‘Zeus; Apollo: On Guard’

I rarely note the deaths of ‘Slebs’ or ‘singers’ whom I have never heard of; but I would make an exception this morning when I post on the death of John Hillerman. The surprising choice of a Texan to play the part of a grouchy, pedantic English butler, working as caretaker in a Hawaiian Island estate, who was lumbered with the erratic detective Magnum, played of course by Tom Selleck, made the series; catapulted Selleck into the big time, and furnished a slightly-surprised Texan with a legion of fans, all of whom thought he was British.

 

A really nice guy, and a credit to the acting profession.

4 comments for “‘Zeus; Apollo: On Guard’

  1. John in cheshire
    November 10, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Seconded.

  2. November 11, 2017 at 12:07 am

    He did ‘the Englishman’ better than most Englishmen.

  3. Pcar
    November 11, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Thirded

    “…all of whom thought he was British.”

    Including me.

    Mike, thanks for enlightening me.

  4. November 14, 2017 at 7:01 am

    I always thought he was the voice of KITT in ‘Knight Rider’. Turns out that was someone else!

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