James Hampton

James Hampton

actor, director

Born July 9, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Raised in Dallas, Texas, James Hampton attended John H. Reagan Elementary, N.R. Crozier Technical High School and the University of North Texas (Theatre Arts Major). He studied acting with Michael Howard in New York and Leonard Nimoy in Los Angeles. He worked with Baruch Lumet at Knox Street Theatre in Dallas and did summer stock at Casa Manana in Fort Worth (1961). He performed off-Broadway in "Easy Does It" with Tom Poston and Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum, and toured with Burt Reynolds in "Rainmaker". He starred in "Tender Trap" with Reynolds at Arlington Park Theatre in Chicago and played the title role in "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter" at the same theatre with Mamie Van Doren and Rick Jason. Onscreen he has played in films as diverse as The Longest Yard (1974) and Teen Wolf (1985), and is probably best remembered as the eager but inept bugler Pvt. Hannibal Dobbs in the classic sitcom F Troop (1965).

Filmography

Connections

  • Susan Ursitti

    Susan Ursitti

  • Larry Storch

    Larry Storch

  • Barbara Carrera

    Barbara Carrera

  • Sheryl Bernstein

    Sheryl Bernstein

  • Rod Daniel

    Rod Daniel

  • Frank DeKova

    Frank DeKova

  • Charles Jarrott

    Charles Jarrott

  • Don Diamond

    Don Diamond

  • Stacy Keach Sr.

    Stacy Keach Sr.

  • Forrest Tucker

    Forrest Tucker

Genres

  • Science Fiction
  • Comedy
  • Horror
  • Action & Adventure
  • Children & Family
  • Drama
  • Western
  • Sports
  • Romance
  • Thriller