Gary Sweet was born on May 22, 1957 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is an Australian film and television actor known for his roles in Alexandra’s Project as Steve, Police Rescue as Sergeant “Mickey” McClintock, Cody as Cody, Big Sky as Chris Manning, Bodyline as Donald Bradman, Stingers as DI Luke Harris and House Husbands as Lewis Crabb.
Gary Sweet grew up in Warradale, South Australia and attended Brighton High School in Adelaide. He later obtained a teaching degree and whilst at Sturt Teachers’ College took up drama. His first role was in low-budget horror film Nightmares. In the early 1980s, Sweet became recognisable through the ongoing role of Leslie ‘Magpie’ Maddern in the Crawfords television series The Sullivans.
Sweet had his first major role as Donald Bradman in the Network Ten miniseries Bodyline, the story of the 1932–33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. The award-winning 1987 Australian TV movie The Great Bookie Robbery was a gritty true-crime story seeing Sweet’s character Chico White playing the inside man trying to infiltrate the close-knit bank robbers.
Sweet starred in the drama series Police Rescue as Sgt Between 1990 and 1996, Steve “Mickey” McClintock. This role was a popular role for Sweet, lead him to win several major television awards, including the Australian Film Institute’s Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Television Drama for his performance, the Variety Club Heart Award for TV Actor of the Year and two TV Week Silver Logie Awards for Most Popular Actor and Most Outstanding Actor.
Between 1997 and 1999, Gary Sweet starred in Big Sky as Chris Manning and in 1999, starred in Dog’s Head Bay as Alex. In 2001, he appeared in a fourth series episode of the British comedy-drama Cold Feet. In 2002, he took on the continuing role of Inspector Luke Harris in the police drama series Stingers until the show’s conclusion in 2004. He then went on to star in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Dog’s Head Bay”.
In 2006, Gary Sweet was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars and made it to the final seven. His partner was dancer Eliza Campagna. In 2007, Sweet appeared on several shows. He starred in the SBS miniseries The Circuit (starring as Magistrate Peter Lockhart), he co-hosted Channel Nine’s Things To Try Before You Die and starred in the ABC television series Rain Shadow with Rachel Ward. In 2008, he narrated the Australian observational documentary TV series Sudden Impact, broadcast on the Nine Network.
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Gary Sweet was born on May 22, 1957.
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He has three ex wives – including Jill Miller, celebrity host and Johanna Griggs – and four children.
Gary Sweet dabbled in the Australian music scene with limited success in the early 1990s. Sweet released a cover of Billy Thorpe’s Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy) in 1994 through Polygram Records Australia. The single peaked at #52 on the ARIA singles chart and spent 7 weeks in the top 100.
Gary Sweet has won two Logie Awards, one in 1982 for his role in The Sullivans (won the Most Popular New Talent) and one in 1994 for his role on Police Rescue (won the Most Popular Actor).
Between the year of 1992 and 1996,Gary Sweet was nominated for Most Popular Actor for his role in Police Rescue and in 2003 and 2004, was nominated for Most Outstanding Actor for his role in Stingers.
In 2011, Sweet was initiated into the Australian Film Walk of Fame on 13 March, as part of the closing night celebrations of the Australian Film.