James B. Sikking

Highest Rated: 100% The Competition (1980)
Lowest Rated: 10% Proud American (2008)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
James B. Sikking (the "B" stands for Barrie, as in James M. Barrie, his parents' favorite author) was active in student theatricals at the University of California-Santa Barbara, UCLA and the University of Hawaii. Sikking's first film was 1963's The Strangler; his subsequent movie work found him alternating between punkish villains and steely authority types. His earliest regular TV stint was as Dr. James Hobart, one of Rachel Ames' many amours, on the daytime drama General Hospital. If we bypass his brief stint as cosmetics executive Geoffrey St. James in the mercifully short-lived 1979 sitcom Turnabout, we can regard Lt. Howard Hunter on Hill Street Blues as Sikking's first recurring prime-time TV characterization. Looking like a cross between George C. Scott and Roy Scheider on both of their bad days, Lt. Hunter was Hill Street Station's gonzo SWAT team leader, eager to prove his worth by blowing a hole in anyone who looks at him cross-eyed. It is to Sikking's credit that he invested this initially two-dimensional character with depth and humanity, so much so that Hunter caused viewers' hearts to skip a beat or two when he attempted suicide in a 1984 episode. Sikking remained with H.S.B. until its cancellation in 1987, moving on to such assignments as "The Old Man" in the Jean Shepherd-inspired cable flick Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1989). From 1989 to 1993, Sikking co-starred as Dr. David Howser, father of 16-year-old medical genius Neil Patrick Harris, on the weekly sitcom Doogie Howser MD. James B. Sikking's recent film credits include the pompous Captain Styles in Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock (1984) and FBI chief Denton Voglers in The Pelican Brief (1994).

Highest Rated Movies



10% Proud American Actor 2008
15% Made of Honor Reverend Foote $46.1M 2008
65% Fever Pitch Doug Meeks $42M 2005
No Score Yet Nowhere to Land George Eller 2000
No Score Yet Mutiny Lt. Cmdr. Tynan 1999
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'The Ring' Sam Liebman 1996
No Score Yet Tyson Bill Clayton 1995
No Score Yet In Pursuit of Honor General Douglas MacArthur 1995
No Score Yet Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou Dr. Roger Salisbury 1995
No Score Yet Dead Badge Wheeler/ Feld 1994
No Score Yet Seduced by Evil Nick Lindsay 1994
52% The Pelican Brief Denton Voyles 1993
No Score Yet Doing Time on Maple Drive Phil Carter 1992
No Score Yet Final Approach Col. Jason Halsey 1991
58% Narrow Margin Nelson 1990
No Score Yet The Final Days Actor 1989
No Score Yet Desperado: Badlands Justice Clarke 1989
No Score Yet Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss Old Man 1988
No Score Yet Bay Coven Nicholas Kline 1987
14% Soul Man Bill Watson 1986
No Score Yet Dress Gray Major Bassett 1986
No Score Yet Morons from Outer Space Col. Laribee 1985
80% Star Trek III - The Search for Spock Capt. Styles 1984
No Score Yet Up the Creek Tozer 1984
71% The Star Chamber Dr. Harold Lewin 1983
58% Outland Sgt. Montone 1981
100% The Competition Brudnell 1980
91% Ordinary People Ray 1980
65% The Electric Horseman Dietrich 1979
No Score Yet A Woman Called Moses Actor 1978
65% Capricorn One Control Room Man 1978
No Score Yet Brother on the Run Actor 1978
No Score Yet Kill Me If You Can Mr. Lea 1977
62% The Terminal Man Ralph Friedman 1974
No Score Yet The New Centurions Sgt. Anders 1972
No Score Yet The Magnificent Seven Ride! Hayes 1972
No Score Yet Chandler Bogardy 1971
No Score Yet Man on a String Actor 1971
No Score Yet The Night God Screamed Actor 1971
No Score Yet Daddy's Gone A-Hunting FBI Agent Menchell 1969
No Score Yet Charro! Gunner 1969
94% Point Blank Hired Gun 1967
89% Von Ryan's Express American Soldier 1965
No Score Yet The Strangler Artist 1964
No Score Yet Man on the Run Actor 1949


92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
WASPy interviewer #2
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Guardian
William McGee
  • 2001
40% Invasion America
  • 1998
No Score Yet Brooklyn South
Lt. Stan Jonas
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
Dr. David Howser Dr. David Howser/Col. Billings
  • 1993
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  • 1989
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
Cornelius Rockwell
  • 1987
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
Howard Hunter Lt. Howard Hunter
  • 1987
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  • 1981
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
Franklin Mr. Franklin
  • 1982
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  • 1978
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No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
Wellman Miller
  • 1979
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No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Incredible Hulk
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
Seals John Hicklin
  • 1978
  • 1977
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
Finance Officer
  • 1973
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
  • 1972
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
Corrigan Wilson
  • 1972
  • 1970
No Score Yet Ironside
Voice Print Officer
  • 1971
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
Pvt. Berger Gestapo Officer Hercules
  • 1970
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No Score Yet Bonanza
Jack Rimbau Kevin Maco
  • 1968
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No Score Yet The Fugitive
Bert Deputy Marsh Leonard Taft
  • 1966
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  • 1963
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
  • 1965