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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 November 1961Shoreham, Long Island, New York, USA
Birth NameDaniel Bernard Sweeney
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Daniel Bernard Sweeney was born on November 14, 1961 in Shoreham, Long Island, New York. He got his start in the New York theatre with appearances in dozens of productions including a run on Broadway in "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial". He was selected by Francis Ford Coppola to star in the Vietnam era drama Gardens of Stone (1987). This began a string of performances including Shoeless Joe Jackson in Eight Men Out (1988), Dish Boggett in Lonesome Dove (1989), Travis Walton in Fire in the Sky (1993), and as Doug Dorsey the hockey player turned figure skater in the classic romantic comedy The Cutting Edge (1992). His television work includes Strange Luck (1995), C-16: FBI (1997) and Harsh Realm (1999) with appearances in Jericho (2006), Crash (2008), The Event (2010), and the Emmy-winning Miss Rose White (1992). He recently migrated to the other side of the camera to produce, direct and co-write the cult film Two Tickets to Paradise (2006) which won over a dozen awards at major film festivals.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: RMG

Spouse (1)

Ashley Vachon (April 2000 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

When filming Strange Luck (1995) in Vancouver, Canada, D.B. was roommates with Vancouver Canucks (now Carolina Hurricanes) defenseman Bret Hedican. Some other members of the Canucks appeared as extras in an episode of the show.
During the shooting of the film The Cutting Edge (1992), he spent over two months in figure skate training with his co-star Moira Kelly; they became close friends and remain so to this day.
After appearing in The Cutting Edge (1992), he begin playing hockey in celebrity games.
B.F.A. in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1985).
Originally went with his initials "D.B." because every single version of his given name was already 'taken' by other screen actors in the Screen Actors Guild.
Has appeared with Craig Sheffer in three films: Fire with Fire (1986), Blue Desert (1991) and Fire in the Sky (1993).

Personal Quotes (4)

We really wanted to do a movie about 'guys'. American guys, not Hollywood guys. The guys we grew up with on the East Coast. Guys who never left home. Guys who feel like maybe they didn't get everything they thought was coming their way. And that became one of the themes: disappointment.
I didn't want people to think I'm just in the movies, where you make money and wait around for 13 hours before you get to do 20 minutes of work.
As far as actors go, you're not going to find many ballplayers better than me.
I've seen people who stink, but the film editor shows them just where they didn't stink. But if you're empty and manipulative on stage, it's clear.

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