Sheldon Bailey is a actor, body double and leading film talent in the sports and entertainment realm. After college, Sheldon Bailey played professional basketball in China, Taiwan, Ecuador, and domestically in the CBA and ABA Leagues. Bailey’s work with the ABA landed him in Los Angeles where he subsequently auditioned for the film Semi-Pro. Opting to place his professional basketball endeavors on hiatus coupled with injuries and long stints away from home.
Bailey had established an impressive list of acting credits in short films and commercials including serving as a body double for NBA player LeBron James to landing a role on the breakout hit show “Shameless” (season 4) on the Showtime Network. “I knew I had turned the corner when I landed Shameless and followed it up with a major TV pilot, “Hand of God,” he says when reflecting on his acting career.
A published author, known for his poetry and prose, Bailey is readying his second book and performs spoken word when he finds the time between commercial and TV projects, his latest project is his role “My Player” on the popular video gaming system franchise, NBA 2K15.