John Hancock (March 4, 1941
– October 12, 1992) was an American film and television actor.
Arkansas, Hancock is
possibly best remembered for his role as "Scotty" in the ABC miniseries Roots: The Next
His large size and distinctive
allowed him to establish a
niche playing authority figures, and he was often cast as a
, or high-ranking
Hancock also made recurring appearances in several television shows
during his career, including Knots
, Family Ties
, Star Trek: The Next
, and L.A.
. He was working on the
CBS show Love
& War as the bartender "Ike
Johnson" in 1992, when he died of a heart
attack at his home in Los Angeles.