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Daniel Bernard Sweeney (1961)

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Daniel Bernard "D. B." Sweeney is an American actor.

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 Early life
Sweeney was born on Long Island, New York and raised in Shoreham by an educator father and a municipal government employee mother. He attended Shoreham-Wading River High School and both Tulane and New York University. Before completing his BFA at NYU in 1984, he was cast in the Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.

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Sweeney guest starred on television series The Edge of Night and Spenser: For Hire before entering films, where he portrayed a gung-ho Vietnam enlistee in Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone . Sweeney is perhaps best remembered for his portrayal of Shoeless Joe Jackson in Eight Men Out , The Cutting Edge or Dish Boggett in Lonesome Dove .

Sweeney also starred in Memphis Belle , Blue Desert , Fire in the Sky , and Hardball . In addition to his film roles, he continues to work on television. In 1996, he starred in the Fox series Strange Luck in which he played an amnesiac freelance photographer with strange powers that resulted from being the sole survivor of an airplane disaster. He later co-starred in another short-lived series, the science fiction offering Harsh Realm.

In 2000, Sweeney voiced Aladar the Iguanodon in Disney's CGI film Dinosaur.

He also starred in Life as We Know It as Michael Whitman (2004–2005) and C-16 FBI produced by Michael Robin.

Sweeney has guest-starred on various TV series, including House as Crandall, an ex-bandmate of Dr. Gregory House ; Jericho as John Goetz (2006–2008); Castle as an LA detective , and more. He also had recurring roles as US Marshal Sam Kassmeyer, assigned to protect Haley and Jack Hotchner on Criminal Minds ; as Peter Emory in season 1 of Crash ; and as Carter in The Event .

He's currently the voice-over artist for the Oprah Winfrey Network OWN 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.

A supporter of the U.S. military, Sweeney founded a website Lettersfromhollywood.army.mil to get messages of support to active duty and retired military. He has made multiple visits to the Middle East and Europe to visit with service members. On May 4, 2008, Sweeney flew with the helicopter squadron HMM-364, "The World Famous Purple Foxes", in a CH-46E while in Iraq visiting with service members and promoting his new film, Two Tickets to Paradise.

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