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D.B. Sweeney

 

Real name: Sweeney, Daniel Bernard
Birthdate: 14 November 1961, Shoreham, New York, USA.

Biography

'Daniel Bernard Sweeney' was born in Shoreham, New York in 1961 to an educator (father) and municipal worker (mother) and is one of four children (Kathleen, Barbara, Daniel and Thomas). He went to school at Shoreham-Wading River High School where he was a star athlete, and did a little bit of acting. His first love was baseball, and actually aspired to become a professional athlete. While he was in high school he was a right fielder whom baseball scouts came to see him play. After high school he attended Tulane University. But the dream to become a professional athelete came to an end when he injured his leg in a motorcycle accident. He left Tulane and went back to New York, and started attending N.Y.U's Tisch School of the Arts. He had decided that if things did not work out as an actor, then he would become a lawyer. After 3 years at N.Y.U., he got his first big break - on Broadway in 1983's "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial". His first big break on the screen came when he was picked to be movie 'Gardens of Stone (1987)' (1987) directed by Frances Ford Coppola. A Dream Come True. In the 1987 film Eight Men Out, Sweeney played Shoeless Joe Jackson. "One reason I wanted to be in the movie was to hit a home run in the World Series". To prepare for the role of Shoeless Joe Jackson, Sweeney, a right-handed hitter had to learn to hit left-handed. To do this he spent the summer with the Twins minor league team from Kenosha, Wisconsin. In the movie, he actually hit his own homeruns - thus fulfilling his dream. On stage. Sweeney is a member of the Actor's Studio and has been in numerous stage productions including: "The Cain Mutany Court Martial", "The Seagull: The Hamptons:1990", The Blue Light (with 'Mercedes Ruehl' and Duianne Wiest) and most recently in Los Angeles in the Coast Playhouse production of "Distant Fires". On television. Sweeney is probably best known (until Strange Luck) for his portrayal of Dish Boggett in the acclaimed miniseries "The Lonesome Dove". Sweeney discribed his character as "a young, lovesick, hopelessly ineffectual cowhand". He was also in the 1992, Emmy Award winning Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie "Miss Rose White". He also portrayed a fugitive who after killing a man, hides from the law in an old haunted Civil War mansion, in a recent Tales From the Crypt. On Film. Sweeney has been in 13 full length movies since 1986, his most recent being Roommates in 1995. The most popular protrayal (among audiences) has been that of the washed up hockey player turned figure skater, a romantic comedy . He has played several characters with a "athletic" background in the movies "The Cutting Edge" - hockey player/figure skater, "Eight Men Out" - Baseball Player, "Heaven is a Playground" - Basketball player, and " Hear No Evil" - a rock sclimber.
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Filmography

After Sex (2000) [Tony] <6>
Blue Desert (1991) [Steve Smith] <1>
Book of Stars, The (1999) [Prisoner] <5>
Cutting Edge, The (1992) [Doug Dorsey] <1>
Dag i oktober, En (1991) [Niels Jensen] <1>
Dinosaur (2000) (voice) [Aladar] <1>
Eight Men Out (1988) ['Shoeless' Joe Jackson (LF)] <12>
Fire in the Sky (1993) [Travis Walton] <1>
Fire with Fire (1986) [Baxter] <9>
Gardens of Stone (1987) [Jackie Willow] <4>
Goosed (1999/I) [Steve Steven] <10>
Greenmail (2001)Hardball (2001) [Matt Hyland] <15>
Hear No Evil (1993) [Ben Kendall] <2>
Heaven Is a Playground (1991) [Zack]
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999) (TV) [Jack Denison] <10>
Leather Jackets (1992) [Mickey] <1>
Memphis Belle (1990) [Lt. Phil Lowenthal, Navigator] <4>
Miss Rose White (1992) (TV) [Dan McKay]
No Man's Land (1987) [Benjy Taylor] <1>
Out of the Darkness (1985/I) (TV) [Mike]
Power (1986) [College Student] <29>
Roommates (1995) [Michael Holzcek] <2>
Sons (1989) [Ritchie]
Spawn (1997) [Terry Fitzgerald] <6>
Superfire (2002) (TV) [James Merrick]
Three Wishes (1995) (uncredited) [Jeffery Holman]
Warriors of Might and Magic (2000) (VG) (voice) <1>
Weekend, The (1999) [Tony] <7>
X-Men (2000) (uncredited) [Police Officer]
"C-16: FBI" (1997) [Scott Stoddard] <2>
"Harsh Realm" (1999) [Mike Pinnochio] <2>
"Lonesome Dove" (1989) (mini) [Dish Boggett] <7>
"Strange Luck" (1995) [Chance Harper/Alex Sanders] <1>

Guest apperance(s)

  • '"Once and Again" (1999)' , as Graham Rympalski (episode 2.17 'Forgive Us Our Trespasses (3/28/2001)')
  • '"Once and Again" (1999)' , as Graham (episode 2.12 'Suspicion (2/7/2001)')
  • '"Once and Again" (1999)' , as Graham Rympalski (episode 2.9 'Scribbling Rivalry (1/17/2001)')
  • '"Outer Limits, The" (1995)' , as Scott Bowman (episode 6.15 'Grid, The (7/14/2000)')
  • '"NYPD Blue" (1993)' , as Joey Dwyer (episode 6.11 'Big Bang Theory (2/9/1999)')
  • '"Tales from the Crypt" (1989)' , as Clyde (episode 6.9 'Staired in Horror (12/14/1994)')
  • '"Spenser: For Hire" (1985)' , as [unknown] (episode 1.11 'Resurrection (12/3/1985)')

    Trivia

  • When filming 'Strange Luck' in Vancouver, Canada, D.B. was roommates with Vancouver Canucks (now Florida Panthers) defenceman Bret Hedican. Hedican and some other members of the Canucks appeared as extras in an episode of 'Strange Luck'.
  • Though not credited, D.B. Sweeney made a cameo in 'X-Men (2000)' . He had been a fan of the comic books.
  • August 2001 - became a father, his wife gave birth to a son, named Cade

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