Thursday, November 9, 2017

RIP John Hillerman

‘Magnum, P.I.’ Actor John Hillerman dies at 84

The New York Times
November 9, 2017

A spokeswoman for the family of actor John Hillerman says the co-star of TV's "Magnum, P.I." has died. Hillerman was 84.

Spokeswoman Lori De Waal said Hillerman died Thursday at his home in Houston. She said the cause of death has yet to be determined.

Hillerman played stuffy Jonathan Higgins to Tom Selleck's free-wheeling private detective Thomas Magnum in the hit 1980s series set in Hawaii.

Hillerman also was known for his 1970s roles as arrogant radio show detective Simon Brimmer on the "Ellery Queen" series, and as a difficult boss on "One Day at a Time."

Hillerman appeared in a number of other series, including "Valerie," ''The Love Boat" and "The Betty White Show." His film credits include "The Last Picture Show" and "High Plains Drifter.

Born: 12/20/1932, Denison, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: 11/9/2017, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
John Hillerman’s westers – actor:
Lawman – 1971 (Totts)
High Plains Drifter – 1973 (bootmaker)
Blazing Saddles – 1974 (Howard Johnson)
The Invasion of Johnson County – 1976 (Major Walcott)
Little House on the Prairie (TV) – 1978 (Sterling Murdock)
Young Maverick (TV) – 1980 (Mr. Burney)


  1. He was a great character actor whom I really enjoyed in Magnum but also in Blazing Saddles and What’s Up Doc even though the latter was a small bit part

  2. I loved very much. I hope to see him in Heaven someday.

  3. I will always love you John Hillerman.