James B. Sikking

James B. Sikking

Birth name: James Barrie Sikking
Born: March 5, 1934
Age: 89
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Biography

James Barrie Sikking (born March 5, 1934), credited as James or James B. Sikking, is an American actor known for his Emmy-nominated role as Lt. Howard Hunter on the 1980s NBC TV series Hill Street Blues. He also starred on the ABC TV series Doogie Howser, M.D. as Dr. David Howser and on the short-lived 1997 CBS drama series Brooklyn South as Captain Stan Jonas. All three series were co-created by Steven Bochco. Sikking did the voice of General Gordon on the short-lived 1998 cartoon series Invasion America.

His film work includes The Competition, Outland, Up the Creek and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, as well as a minor (but crucial) part, as a cynical hitman, in the earlier Point Blank. Sikking's film career started in 1955. Sikking starred in the 1992 Fox Network TV movie Doing Time on Maple Drive. He has made guest appearances on many TV series including Perry Mason, Rawhide, Bonanza, The Outer Limits, General Hospital, The Rockford Files, The Bob Newhart Show, Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, Hunter and Batman Beyond.

Sikking was born in Los Angeles. His mother, Sue Sikking (née Paxton), was a founder of Santa Monica's Unity-by-the-Sea Church. Sikking graduated from UCLA in 1959 and attended the University of Hawaii. He has two brothers, Tom and Art, and a sister, Joy. He is married to Florine Sikking, a cookbook author. They live in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles.

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Filmography

  • Five Guns West (1955)
  • The Outer Limits (1963-1965)
  • The Fugitive (1964-1966)
  • Von Ryan's Express (1965)
  • Point Blank (1967)
  • The Invaders (1967) (TV)
  • Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1967) (TV)
  • Adam-12 (1968) (TV - Season 1, Episode 8, Tex)
  • Hogan's Heroes (1968) (TV - Season 4, Episode 10 - Private Berger)
  • Hogan's Heroes (1969) (TV - Season 4, Episode 18 - Gestapo Officer)
  • Charro! (1969)
  • The Night God Screamed (1971)
  • Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) Control room officer (not credited)
  • The Magnificent Seven Ride (1972)
  • General Hospital (1973-1976) Dr. James Hobart
  • The President's Plane is Missing (1973)
  • Scorpio (1973)
  • Columbo: Publish or Perish (1974) (not credited)
  • The Feather and Father Gang (1977) (TV)
  • Little House on the Prairie (1977) (TV)
  • Capricorn One* (1978)
  • The Electric Horseman (1979)
  • Ordinary People (1980)
  • The Competition (1980)
  • Hill Street Blues (1981-1987) (TV)
  • Outland* (1981)
  • The Star Chamber* (1983)
  • Up the Creek (1984)
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
  • Morons from Outer Space (1985)
  • Dress Gray (1986) (TV)
  • Soul Man (1986)
  • Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1988) (TV)
  • Around the World in 80 Days (1989) starring Pierce Brosnan
  • Doogie Howser (1989-1993) (TV) starring Doctor David Howser
  • Narrow Margin* (1990)
  • Final Approach (1991)
  • Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992) (TV)
  • The Pelican Brief (1993)
  • Tyson (1995) (TV)
  • Dead Badge (1995)
  • Submerged (2001) (TV)
  • Fever Pitch (2005)
  • Whisper of the Heart (2006) (voice)
  • Made of Honor (2008)
  • American Primitive (2008)

* - directed by Peter Hyams

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