Jamey Sheridan

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Jamey Sheridan
Born James Patrick Sheridan
(1951-07-12) July 12, 1951 (age 64)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Other names James Sheridan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Colette Kilroy (1993–present)
Children 3

James Patrick "Jamey" Sheridan (born July 12, 1951) is an American actor.

Life and career[edit]

Sheridan's acting career has encompassed theater, television, and feature film productions. Born in Pasadena, California, to a family of actors, he earned a Tony nomination in 1987 for his performance in the revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. After several TV movie appearances, Sheridan landed a starring role as lawyer Jack Shannon on Shannon's Deal, which ran for one season in 1990. His later television roles include Dr. John Sutton on Chicago Hope (from 1995 to 1996).

Sheridan started his film career in the late 1980s with small roles. By the 1990s, he was playing the token family man, a role he would continue in both film and television, such as 1991's All I Want for Christmas. He also has played villains. In 1994 he played the character of Randall Flagg in the miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. Other roles include Marty Stouffer in Wild America and the psychotic neighbor in Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story. After a long history of performing Shakespeare on the stage, Sheridan appeared in Campbell Scott's production of Hamlet in 2000 as well as the Hamlet-inspired modern noir film Let the Devil Wear Black (1999). He co-starred in the improvisational film The Simian Line in 2001. He has also given supporting performances in The Ice Storm, Cradle Will Rock, Life as a House, and numerous TV movies.

More recently, Sheridan played Capt. James Deakins in the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Late in the 2004–2005 season, Sheridan began wearing an eyepatch as he began showing the symptoms of Bell's palsy. This was written into the show; however, Deakins was written out of the series at the end of the 2005–2006 season, at Sheridan's request.[1] His character was replaced by Capt. Danny Ross, played by Eric Bogosian.

Sheridan played alongside Jane Seymour in the Hallmark Channel movie Dear Prudence as Detective Eddie Duncan. On November 6, 2008, Sheridan guest starred as an evening news anchor on the ABC dramedy Eli Stone.[2]

From 2009 to 2010, Sheridan starred in NBC's Trauma as Dr. Joseph "Joe" Saviano. In 2010 Sheridan starred in the movie Handsome Harry, a drama. He played speechwriter Mark Salter in the political film Game Change.

In fall 2011, Sheridan played Vice President William Walden in the first season of Showtime's drama/thriller Homeland; the show was renewed for a second season consisting of 12 episodes, with Sheridan returning as a regular.

In the fall of 2012, Sheridan signed on to play a recurring role on CW's Arrow, playing Oliver Queen's father who sacrificed himself so that his son could live on a deserted island due to their ship being destroyed in the middle of the ocean. He occasionally reappears, once as a ghost to his son while he's still on the island and also through a flashback centered around his character; the rest of his appearances so far have been through pictures.

Sheridan played Jim Sullivan in the 2015 film Spotlight.

Sheridan and his wife, actress Colette Kilroy have three children. They live in Los Angeles.



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Jumpin' Jack Flash N.Y. Officer
1988 Distant Thunder Moss
1988 The House on Carroll Street Porter
1990 Stanley & Iris Joe
1988 The House on Carroll Street Porter
1990 Quick Change Mugger
1991 Talent for the Game Tim Weaver
1988 The House on Carroll Street Porter
1991 All I Want for Christmas Michael O'Fallon
1992 Whispers in the Dark Doug McDowell
1992 A Stranger Among Us Nick
1994 Sherwood's Travels Robert Sherwood
1997 Wild America Marty Sr.
1997 The Ice Storm Jim Carver
1998 Luminous Motion Dad
1999 Let the Devil Wear Black Carl Lyne
1999 Cradle Will Rock John Adair
2000 The Amati Girls Paul
2000 The Simian Line Paul
2001 Rain Sheriff Tom Gibson
2001 Life as a House Peter Kimball
2002 Desert Saints Agent George Scanlon
2005 Syriana Terry
2008 Nothing But the Truth Oscar Van Doren
2009 Reunion Barnaby
2009 Handsome Harry Harry Sweeney
2012 Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God Documentary
2013 The East Richard Cannon
2015 Spotlight Jim Sullivan


Year Title Role Notes
1981 CBS Children's Mystery Theatre George Episode: Mystery at Fire Island
1984 St. Elsewhere Webb Etlee Episode: My Arm Is True
1986 As the World Turns Stu Ferguson Episode: Chris Hughes Passes Away
1986 One Police Plaza Detective Bo Davis TV Movie
1987 Spenser: For Hire Nick Cavanaugh 2 Episodes
1987 The Equalizer Wayne Episode: Encounter in a Closed Room
1989 Shannon's Deal Jack Shannon TV Movie
1989 A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story Brother Ted TV Movie (credited as James Sheridan)
1990-1991 Shannon's Deal Jack Shannon 11 Episodes
1991 Murder in High Places Horn TV Movie
1993 Picket Fences Dr. David Williams Episode: Fetal Attraction
1994 The Stand Randall Flagg TV Miniseries
1993 Killer Rules Marco Ponti/Mark Bridges TV Movie
1994 Spring Awakening Martin TV Movie
1994 My Breast Nick De Stefano TV Movie
1995-1996 Chicago Hope Dr. John Sutton 18 Episodes
1997 All Lies End in Murder Danny Scialo TV Movie (credited as James Sheridan)
1997 Veronica's Closet Bryce Anderson Episode: Unaired Pilot
1998 The Echo of Thunder Larry Ritchie TV Movie
1998 Beauty Lee Crompton TV Movie
1999 Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol Ozzie Nelson TV Movie
2000 Now and Again Ben 2 Episodes
2000 Hamlet Claudius TV Movie
2000 The Lost Child Jack TV Movie
2001-2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Captain James Deakins 111 Episodes
2002 Video Voyeur: The Susan Wilson Story Steve Glover TV Movie
2013-2014 NCIS Admiral John McGee Episode: Squall
2007 Babylon Fields Ernie Wunch TV Movie
2009 Eli Stone Sam Russell Episode:
2009 Dear Prudence Eddie Duncan TV Movie
2009-2010 Trauma Dr. Joseph Saviano 20 Episodes
2010 The League Ted Episode: The Anniversary Party
2012 Game Change Mark Salter TV Movie
2011-2012 Homeland Vice President William Walden 17 Episodes
2013 Smash Richard Francis 5 Episodes
2014 Suits Charles Van Dyke Episode: Know When to Fold 'Em
2012-2015 Arrow Robert Queen 5 Episodes
2015 Agent X Stanton 3 Episodes
2015 Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories Dad 1 Episode


  1. ^ Ask Ausiello column at TV Guide
  2. ^ Scoop: Criminal Intent Alum Needs Eli Stone 's Help" TV Guide. November 6, 2008. Retrieved on November 7, 2008.

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