Sikes, Cynthia 1954–

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Sikes, Cynthia 1954–


Full name, Cynthia Lee Sikes; born January 2, 1954, in Coffeyville, KS; daughter of Neil and Pat (maiden name, Scott) Sikes; married Alan Bud York in (a director and producer), June 24, 1989. Education: Trained at American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1977–79. Politics: Democrat. Avocational Interests: Hiking, reading, writing.

Career: Actress. Former beauty pageant contestant. California Service Corps, commissioner, 2005–08; member of Hollywood Women's Political Committee; former member of President Clinton's Advisory Committee on the Arts.

Awards, Honors: Governor's Medal of Merit, governor of Kansas, 1986.


Television Appearances; Series:

Jingles Lodestar, Big Shamus, Little Shamus, CBS, 1979.

Sandy Swanson, Flamingo Road, NBC, 1981–82.

Dr. Annie Cavanero, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1982–85.

Dr. Sidney Walden, a recurring role, JAG (also known as JAG: Judge Advocate General), CBS, 2000–2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Della Santini, Columbo: Now You See Him, 1976.

Paula Schuster, His Mistress, NBC, 1984.

Helen Kyger, Oceans of Fire, CBS, 1986.

Claudia Lloyd, In Defense of a Married Man, ABC, 1990.

Cynthia Hayes, Sins of Silence, CBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Claudia Desmond Armagh, Captains and the Kings, NBC, 1976.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Annie Cavanero, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1982.

Vicki Hollingsworth, Poor Richard, CBS, 1984.

Kathryn D'Angelo, Stir Crazy, CBS, 1985.

Television Appearances; Specials:

NBC team contestant, Battle of the Network Stars XIV, ABC, 1983.

NBC team contestant, Battle of the Network Stars XV, ABC, 1983.

Night of 100 Stars II, ABC, 1985.

Judge, The 1990 Miss America Pageant, NBC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Karen Martin, "Communications," Emergency! (also known as Emergency One and Emergencia!), NBC, 1975.

Susan Valero, "A Portrait of Elizabeth," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), NBC, 1976.

Toni Stroud, "Promise to Kill," Jigsaw John, NBC, 1976.

Michelle, "Task Force: Cop Killer, Parts1 & 2," Police Woman, NBC, 1976.

Mrs. Peggy Levy, "Bosom Partners," Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1979.

Mrs. Peggy Levy, "Murray's Daughter," Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1980.

Roseanne Driscoll, "'Tis the Season to Be Murdered,"Hart to Hart, ABC, 1980.

Barbara Munroe, "The Tangled Vines," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1981.

Barbara Munroe, "Tony Comes Home," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1982.

Gail Roberts, "Soldiers of Misfortune," The Fall Guy, ABC, 1982.

Dr. Harris, premiere episode, I Had Three Wives, CBS, 1985.

Callie Harlan, "Imperfect Union," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1985.

Lauren Henderson, "The Kona Winds," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1985.

Judge Monica Ryan, "Open Heart Perjury," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988.

Judge Monica Ryan, "Leapin' Lizards," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988.

Judge Monica Ryan, "Romancing the Drone," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988.

Nina Todd, "Wingless: Part 2," Wings, NBC, 1996.

Rona Russ, "The Art of Give and Take," Arli$$, HBO, 1999.

Meredith Scott, "What You See Is What You Get," Arli$$, HBO, 2002.

Zara Costelana, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), CBS, 2008.

Television Producer; Movies:

Sins of Silence, CBS, 1996.

Film Appearances:

Alicia Meeker, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains, Paramount, 1982.

Joyce, Good–bye Cruel World, Sharp Features, 1983.

Courtney Wade, The Man Who Loved Women, Columbia, 1983.

Janice Kern, That's Life! (also known as Blake Edwards' "That's Life!"), Columbia, 1986.

Susan Johnson, Arthur 2: On the Rocks, Warner Bros., 1988.

Nancy Weaver, Love Hurts, Vestron Pictures, 1990.

Elizabeth Clark, Possums, Monarch Home Video, 1998.

Lisa, Going Shopping, Rainbow Releasing, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Night of 100 Stars II, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985.

Baker's wife and witch, Into the Woods (musical),Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1987–89.