Dave Sheridan (actor)

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Dave Sheridan
David Christopher Sheridan

(1969-03-10) March 10, 1969 (age 52)
OccupationActor, comedian, musician, producer, writer
Years active1996–present

David Christopher Sheridan (born March 10, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer and musician.[1] He played Special Officer Doofy in the comedy Scary Movie (2000) (a spoof of deputy sheriff Dewey Riley from Scream).[2]

Early life[edit]

Sheridan was born in Newark, Delaware. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity at William Paterson University in Wayne NJ.


He began his career as an intern at Saturday Night Live. From there, he entered Chicago's famed comedy troupe, The Second City, where he wrote, directed, and produced "Dave Sheridan's America", a multimedia stage show. He starred on Buzzkill, a 1996 MTV reality series that featured three slacker buddies staging elaborate pranks and catching it all on video.[3]

Sheridan is well known for his role in Scary Movie (2000) as Officer Doofy.[4] His character Doug in the 2001 film Ghost World[5] appeared in the 2002 music videos for "By the Way" (playing a crazy taxi driver) and "Universally Speaking" by Red Hot Chili Peppers.[6] Sheridan tours with his band that formed in 2004, Van Stone.[7]

Sheridan hosted a series called Smile...You're Under Arrest! on the Fox Reality Channel in 2008–09. In 2014, he portrayed Sheriff Lincoln in the parody film The Walking Deceased, inspired by The Walking Dead.[8][9] In 2015, he starred as Finn in Amigo Undead and as Stubniski in the SF thriller film White Space.[10]

In 2016, Sheridan started co-hosting The Dave and Creech Show podcast with actor/podcaster CJ Creech.


Other credits[edit]


  1. ^ "Dave Sheridan". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 2013-02-16.
  2. ^ "Scary Movie: Cast". FullMovieReview.com. Retrieved 14 November 2010.
  3. ^ Buzzkill, Travis Draft, Dave Sheridan, Frank Hudetz, retrieved 2018-06-21CS1 maint: others (link)
  4. ^ "Dave Sheridan Interview". Archived from the original on 2015-12-31. Retrieved 2015-02-03.
  5. ^ Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie, Ghost World),
  6. ^ Talking Terror: Dave Sheridan - Diabolique Magazine
  7. ^ Van Stone - Spirit of Metal
  8. ^ First Look At “Walking Dead” Spoof, ‘The Walking Deceased’
  9. ^ The Walking Deceased’ Art Smarter Than the Living
  10. ^ Dave Sheridan Talks The Walking Deceased

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