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James Barrie Sikking (born March 5, 1934) is an American actor known for his role as Lt. Howard Hunter on the 1980s TV series Hill Street Blues.[1][2]

James Sikking
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Sikking at The Athenaeum Hotel, London, England
Born
James Barrie Sikking

(1934-03-05) March 5, 1934 (age 85)
ResidenceBrentwood, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1955–2008
Spouse(s)Florine Sikking

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Early yearsEdit

Sikking was born in Los Angeles. His mother, Sue Sikking (née Paxton), was a founder of Santa Monica's Unity-by-the-Sea Church. He graduated from UCLA in 1959[3] and attended the University of Hawaii. He has two brothers, Tom and Art, and a sister, Joy.

CareerEdit

Sikking starred on the ABC TV series Doogie Howser, M.D. as Dr. David Howser[4]:278 and on the 1997 drama series Brooklyn South as Captain Stan Jonas.[4] He also portrayed Geoffrey St. James on the NBC comedy Turnabout[4]:1113 and did the voice of General Gordon on the short-lived 1998 cartoon series Invasion America. He is often credited as James B. Sikking.

His film work includes The Competition, Outland, Up the Creek and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, as well as a minor (but crucial) part, as a cynical hitman, in the earlier Point Blank. Sikking's film career started in 1955. Sikking starred in the 1992 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, The Rockford Files, The Bob Newhart Show, Hogan's Heroes, Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, Hunter and Batman Beyond.

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Florine Sikking, a cookbook author. They live in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles.

FilmographyEdit

"The Closer", (2012) as the Judge, Season 7, Episode 16

* - directed by Peter Hyams

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bentley, Rick (April 23, 2014). "James Sikking talks 'Hill Street Blues' on release of box set". The Fresno Bee. Archived from the original on November 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Berk, Dr. Nancy (May 8, 2014). "Showbiz Analysis with Hill Street Blues' James Sikking". Parade.
  3. ^ "Notable Alumni Actors". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 139-140. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.

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