D. B. Sweeney

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D. B. Sweeney
D. B. Sweeney 2014.jpg
Sweeney at the Chiller Theatre Expo at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, NJ, April 2014
Born Daniel Bernard Sweeney
(1961-11-14) November 14, 1961 (age 52)
Shoreham, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Ashley Vachon (2000-present; 2 children)

Daniel Bernard "D. B." Sweeney (born November 14, 1961) is an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Sweeney was born and raised in Shoreham, New York, by an educator father and a municipal government employee mother.[1] He attended Shoreham-Wading River High School and both Tulane and New York University. Before completing his B.F.A. at NYU in 1984, he was cast in the Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.

Career[edit]

Sweeney guest starred on television series The Edge of Night and Spenser: For Hire before entering films. He portrayed a gung-ho Vietnam enlistee in Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone (1987) and Travis Walton in Fire in the Sky (1993). Sweeney is best remembered for his portrayal of Doug Dorsey in The Cutting Edge (1992), Shoeless Joe Jackson in Eight Men Out (1988), and Dish Boggett in Lonesome Dove (1989).

In 2000, Sweeney voiced Aladar the Iguanodon in Disney's CGI film Dinosaur. He also starred in Life as We Know It as Michael Whitman (2004–2005) and C-16: FBI produced by Michael Robin.

Sweeney has guest-starred on various television series, including House (2006) as Crandall, an ex-bandmate of Dr. Gregory House; Jericho as John Goetz (2006–2008); Castle as a Los Angeles detective (2011), and more. He also had recurring roles as U.S. Marshal Sam Kassmeyer, assigned to protect Haley and Jack Hotchner on Criminal Minds (2009); as Peter Emory in season 1 of Crash (2008);[2] and as Carter in The Event (2010).

He is currently the voice-over artist for the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and his large body of voiceover work includes three seasons of Fox Sports Net's Beyond the Glory and National Geographic Television's Ice Pilots. Past ad campaigns include Bud Light, Lincoln cars, Conoco-Phillips, John Deere, Major League Baseball and Coca Cola.

Sweeney plays Captain John Trent in the horror web series, Universal Dead.[3] In late June 2010, it was announced that Universal Dead will be made into a feature film.[4]

A supporter of the U.S. military, Sweeney founded a website Lettersfromhollywood.army.mil to get messages of support to active duty and retired military. He has made multiple visits to the Middle East and Europe to visit with service members. On May 4, 2008, Sweeney flew with the helicopter squadron HMM-364, "The World Famous Purple Foxes", in a CH-46E while in Iraq visiting with service members and promoting his new film, Two Tickets to Paradise.[citation needed]

Since 2012, Sweeney voices the adult version of Avatar Aang in The Legend of Korra, the sequel series of Avatar: The Last Airbender. He also narrates the reality television series Mountain Men.[5] He played the role of Bernie in the movie Taken 2 in 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Sweeney is married to Ashley Vachon (April 2000 – present) and they have two children, Cade and Cody.[6] Cade, his son, born on August 26, 2001. Cody, his daughter, was born on April 16, 2004.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Out of the Darkness Mike TV movie
Spenser: For Hire Rick Episode: "Resurrection"
1986 Power College Student
Fire with Fire Thomas Baxter
1987 Gardens of Stone Jackie Willow
No Man's Land Benjy Taylor
1988 Eight Men Out Joseph "Shoeless Joe" Jackson
1989 Lonesome Dove Dish Boggett TV miniseries
Sons Ritchie
1990 Memphis Belle Lt. Phil Lowenthal
1991 Blue Desert Steve Smith
Heaven Is a Playground Zack Telander
A Day in October Niels Jensen
1992 The Cutting Edge Doug Dorsey
Miss Rose White Dan McKay TV movie
Leather Jackets Mickey
1993 Fire in the Sky Travis Walton
Hear No Evil Ben Kendall
1994 Tales From the Crypt Clyde Episode: "Staired in Horror"
1995 Roommates Michael Holzcek
Three Wishes Jeffery Holman (uncredited)
1995–1996 Strange Luck Chance Harper / Alex Sanders 17 episodes
1996 Frame by Frame
1997 Spawn Terry Fitzgerald
1997–1998 C-16: FBI Scott Stoddard 11 episodes
1999 The Book of Stars Prisoner
NYPD Blue Joey Dwyer Episode: "Big Bang Theory"
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Jack Denison TV movie
The Weekend Tony
Goosed Steve Steven
1999–2000 Harsh Realm Mike Pinocchio (TV miniseries); 9 episodes
2000 After Sex Tony
Dinosaur Aladar voice
The Outer Limits Scott Bowman Episode: "The Grid"
Warriors of Might and Magic (Video Game); voice
2000–2001 Once and Again Graham Rympalski
2001 Hardball Matt Hyland
2002 Superfire James Merrick
Equilibrium
Greenmail Jeremy O'Brien
2003 CSI: Miami Simon Bishop Episode: "Body Count"
Brother Bear Sitka voice
2004 Speak Jack Sordino
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kyle Good Episode: "Early Rollout"
Going to the Mat Coach Rice (TV movie)
Karen Sisco Harry Boyle Episode: "No One's Girl"
2004–2005 Life as We Know It Michael Whitman 13 episodes
2006 The Darwin Awards Detective Maguire
Two Tickets to Paradise Billy McGriff Also wrote and directed
House Dylan Crandall Episode: "Who's Your Daddy?"
Yellow Christian Kile
2006–2008 Jericho John Goetz 5 episodes
2007 Entry Level Clay
Vegas: An Opulent Illusion Narrator (video short)
2008 Stiletto Danny direct-to-video
Heatstroke Captain Steve O'Bannon TV movie
Miracle at St. Anna Colonel Driscoll
Crash Peter Emory 4 episodes
Leverage Father Paul Episode: "The Miracle Job"
2009 Criminal Minds U.S. Marshal Sam Kassmeyer 3 episodes
2010 CSI: NY A.D.A. Craig Hansen Episode: "Criminal Justice "
24 Mark Bledsoe 2 episodes
The Imploders Episode: "Widow Makers and Firestorms"
Three Rivers Detective Ted Sandefur Episode: "Status 1A"
Universal Dead Captain John Trent 3 episodes
The Event Carter 6 episodes
Fencewalker Detective
2011 Javelina Dr. Carey
Hawaii Five-0 Richard Davis Episode: "Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio"
Castle Detective Kyle Seeger Episode: "To Love and Die in L.A."
Swamp Shark Charlie (TV movie)
Deep in the Heart Michael
False Creek Stories Bill (Short film)
2012 The Legend of Korra Aang (voice) 4 episodes
Ice Pilots Narrator 6 episodes
Mountain Men Narrator 8 episodes
Taken 2 Bernie
Atlas Shrugged: Part II John Galt
Celebrity Ghost Stories Himself Episode 64
2013-2014 Two and a Half Men Larry 9 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ D. B. Sweeney Biography (1961–). Filmreference.com (1961-11-14). Retrieved on 2011-11-27.
  2. ^ Original Series. STARZ. Retrieved on 2011-11-27.
  3. ^ Universal Dead. Universal Dead. Retrieved on 2011-11-27.
  4. ^ "Universal Dead full length feature?". 
  5. ^ "Twitter / actordbsweeney: Check out #mountainmen on". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  6. ^ Sweeney, Daniel. "D.B. Sweeney's Personal Life". D.B. Sweeney Married Life. TV Guide. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 

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