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.
1996, 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
2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
2016, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
Josephine Suzanne Sheridan — Mother
Marvin Daniel Sheridan — Father
Quin Kalis Sheridan — Son
Collette Kilroy — Wife
University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States (BA, 1976)