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Olivia Wilder

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Two Tickets To Paradise


Long Island native D.B. Sweeney attended both Tulane and New York University. Upon his graduation he was immediately cast in the Broadway revival of "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial." He went on to guest-star stints on such TV series as "The Edge of Night" and "Spencer: For Hire" before entering movies, where he scored with the critics for his portrayal of Jackie Willow, an idealistic, gung-ho Vietnam enlistee in Francis Ford Coppola's "Gardens of Stone".

While he has garnered several noteworthy screen assignments (including the starring role of a nasty hockey player in "The Cutting Edge," with Moira Kelly), D.B. Sweeney is best remembered for his even-keel portrayal of the tragic Shoeless Joe Jackson in "Eight Men Out." He looked like a natural on the ball field, because Sweeney had once actually played minor league baseball with the Kenosha Twins, hanging up his spikes after a knee injury. In addition to his film roles, Sweeney has continued working on television. He played Dish Boggett in the miniseries "Lonesome Dove," going on to appear in "Once and Again," "Life As We Know It," "Jericho," "Crash," "24," and currently in "Universal Dead."

His "Two Tickets To Paradise," which he wrote, produced, directed, and stars in, was released on DVD September 14th. **Free copies of the DVD to a few live listeners who play DB Sweeney trivia!