James B. Sikking

James B. Sikking

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    • March 5th, 1934
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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Acting (35 Credits)

2008Made of Honor as Reverend Foote
2005Fever Pitch as Doug Meeks
2000Nowhere to Land as George Eller
1997Brooklyn South
1996The Ring as Sam Liebman
1995Tyson as Bill Clayton
1995In Pursuit of Honor as Gen Douglas MacArthur
1993The Pelican Brief as FBI Director Denton Voyles
1992Doing Time on Maple Drive as Phil Carter
1991Final Approach as Col. Jason Halsey
1990Narrow Margin as Nelson
1989Doogie Howser, M.D. as David Howser
1989Brotherhood of the Rose
1989Around the World in 80 Days as Jenks
1987Bay Cove as Nicholas Kline
1985Morons from Outer Space as Col. Raymond Laribee, CIA
1984Up the Creek as Tozer
1984Star Trek III: The Search for Spock as Captain Styles
1983The Star Chamber as Dr. Harold Lewin
1981Outland as Sgt. Montone
1981Hill Street Blues as Lt. Howard Hunter
1980Ordinary People as Ray Hanley
1980The Competition as Brudenell
1979The Electric Horseman as Dietrich
1977Capricorn One as Control Room Man
1974The Terminal Man as Ralph Friedman
1973Scorpio as Harris
1973The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping as 2nd OSO Agent
1972The New Centurions as Sergeant Anders
1972The Magnificent Seven Ride! as Captain Andy Hayes
1971Escape from the Planet of the Apes as Control Room Officer (uncredited)
1969Charro! as Gunner
1967Point Blank as Hired Gun
1967In Like Flint as Secret Service Man
1965Von Ryan's Express as American POW


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