James Sikking (sometimes credited as James B. Sikking) is an American actor best known for his role as Lt. Howard Hunter on the television series Hill Street Blues, appearing in 89 episodes from 1981-1987.
He is also known for playing Dr. David Howser on 37 episodes of Doogie Howser, M.D., from 1989-1993; as well as for his role as Capt. Stan Jonas in Brooklyn South, appearing in 22 episodes from 1997-1998.
He guest starred in eight different episodes of The F.B.I. from 1965-1971, playing seven different characters on the show. He also had recurring roles in Combat!; Room 222; Hunter; The Guardian; and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Sikking has made guest appearances on numerous shows, including The Outer Limits; Bonanza; M*A*S*H; Little House on the Prairie; Eight Is Enough; The Man From Atlantis; Starsky And Hutch; The Bionic Woman; Charlie's Angels; L.A. Law; and Who's The Boss?
Feature films he has appeared in include The Magnificent Seven Ride! (1972); Scorpio (1973); Ordinary People (1980); Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984); Narrow Margin (1990); The Pelican Brief (1993); and Fever Pitch (2005).
In addition, Sikking has appeared in the following made-for-TV movies to date:
Inside O.U.T. (1971)
Gidget Gets Married (1972)
The Astronaut (1972)
Man on a String (1972)
Family Flight (1972)
Coffee, Tea or Me? (1973)
The Alpha Caper (1973)
The President's Plane Is Missing (1973)
The Six Million Dollar Man: Solid Gold Kidnapping (1973)
Columbo: Publish or Perish (1974) (uncredited)
The F.B.I. Story: The FBI Versus Alvin Karpis, Public Enemy Number One (1974)
Never Con a Killer (1977)
Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy (1977)
Kill Me If You Can (1977)
The Last Hurrah (1977)
A Woman Called Moses (1978)
Trouble in High Timber Country (1980)
The Jesse Owens Story (1984)
First Steps (1985)
Dress Gray (1986)
L.A. Law (1986) (uncredited)
Police Story: The Freeway Killings (1987)
Bay Coven (1987)
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Golden Land (1988)
Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss (1988)
Too Good to Be True (1988)
Brotherhood of the Rose (1989)
The Final Days (1989)
Desperado: Badlands Justice (1989)
Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)
Seduced by Evil (1994)
Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou (1995)
In Pursuit of Honor (1995)
Dare to Love (1995)
The Ring (1996)
Nowhere to Land (2000)
Sikking also voiced the role of General Gordon on the short-lived 1998 cartoon series Invasion America.