James Sikking

James Sikking

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James Sikking was born on Mar 05, 1934 in USA. James Sikking's big-screen debut came with Five Guns West directed by Roger Corman in 1955, strarring Union Sergeant (uncredited). James Sikking is known for Invasion America directed by Dan Fausett, Mikey Kelley stars as David Carter and Tony Jay as The Dragit. James Sikking has got 1 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award James Sikking achieved is People's Choice Awards, USA. The upcoming new movie James Sikking plays is Made of Honor which will be released on May 02, 2008.

James B. Sikking was born on March 5, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, the son of Unity ministers. Best known for his yeoman work as hard-charging, hardheaded SWAT leader Lt. Howard Hunter on the classic 80's police drama Capitaine Furillo (1981), he received the name James Barrie Sikking as J.M. Barrie (of "Peter Pan" fame) was his parents' favorite author. Graduating from El Segundo High School, Sikking's interest in acting started after participating in various college plays while a student at the University of California-Santa Barbara, UCLA and the University of Hawaii.Sikking made his professional stage debut in a production of "Damn Yankees" and broke into films with unbilled work in Cinq fusils à l'Ouest (1955) and Bungalow pour femmes (1956). He finally started receiving billing in the 1960s, albeit bit parts in films and television, as minor villains or in-charge types with such roles as a professional assassin in Le point de non-retour (1967), the head of vice squad in Les flics ne dorment pas la nuit (1972) and a CIA agent in Scorpio (1973) coming his way. Sikking's first steady television job was in 1973 when he was cast as Dr. James Hobart for three years on the daytime soap opera Hôpital central (1963).Moving into "Grade A" quality films in the early 1980s, Sikking still stayed pretty much in the background, such as his playing of Donald Sutherland's white-collar business comrade in the Oscar-winning Des gens comme les autres (1980). It took his Emmy-nominated, scene-stealing role as the gung-ho, often volatile and emotionally unpredictable Lt. Hunter on Capitaine Furillo (1981) to finally put him on the map.Following the series' demise after six seasons, Sikking continued to move around in the top supporting ranks, finding steady work on television as Dr. David Howser, Neil Patrick Harris' father on Docteur Doogie (1989) and in important roles in such mini-movies as Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992). Continuing in such movies as Star Trek III : À la recherche de Spock (1984), Le seul témoin (1990) and L'affaire Pélican (1993), he typically played various authoritarians. He received his first major movie co-lead in L'approche finale (1991) as an Air Force Colonel who develops amnesia after an air disaster. He ended the decade back in the precinct as part of the ensemble of Brooklyn South (1997).Into the millennium, Sikking obtained featured roles in the Drew Barrymore romantic comedy Terrain d'entente (2005); the Patrick Dempsey romantic comedy Le témoin amoureux (2008); the family drama American Primitive (2009) and his last movie role, as a doctor, in the drama Just an American (2012). On TV, he showed up on such series guest parts as "The Guardian," "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "The Closer."Long married to wife Florine, whom he met while at UCLA, his actor/son Andrew Sikking occasionally appeared as an officer on his father's series Brooklyn South (1997).

  • Birthday

    Mar 05, 1934
  • Place of Birth

    Los Angeles, California, USA

Known For


1 wins & 1 nominations

People's Choice Awards, USA
Favorite Television New Dramatic Series
Winner - People's Choice Award

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