James Bacon (born May 12, 1914) is an American journalist.
Although a columnist by trade, Bacon appeared in numerous films, generally in walk-on cameos. For example, Bacon appeared in all five films in the 'Planet of the Apes' series, becoming the only actor to do so. He portrayed an ape in each of the films with the exception of Escape from the Planet of the Apes, in which he played a human, General Faulkner. This was the only film of the 'Ape' series in which he was credited