D. B. Sweeney
Daniel Bernard Sweeney
November 14, 1961
Shoreham, New York, U.S.
Daniel Bernard Sweeney (born November 14, 1961) is an American actor known for his roles as Jackie Willow, in Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone (1987), Lt. Phil Lowenthal in Memphis Belle (1990), and Travis Walton in Fire in the Sky (1993). He also star in these films such as The Cutting Edge (1992), Shoeless Joe Jackson in Eight Men Out (1988), Lonesome Dove (1989), and Dinosaur (2000).
He has guest-starred on various television series, including House (2006), Jericho (2006–2008), Castle (2011). He played FBI Special Agent Morris on The Closer and Major Crimes. He also had recurring roles such as Criminal Minds (2009), Crash (2008), The Event (2010).
Sweeney was born in Shoreham, New York, on November 14, 1961. He attended both Tulane and New York University.
In 1990, Sweeney starred as Treplev in Jeff Cohen's contemporary adaptation of Anton Chekhov's classic The Seagull at a tiny Off Off-Broadway theater (the RAPP Arts Center) in New York's Alphabet City neighborhood. His co-star was a then unknown Laura Linney, making her New York stage debut as Nina. The New York Times called Sweeney's performance "bold and exciting".
Sweeney guest-starred in the television series The Edge of Night and Spenser: For Hire. In films, he has played Jackie Willow, a Vietnam-era soldier, in Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone (1987), navigator 1st Lt. Phil Lowenthal in Memphis Belle (1990), and Travis Walton in Fire in the Sky (1993). He also played former ice hockey player Doug Dorsey in The Cutting Edge (1992), Shoeless Joe Jackson in Eight Men Out (1988), and Dish Boggett in Lonesome Dove (1989).
He was a regular cast member on C-16 from 1997 to 1998.
After voicing Aladar the Iguanodon in the 2000 Disney computer animated film Dinosaur, Sweeney played Michael Whitman in Life as We Know It.
Sweeney has guest-starred on various television series, including House (2006) as Crandall, an ex-bandmate of Dr. Gregory House; Jericho as John Goetz, employee of a private military contractor (2006–2008); Castle as a Los Angeles detective (2011), and more. He played FBI Special Agent Morris on The Closer and Major Crimes. He also had recurring roles as U.S. Marshal Sam Kassmeyer, assigned to protect Haley and Jack Hotchner on Criminal Minds (2009); as Peter Emory in season 1 of Crash (2008); and as Carter in The Event (2010).
He is currently the voice-over artist for the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and his large body of voiceover work includes three seasons of Fox Sports Net's Beyond the Glory and National Geographic Television's Ice Pilots. Past ad campaigns include Bud Light, Lincoln cars, Conoco-Phillips, John Deere, Major League Baseball, and Coca-Cola.
Sweeney plays Captain John Trent in the horror web series Universal Dead. In late June 2010, it was announced that Universal Dead will be made into a feature film.
In 2012, Sweeney voiced the adult Avatar Aang in the first and second seasons of The Legend of Korra, the sequel series of Avatar: The Last Airbender. He currently narrates the reality television series Mountain Men.
In 2017, Sweeney plays a pastor in The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
In April 2000, Sweeney married Ashley Vachon; they have a son, Cade, and a daughter, Cody.
|Fire with Fire||Baxter|
|1987||Gardens of Stone||Jackie Willow|
|No Man's Land||Deputy Sheriff Benjamin 'Benjy' Taylor / Bill Ayles|
|1988||Eight Men Out||Shoeless Joe Jackson|
|1990||Memphis Belle||Lieutenant Phil Lowenthal|
|1991||Blue Desert||Steve Smith|
|Heaven is a Playground||Zack Telander|
|1991||En dag i oktober (A Day in October)||Niels Jensen|
|1992||The Cutting Edge||Doug Dorsey|
|1993||Fire in the Sky||Travis Walton|
|Hear No Evil||Ben Kendall|
|Three Wishes||Jeffery Holman||Uncredited|
|1997||Spawn||CIA Agent Terry Fitzgerald|
|1999||The Book of Stars||Prisoner|
|2003||Brother Bear||Sitka||Voice only|
|2006||The Darwin Awards||Detective Maguire|
|Two Tickets to Paradise||Billy McGriff||Also director, producer and writer|
|Heatstroke||Captain Steve O'Bannon|
|Miracle at St. Anna||Colonel Driscoll|
|2012||Taken 2||Bernie Harris|
|Atlas Shrugged: Part II||John Galt|
|K-11||Lieutenant Gerard Johnson|
|2014||The Boxcar Children||Baker (voice)|
|2017||The Resurrection of Gavin Stone||Pastor Allen Richardson|
|1985||Out of the Darkness||Mike||Television film|
|Spenser: For Hire||Rick||Episode: "Resurrection"|
|1989||Lonesome Dove||Dish Boggett||Miniseries|
|1992||Miss Rose White||Dan McKay||Television film|
|1994||Tales from the Crypt||Clyde||Episode: "Staired in Horror"|
|1995–1996||Strange Luck||Chance Harper||17 episodes|
|1997–1998||C-16||Special Agent Dennis Grassi||13 episodes|
|1999||NYPD Blue||Joey Dwyer||Episode: "Big Bang Theory"|
|Introducing Dorothy Dandridge||Jack Denison||Television film|
|1999–2000||Harsh Realm||Mike Pinocchio||9 episodes|
|2000||The Outer Limits||Scott Bowman||Episode: "The Grid"|
|2000–2001||Once and Again||Graham Rympalski||3 episodes|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Simon Bishop||Episode: "Body Count"|
|2004||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Kyle Good||Episode: "Early Rollout"|
|Going to the Mat||Coach Rice||Television film|
|Karen Sisco||Harry Boyle||Episode: "No One's Girl"|
|2004–2005||Life as We Know It||Michael Whitman||13 episodes|
|2006||House||Dylan Crandall||Episode: "Who's Your Daddy?"|
|2006–2008||Jericho||John Goetz||5 episodes|
|2008||Crash||Peter Emory||4 episodes|
|Leverage||Father Paul||Episode: "The Miracle Job"|
|2009||Criminal Minds||US Marshal Sam Kassmeyer||3 episodes|
|2010||CSI: NY||Assistant District Attorney Craig Hansen||Episode: "Criminal Justice "|
|24||Mark Bledsoe||2 episodes|
|Three Rivers||Detective Ted Sandefur||Episode: "Status 1A"|
|The Event||Carter||6 episodes|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||Richard Davis||Episode: "Ne Me'e Laua Na Paio"|
|Castle||Detective Kyle Seeger||Episode: "To Love and Die in L.A."|
|Swamp Shark||Charlie||Television film|
|The Closer||FBI Special Agent Morris||Episode: "Relative Matters"|
|Vegas||Peter Holm||Episode: "Estinto"|
|2012–2016||Major Crimes||FBI Special Agent Morris||2 episodes|
|2012–2013||The Legend of Korra||Aang (voice)||4 episodes|
|2013||Touch||Howard Goss||4 episodes|
|Betrayal||Joseph Tanner||2 episodes|
|2013–2014||Two and a Half Men||Larry||10 episodes|
|2015||The Night Shift||Dick||Episode: "Eyes Look at Your Last"|
|2017–2018||First Team: Juventus||Himself, Narrator||6 episodes|
|2018||S.W.A.T.||Uncle Ralph||Episode: "Hoax"|
|Sharp Objects||Mr. Keene||2 episodes|
|2021||B Positive||Bert||10 episodes|