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James Sikking


James B. Sikking was born on March 5, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, the son of Unity ministers. He is probably best known for his yeoman work as hard-charging--and hardheaded--SWAT leader Lt. Howard Hunter on the classic police drama Hill Street Blues (1981). His full name--James Barrie Sikking--was given to him as J.M. Barrie (of "Peter Pan" ... See full bio »
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 2012 Just an American
Dr. Hanover
 2012 The Closer (TV Series)
Judge Edward Crosby
- Hostile Witness (2012) ... Judge Edward Crosby (as James B. Sikking)
 2009 American Primitive
William Cauldicott
 2008 Made of Honor
Reverend Foote (as James B. Sikking)
 2005 Fever Pitch
Doug Meeks (as James B. Sikking)
 2004 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Jim Remington
- The Car Pool Lane (2004) ... Jim Remington (as James B. Sikking)
- The 5 Wood (2004) ... Jim Remington (as James B. Sikking)
 2001-2002 The Guardian (TV Series)
Bill McGee / Bill Magee
- Causality (2002) ... Bill McGee (as James B. Sikking)
- Loyalties (2001) ... Bill Magee (as James B. Sikking)
 2001 Submerged (TV Movie)
Rear Admiral Cyrus Cole (as James B. Sikking)
 2000 Nowhere to Land (TV Movie)
George Eller (as James B. Sikking)
 1999-2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Foreman / Harry
- Babel (2000) ... Foreman (voice)
- Mind Games (1999) ... Harry (voice)
 1999 Mutiny (TV Movie)
Lt. Cmdr. Tynan (as James B. Sikking)
 1998 Invasion America (TV Series)
General Gordon
- Final Mission (1998) ... General Gordon (voice)
- Dark Side (1998) ... General Gordon (voice)
- Countdown (1998) ... General Gordon (voice)
- Charade (1998) ... General Gordon (voice)
- Allies (1998) ... General Gordon (voice)
 1997-1998 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Capt. Stan Jonas / Lt. Stan Jonas, IAB
- Queens for a Day (1998) ... Capt. Stan Jonas (as James B. Sikking)
- Skel in a Cell (1998) ... Capt. Stan Jonas (as James B. Sikking)
- Cinnamon Buns (1998) ... Capt. Stan Jonas (as James B. Sikking)
- Doggonit (1998) ... Capt. Stan Jonas (as James B. Sikking)
- Fools Russian (1998) ... Capt. Stan Jonas (as James B. Sikking, credit only)
 1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Dr. Carson
- Nuclear and Present Danger/Loch Ness Mess (1997) ... Dr. Carson (voice)
 1996 The Ring (TV Movie)
Sam Liebman (as James B. Sikking)
 1996 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
- The Once and Future Duck (1996) ... (voice)
 1995 Dare to Love (TV Movie)
Ron Wells
 1995 Whisper of the Heart
Seiya Tsukishima (as James B. Sikking)
 1995 Tyson (TV Movie)
Bill Clayton
 1995 Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou (TV Movie)
Dr. Roger Salisbury (as James B. Sikking)
 1994 Seduced by Evil (TV Movie)
Nick Lindsay (as James B. Sikking)
 1994 Dead Badge
Wheeler / Aaron Feld
 1993 The Pelican Brief
FBI Director Denton Voyles (as James B. Sikking)
 1989-1993 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. David Howser
- What Makes Doogie Run (1993) ... Dr. David Howser (as James B. Sikking)
- Dorky Housecall, M.D. (1993) ... Dr. David Howser (as James B. Sikking, credit only)
- You've Come a Long Way, Babysitter (1993) ... Dr. David Howser (as James B. Sikking)
 1992 Doing Time on Maple Drive (TV Movie)
Phil Carter (as James B. Sikking)
 1991 Final Approach
Col. Jason Halsey
 1990 Cop Rock (TV Series)
Lt. Howard Hunter
- Cop-a-Felliac (1990) ... Lt. Howard Hunter (uncredited)
 1990 Narrow Margin
Nelson (as James B. Sikking)
 1989 Desperado: Badlands Justice (TV Movie)
Kirby Clarke
 1989 The Final Days (TV Movie)
Elliot Richardson
 1989 Around the World in 80 Days (TV Mini-Series)
Jenks
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Jenks (as James B. Sikking)
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Jenks (as James B. Sikking)
- Episode #1.3 ... Jenks (as James B. Sikking)
 1989 Hunter (TV Series)
Jack Small
- City Under Siege: Part 3 (1989) ... Jack Small (uncredited)
- City Under Siege: Part 2 (1989) ... Jack Small (as James B. Sikking)
- City Under Siege: Part 1 (1989) ... Jack Small (as James B. Sikking)
 1989 Brotherhood of the Rose (TV Mini-Series)
Felix (as James B. Sikking)
 1988 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Golden Land (TV Movie) (as James B. Sikking)
 1988 Too Good to Be True (TV Movie)
