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Jonathan Higgins

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Jonathan Quayle Higgins III, VC is a fictional character in the 1980–1988 comedy and crime television series, Magnum, P.I. portrayed by actor John Hillerman. Hillerman won an Emmy for the role in 1987. The character of Higgins appeared in crossover episodes of two other television shows: Simon & Simon in 1982, and Murder, She Wrote in 1986. Origin Although the character is English, actor John Hillerman was American, and had served in the U.S. Air Force. Hillerman practiced the English accent in onstage productions in Ohio before taking the accent to Hollywood. The character widely known as Jonathan Higgins began life as Simon Brimmer in the 1975 TV movie Ellery Queen: Too Many Suspects and the 1975–1976 TV series Ellery Queen. Brimmer was an arrogant and self-assured character who used these personality traits as a foil to Ellery Queen (Jim Hutton). Hillerman said that playing a snob came easily to him. Fictional character biography The characte
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