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Dan Sheridan (September 3, 1916 – June 29, 1963) was an Irish-American actor who appeared in more than thirty-five television series between 1957 and his death at the age of forty-six in 1963. He was cast in forty-one episodes of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Lawman, starring John Russell and Peter Brown. In most of his Lawman appearances, Sheridan played the bartender, Jake Summers.

Dan Sheridan
Daniel Marvin Sheridan

(1916-09-03)September 3, 1916
DiedJune 29, 1963(1963-06-29) (aged 46)
OccupationFilm and television actor
Years active1957 - 1963

A supporting player with a cultured voice, he also appeared in several films, including Cry of the City, Bullwhip, and Cole Younger, Gunfighter.[1] In 1959 he played "Doc Baxter" in the "Duel at Sundown" episode of Maverick, an ABC/WB western with James Garner and guest star Clint Eastwood. Two years earlier in 1957 he also appeared as a derby-topped yahoo in the series' episode "Ghost Rider" with Garner.[2][3]

Other television series in which Sheridan appeared, often several times in various roles, include Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Untouchables with Robert Stack, The Rough Riders with Kent Taylor, Bat Masterson with Gene Barry, Yancy Derringer with Jock Mahoney, Jefferson Drum with Jeff Richards, Have Gun - Will Travel with Richard Boone, The Rifleman with Chuck Connors, Colt .45 with Wayde Preston, The Rebel with Nick Adams, Gunsmoke with James Arness, Bronco with Ty Hardin, Cheyenne with Clint Walker, Tales of Wells Fargo with Dale Robertson, Bonanza with Lorne Greene, The Virginian with James Drury and Doug McClure, Rawhide with Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood, Checkmate with Sebastian Cabot and Doug McClure, and Route 66 with Martin Milner and George Maharis.[4][5][6]

Sheridan was honored for his service during World War II with the Australian Military Cross, the Anzac Military Medal, the United States Silver Star, and the French Croix de Guerre.[7]


  1. ^ "AFI-Catalog".
  2. ^ "Duel at Sundown (1959)". BFI.
  3. ^ "Ghost Rider (1957)". BFI.
  4. ^ "Dan Sheridan".
  5. ^ "Dan Sheridan". BFI.
  6. ^ "Dan Sheridan - TV Guide".
  7. ^ "Show's Bartender Decorated Hero". The Baltimore Sun. Maryland, Baltimore. December 24, 1961. p. 27. Retrieved June 5, 2018 – via  

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