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|Also Known As:||Died:||June 11, 1993|
|Born:||November 14, 1952||Cause of Death:||complications from AIDS|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
In a 1988 interview with TV Guide, Sharkey revealed that he had cultivated a drug habit in the 1980s that required him to spend between $300 and $500 per day. He also confessed to having worked while under the influence. In 1986, Sharkey entered a drug rehabilitation facility for his heroin and cocaine habit. Shortly after completing the program, he was hired by Stephen J. Cannell for the role of Sonny Steelgrave on "Wiseguy".
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