D. B. Sweeney

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D. B. Sweeney
DB Sweeney in Iraq (crop).jpg
Sweeney in Iraq, 2008
Born Daniel Bernard Sweeney
(1961-11-14) November 14, 1961 (age 56)
Shoreham, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s)
Ashley Vachon (m. 2000)
Children 2

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

Early life[edit]

Sweeney was born in Shoreham, New York, on November 14, 1961. He attended both Tulane and New York University.[1]

Career[edit]

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), navigator 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).[citation needed]

He was a regular cast member on C-16 from 1997 to 1998.[2]

After voicing Iguanodon Aladar in the 2000 Disney CGI animated film Dinosaur, Sweeney starred in Life as We Know It as Michael Whitman (2004–2005).

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);[3] 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.[4] In late June 2010, it was announced that Universal Dead will be made into a feature film.[5]

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]

In 2012, Sweeney voiced the adult Avatar Aang in The Legend of Korra, the sequel series of Avatar: The Last Airbender. He currently narrates the reality television series Mountain Men.[6]

Personal life[edit]

In April 2000, Sweeney married Ashley Vachon; they have a son, Cade, and a daughter, Cody.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1985 Out of the Darkness Mike Television film
Spenser: For Hire Rick Episode: "Resurrection"
1986 Power College Student
Fire with Fire Baxter
1987 Gardens of Stone Jackie Willow
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
Heaven is a Playground Zack Telander
1992 The Cutting Edge Doug Dorsey
Miss Rose White Dan McKay Television film
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
1995–96 Strange Luck Chance Harper 17 episodes
1997 Spawn Terry Fitzgerald
1997–98 C-16 Special Agent Dennis Grassi 13 episodes
1999 The Book of Stars Prisoner
NYPD Blue Joey Dwyer Episode: "Big Bang Theory"
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Jack Denison Television film
Goosed Steve Steven
1999–2000 Harsh Realm Mike Pinocchio 9 episodes
2000 After Sex Tony
Dinosaur Aladar Voice only
The Outer Limits Scott Bowman Episode: "The Grid"
2000–01 Once and Again Graham Rympalski 3 episodes
2001 Hardball Matt Hyland
2003 CSI: Miami Simon Bishop Episode: "Body Count"
Brother Bear Sitka Voice only
2004 Speak Jack Sordino
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kyle Good Episode: "Early Rollout"
Going to the Mat Coach Rice Television film
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
Two Tickets to Paradise Billy McGriff Also director, producer and writer
House Dylan Crandall Episode: "Who's Your Daddy?"
Yellow Christian Kile
2006; 2008 Jericho John Goetz 5 episodes
2008 Stiletto Danny
Heatstroke Captain Steve O'Bannon
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
Three Rivers Detective Ted Sandefur Episode: "Status 1A"
The Event Carter 6 episodes
2011 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 Television film
The Closer FBI Special Agent Morris Episode: "Relative Matters"
2012 Taken 2 Bernie
Atlas Shrugged: Part II John Galt
K-11 Lt. Gerard Johnson
Vegas Peter Holm Episode: "Estinto"
2012–13; 2016 Major Crimes FBI Special Agent Morris 2 episodes
2012–13 The Legend of Korra Adult Aang (voice) 4 episodes
2012–present Mountain Men Narrator
2013 Underdogs Vince DeAntonio
Touch Howard Goss 4 episodes
Betrayal Joseph Tanner 2 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"
Heist Bernie
Chi-Raq Mayor McCloud
Extraction Ken Robertson
2017 The Resurrection of Gavin Stone Pastor Allen Richardson
2017–18 First Team: Juventus Himself; narrator 6 episodes
2018 S.W.A.T. Uncle Ralph Episode: "Hoax"
2018 Sharp Objects Mr. Keene 2 episodes
2019 Captive State Levitt Post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "D.B. Sweeney". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  2. ^ Terrace, Vincent. Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2007 (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2008), p.331.
  3. ^ Original Series Archived 2009-10-15 at the Wayback Machine.. STARZ. Retrieved on 2011-11-27.
  4. ^ Universal Dead. Universal Dead. Retrieved on 2011-11-27.
  5. ^ "Universal Dead full length feature?". Archived from the original on 2011-08-18.
  6. ^ "Twitter / actordbsweeney: Check out #mountainmen on". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
  7. ^ "Skating into a Great New House". Closer. 2018-05-18. Retrieved 2018-06-06.

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