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D.B. Sweeney

Highest Rated:   85% Eight Men Out (1988)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Captive State
  • Actor
2018
42% The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
  • Pastor Allen Richardson
$2.3M 2017
No Score Yet Captive State
  • Actor
2017
6% Extraction
  • Ken Robertson
2015
80% Chi-Raq
  • Mayor McCloud
$2.7M 2015
26% 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
34% 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
38% Brother Bear
  • Sitka
$85.1M 2003
No Score Yet Superfire - Inferno in Oregon
  • Jim Merrick
2002
39% 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
65% 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
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
64% 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 YEAR
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Larry
  • 2014
  • 2013
8% Betrayal
2013-2014
  • Howard Goss
  • 2013
64% Touch
2012
  • Tanner
  • 2013
65% Vegas
2012-2013
  • Peter Holm
  • 2012
73% Castle
2009-2016
  • Det. Kyle Seeger
  • 2011
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Richard Davis
  • 2011
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Mark Bledsoe
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Craig Hansen
  • 2010
70% The Event
2010-2011
  • Carter
  • 2010
25% 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
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Dylan Crandall
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Kyle Goode
  • 2004

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