Doug Sheehan

Actor
An actor who started on the stage, performing in "Twelfth Night" and "Troilus and Cressida" as part of the Old Globe National Shakespeare Festival in San Diego, Doug Sheehan is best known for his work on television. He ... Read more »
Born: 04/27/1949 in Santa Monica, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

What I Like About You 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clueless 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dear John 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Style & Substance 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Promised Land 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Columbo: It's All in the Game 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Knots Landing 1979 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Day By Day 1987 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Stranger in My Bed 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XVII 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars XVI 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Heaven on Earth 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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10 1979 (Movie)

2nd Cop (Actor)

A Mom For Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An actor who started on the stage, performing in "Twelfth Night" and "Troilus and Cressida" as part of the Old Globe National Shakespeare Festival in San Diego, Doug Sheehan is best known for his work on television. He began his small screen career on ABC's popular daytime drama "General Hospital" as Joe Kelly. Handsome and dynamic, with dark, wavy-hair, this actor was very popular with viewers and won two SOAP OPERA DIGEST Readers' Poll Awards during his three-year (1979-82) stint as the likable lawyer. He followed this successful run with another long engagement, this time on CBS' "Knots Landing." From 1983 to 1987, Sheehan starred on the long-running primetime drama as Ben Gibson, a schemer with a secret past determined to make good, who married the troubled Valene (Joan Van Ark) and was briefly involved with singer Cathy (Lisa Hartman). The year after Ben Gibson made his dramatic "Knots Landing" disappearance, the actor could be seen on a new NBC series "Day by Day" (1988-1989) playing Brian Harper, a stockbroker who along with his lawyer wife Kate (Linda Kelsey) leave their professions and open a day care center in their home upon the arrival of their second child. He followed this up with a regular role on the UPN sitcom "Clueless" from 1997-99, playing high-powered attorney Mel, Cher's father and one of her many pet projects.

Relationships

Cate Sheehan

Wife

EDUCATION

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego, California

Milestones

1999

Played the young witch's father on "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" (ABC)

1998

Guest starred on the short lived comedy "Style & Substance" (CBS)

1997

Guest starred on an episode of the family drama "Promised Land" (CBS)

1997

Took over the role of Cher's father Mel on the UPN series "Clueless"

1993

Starred in the ABC mystery movie "Columbo: It's All in the Game"

1990

Guest starred on the series "Dear John" and "MacGyver"

1990

Starred in the NBC movies "Crash: The Mystery of Flight 1501" and "A Mom For Christmas"

1988

Played FBI Commander Gordon McNeill in the NBC true crime movie "In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders"

1987

Starred as the new love interest of an amnesiac played by Lindsay Wagner in the NBC TV-movie "Stranger in My Bed"

1979

Debut film appearance in Blake Edwards' "10"

Starred on the NBC sitcom "Day by Day" as Brian Harper, a stockbroker married to a lawyer who both give up their careers to run a day care center in their home

Member of National Shakespeare Festival at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, performing in plays including "Troilus and Cressida" and "Twelfth Night"

Guest starred on the first season on the popular NBC comedy "Cheers"

Was a regular on ABC's daytime drama "General Hospital", playing lawyer Joe Kelly

Played Ben Gibson on "Knots Landing" (CBS)

Bonus Trivia

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Sheehan has appeared in cologne advertisements as the Aramis man.

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Won a Soap Opera Award for Best Prime Time Newcomer for "Knots Landing"

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He was awarded two SOAP OPERA DIGEST Readers' Poll Awards for his work on "General Hospital"

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