John Hillerman had a part in numerous films during his career, including: Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles and The History of the World part 1, Paper Moon, and A Very Brady Sequel.
John won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV in 1982 and was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV in 1983, 1985, 1987, and 1988, for his role as Higgins in Magnum P.I.
John was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 3 times, from 1984-1986, finally winning it in 1987, for his role as Higgins in Magnum P.I..
John was a board member of the National Smokers Alliance, founded as a grassroots non-profit organization in 1993, and exposed as a fraud in 1997, as being a front group for the Phillip Morris tobacco company.
John served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953-1957 and attained the rank of Sergeant.
He is 5' 7" tall
Now retired, living in Texas.
His middle name is Benedict. He was known to his family as "Jackie Ben."
In addition to playing Jonathan Higgins on Magnum, P.I., he guest starred as Higgins on three other shows: Quantum Leap in 1990 (through archive footage), Simon & Simon in 1982, and Murder, She Wrote in 1986.
He retired from show business in 2000.
He was wrongly reported as having died in 1996.
He attended The University of Texas at Austin.
He was born in Denison, Texas, USA, 20 December 1932.