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Also Known As: Daniel Bernard Sweeney Died:
Born: November 14, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Port Jefferson, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A likable and dependable leading man on film, television and stage, actor D.B. Sweeney specialized in roles that combined emotion with physical prowess, such as his ill-fated "Shoeless" Joe Jackson in John Sayles' "Eight Men Out" (1988) or the ex-hockey player who turns to figure skating in "The Cutting Edge" (1992). He also found a niche in fantasy and science fiction projects like "Fire in the Sky" (1993) and the television series "Strange Luck" (Fox, 1995-1996), "Harsh Realm" (Fox, 1999-2000), and "Jericho" (CBS, 2006-08).

A likable and dependable leading man on film, television and stage, actor D.B. Sweeney specialized in roles that combined emotion with physical prowess, such as his ill-fated "Shoeless" Joe Jackson in John Sayles' "Eight Men Out" (1988) or the ex-hockey player who turns to figure skating in "The Cutting Edge" (1992). He also found a niche in fantasy and science fiction projects like "Fire in the Sky" (1993) and the television series "Strange Luck" (Fox, 1995-1996), "Harsh Realm" (Fox, 1999-2000), and "Jericho" (CBS, 2006-08).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Bus 657 (2015)
2.
 Heist (2015)
3.
 Chi-raq (2015)
4.
 Extraction (2015)
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 Stuck (2014)
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 K-11 (2013)
8.
 Taken 2 (2012)
10.
 Stiletto (2009)
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Grew up in Shoreham, NY
1981:
First professional stage appearance and Broadway debut, "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial"
1985:
Made TV acting debut in CBS movie "Out of the Darkness"
1985:
Guest starred on ABC's "Spenser: For Hire"
1986:
Made feature acting debut with a one-line role in Sidney Lumet's "Power"
1987:
Played an idealistic, gung-ho Vietnam enlistee in Francis Ford Coppola's "Gardens of Stone"
1988:
Portrayed the tragic Shoeless Joe Jackson in "Eight Men Out"
1989:
Played Dish Boggett in the CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove"
1990:
Cast in "Memphis Belle," about the 25th and last mission of an American B17 bomber based in England during WWII
1992:
Played a has-been ice hockey player opposite Moira Kelly in "The Cutting Edge"
1993:
Portrayed Travis Walton, a man claiming to have been abducted by extraterrestrials in "Fire in the Sky"
1995:
Starred in the short-lived Fox series "Strange Luck"
1997:
Returned to series TV, co-starring on ABC drama "C16: FBI"
1999:
Appeared opposite Halle Berry in HBO biopic "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge"
1999:
Co-starred on Fox sci-fi drama "Harsh Realm"
2000:
Landed recurring role on family drama "Once and Again" (ABC)
2003:
Voiced character of Sitka in Disney animated film "Brother Bear"
2006:
Appeared on CBS mystery drama "Jericho"
2008:
Directed by Spike Lee in "Miracle at St. Anna"
2009:
Guest starred as a U.S. Marshal on "Criminal Minds" (CBS)
2012:
Cast opposite Liam Neeson in action sequel "Taken 2"
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Education

Tulane University: New Orleans , Louisiana -
New York University: New York , New York -
Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School: New York , New York -

Notes

Sweeney owns a thoroughbread horse named Strange Luck, after his failed TV series.

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