Street name. Subsequent to that move, and capitalizing on the growing celebrity of its former top thespian, the "O" Street Theater began to add to its own schedule of locally-produced shows, occasional bookings of nationally-known touring performers, such as Anthony Zerbe and Roscoe Lee Browne performing their spirited two-man show "Behind the Broken Words", a collage of 20th century poetry and drama, drawn from works by Auden, Yeats, Richard Wright, Dylan Thomas, E. E. Cummings, Heany, Jeffers, Ferlinghetti, Jean Giraudoux, De Musset, Rostand and Derek Walcott. A stage show that was eventually transcribed onto film by David Stern. Behind the Broken Words (2003).
  11. He has appeared in three films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: The Last Picture Show (1971), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Chinatown (1974).
  12. His remains were donated to University of Houston for medical science.

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