John Hillerman

1932 - 2017

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John Benedict Hillerman (December 20, 1932 – November 9, 2017) was an American actor best known for his starring role as Jonathan Quayle Higgins III on the television series Magnum, P.I. that aired from 1980 to 1988. For his role as Higgins, Hillerman earned five Golden Globe nominations, winning in 1981, and four Emmy nominations, winning in 1987. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Hillerman has received more than 2,885,015 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. John Hillerman is the 1,608th most popular actor (down from 1,494th in 2019), the 2,675th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,571st in 2019) and the 753rd most popular American Actor.

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  • 27

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  • 3.02

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  • 3.43

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Among actors, John Hillerman ranks 1,608 out of 13,578Before him are Kinuyo Tanaka, Victor Mature, Lucélia Santos, Tracy Morgan, Robert Davi, and Sridevi. After him are George Reeves, Carolyn Jones, Juliette Mayniel, Krister Henriksson, Maria Montez, and Felicia Montealegre Bernstein.

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Among people born in 1932, John Hillerman ranks 153Before him are Walter Cunningham, Mustafa Tlass, Gato Barbieri, Vasily Aksyonov, Eleanor F. Helin, and Guðbergur Bergsson. After him are Boris Shakhlin, Dhirubhai Ambani, Nichelle Nichols, Spyros Kyprianou, József Antall, and Félix Malloum. Among people deceased in 2017, John Hillerman ranks 136Before him are Violet Brown, Mustafa Tlass, Miguel Ferrer, Bayezid Osman, Anne Golon, and Robert Miles. After him are Daliah Lavi, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Veljo Tormis, Charles Robert Jenkins, Stephen Paddock, and Baldwin Lonsdale.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Hillerman ranks 2,675 out of 20,380Before him are Asher Brown Durand (1796), Victor Mature (1913), Tracy Morgan (1968), Robert Davi (1953), John Warnock (1940), and Dan Gurney (1931). After him are George Reeves (1914), Carolyn Jones (1930), Pancho Gonzales (1928), Eric Schmidt (1955), William J. Burns (1956), and Flannery O'Connor (1925).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Hillerman ranks 753Before him are Téa Leoni (1966), Eddie Fisher (1928), Lorenzo Lamas (1958), Victor Mature (1913), Tracy Morgan (1968), and Robert Davi (1953). After him are George Reeves (1914), Carolyn Jones (1930), Laura Linney (1964), Anna May Wong (1905), Linda Kozlowski (1958), and Peter Boyle (1935).

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