D.B. Sweeney

Highest Rated: 86% Eight Men Out (1988)
Birthday: Nov 14, 1961
Birthplace: Shoreham, Long Island, New York, USA
Empire State native D.B. Sweeney attended both Tulane and New York University. Though he had trouble getting sizeable roles in student productions, upon his graduation he was immediately cast in the Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. He went on to guest-star stints on such TV series as The Edge of Night and Spencer: For Hire before entering movies, where he scored with the critics for his portrayal of an idealistic, gung-ho Vietnam enlistee in Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone (1987). While he has accrued several noteworthy screen assignments (including the starring role of a nasty hockey player in 1992's The Cutting Edge), D.B. Sweeney is best remembered for his even-keel portrayal of the tragic Shoeless Joe Jackson in Eight Men Out (1988); if he looked like a "natural" on the ballfield, it was because Sweeney had once actually played minor league baseball with the Kenosha Twins, hanging up his spikes after a knee injury. In addition to his film roles, Sweeney continues working on television. He played Dish Boggett in the miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989) and in 1996 starred in the unfortunately short-lived Fox series Strange Luck in which he played an amnesiac freelance photographer with strange powers that resulted from his being the sole survivor of an airline disaster. Sweeney also still appears in theatrical productions. In the years to come, Sweeney would remain active on screen, appearing in films like Taken 2.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Crushed It! Actor 2020
46% Captive State Actor 2019
50% The Resurrection of Gavin Stone Pastor Allen Richardson $2.3M 2017
6% Extraction Ken Robertson 2015
82% Chi-Raq Mayor McCloud $2.7M 2015
29% Heist Bernie $29.2K 2015
No Score Yet The Boxcar Children Actor 2014
No Score Yet Free Fall Frank 2014
No Score Yet Underdogs Vince DeAntonio $35.3K 2013
14% K-11 Lt. Gerald Johnson 2013
4% Atlas Shrugged: Part II John Galt $2.6M 2012
No Score Yet Deep in the Heart Michael 2012
No Score Yet 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue Burchess 2012
No Score Yet Swamp Shark Tommy Breysler 2011
33% Miracle at St. Anna Colonel Driscoll $7.8M 2008
No Score Yet Going to the Mat Actor 2008
No Score Yet Stiletto Danny 2008
No Score Yet Entry Level Clay 2007
No Score Yet Yellow Christian Kyle 2007
No Score Yet Heatstroke Actor 2007
25% The Darwin Awards Actor 2006
No Score Yet Two Tickets to Paradise Billy McGriff Screenwriter Producer Director 2006
No Score Yet Speak Jack Sordino 2004
37% Brother Bear Sitka $85.1M 2003
No Score Yet Superfire - Inferno in Oregon Jim Merrick 2002
40% Hardball Matt Hyland $39.7M 2001
No Score Yet The Book of Stars Prisoner 2001
No Score Yet Greenmail Jeremy O'Brien 2001
50% The Weekend Tony 2000
64% Dinosaur Aladar $135.7M 2000
No Score Yet After Sex Tony 1999
83% Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Jack 1999
18% Spawn Terry Fitzgerald 1997
29% Roommates Michael Holeczek 1995
11% Hear No Evil Ben Kendall 1993
39% Fire in the Sky Travis Walton 1993
No Score Yet Miss Rose White Dan McKay 1992
56% The Cutting Edge Doug 1992
No Score Yet Heaven Is a Playground Zack Telander 1991
No Score Yet Blue Desert Smith 1991
No Score Yet A Day in October Niels 1991
65% Memphis Belle Phil Rosenthal 1990
No Score Yet Leather Jackets Mickey 1990
86% Eight Men Out Shoeless Joe Jackson 1988
50% No Man's Land Benjy Taylor 1987
47% Gardens of Stone Jackie Willow 1987
50% Power College Student 1986
No Score Yet Fire with Fire Baxter 1986

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet S.W.A.T.
2017
Uncle Randy
  • 2018
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Larry
  • 2014
  • 2013
8% Betrayal
2013-2014
Howard Goss
  • 2013
68% Touch
2012
Tanner
  • 2013
67% Vegas
2012-2013
Peter Holm
  • 2012
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Richard Davis
  • 2011
80% Castle
2009-2016
Det. Kyle Seeger
  • 2011
  • 2010
86% 24
2001-2014
Mark Bledsoe
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Craig Hansen
  • 2010
67% The Event
2010-2011
Carter
  • 2010
23% Three Rivers
2009-2010
Det. Ted Sandefur
  • 2010
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Kassmeyer US Marshall US Marshall Kassmeyer
  • 2009
7% Crash
2008-2009
Peter Emory
  • 2009
  • 2008
54% Jericho
2006-2008
Goetz
  • 2008
  • 2006
91% House
2004-2012
Dylan Crandall
  • 2006
No Score Yet Life as We Know It
2004-2005
Michael Whitman
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Kyle Goode
  • 2004
94% Karen Sisco
2003
Harry Boyle
  • 2004
No Score Yet Once and Again
1999-2002
Graham Graham Rympalski
  • 2001
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Joey Dwyer
  • 1999
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1994
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove
1989
Dish Boggett
  • 1989

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