D. B. Sweeney
|D. B. Sweeney|
Sweeney in Iraq, 2008
|Born||Daniel Bernard Sweeney
October 14, 1961
Shoreham, New York,
|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 played a gung-ho Vietnam enlistee in Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone (1987), 1st Lt. Phil Lowenthal in Memphis Belle (1990), and Travis Walton in Fire in the Sky (1993). He also played Doug Dorsey in The Cutting Edge (1992), Shoeless Joe Jackson in Eight Men Out (1988), and Dish Boggett in Lonesome Dove (1989).
Sweeney 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 2012, Sweeney voiced the adult 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.
In April 2000, Sweeney married Ashley Vachon, they have a son, Cade (born August 26, 2001) and two daughters, Cody (born April 16, 2004), Abdul (born July 1, 2017).
|1987||No Man's Land||Benjamin "Benjy" Taylor|
|1988||Eight Men Out||Shoeless Joe Jackson|
|1990||Memphis Belle||Lt. Phil Lowenthal|
|1991||Blue Desert||Steve Smith|
|1991||Heaven is a Playground||Zack Telander|
|1992||The Cutting Edge||Doug Dorsey|
|1993||Hear No Evil||Ben Kendall|
|1993||Fire in the Sky||Travis Walton|
|1994||Tales from the Crypt||Clyde||Episode: "Staired in Horror"|
|1995||Three Wishes||Jeffery Holman||Uncredited|
|1995–1996||Strange Luck||Chance Harper / Alex Sanders||17 episodes|
|1997-1998||C-16||Special Agent Dennis Grassi||full run of show|
|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||4 episodes|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Simon Bishop||Episode: "Body Count"|
|2003||Brother Bear||Sitka (voice)|
|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, writer and producer|
|2006||House||Dylan Crandall||Episode: "Who's Your Daddy?"|
|2006; 2008||Jericho||John Goetz||5 episodes|
|2008||Heatstroke||Captain Steve O'Bannon||Television film|
|2008||Miracle at St. Anna||Colonel Driscoll|
|2008||Crash||Peter Emory||4 episodes|
|2008||Leverage||Father Paul||Episode: "The Miracle Job"|
|2009||Criminal Minds||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||Elwood||Mayor Harrington||Short film|
|2012||The Legend of Korra||Aang (voice)||4 episodes|
|2012||Ice Pilots||Narrator||6 episodes|
|2012||Mountain Men||Narrator||8 episodes|
|2012||Atlas Shrugged: Part II||John Galt|
|2012–13||Major Crimes||FBI Special Agent Morris||2 episodes|
|2013||Betrayal||Joseph Tanner||2 episodes|
|2013||Touch||Howard Goss||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|
- D. B. Sweeney Biography (1964–). Filmreference.com (1964-10-14). Retrieved on 2011-11-27.
- Terrace, Vincent. Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2007 (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2008), p.331.
- 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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