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James B. Sikking

1934-03-05 Los Angeles, California, United States

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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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Made of Honor Reverend Foote 2008-04-30
Fever Pitch Doug Meeks 2005-04-06
Submerged Rear Admiral Cyrus Cole 2001-05-20
Nowhere to Land George Eller 2000-03-12
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The Ring Sam Liebman 1996-10-20
Tyson Bill Clayton 1995-04-29
In Pursuit of Honor Gen Douglas MacArthur 1995-03-18
Dare to Love Ron Wells 1995-12-17
Dead Badge Wheeler / Aaron Feld 1995-03-28
Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou Roger Salisbury 1995-01-09
Seduced by Evil Nick Lindsay 1994-08-25
The Pelican Brief FBI Director Denton Voyles 1993-09-17
Doing Time on Maple Drive Phil Carter 1992-03-16
Final Approach Col. Jason Halsey 1991-12-06
Narrow Margin Nelson 1990-09-21
Desperado: Badlands Justice Kirby Clarke 1989-12-17
The Final Days Elliott Richardson 1989-10-29
Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss The Old Man 1988-08-05
Too Good to Be True Russell Quinton 1988-11-14
Police Story: The Freeway Killings Mayor Cameron 1987-05-03
Bay Coven Nicholas Kline 1987-10-25
Soul Man Bill Watson 1986-10-24
Morons from Outer Space Col. Raymond Laribee, CIA 1985-03-29
The Jesse Owens Story Avery Brundage 1984-07-09
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Captain Styles 1984-06-01
Up the Creek Tozer 1984-04-06
The Star Chamber Dr. Harold Lewin 1983-08-05
Imps* Dracula 1983-01-01
The Magic Statue Geoffrey St. James 1982-11-15
Outland Sgt. Montone 1981-05-22
The Competition Brudenell 1980-12-03
Trouble in High Timber Country Roger Lomax 1980-06-27
Ordinary People Ray Hanley 1980-09-19
The Electric Horseman Dietrich 1979-12-21
Kill Me If You Can Mr. Lea 1977-09-25
Capricorn One Control Room Man 1977-12-10
Man From Atlantis: Killer Spores Colonel Manzone 1977-05-17
Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy Commander Devril 1977-09-18
Calling Doctor Storm, M.D. Bart Burton 1977-08-25
The Terminal Man Ralph Friedman 1974-06-19
Outrage Officer Geary 1973-11-28
The Six Million Dollar Man: The Solid Gold Kidnapping 2nd OSO Agent 1973-11-17
The Alpha Caper Henry Kellner 1973-10-06
Brother on the Run Lt Summers 1973-01-01
The President's Plane Is Missing Aide to Dunbar 1973-10-23
Scorpio Harris 1973-04-11
Coffee, Tea or Me? Businessman 1973-09-11
Man On A String Pipe Smoker 1972-02-18
The New Centurions Sergeant Anders 1972-08-03
The Magnificent Seven Ride! Captain Andy Hayes 1972-08-01
Family Flight Second Controller 1972-10-25
The Astronaut Astronaut Higgins 1972-01-08
The Night God Screamed Deacon Paul 1971-01-01
Escape from the Planet of the Apes Control Room Officer (uncredited) 1971-05-20
Charro! Gunner 1969-03-13
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting Joe Menchell 1969-05-13
In Like Flint Secret Service Man 1967-03-15
Point Blank Hired Gun 1967-08-30
Von Ryan's Express American POW 1965-06-23
Five Guns West Union Soldier (uncredited) 1955-04-15