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James B. Sikking

An American actor known for his 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. Sikking did the voice of General Gordon on the short-lived 1998 cartoon series Invasion America. His well known films include The Competition, Outland, Up the Creek and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, in which he played Captain Styles, the captain of the USS Excelsior. Sikking's film career started in 1955. Sikking starred in the critically acclaimed 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, Hunter and Batman Beyond. Sikking was born in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Sue Sikking (née Paxton), was a founder of Santa Monica's Unity-by-the-Sea Church. He has two living brothers, Tom and Art, and a sister, Joy. James Barrie Sikking has a third brother, Robert Paxton Sikking born October 20, 1922, died April 22, 1988. His brother Bob served in the 101st Airborne and was a partial inspiration for Stephen Speilberg and Tom Hanks production Band of Brothers. Bob was awarded two purple hearts, the bronze star, and together with his fellow soldiers, received a presidential citation for their part in the Siege of Bastogne which led to the defeat of Hitler's sixth Army. His photograph as the first American soldier to reach Dachau Concentration Camp appears in the Imperial War Museum, London. Sikking is the father of actor Andrew Sikking.

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Mar 5, 1934 In Los Angeles, California, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Five Guns West 1955-04-15
Latest Project:
Movie American Primitive 2009-07-11
Known For
Poster of Made of Honor
Poster of Curb Your Enthusiasm
Poster of The Ring
Poster of Charlie's Angels
Movie American Primitive William Cauldicott 2009-07-11
Movie Made of Honor Reverend Foote 2008-04-30
Movie Fever Pitch Doug Meeks 2005-04-06
Series The Closer Judge Edward Crosby 2005-06-13
Movie Submerged Rear Admiral Cyrus Cole 2001-05-20
Movie Nowhere to Land George Eller 2000-03-12
Series Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Movie Mutiny Lt. Cmdr. Tynan 1999-01-01
Series Batman Beyond Unknown 1999-01-10
Series Invasion America 1998-06-08
Series Brooklyn South 1997-09-22
Movie The Ring Sam Liebman 1996-10-20
Movie Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou Roger Salisbury 1995-01-09
Movie In Pursuit of Honor Gen Douglas MacArthur 1995-03-18
Movie Dare to Love Ron Wells 1995-12-17
Movie Dead Badge Wheeler / Aaron Feld 1995-03-28
Movie Tyson Bill Clayton 1995-04-29
Movie Seduced by Evil Nick Lindsay 1994-08-25
Movie The Pelican Brief FBI Director Denton Voyles 1993-09-17
Movie Doing Time on Maple Drive Phil Carter 1992-03-16
Movie Final Approach Col. Jason Halsey 1991-12-06
Movie Narrow Margin Nelson 1990-09-21
Series Cop Rock Unknown 1990-09-26
Series Brotherhood of the Rose 1989-01-22
Series Doogie Howser, M.D. David Howser 1989-09-19
Series Around the World in 80 Days Jenks 1989-04-16
Movie Desperado: Badlands Justice Kirby Clarke 1989-12-17
Movie The Final Days Elliott Richardson 1989-10-29
Movie Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss The Old Man 1988-08-05
Movie Too Good to Be True Russell Quinton 1988-11-14
Movie Police Story: The Freeway Killings Mayor Cameron 1987-05-03
Movie Bay Coven Nicholas Kline 1987-10-25
Movie Soul Man Bill Watson 1986-10-24
Movie Morons from Outer Space Col. Raymond Laribee, CIA 1985-03-29
Movie Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Captain Styles 1984-06-01
Movie Up the Creek Tozer 1984-04-06
Movie The Jesse Owens Story Avery Brundage 1984-07-09
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Who's the Boss? Unknown 1984-09-20
Movie Imps* Dracula 1983-01-01
Movie The Star Chamber Dr. Harold Lewin 1983-08-05
Movie Outland Sgt. Montone 1981-05-22
Series Hill Street Blues Lt. Howard Hunter 1981-01-15
Movie Ordinary People Ray Hanley 1980-09-19
Movie The Competition Brudenell 1980-12-03
Series Paris Unknown 1979-09-29
Series Turnabout 1979-01-26
Movie The Electric Horseman Dietrich 1979-12-21
Series A Woman Called Moses McCracken 1978-12-11
Movie Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy Commander Devril 1977-09-18
Series Eight Is Enough Unknown 1977-03-15
Movie Kill Me If You Can Mr. Lea 1977-09-25
Movie Capricorn One Control Room Man 1977-12-10
Series The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Series Battle of the Network Stars Unknown 1976-11-13
Series Charlie's Angels Unknown 1976-09-22
Series Starsky & Hutch Unknown 1975-09-10
Series Ellery Queen Unknown 1975-09-11
Movie The Terminal Man Ralph Friedman 1974-06-19
Series Little House on the Prairie Unknown 1974-09-11
Series The Rockford Files Jeff Seales 1974-09-13
Movie Coffee, Tea or Me? Businessman 1973-09-11
Movie Scorpio Harris 1973-04-11
Movie The Alpha Caper Henry Kellner 1973-10-06
Movie Brother on the Run Lt Summers 1973-01-01
Movie The President's Plane Is Missing Aide to Dunbar 1973-10-23
Movie Outrage Officer Geary 1973-11-28
Movie The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping 2nd OSO Agent 1973-11-17
Movie The New Centurions Sergeant Anders 1972-08-03
Movie The Magnificent Seven Ride! Captain Andy Hayes 1972-08-01
Movie The Astronaut Astronaut Higgins 1972-01-08
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Movie Man On A String Pipe Smoker 1972-02-18
Series Search Unknown 1972-09-13
Series The Bob Newhart Show Unknown 1972-09-16
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Movie Family Flight Second Controller 1972-10-25
Series M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Movie The Night God Screamed Deacon Paul 1971-01-01
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie Escape from the Planet of the Apes Control Room Officer (uncredited) 1971-05-20
Series The Immortal Unknown 1970-09-24
Series Room 222 Unknown 1969-09-11
Movie Charro! Gunner 1969-03-13
Movie Daddy's Gone A-Hunting Joe Menchell 1969-05-13
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Adam-12 Unknown 1968-09-21
Series The Mod Squad Unknown 1968-09-24
Series Here Come the Brides Unknown 1968-09-25
Series The Invaders Capt. William Taft 1967-01-10
Movie In Like Flint Secret Service Man 1967-03-15
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie Point Blank Hired Gun 1967-08-30
Series Run for Your Life Doctor 1965-09-13
Series My Mother the Car Unknown 1965-09-14
Movie Von Ryan's Express American POW 1965-06-23
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Honey West Unknown 1965-09-17
Series Hogan's Heroes Unknown 1965-09-17
Series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Unknown 1964-09-25
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1963-09-16
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Movie Five Guns West Union Soldier (uncredited) 1955-04-15