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Overview (3)

Born in Pasadena, California, USA
Birth NameJames Patrick Sheridan
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Virile, fair-haired, set-jawed actor Jamey Sheridan was born in 1951 and raised in Pasadena, California. He turned to acting after a knee injury ended his pursuit of a dancing career.

Beginning professionally on stage in 1978, he gained some momentum into the next decade and eventually reached Broadway where he earned a Tony Award nomination in 1987 for his potent performance in the revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons." He made his feature-film debut in Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986) starring Whoopi Goldberg and started making the TV guest star rounds on such series as "Spenser: For Hire" and "The Equalizer" at around the same time.

Sheridan received his first big on-camera break when he was cast in the title role of Shannon's Deal (1990) gaining quirky notice for two seasons. as a highly unconventional attorney. From this series he moved to the already established Chicago Hope (1994) set wherein he played a sympathetic role. Into the millennium, his best known role resides with the series Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) in the long-running (five seasons), less showy role of a police captain.

Other support roles in the movies include Stanley & Iris (1990) with Jane Fonda, A Stranger Among Us (1992) opposite with Melanie Griffith and The Ice Storm (1997) and Life as a House (2001) both starring Kevin Kline followed, while more recent work includes Nothing But the Truth (2008) with Kate Beckinsale and Matt Dillon, the title role in Handsome Harry (2009) and The East (2013) with Ellen Page.

While commanding some attention as a villain in the Stephen King miniseries The Stand (1994), he also turned in an interesting performance as actor/director Ozzie Nelson in the TV movie Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol (1999). He has been a steadfast presence these days in such series as Homeland (2011), Arrow (2012) and "Smash" (2013)_.

Success and satisfaction always came from the stage. Having never left the theater lights for long, Sheridan playing Brutus in "Julius Caesar" at New York's Shakespeare-in-the-Park that also featured his wife, actress Colette Kilroy. Over the years he has continued to grace the Broadway boards with stimulating performances in such sterling revivals of "Biloxi Blues," "Ah, Wilderness!" "The Man Who Came to Dinner," "Long Day's Journey Into Night," "The Moon for the Misbegotten" and "The Shadow Box." He also appeared in "God of Hell" in 2004. A versatile actor to be sure, Sheridan is the father of three.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

Spouse (1)

Colette Kilroy (15 August 1992 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (9)

The original, unaired pilot of Veronica's Closet (1997), featured him in the role of Bryce. The producers recast the role with Christopher McDonald sometime over the summer and the scenes featuring Sheridan were reshot. Several early press reports and fall 1997 announcements of the show listed Sheridan as the second star behind Kirstie Alley, so it's very likely that Bryce was originally intended to be a regular character and not recurring.
Preceded role of Claudius in Hamlet (2000) with equivalent character of Carl (uncle to protagonist seeking his father's murderer) in Let the Devil Wear Black (1999), a contemporary noir derived from "Hamlet".
Was nominated for Broadway's 1987 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons".
Won the 1988 Helen Hayes Award for his performance in "All My Sons" (Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production).
Suffers from Bell's Palsy and has worn an eye patch in several episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), with the patch being written into the storyline.
Son, Quin Kalis Sheridan (born 1997).
In 1987, he competed with fellow "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actor, Courtney B. Vance, for the same Supporting Actor Tony Award, which neither of them won. Sheridan's nomination that year was for playing the "All My Sons" role of "Chris Keller," which happened to be the character name of Christopher Meloni (another "Law & Order" actor) in the HBO series "Oz." The following year (1988) the same Tony Award for supporting actor was awarded to B. D. Wong, a featured actor on both "Law & Order" and "Oz.".
He was involved in two different projects concerning the scandal about Catholic priests and pedophilia: the Emmy award winner documentary Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012) and in the Academy award winner Spotlight (2015).
He was nominated for a 1987 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for "All My Sons" on Broadway in New York City.

Personal Quotes (1)

Television allows for survival, which is the basic issue for me. You have to decide how much money is enough. You can't get carried away with the hunt for money. But there are times it shows up, and you need to grab it, and that allows you to hunt for a better script.

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