James Horan (b. December 14, 1954 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.) is an American character actor who has appeared in many television programs and films. He has starred in several soap operas, including Guiding Light as Det. Kirk Winters in 1981, Another World as Denny Hobson (1981–1982), General Hospital as Brett Madison (1985–1987), and All My Children as Creed Kelly (1988–1989).
Horan also appeared in four of the Star Trek spin-off series. He appeared twice in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1993, first as an alien named "Jo'Bril" in the episode "Suspicions", and later as "Lieutenant Barnaby" in the episode "Descent". In 1997, he appeared on Star Trek: Voyager as "Tosin" in the episode "Fair Trade" and on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as a Jem'Hadar named "Ikat'ika" in the episodes "In Purgatory's Shadow" and "By Inferno's Light". Horan had a recurring role in the first two seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise as the enigmatic figure whom fans called "Future Guy".
In addition to his television and film work, Horan has provided voices for several video games, including several Star Trek and Star Wars games. He voiced Smaug in the 2003 video game adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. He voiced Major Cooper in Age of Empires III. He voiced Darkham in Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits. Also he voiced Doctor Strange in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Slim Cognito in the Ratchet & Clank series. He also provides the voice of Paul Rawlings in Clive Barker's Jericho. He provided the voice of Long Feng in the Avatar: The Burning Earth video game. His most recent video game appearance was as Harvey Moiseiwitsch Volodarskii in No More Heroes. He will also make an appearance in the new Destroy All Humans! installment Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon as Saxon. He'll appear in Command and Conquer 4 : Tiberian Twilight as a GDI advisor.
- James Horan website
- James Horan at the Internet Movie Database
- James Horan article at Memory Alpha, a Star Trek wiki