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Raised in Dallas, Texas, James Hampton attended John H. Reagan Elementary, N.R. Crozier Technical High School and the University of North Texas (Theatre Arts Major). He studied acting with Michael Howard in New York and Leonard Nimoy in Los Angeles. He worked with Baruch Lumet at Knox Street Theatre in Dallas and did summer stock at Casa Manana in... See full bio »
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 2015 Divine Access
Mr. Bernstein
 2014 Big Stone Gap
Reverend Manning
 2014/I Flutter
 2012 The Last Ride
Judge Matheny
 2011/I Jacob
Mayor Jack Flynn
 2009 Fire from Below
 2000 Danny and Max
 2000 Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel
 1997 Fired Up (TV Series)
Ben Franklin
 1995 Hope & Gloria (TV Series)
- My Mamma Done Told Me (1995) ... Bob
 1994 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Harry Alan
- It's a Bad World After All (1994) ... Harry Alan
 1994 Hearts Afire (TV Series)
Jasper Edmunds
- Sleepless in a Small Town (1994) ... Jasper Edmunds
 1991 Valerie (TV Series)
- Isn't It Romantic? (1991) ... Raymond
 1991 The Giant of Thunder Mountain
Jesse (Townsman)
 1991 Evening Shade (TV Series)
Earl Mallory
- Wood's Thirtieth Reunion (1991) ... Earl Mallory
 1990 Get a Life (TV Series)
- Dadicus (1990) ... Fletcher
 1990 Pump Up the Volume
Arthur Watts
 1990 Guns of Paradise (TV Series)
- Dust on the Wind (1990) ... Graham
 1990 Newhart (TV Series)
Father Ken
- Georgie and Grace (1990) ... Father Ken
 1990 Perfect Strangers (TV Series)
Mac McIntyre
- Nightmare Vacation (1990) ... Mac McIntyre
 1989 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Keith Wheeler
- The Mother of Invention (1989) ... Keith Wheeler
 1989 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Saul Taylor
- Episode #1.5991 (1989) ... Saul Taylor
 1989 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
- The High and the Mighty (1989) ... Phil
 1988 Superboy (TV Series)
- The Fixer (1988) ... Coach
 1987 She's the Sheriff (TV Series)
- The Perils of Pauline (1987) ... Digby
 1986-1987 Punky Brewster (TV Series)
Jimmy John / Alvin
- Punky's Porker (1987) ... Jimmy John
- Cherie Lifesaver (1986) ... Alvin
 1986-1987 Teen Wolf (TV Series)
Harold Howard
- Howlin' Cousins (1987) ... Harold Howard (voice)
- Scott and the Howlers (1987) ... Harold Howard (voice)
- Teen Wolf, Come Home (1987) ... Harold Howard (voice)
- Diary of a Mad Werewolf (1987) ... Harold Howard (voice)
- Down on the Farm (1987) ... Harold Howard (voice)
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- Fox on the Range (1986)
 1984-1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Jerry Blevins / Vet
- Trial by Error (1986) ... Jerry Blevins
- It's a Dog's Life (1984) ... Vet
 1985 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Odell Mitchell
- The Enchilada Express (1985) ... Odell Mitchell
 1984-1985 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
The Officer / Herb
- Just Like Tony (1985) ... The Officer
- A Rash Decision (1984) ... Herb
 1985 Otherworld (TV Mini-Series)
Fred Roach
- Rules of Attraction (1985) ... Fred Roach
 1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Mr. Stephens / Mr. Stevens
- Escape from Nam: Part 2 (1984) ... Mr. Stephens
 1984 The Burning Bed (TV Movie)
Police Witness
 1983 Goodnight, Beantown (TV Series)
- Looking Forward to the Past (1983) ... Oliver
 1983 Boone (TV Series)
- The Graduation (1983)
 1983 Kudzu (TV Movie)
Dub Dennible
 1983 Tales of the Gold Monkey (TV Series)
Alan Shoemate
- Cooked Goose (1983) ... Alan Shoemate
 1983 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
- Desperado (1983) ... Sheriff
 1982 World War III (TV Movie)
Richard Hickman
 1981 Through the Magic Pyramid (TV Movie)
Sam Tuttle
 1981 Condorman
Harry Oslo
 1981 Stand by Your Man (TV Movie)
Billy Sherrill
 1980 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Sheriff Buster Moon
- Return of the Ridge Raiders (1980) ... Sheriff Buster Moon
 1980 B.A.D. Cats (TV Series)
 1979 Centennial (TV Mini-Series)
Defense Attorney Prescott
- The Scream of Eagles (1979) ... Defense Attorney Prescott
 1979 Kaz (TV Series)
 1978 Mary (TV Series)
Skit characters
 1978 The Cat from Outer Space
Capt. Anderson
 1978 Thaddeus Rose and Eddie (TV Movie)
Alvin Karl
 1978 Three on a Date (TV Movie)
 1977 Bunco (TV Movie)
 1977 Insight (TV Series)
Jimmy Berg
- A Slight Drinking Problem (1977) ... Jimmy Berg
 1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes (TV Movie)
