Private Investigator Thomas Sullivan Magnum resides in the guest house of a posh, 200-acre (0.81 km2) beachfront estate, known as Robin's Nest, in Hawaii, at the invitation of its owner, Robin Masters, the celebrated-but-never-seen author of several dozen lurid novels. Ostensibly this is quid pro quo for Magnum's services based upon Magnum's expertise in security; the pilot and several early episodes suggest Magnum also did Masters a favor of some kind, possibly when Masters hired him for a case. The voice of Robin Masters, heard only a few times per season, was provided by Orson Welles (one last "appearance" was provided by a different actor, Reid Crandell).
Originally posted by werewolf99
Magnum was a TV series still played and in it is the invisible supposedly seen character Robert Masters a mysters writer. In the series there are times when it is suggested that Robert Masters may be Higgins, the house sitter/butler. But could it be the Magnum character ( who works as a private eye) who was Robert Masters? After all Magnum did work for military intelligence, so maybe a rich x-member of military intelligence would live in this way: if he were paranoid enough?
Or was it just Robert Masters who was so rich that he never stayed in his own mansion?
So who is Robert Masters?
Originally posted by gortex
Robin Masters was an author and I remember talk that actually he was Higgins but I'm not sure it was ever resolved in the show , I remember Magnum thought he was.
He wasn't Magnum as we know pretty much all about him but Higgins was more of a mystery
Magnum PI was a great show
edit on 23-8-2013 by gortex because: Edit to add
Originally posted by grey580
reply to post by HanzHenry
Conspiracy in the show was that Magnum thought Higgins was Masters.
He thought that Higgins would hire an actor to be Masters every so often.
And through out the show higgins would refer to things as his.
Higgins is the majordomo for Robin Masters' beachfront estate on Oahu, which is commonly referred to as Robin's Nest. After Orson Welles (who voiced Robin Masters) died, the show's writers decided to have Thomas Magnum, a private investigator and Head of Security for Robin's Nest, began suspecting Higgins was Robin Masters. It later became a running gag in the series after Thomas told his friends Theodore "T.C." Calvin, and Orville "Rick" Wright about his idea. In the final episode of the series, Higgins tells Magnum that he really is Robin Masters. However, Higgins later recants at Rick's wedding