(born 1932 in Denison, Texas) is an American actor. A stage actor first, Hillerman appeared on Broadway in 1959 and worked in live perfomances in a variety of venues before making his motion picture debut in 1970. He had minor roles in such noteworthy films as The Last Picture Show (1971), Paper Moon (1973), and Chinatown (1974).
From 1976 to 1980 he was a regular cast member in the role of Mr. Conners on the popular television series One Day at a Time. However, he is probably best remembered for his role as former British military intelligence officer Jonathan Quayle Higgins III (Higgins) on the Magnum, P.I. television series for which he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.
In 1984 he hosted the David Hemmings-directed puzzle video Money Hunt: The Mystery of the Missing Link. In 1990 Hillerman returned to television to perform for one season as Lloyd Hogan in the series, The Hogan Family.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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