Sheridan, Jamey 1951–

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SHERIDAN, Jamey 1951–

(James Sheridan)


Full name, James Patrick Sheridan; born July 12, 1951, in Pasadena, CA; son of Daniel Marvin (a police officer) and Suzanne Josephine (Hayes) Sheridan; married Colette Kilroy (an actress), 1993; children: two. Education: University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1976. Avocational Interests: Writing, reading fiction.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actor. Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, performer at National Shakespeare Festival, 1976; affiliated with Signature Theater Company, New York City, c. 1997.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Helen Hayes Award, best featured actor, Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a featured dramatic role, 1987, both for All My Sons; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, 1997, for Chicago Hope.


Film Appearances:

New York City police officer, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

Porter, The House on Carroll Street, Orion, 1988.

Moss, Distant Thunder (also known as L'enfer apres l'enfer), Paramount, 1988.

Joe, Stanley and Iris, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1990.

Mugger, Quick Change, Warner Bros., 1990.

Tim Weaver, Talent for the Game, Paramount, 1991.

Michael O'Fallon, All I Want for Christmas (also known as Home for Christmas), Paramount, 1991.

Nick, A Stranger Among Us (also known as Close to Eden), Hollywood Pictures, 1992.

Doug McDowell, Whispers in the Dark, Paramount, 1992.

Robert Sherwood, Sherwood's Travels (also known as Never Love a Thief), 1994.

Marty Stouffer, Sr., Wild America, Warner Bros., 1997.

Jim Carver, The Ice Storm (also known as Ice Storm), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1997.

Dad, Luminous Motion, Fiona Films, 1998.

Himself, The Making of "The Echo of Thunder" (documentary), 1998.

Carl Lyne, Let the Devil Wear Black, 1999.

John Adair, Cradle Will Rock, 1999.

Scanlon, Desert Saints, 2000.

Paul, The Simian Line, Gabriel Film Group, Inc., 2000.

Peter Kimball, Life as a House, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Tom, Rain (also known as Lluvia), First Look Home Entertainment, 2001.

Agent George Scanlon, Desert Saints, Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Macalister, The Warrior Class, 2004.

Walter Such, Last Night (short), 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jack Shannon, Shannon's Deal, NBC, 1990–91.

Dr. John Sutton, Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995–96.

Captain James Deakins, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Randall Flagg, The Stand (also known as Stephen King's "The Stand"), ABC, 1994.

Claudius, Hamlet, Odyssey, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Detective Bo Davis, One Police Plaza, CBS, 1986.

Horn, Murder in High Places (also known as Out of Season), NBC, 1991.

Marco Ponti and Mark Bridges, Killer Rules, NBC, 1993.

Nick DiStefano, My Breast, CBS, 1994.

Martin Dempster, "Spring Awakening," CBS Sunday Afternoon Showcase, CBS, 1994.

Detective Daniel Francis "Dan/Danny" Sciallo, All Lies End in Murder (also known as Behind Every Good Man), ABC, 1997.

Larry Ritchie, "The Echo of Thunder," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1998.

Leland "Lee" Crompton, Jr., Beauty, CBS, 1998.

Ozzie Nelson, Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol (also known as Ricky Nelson and The Ricky Nelson Story), VH1, 1999.

Jack Miller, The Lost Child, CBS, 2000.

Paul, The Amati Girls, Fox Family Channel, 2000.

Steve Glover, Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story, Lifetime, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

George Wayne, "Mystery at Fire Island," CBS Mystery Theatre, CBS, 1980.

(As James Sheridan) Brother Ted, "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story" (also known as "The Long Shot"), The Magical World of Disney, NBC, 1989.

Sam Shepard: Stalking Himself (documentary), PBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Jack Shannon, Shannon's Deal, NBC, 1989.

Robert Sherwood, Never Love a Thief (also known as Sherwood's Travels), PAX, 1994.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Frankie Raimendo, The Doctors, NBC, 1981.

LaBecque, Another World, NBC, 1984.

Webb Ettlee, "My Aim Is True," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1984.

Nick Cavanaugh, "Homecoming," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1987.

Todd Wallace, "Murder and Acquisitions," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1987.

Private Eye, NBC, 1987.

Dr. David Williams, "Fetal Attraction," Picket Fences, CBS, 1993.

Ben, "I Am the Greatest," Now and Again, 2000.

Ben, "Film at Eleven," Now and Again, 2000.

Also appeared in The Equalizer, CBS; Veronica's Closet, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Hoss, Tooth of Crime, Williamstown Theatre Festival (second company), Williamstown, MA, 1978.

Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Williamstown Theatre Festival (second company), 1978.

(Off-Broadway debut) Spud, Just a Little Bit Less Than Normal, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1979.

Chris, The Arbor, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1979.

Private Wars, and Gately, Lone Star [double-bill], Center Stage Theatre, Main Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1979.

Bilton, Major Barbara, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1980.

Mike Morgan, One Wedding, Two Rooms, Three Friends, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1980.

Sandy, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Circle in the Square, 1980.

Hoagy, Hoagy, Bix, and Wolfgang Beethoven Bunkhaus, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN, 1980.

Paul, Loose Ends, Alliance Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA, 1981.

Deathtrap, Pennsylvania Stage Company, Allentown, PA, 1981.

Voice of Joe Mackins, The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1982.

Bernardo and Fortinbras, Hamlet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Homesteaders, Capitol Repertory Company, Albany, NY, 1982.

Macduff, Macbeth, Ark Theatre Company, 1983.

Marc Antony, Julius Caesar, Alliance Theatre Company, 1983.

Sergeant Toomey, Biloxi Blues, Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Chris Keller, All My Sons, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1986, later John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Jamie Tyrone, Long Day's Journey into Night, Neil Simon Theatre, 1988.

Bartender, Ah, Wilderness!, Neil Simon Theatre, 1988.

Hotspur, Henry IV, Williamstown Theatre Festival (main stage), 1991.

Jamie Tyrone, Moon for the Misbegotten, Williamstown Theatre Festival (main stage), 1992.

Alan Tuking, Breaking the Code, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 1993.

Brian, The Shadow Box, Circle in the Square Uptown, New York City, 1994–95.

The Sad Lament of Pecos Bill on the Eve Killing His Wife Killer's Head/Action, Signature Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Brutus, Julius Caesar, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 2000.

God of Hell, Westbeth Theatre, New York City, 2004.


Video Games:

Voice of Captain James Deakins, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Legacy Interactive, 2005.



American Film, April, 1991, p. 49.

Premiere, April, 1991, p. 47; November, 1997, p. 98.

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