Russell Quinton (as James B. Sikking)
 1988 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Lindsay
- Mad Avenue (1988) ... Lindsay
 1988 Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (TV Movie)
Old Man
 1987 Bay Coven (TV Movie)
Nicholas Kline
 1987 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Cornelius
- Mona (1987) ... Cornelius (as James B. Sikking)
 1981-1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Lt. Howard Hunter
- A Pound of Flesh (1987) ... Lt. Howard Hunter (as James B. Sikking)
- The Runner Falls on His Kisser (1987) ... Lt. Howard Hunter (as James B. Sikking)
- Days of Swine and Roses (1987) ... Lt. Howard Hunter (as James B. Sikking)
- Dogsbreath Afternoon (1987) ... Lt. Howard Hunter (as James B. Sikking)
- The Cookie Crumbles (1987) ... Lt. Howard Hunter (as James B. Sikking)
 1987 Police Story: The Freeway Killings (TV Movie)
Mayor Cameron
 1986 Soul Man
Bill Watson (as James B. Sikking)
 1986 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Party Guest
- Pilot (1986) ... Party Guest (uncredited)
 1986 Dress Gray (TV Movie)
Maj. Clifford Bassett (as James B. Sikking)
 1985 First Steps (TV Movie)
Jim Davis (as James B. Skiking)
 1985 Morons from Outer Space
Col. Raymond Laribee, CIA (as James B. Sikking)
 1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Captain Styles (as James B. Sikking)
 1984 Up the Creek
Tozer (as James B. Sikking)
 1983 The Star Chamber
Dr. Harold Lewin (as James B. Sikking)
 1981 Outland
Sgt. Montone (as James B. Sikking)
 1980 The Competition
Brudenell (as James B. Sikking)
 1980 Ordinary People
Ray (as James B. Sikking)
 1980 Trouble in High Timber Country (TV Movie)
Roger Lomax (as James B. Sikking)
 1979 The Electric Horseman
Dietrich (as James B. Sikking)
 1979 Paris (TV Series)
Lew Castle
- Burnout (1979) ... Lew Castle
 1979 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Jack Wiley
- The Senator Votes Absentee (1979) ... Jack Wiley (as James B. Sikking)
 1977-1979 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Lawrence Wellman / Frisch
- Angels in Waiting (1979) ... Lawrence Wellman (as James B. Sikking)
- Angels on Horseback (1977) ... Frisch
 1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Oscar Ross / George Cameron
- The Miracle Man (1978) ... Oscar Ross
- Tread the King's Shadow (1978) ... George Cameron
 1978 A Woman Called Moses (TV Movie)
McCracken
 1978 Lucan (TV Series)
- Brother Wolf (1978)
 1977-1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Jeff Seales / John Hicklin
- A Good Clean Bust with Sequel Rights (1978) ... Jeff Seales
- The Becker Connection (1977) ... John Hicklin
 1978 Operation Petticoat (TV Series)
Lt. O'Reilly
- Cram Course (1978) ... Lt. O'Reilly
 1978 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
Cliff McConnell
- The Waterfront Story (1978) ... Cliff McConnell
 1978 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Ray Burns
- Which One Is Jaime? (1978) ... Ray Burns
 1978 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
Ted McDermott
- The Action (1978) ... Ted McDermott
 1977 Capricorn One
Control Room Man (as Jim Sikking)
 1977 The Last Hurrah (TV Movie)
Monsignor Killian
 1977 Kill Me If You Can (TV Movie)
Mr. Lea
 1977 Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (TV Movie)
Commander Devril
 1977 Rafferty (TV Series)
 1977 Man from Atlantis (TV Series)
Captain Manzone
- The Killer Spores (1977) ... Captain Manzone
 1977 Never Con a Killer (TV Movie)
Bricklaw
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
Bricklaw
- Never Con a Killer (1977) ... Bricklaw
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
Mr. French
- Pieces of Eight (1977) ... Mr. French
 1977 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Mr. Franklin
- To Live with Fear: Part 2 (1977) ... Mr. Franklin
 1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Harris
- The Malflores (1977) ... Harris (as Jim Sikking)
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (TV Series)
Matthew Downey
- Chapter XII (1976) ... Matthew Downey
- Chapter X (1976) ... Matthew Downey
 1972-1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Clint / Lloyd
- The Sounds of Silence (1974) ... Clint
- Devil's Playground (1972) ... Lloyd
 1974 The Terminal Man
Ralph Friedman
 1965-1974 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Hair and fibers expert / SA Ed Spanger / SRA Herbert Withers / ...
