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D.B. Sweeney Biography

Birth Name:
Daniel Bernard Sweeney
Birth Place:
Shoreham, New York, United States
Actor, writer, director

Fast Facts

  • Best known for playing "Shoeless" Joe Jackson in Eight Men Out and Dish Boggett in the miniseries Lonesome Dove
  • Briefly played minor-league baseball for the Kenosha Twins
  • Is close friends with NHL defenseman Chris Chelios, who is godfather to Sweeney's son, Cade
  • In 2008, flew a CH-46E helicopter in squadron HMM-364, "The World Famous Purple Foxes," in Iraq while visiting troops to promote his movie Two Tickets to Paradise


  • Tommy -- Brother
  • Tommy Sweeney -- Brother
  • Cody Sweeney -- Daughter
  • Barbara -- Sister
  • Kathleen -- Sister
  • Cade Sweeney -- Son
  • Ashley Vachon -- Wife
  • Ashley Vachon Sweeney -- Wife