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- Born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1931.
- American bebop and West Coast jazz trumpeter, singer, and actor.
- Sheldon appeared in an Oscar-nominated documentary film Let’s Get Lost about the life of fellow jazz trumpeter Chet Baker.
- 18 years as musical director, comedian and musician on The Merv Griffen Show.
- He also made numerous appearances on the 1967-70 version of the Jack Webb NBC series Dragnet.
- Guest Starred in The Simpsons.
- Jack played the trumpet solo for "The Shadow of Your Smile" theme on the soundtrack of the movie, The Sandpiper.