Wilbur Peterson
 1976 Hawmps!
Howard Clemmons
 1975 Hustle
Bus Driver
 1975 Mackintosh and T.J.
 1975 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Aaron Ironwood
- The Aaron Ironwood School of Success (1975) ... Aaron Ironwood
 1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Billy Lee
- Hardball (1975) ... Billy Lee
 1975 Force Five (TV Movie)
Lester White
 1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (TV Movie)
Harry Dudley
 1974 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Lon Tyrell
- A.W.O.L. to Kill (1974) ... Lon Tyrell
 1974 Run, Joe, Run (TV Series)
Mr. Butler
- Six Seals, Two Whales and a Dog (1974) ... Mr. Butler
 1974 The Longest Yard
Caretaker (as Jim Hampton)
 1971-1974 Love, American Style (TV Series)
John Simpson (segment "Love and the Image Makers") / Wally Smith (segment "Love and the Family Hour") / Bernie (segment "Love and the Lovely Evening") / ...
- Love and the Cryptic Gift/Love and the Family Hour/Love and the Legend/Love and the Sexpert (1973) ... Wally Smith (segment "Love and the Family Hour")
- Love and the Arctic Station/Love and the Pulitzer Prize/Love and the Tattoo (1971) ... Davis (segment "Love and the Arctic Station")
 1973 Hawkins (TV Series)
Earl Coleman
- Blood Feud (1973) ... Earl Coleman
- A Life for a Life (1973) ... Earl Coleman
 1973 The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
Jimmy (uncredited)
 1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
- The Deadly Species (1972) ... Claybourne
 1968-1971 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
LeRoy B. Simpson
- Lassoin' Leroy (1971) ... LeRoy B. Simpson (as Jim Hampton)
- The Gas Station (1970) ... LeRoy B. Simpson (as Jim Hampton)
- The Date (1969) ... LeRoy B. Simpson (credit only)
 1970 Soldier Blue
Pvt. Menzies
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
J.F. Nash
- Meanwhile Back at the Studio (1970) ... J.F. Nash
 1968 Fade-In (TV Movie)
 1967 Cimarron Strip (TV Series)
- The Battle of Bloody Stones (1967) ... Sam
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Charlie Peck
- Mrs. Harmon (1965) ... Charlie Peck (as Jim Hampton)
 1963-1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Jeb Willis / Eliab Haggen
- Eliab's Aim (1965) ... Eliab Haggen (as Jim Hampton)
- Pa Hack's Brood (1963) ... Jeb Willis (as Jim Hampton)
- Jeb (1963) ... Jeb Willis (as Jim Hampton)
 1965 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Branch Eversole
- The Feuding Pyles (1965) ... Branch Eversole (as Jim Hampton)
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Oscar Hoag
- If You Can't Believe the Truth... (1963) ... Dr. Oscar Hoag
 1962 The Cliff Dwellers (Short)
The Boy
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