Wednesday, August 05, 2009
CRIMINAL MINDS: INFO ON D.B. SWEENEY
Criminal Minds: I thought it would be a good idea to find out more info on D.B. Sweeney since he will be joining the cast of CRIMINAL MINDS for six episodes. Here is the career section from Wikipedia:
Sweeney went on to guest star on such television series as The Edge of Night and Spenser: For Hire before entering films, where he portrayed an idealistic, gung-ho Vietnam enlistee in Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone (1987). While he has gone on to many roles (among them a hockey player turned figure skater in The Cutting Edge (1992), Sweeney is perhaps best remembered for his portrayal of the tragic Shoeless Joe Jackson in Eight Men Out (1988), although others will argue that his role as Dish Boggett in Lonesome Dove was his defining role.
Sweeney also starred in Memphis Belle (1990), Blue Desert (1991), Fire in the Sky (1993), and Hardball (2001). In addition to his film roles, he continues to work on television. He played Dish Boggett in the award-winning miniseries Lonesome Dove (1989) and in 1996 starred in the short-lived 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. Sweeney still appears in theatrical productions.
Sweeney guest-starred on House playing an ex-bandmate of Dr. Gregory House's named Crandall. His daughter is brought to Dr. House after suffering from hallucinations about her experiences during Hurricane Katrina on top of other issues. He is also the voice-over artist for Fox Sports Net's Beyond the Glory and guest-starred on Jericho playing John Goetz, a mercenary employee of security company Ravenwood. He also played Michael Whitman in Life As We Know It up until the show's cancellation.
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 movie, Two Tickets to Paradise.