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John Hillerman

Highest Rated:   100% The Last Picture Show (1971)
Lowest Rated:   17% At Long Last Love (1975)
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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).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
52% A Very Brady Sequel
  • Dr. Whitehead
1996
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes, Hands of a Murderer
  • Dr. Watson
1990
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
63% 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
56% 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
17% At Long Last Love
  • Rodney
1975
No Score Yet The Nickel Ride
  • Carl
1975
90% Blazing Saddles
  • Howard Johnson
1974
98% Chinatown
  • Yelburton
1974
96% High Plains Drifter
  • Bootmaker
1973
91% 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
80% Lawman
  • Totts
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Sterling Murdock
  • 1978
No Score Yet Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
  • Conrad Steigler
  • 1976

Quotes from John Hillerman's Characters