Hello, My Name Is: Casey Sherman

Welcome to our  feature, “Hello My Name Is…”. In this feature we  spend a little time getting to know people in our community. As you know, the best way to learn about someone is to ask questions. In this series we will ask ten questions to different individuals so that we can know the folks who live with us here on Cape Cod.

We are very happy to introduce you to a man who has not only made a name for himself, but helped to put Cape Cod back on the big screen. He is a Hyannis native, Barnstable High School Alum & New York Times Bestselling Author of ten books including the Cape Cod classic, The Finest Hours (now a major motion picture), Patriots Day (now a major motion picture), and 12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight for Redemption. Casey is also a contributing writer for Time Magazine, The Washington Post, and Esquire and is the founder of Fort Point Media, a film production company. 


Hello, my name is Casey Sherman.

What was your first paying job?

 I began my lifelong career in journalism as a paperboy for the Cape Cod Times. We were called hawkers and my regular beat was at the corner of Sea Street and South Street in Hyannis.

When was the last time you laughed really hard? Why?

Hanging out with my two girls in New York City. They make fun of their dad constantly, especially my slow driving and keep me grounded. Funniest people I know.

Did you grow up on the Cape? If not, where did you grow up and why did you come to the Cape?

I grew up in Hyannis and spent years living at Cromwell Court in Hyannis before moving to Sea Street. 

Where is your ‘go-to’ spot for a cup of chowder?

Black Cat in Hyannis and the Squire in Chatham 

Do you have a favorite non-profit group here on the Cape? Who? What makes them stand out to you?

I try to give back to as many local charities as I can. I never say no to a request from an organization doing good in the community.

What is the one thing you love to do that surprises people the most?

 I never thought I would be a writer. My childhood dream was to be a tap dancer and I spent years taking lessons in the basement of St. Francis Xavier Church. My childhood hero wasn’t a professional athlete, it was Gene Kelly. I just wasn’t graceful enough.

In a parallel universe, what would you be doing? (IE: Another job, superhero, etc)

I think I would always be writing, no matter which universe I was living in. It’s my passion. It’s what I do. It’s like breathing to me.

What person had the greatest influence on you and why?

My mother Diane Sullivan Dodd is my super hero. She’s the strongest and most selfless person I know. I credit her for everything right in my life. 

If I looked in your refrigerator right now, what would I see?

Grilled chicken, broccoli and a six pack of IPA’s 

If you could go out on a boat fishing for a day, who would you bring? (This could be someone from the past or present day)

I would spend the day with my dad Donnie Sherman, who passed when I was just 17, but who I still think about everyday. We wouldn’t catch anything I’m sure but we’d laugh and enjoy conversations I’ve always imagined but have never had.  



We are always looking for new people to feature in “Hello, My Name Is…”. If you know an interesting member of the Cape community, please send us their name: CatWilson@CCB-Media.com. When possible, please include their contact information and a little about them. 

Thank you!

About Cat Wilson

Cat Wilson is "That Girl" on Cape Country 104 – a Cape Cod native and longtime Cape radio personality. She is a passionate supporter of Military and Veteran causes on the Cape and also hosts local music spotlight program, “The Cheap Seats” on Ocean 104.7.

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