D. B. Sweeney
|D. B. Sweeney|
Sweeney at the Chiller Theatre Expo at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, NJ, April 2014
|Born||Daniel Bernard Sweeney
November 14, 1961
Shoreham, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Ashley Vachon (2000-present; 2 children)|
Sweeney was born and raised in Shoreham, New York, by an educator father and a municipal government employee mother. 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.
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).
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); 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.
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.
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. He played the role of Bernie in the movie Taken 2 in 2012.
Sweeney is married to Ashley Vachon (April 2000 – present) and they have two children, Cade and Cody. Cade, his son, born on August 26, 2001. Cody, his daughter, was born on April 16, 2004.
|1985||Out of the Darkness||Mike||TV movie|
|Spenser: For Hire||Rick||Episode: "Resurrection"|
|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|
|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|
|1993||Fire in the Sky||Travis Walton|
|Hear No Evil||Ben Kendall|
|1994||Tales From the Crypt||Clyde||Episode: "Staired in Horror"|
|Three Wishes||Jeffery Holman (uncredited)|
|1995–1996||Strange Luck||Chance Harper / Alex Sanders||17 episodes|
|1996||Frame by Frame|
|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|
|1999–2000||Harsh Realm||Mike Pinocchio||(TV miniseries); 9 episodes|
|The Outer Limits||Scott Bowman||Episode: "The Grid"|
|Warriors of Might and Magic||(Video Game); voice|
|2000–2001||Once and Again||Graham Rympalski|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Simon Bishop||Episode: "Body Count"|
|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?"|
|2006–2008||Jericho||John Goetz||5 episodes|
|Vegas: An Opulent Illusion||Narrator||(video short)|
|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|
|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|
|Atlas Shrugged: Part II||John Galt|
|Celebrity Ghost Stories||Himself||Episode 64|
|2013–present||Two and a Half Men||Larry||10 episodes|
- D. B. Sweeney Biography (1961–). Filmreference.com (1961-11-14). Retrieved on 2011-11-27.
- Original Series. STARZ. Retrieved on 2011-11-27.
- Universal Dead. Universal Dead. Retrieved on 2011-11-27.
- "Universal Dead full length feature?".
- "Twitter / actordbsweeney: Check out #mountainmen on". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
- Sweeney, Daniel. "D.B. Sweeney's Personal Life". D.B. Sweeney Married Life. TV Guide. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
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