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A handsome, former stage actor turned lead and second lead on TV and in films, Jamey Sheridan could project a range from good-guy niceness to cop toughness. Bitten by the acting bug after a knee injury ruined his chances for a dance career, he left California to pursue stage work, eventually scoring several impressive successes off and on Broadway, including a Tony nomination for his work in the 1987 revival of "All My Sons." Sheridan made his film debut with a bit part in "Jumpin' Jack Flash" (1985). He moved on to larger roles, including a co-starring part as the jealous boyfriend in "Distant Thunder" (1988) and the lead in a TV series "Shannon's Deal" (NBC, 1990-91), created by John Sayles. On the short-lived series, he was a highly-paid corporate lawyer who left the high life to return to the trenches as a district attorney. On the heels of the TV series came the release of "Stanley & Iris" (1990) in which Sheridan portrayed Jane Fonda's angry, unemployed brother-in-law. He then segued to playing love interests for leading ladies: he was Harley Jane Kozak's estranged husband in "All I Want for Christmas" (1991), Melanie Griffith's detective partner who wanted much more in "A Stranger Among Us" (1992), and a dashing pilot who romances Annabella Sciorra in "Whispers in the Dark" (1992). Sheridan had further success on the small screen as the villainous Randall Flagg in "Stephen King's 'The Stand'" (ABC, 1994) and that same year starred opposite Meredith Baxter in "My Breast" (CBS). He joined the ensemble cast of the medical drama "Chicago Hope" (CBS) as Dr. John Sutton for one season (1995-96). More recently, Sheridan was cast as Mercedes Ruehl's husband confounded by her newfound interest in her heritage in the 2000 CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production "The Lost Child."
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Made stage debut in "Tooth of Crime" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival
Off-Broadway debut, "Just a Little Bit Less Than Normal"
Made TV debut in "Mystery at Fire Island," an episode of CBS' "Children's Mystery Theatre"
Made prime-time debut in an episode of NBC's "St. Elsewhere"
Joined the cast of "Biloxi Blues" on Broadway as Sgt. Toomey
Feature film debut, a small part in "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
TV-movie debut "One Police Plaza" (CBS)
Scored critical acclaim as Chris Keller in the Broadway revival of "All My Sons"
Starred in the NBC series "Shannon's Deal"
Starred in the ABC miniseries "Stephen King's 'The Stand'"
Joined cast of "Chicago Hope" (CBS)
Appeared in pilot of the NBC sitcom "Veronica's Closet"; replaced when show was picked up as a series
Cast as the mysterious father in "Luminous Motion"
Had featured role in "Cradle Will Rock"
Acted alongside Mercedes Ruehl in the CBS "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation, "The Lost Child"
Co-starred as Claudius in Campbell Scott's version of "Hamlet" made for the Odyssey TV network
Played Brutus in the New York Shakespeare Festival's staging of "Julius Caesar" in Central Park
Portrayed the buttoned-up husband of Kristin Scott Thomas in "Life as a House"
Played Captain James Deakins in the NBC series "Law & Order: Criminal Intent"
Cast on the short-lived NBC drama, "Trauma"