D. B. Sweeney
|D. B. Sweeney|
Sweeney in Iraq, 2008
|Born||Daniel Bernard Sweeney
October 14, 1961
Shoreham, New York, United States
|Spouse(s)||Ashley Vachon (2000–present)|
Daniel Bernard "D. B." Sweeney (born October 14, 1961) is an American actor.
Sweeney was born and raised in Long Island, New York, by a teacher 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 1990, he starred in the Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.
Sweeney guest-starred in the television series The Edge of Night and Spenser: For Hire. In films, he has played Jackie Willow, a Vietnam-era soldier, in Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone (1987), pilot 1st Lt. Phil Lowenthal in Memphis Belle (1990), and Travis Walton in Fire in the Sky (1993). He also played former ice hockey player 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.
In April 2000, Sweeney married Ashley Vachon, they have a son, Cade (born August 26, 2001) and a daughter, Cody (born April 16, 2004).
|1985||Out of the Darkness||Mike||Television film|
|1985||Spenser: For Hire||Rick||Episode: "Resurrection"|
|1986||Fire with Fire||Baxter|
|1987||Gardens of Stone||Jackie Willow|
|1987||No Man's Land||Benjy Taylor|
|1988||Eight Men Out||Shoeless Joe Jackson|
|1989||Lonesome Dove||Dish Boggett||Miniseries|
|1990||Memphis Belle||Lt. Phil Lowenthal|
|1991||Blue Desert||Steve Smith|
|1991||Heaven is a Playground||Zack Telander|
|1992||The Cutting Edge||Doug Dorsey|
|1992||Miss Rose White||Dan McKay||Television film|
|1993||Fire in the Sky||Travis Walton|
|1993||Hear No Evil||Ben Kendall|
|1994||Tales from the Crypt||Clyde||Episode: "Staired in Horror"|
|1995||Three Wishes||Jeffery Holman||Uncredited|
|1995–96||Strange Luck||Chance Harper||17 episodes|
|1997–98||C-16||Special Agent Dennis Grassi||13 episodes|
|1999||The Book of Stars||Prisoner|
|1999||NYPD Blue||Joey Dwyer||Episode: "Big Bang Theory"|
|1999||Introducing Dorothy Dandridge||Jack Denison||Television film|
|1999–2000||Harsh Realm||Mike Pinocchio||9 episodes|
|2000||The Outer Limits||Scott Bowman||Episode: "The Grid"|
|2000–01||Once and Again||Graham Rympalski||3 episodes|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Simon Bishop||Episode: "Body Count"|
|2003||Brother Bear||Sitka||Voice only|
|2004||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Kyle Good||Episode: "Early Rollout"|
|2004||Going to the Mat||Coach Rice||Television film|
|2004||Karen Sisco||Harry Boyle||Episode: "No One's Girl"|
|2004–05||Life as We Know It||Michael Whitman||13 episodes|
|2006||The Darwin Awards||Detective Maguire|
|2006||Two Tickets to Paradise||Billy McGriff||Also director, producer and writer|
|2006||House||Dylan Crandall||Episode: "Who's Your Daddy?"|
|2006; 2008||Jericho||John Goetz||5 episodes|
|2008||Heatstroke||Captain Steve O'Bannon|
|2008||Miracle at St. Anna||Colonel Driscoll|
|2008||Crash||Peter Emory||4 episodes|
|2008||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 "|
|2010||24||Mark Bledsoe||2 episodes|
|2010||Three Rivers||Detective Ted Sandefur||Episode: "Status 1A"|
|2010||The Event||Carter||6 episodes|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||Richard Davis||Episode: "Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio"|
|2011||Castle||Detective Kyle Seeger||Episode: "To Love and Die in L.A."|
|2011||Swamp Shark||Charlie||Television film|
|2011||The Closer||FBI Special Agent Morris||Episode: "Relative Matters"|
|2012||Atlas Shrugged: Part II||John Galt|
|2012||K-11||Lt. Gerard Johnson|
|2012||Vegas||Peter Holm||Episode: "Estinto"|
|2012–13; 2016||Major Crimes||FBI Special Agent Morris||2 episodes|
|2013||Touch||Howard Goss||4 episodes|
|2013||Betrayal||Joseph Tanner||2 episodes|
|2012–13||The Legend of Korra||Aang (voice)||4 episodes|
|2013–14||Two and a Half Men||Larry||10 episodes|
|2014||The Boxcar Children||Baker (voice)|
|2015||The Night Shift||Dick||Episode: "Eyes Look at Your Last"|
|2017||The Resurrection of Gavin Stone||Pastor Allen Richardson|
|2017||Sharp Objects||Mr. Keene||2 episodes|
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- Terrace, Vincent. Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2007 (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2008), p.331.
- Original Series Archived 2009-10-15 at the Wayback Machine.. STARZ. Retrieved on 2011-11-27.
- Universal Dead. Universal Dead. Retrieved on 2011-11-27.
- "Universal Dead full length feature?". Archived from the original on 2011-08-18.
- "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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