- Deadly Ambition (1974) ... SA Ed Spanger
- The Game of Terror (1971) ... SRA Herbert Withers
- Three-Way Split (1971) ... Harte
- The Condemned (1970) ... Agent Marley
- Wind It Up and It Betrays You (1968) ... RA Dan Menaphee
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
Policeman in office
- Publish or Perish (1974) ... Policeman in office (uncredited)
 1973 Outrage (TV Movie)
Officer Geary
 1973 The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping (TV Movie)
2nd OSO Agent
 1972-1973 Room 222 (TV Series)
Cramer
- Pi in the Sky (1973) ... Cramer
 1973 The President's Plane Is Missing (TV Movie)
Bodine (aide to Gen. Dunbar)
 1970-1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Sketchley / Mark Langdon
- Desert Run (1973) ... Sketchley
- One for the Lady (1970) ... Mark Langdon
 1973 The Alpha Caper (TV Movie)
Henry Kellner
 1973 Coffee, Tea or Me? (TV Movie)
Businessman
 1972-1973 The Rookies (TV Series)
Captain Gentry / Defense Attorney
- Cauldron (1973) ... Captain Gentry
- The Informant (1972) ... Defense Attorney
 1973 Brother on the Run
Lt Summers
 1973 Scorpio
Harris
 1973 Search (TV Series)
Callas
- Moment of Madness (1973) ... Callas
 1970-1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Dr. Webber / Major Bernard / Political Science Professor
- Put Out the Welcome Mat for Death (1973) ... Dr. Webber
- A Far Away Place So Near (1970) ... Major Bernard
- The Exile (1970) ... Political Science Professor
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Major Frank Kramer, US Army Doctor
- Act of Duty (1973) ... Major Frank Kramer, US Army Doctor
 1973 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Finance Officer
- Tuttle (1973) ... Finance Officer
 1970-1973 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Detective Charles / Fred Sutton / Mr. Bowers
- Follow That Dog (1973) ... Detective Charles
- Doris vs. Pollution (1970) ... Fred Sutton
- Doris the Spy (1970) ... Mr. Bowers
 1972 Banyon (TV Series)
Andrews
- The Lady Killer (1972) ... Andrews
 1972 Family Flight (TV Movie)
Second Controller
 1972 The Bob Newhart Show (TV Series)
Dick
- Goodnight Nancy (1972) ... Dick
 1972 The New Centurions
Sergeant Anders
 1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride!
Andy Hayes
 1972 Man on a String (TV Movie)
Pipe Smoker
 1970-1972 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Wilson / Corrigan
- Committed (1972) ... Wilson
- Homecoming (1970) ... Corrigan
 1972 The Astronaut (TV Movie)
Astronaut Higgins
 1972 Gidget Gets Married (TV Movie)
Mister Johnson
 1971 Chandler
Bogardy (scenes deleted)
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Voice Print Officer
- Dear Fran... (1971) ... Voice Print Officer (as James B. Sikking)
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
Harold Hopkins
- Safe Deposit (1971) ... Harold Hopkins
 1970-1971 Rod Serling's Night Gallery (TV Series)
State Trooper (segment "Death in the Family") / 1st Reporter (segment "The Nature of the Enemy")
- Death in the Family/The Merciful/Class of '99/Witches' Feast (1971) ... State Trooper (segment "Death in the Family") (as James B. Sikking)
- Room with a View/The Little Black Bag/The Nature of the Enemy (1970) ... 1st Reporter (segment "The Nature of the Enemy")
 1971 Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Control Room Officer (uncredited)
 1971 Inside O.U.T. (TV Short)
Patrolman (as James B. Sikking)
 1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Police Lieutenant
- Beware of the Watchdog (1971) ... Police Lieutenant
 1971 The Immortal (TV Series)
Administrator
- My Brother's Keeper (1971) ... Administrator
 1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
1st Reporter
- A Matter of Priorities (1971) ... 1st Reporter (as James B. Sikking)
 1971 The Night God Screamed
Deacon Paul
 1968-1970 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Hercules / Gestapo Officer / Private Berger
- The Big Broadcast (1970) ... Hercules
- My Favorite Prisoner (1969) ... Gestapo Officer
- No Names Please (1968) ... Private Berger (as James B. Sikking)
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Joe Daley
- The Two Dollar Thing (1970) ... Joe Daley
 1969-1970 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Jenkins / Capt. Hale
