Fast Facts

  • Originally intended to make a career in modern dance before a knee injury sidelined his plans.
  • Was inspired to pursue acting in earnest after attending the Edinburgh Film Festival in his early 20s.
  • Made his stage debut in Tooth of Crime at the Williamstown (MA) Theatre Festival in 1978.
  • Won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Performer for his role of Chris Keller in a 1987 revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons.
  • Was diagnosed with Bell's palsy, a nerve disorder that temporarily causes partial facial paralysis, while working on Law & Order: Criminal Intent in 2005. The writers incorporated his condition into the script.
  • Has loved jazz since he was 17.

Awards

  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1987, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Josephine Suzanne Sheridan — Mother
  • Marvin Daniel Sheridan — Father
  • Quin Kalis Sheridan — Son
  • Collette Kilroy — Wife

College

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (BA, 1976)

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  • Birth Name: James Patrick Sheridan
  • Birth Place: Pasadena, CA
  • Birthday: July 12, 1951, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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