Quotes by: D. B. Sweeney

D. B. Sweeney
Sweeney in Iraq, 2008
Born Daniel Bernard Sweeney
(1964-10-14) October 14, 1964 (age 52)
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987–present
Spouse(s) Ashley Vachon (2000–present)
Children 2

I had a teacher senior year in high school. He was a theater teacher, and he basically was a little bit like 'High School Musical.' He kind of encouraged the jocks to get involved with the plays. I did it as kind of a senior year lark.
D. B. Sweeney
If you skate with an Olympic level skater, they make you so much better because you're skating behind them, and you're trying to imitate their stride and their stance. It's like having the world's greatest training wheels.
D. B. Sweeney
It's especially gratifying to have done a film like 'Eight Men Out' because it's hard not to have fun when there are so many bats and balls around.
D. B. Sweeney
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.
D. B. Sweeney
The problem with most Hollywood movies is they don't give the director enough control.
D. B. Sweeney
I think you have to do certain things in the pilot to get your network's attention - to break through... So maybe you push a little further in the first show.
D. B. Sweeney
When you do a play, or even a movie, you have weeks to finesse your character. You really understand why they do what they do. In TV, you get new material weekly about your character.
D. B. Sweeney
I didn't know anybody in show business, and I never thought it was the path I'd go down. I was hoping it was sports, like so many kids.
D. B. Sweeney
As far as actors go, you're not going to find many ballplayers better than me.
D. B. Sweeney
I like hanging around the set and learning how people do things, how the set runs.
D. B. Sweeney
I got typecast early in my career as the guy who is very intense. Once you get into a certain mold, people see you that way, as much as it's disproved time and again.
D. B. Sweeney
If I go to a baseball game, I hear 'Shoeless Joe,' but otherwise, I hear 'toe pick' five times a day. No matter how many more movies I make, that'll be on my gravestone.
D. B. Sweeney
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.
D. B. Sweeney
To anybody who says to me, 'I'm in character,' I say, 'You should be in an asylum.' If you don't know that you're pretending, then you should really seek medical help. I don't have patience for that stuff.
D. B. Sweeney

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