- To the Victor (1970) ... Jenkins
- The Soldier (1969) ... Capt. Hale
 1969 The Survivors (TV Series)
Henson
- Chapter Ten (1969) ... Henson
 1969 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
Joe Menchell
 1969 Charro!
Gunner
 1968 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Tex
- Log 72: El Presidente (1968) ... Tex (as James B. Sikking)
 1967-1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Kevin Maco / Jack Rimbau
- The Trackers (1968) ... Kevin Maco
- Judgement at Red Creek (1967) ... Jack Rimbau
 1967 Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series)
Colonel Richardson
- The Show Must Go On (1967) ... Colonel Richardson
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Human Capt. William Taft
- Valley of the Shadow (1967) ... Human Capt. William Taft
 1967 Point Blank
Hired Gun
 1967 In Like Flint
Secret Service Man (uncredited)
 1966-1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Nugent / Doctor
- The Calculus of Chaos (1967) ... Nugent
- A Game of Violence (1966) ... Doctor
 1967 Sail to Glory
George Steers
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
Capt. Rand
- Six Feet Under (1966) ... Capt. Rand
 1964-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Deputy Marsh / Bert / Leonard Taft
- Ten Thousand Pieces of Silver (1966) ... Deputy Marsh
- Last Second of a Big Dream (1965) ... Bert
 1965-1966 My Mother the Car (TV Series)
Sergeant Riddle / Doctor
- My Son, the Criminal (1966) ... Sergeant Riddle (as Jim Sikking)
- Lassie, I Mean Mother, Come Home (1965) ... Doctor
 1965 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Fred
- Who's Got a Secret? (1965) ... Fred
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
Valentine
- A Stitch in Crime (1965) ... Valentine (as James B. Sikking)
 1965 The Virginian (TV Series)
Sanders
- Nobility of Kings (1965) ... Sanders (as James B. Sikking)
 1965 The Long, Hot Summer (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Twisted Image: Part 2 (1965) ... Doctor
 1965 O.K. Crackerby! (TV Series)
Mr. Joe Malone
- The Griffin Story (1965) ... Mr. Joe Malone (as Jim Sikking)
 1965 The Loner (TV Series)
Confederate Captain
- An Echo of Bugles (1965) ... Confederate Captain
 1965 Von Ryan's Express
American Soldier (uncredited)
 1963-1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Botany / Orderly
- Cold Hands, Warm Heart (1964) ... Botany
- The Human Factor (1963) ... Orderly
 1964 The Carpetbaggers
Reporter (uncredited)
 1964 The Strangler
Artist
 1963 Rawhide (TV Series)
Luke Harger
- Incident of the Travellin' Man (1963) ... Luke Harger
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Lyles
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Dr. James Hobart (1973-1976) (as James B. Sikking)
 1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Civilian Engineer Bert Springer
- The Case of the Misguided Missile (1961) ... Civilian Engineer Bert Springer
 1961 Assignment: Underwater (TV Series)
Dave Quinto
- Anchor Man (1961) ... Dave Quinto
 1955 Five Guns West
Union Sergeant (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (17 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Other Works:

He acted in Clifford Odets's play, "The Big Knife," at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Martin Shaw and Gayle Hunnicutt in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

James B. Sikking | Jim Sikking | James B. Skiking

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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His mom Sue, dad Andy, brother Tom, and brother Bob were ordained ministers in the Unity Church. Mom Sue led Unity by the Sea in Santa Monica for decades, and brother Bob served as president of the Assn. of Unity Churches for years. See more »

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