D.B. Sweeney

Actor
A likable and dependable leading man on film, television and stage, actor D. B. Sweeney specialized in roles that combined emotion with physical prowess, such as his ill-fated "Shoeless" Joe Jackson in John Sayles' ... Read more »
Born: 11/14/1961 in Port Jefferson, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (65)

Bus 657 2015 (Movie)

Bernie (Actor)

Mountain Men 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Narrator

NYPD Blue 1998 - 2001, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Once and Again 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entry Level 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Boxcar Children 2014 (Movie)

Baker (Voice)

Two and a Half Men 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Free Fall 2013 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

K-11 2013 (Movie)

Sgt. Johnson (Actor)

Underdogs 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

All Access 2012 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Atlas Shrugged: Part II -- The Strike 2012 (Movie)

John Galt (Actor)

Deep in the Heart 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Major Crimes 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Taken 2 2012 (Movie)

Bernie (Actor)

Swamp Shark 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Three Rivers 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Heatstroke 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle at St. Anna 2008 (Movie)

Colonel Driscoll (Actor)

Stiletto 2008 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Two Tickets to Paradise 2007 (Movie)

Billy McGriff (Actor)

Yellow 2007 (Movie)

Christian (Actor)

Speak 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Darwin Awards 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

life as we know it 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brother Bear 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Sitka (Actor)

Navy SEALs: Untold Stories: Canal Zone 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Navy SEALs: Untold Stories: Vietnam 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

A Man is Mostly Water 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hardball 2001 (Movie)

Matt Hyland (Actor)

After Sex 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dinosaur 2000 (Movie)

of Aladar (Voice)

Harsh Realm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Weekend 2000 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

The Book of Stars 1999 (Movie)

The Prisoner (Actor)

C-16 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Spawn 1997 (Movie)

Terry Fitzgerald (Actor)

New Year's Eve in Vegas 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Strange Luck 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Roommates 1995 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Staired in Horror 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Fire in the Sky 1993 (Movie)

Travis Walton (Actor)

Frame By Frame 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hear No Evil 1993 (Movie)

Ben Kendall (Actor)

A Day in October 1992 (Movie)

Niels Jensen (Actor)

The Cutting Edge 1992 (Movie)

Doug Dorsey (Actor)

Blue Desert 1991 (Movie)

Steve Smith (Actor)

Heaven Is a Playground 1991 (Movie)

Zack (Actor)

Leather Jackets 1991 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

Memphis Belle 1990 (Movie)

Phil Rosenthal (Actor)

Sons 1989 (Movie)

Ritchie (Actor)

Eight Men Out 1988 (Movie)

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson (Actor)

Gardens of Stone 1987 (Movie)

Jackie Willow (Actor)

No Man's Land 1987 (Movie)

Benjy Taylor (Actor)

Fire With Fire 1986 (Movie)

Baxter (Actor)

Power 1986 (Movie)

College Student (Actor)

Going to the Mat (TV Show)

Actor

Goosed (TV Show)

Actor

Lonesome Dove (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Rose White (TV Show)

Actor

Out of the Darkness (TV Show)

Actor

Superfire (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Two Tickets to Paradise 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (1)

Two Tickets to Paradise 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A likable and dependable leading man on film, television and stage, actor D. B. Sweeney specialized in roles that combined emotion with physical prowess, such as his ill-fated "Shoeless" Joe Jackson in John Sayles' "Eight Men Out" (1988) or the ex-hockey player who turns to figure skating in "The Cutting Edge" (1992). He also found a niche in fantasy and science fiction projects like "Fire in the Sky" (1993) and the television series "Strange Luck" (Fox, 1995-1996), "Harsh Realm" (Fox, 1999-2000), and "Jericho" (CBS, 2006- ).

Relationships

Tommy

Brother

Kathleen

Sister

Barbara

Sister

Cade Sweeney

Son
Mother, Ashley Vachon

Ashley Vachon

Wife
Married April 2000

EDUCATION

Tulane University

New Orleans , Louisiana
played baseball with professional aspirations until injuring his leg in a 1980 auto accident

Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School

New York , New York

New York University

New York , New York
attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Liam Neeson in action sequel "Taken 2"

2009

Guest starred as a U.S. Marshal on "Criminal Minds" (CBS)

2008

Directed by Spike Lee in "Miracle at St. Anna"

2006

Appeared on CBS mystery drama "Jericho"

2003

Voiced character of Sitka in Disney animated film "Brother Bear"

2000

Landed recurring role on family drama "Once and Again" (ABC)

1999

Appeared opposite Halle Berry in HBO biopic "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge"

1999

Co-starred on Fox sci-fi drama "Harsh Realm"

1997

Returned to series TV, co-starring on ABC drama "C16: FBI"

1995

Starred in the short-lived Fox series "Strange Luck"

1993

Portrayed Travis Walton, a man claiming to have been abducted by extraterrestrials in "Fire in the Sky"

1992

Played a has-been ice hockey player opposite Moira Kelly in "The Cutting Edge"

1990

Cast in "Memphis Belle," about the 25th and last mission of an American B17 bomber based in England during WWII

1989

Played Dish Boggett in the CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove"

1988

Portrayed the tragic Shoeless Joe Jackson in "Eight Men Out"

1987

Played an idealistic, gung-ho Vietnam enlistee in Francis Ford Coppola's "Gardens of Stone"

1986

Made feature acting debut with a one-line role in Sidney Lumet's "Power"

1985

Guest starred on ABC's "Spenser: For Hire"

1985

Made TV acting debut in CBS movie "Out of the Darkness"

1981

First professional stage appearance and Broadway debut, "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial"

Grew up in Shoreham, NY

Bonus Trivia

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Sweeney owned a thoroughbred horse named Strange Luck, after his failed TV series.

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