John Hillerman

Highest Rated: 100% The Last Picture Show (1971)
Lowest Rated: 21% At Long Last Love (1975)
Birthday: Dec 20, 1932
Birthplace: Denison, Texas, USA
Natty, mellifluous character actor John Hillerman may have spoken on screen with a pure Mayfair accent, but he hailed from Denison, Texas. Hillerman first gained notice for his fleeting appearances in the films of Peter Bogdanovich: The Last Picture Show (1971), What's Up Doc (1973), At Long Last Love (1975). He was also a semi-regular for director Mel Brooks, prominently cast in Blazing Saddles (1975) and History of the World, Part I (1981). A veteran of dozens of television series, John Hillerman was cast as the insufferable criminologist Simon Brimmer on Ellery Queen (1975), the star's director (and ex-husband) in The Betty White Show (1975), and most memorably as the ultra-correct Jonathan Quayle Higgins II, major domo to never-seen mystery writer Robin Masters, on Magnum PI (1980-88).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
53% A Very Brady Sequel Dr. Whitehead 1996
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes, Hands of a Murderer Dr. Watson 1990
No Score Yet Around the World in 80 Days Sir Francis 1989
No Score Yet Street of Dreams Raymond Kepler 1988
No Score Yet Assault and Matrimony Cyril 1987
No Score Yet Little Gloria...Happy at Last Actor 1984
No Score Yet Up the Creek Dean Burch 1984
No Score Yet Little Gloria: Happy at Last Actor 1982
62% History of the World---Part I Rich Man 1981
No Score Yet Marathon Actor 1980
No Score Yet Sunburn Webb 1979
No Score Yet Betrayal Victor Slavin 1978
No Score Yet Guide for the Married Woman Actor 1978
No Score Yet Kill Me If You Can Actor 1977
47% Audrey Rose Scott Velie 1977
No Score Yet The Invasion of Johnson County Major Walcott 1976
No Score Yet Lucky Lady Christy McTeague 1975
64% The Day of the Locust Ned Grote 1975
21% At Long Last Love Rodney 1975
No Score Yet The Nickel Ride Carl 1975
91% Blazing Saddles Howard Johnson 1974
99% Chinatown Yelburton 1974
96% High Plains Drifter Bootmaker 1973
92% Paper Moon Hardin 1973
No Score Yet The Thief Who Came to Dinner Laxker 1973
No Score Yet Un homme est mort (A Man Is Dead), (Funerale a Los Angeles) (The Outside Man) Department Store Manager 1972
No Score Yet Skyjacked Walter Brandt 1972
No Score Yet The Carey Treatment (A Case of Murder) (Emergency Ward) Jenkins 1972
90% What's Up, Doc? Mr. Kaltenborn 1972
100% The Last Picture Show Teacher 1971
71% Lawman Totts 1971

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Edgar Greenstreet Higgins
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1986
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Jonathan Quayle Higgins III
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
Sterling Murdock
  • 1978
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Conrad Steigler
  • 1976
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Mark Gallant
  • 1974

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