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D. B. Sweeney

D. B. SweeneyAKA Daniel Bernard Sweeney

Born: 14-Nov-1961
Birthplace: Shoreham, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Shoeless Joe in Eight Men Out

Played minor league baseball briefly for the Kenosha Twins. After dropping out of university following a motorcycle accident in 1980, Sweeney was cast on Broadway for The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (1983), and was able to parlay that into appearing in Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone. But he is best remembered for playing Shoeless Joe Jackson in Eight Men Out, the story of the thrown 1919 World Series. He also had major parts in miniseries Lonesome Dove and the lead in Strange Luck, a short-lived television drama.

Sister: Kathleen
Sister: Barbara
Brother: Tommy
Wife: Ashley

    High School: Shoreham-Wading River High School
    University: Tulane University (attended)
    University: Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

    Veteran Tickets Foundation Advisory Board

    TELEVISION
    Strange Luck Chance Harper (1995-96)
    Harsh Realm Mike Pinnochio (1999-2000)
    Life As We Know It Michael Whitman (2004-)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (12-Oct-2012)
    Taken 2 (7-Sep-2012)
    Swamp Shark (25-Jun-2011)
    Miracle at St. Anna (7-Sep-2008)
    Stiletto (29-Apr-2008) · Danny
    Entry Level (13-May-2007) · Clay
    Yellow (8-Dec-2006)
    The Darwin Awards (25-Jan-2006) · Det. Maguire
    Going to the Mat (19-Mar-2004)
    Speak (20-Jan-2004) · Jack Sordino
    Brother Bear (20-Oct-2003) · Sitka [VOICE]
    Greenmail (17-Jul-2002) · Jeremy O'Brien
    Hardball (10-Sep-2001)
    After Sex (15-Aug-2000) · Tony
    Dinosaur (13-May-2000) [VOICE]
    Goosed (28-Sep-1999)
    Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (14-Aug-1999)
    The Book of Stars (1999)
    Spawn (1-Aug-1997) · Terry Fitzgerald
    Roommates (3-Mar-1995)
    Hear No Evil (26-Mar-1993)
    Fire in the Sky (12-Mar-1993) · Travis Walton
    A Day in October (28-Oct-1992)
    Leather Jackets (18-Jun-1992)
    Miss Rose White (26-Apr-1992)
    The Cutting Edge (27-Mar-1992) · Doug
    Heaven Is a Playground (4-Oct-1991)
    Blue Desert (1991) · Steve Smith
    Memphis Belle (7-Sep-1990) · Lt. Phil Lowenthal
    Lonesome Dove (5-Feb-1989)
    Sons (1989)
    Eight Men Out (2-Sep-1988) · Shoeless Joe Jackson
    No Man's Land (23-Oct-1987) · Benjy Taylor
    Gardens of Stone (8-May-1987) · Jackie Willow
    Power (9-May-1986)
    Fire with Fire (1986) · Baxter
    Out of the Darkness (12-Oct-1985)


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