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D.B. Sweeney



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
36% The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
  • Pastor Allen Richardson
2017
6% Extraction
  • Ken Robertson
2015
26% Heist
  • Bernie
2015
No Score Yet The Boxcar Children
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Free Fall
  • Frank
2014
No Score Yet Underdogs
  • Vince DeAntonio
2013
14% K-11
  • Lt. Gerald Johnson
2013
No Score Yet 12 Dogs Of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue
  • Actor
2013
4% Atlas Shrugged: Part II
  • John Galt
2012
No Score Yet Deep in the Heart
  • Michael
2012
No Score Yet Swamp Shark
  • Tommy Breysler
2011
No Score Yet Fencewalker
  • Actor
2009
34% Miracle at St. Anna
  • Colonel Driscoll
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
No Score Yet 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue
  • Burchess
2004
38% Brother Bear
  • Sitka
2003
No Score Yet Superfire - Inferno in Oregon
  • Jim Merrick
2002
39% Hardball
  • Matt Hyland
2001
No Score Yet The Book of Stars
  • Prisoner
2001
No Score Yet Greenmail
  • Jeremy O'Brien
2001
50% The Weekend
  • Tony
2000
65% Dinosaur
  • Aladar
2000
No Score Yet After Sex
  • Tony
1999
83% Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
  • Jack
1999
18% Spawn
  • Terry Fitzgerald
1997
29% Roommates
  • Michael Holeczek
1995
13% Hear No Evil
  • Ben Kendall
1993
41% Fire in the Sky
  • Travis Walton
1993
No Score Yet Miss Rose White
  • Dan McKay
1992
60% 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
75% Memphis Belle
  • Phil Rosenthal
1990
No Score Yet Leather Jackets
  • Mickey
1990
85% Eight Men Out
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson
1988
50% No Man's Land
  • Benjy Taylor
1987
43% Gardens of Stone
  • Jackie Willow
1987
55% Power
  • College Student
1986
No Score Yet Fire with Fire
  • Baxter
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Larry
70% The Event
2010-2011
  • Carter
65% Vegas
2012-2013
  • Peter Holm
7% Crash
2008-2009
  • Peter Emory
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Richard Davis
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Det. Kyle Seeger
64% Touch
2012
  • Tanner
8% Betrayal
2013-2014
  • Howard Goss
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Dylan Crandall
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Kassmeyer US Marshall US Marshall Kassmeyer
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Kyle Goode
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Craig Hansen
25% Three Rivers
2009-2010
  • Det. Ted Sandefur
87% 24
2014
  • Mark Bledsoe

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