Jul. 12th, 1951
Pasadena, California, USA
6' 2 1/2"
Jamey Sheridan's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Nothing But the Truth
2005 - Syriana
2002 - Desert Saints
2001 - Life as a House
1997 - The Ice Storm
1997 - Wild America
1992 - A Stranger Among Us
1991 - All I Want For Christmas
1990 - Quick Change
1986 - Jumpin' Jack Flash
Guest TV Roles
Vice President William Walden
Dr. David Williams
Virile, fair-haired and 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 for a dancing career. Beginning professionally on stage in 1978, he gained much momentum 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) with Whoopi Goldberg and started making the guest star rounds on such series as "Spenser: For Hire" 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" for two seasons in 1990, gaining quirky notice as an unconventional attorney. From there he moved to the "Chicago Hope" set where he played a sympathetic, and now resides with the "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" team as a police captain. Other support roles in the movies 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 receiving attention as a villain in the Stephen King miniseries "The Stand" in 1994, he also turned in an interesting performance as Ozzie Nelson in the TV movie "Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol" in 1999. Having had showier roles on stage, Sheridan has never left the theater lights for long, 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 graced the Broadway boards with stimulating performances in "Biloxi Blues," "Long Day's Journey into Dark," Moon for the Misbegotten," and "The Shadow Box." His most recent performance was in "God of Hell" in 2004. A versatile actor to be sure, Sheridan is the father of two.
- Suffers from Bell's Palsy and has worn an eye patch in several episodes of _"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001)_ (qv), with the patch being written into the storyline.
- The original, unaired pilot of _"Veronica's Closet" (1997)_ (qv), featured him in the role of Bryce. The producers recast the role with 'Christopher McDonald (I)' (qv) 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' (qv), so it's very likely that Bryce was originally intended to be a regular character and not recurring.
- Was nominated for Broadway's 1987 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for a revival of 'Arthur Miller (I)' (qv)'s "All My Sons."
- Won the 1988 Helen Hayes Award for his performance in "All My Sons" (Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production).
- Preceded role of Claudius in _Hamlet (2000/II) (TV)_ (qv) with equivalent character of Carl (uncle to protagonist seeking his father's murderer) in _Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)_ (qv), a contemporary noir derived from "Hamlet".
- Son, Quin Kalis Sheridan (born 1997).