Gary Sweet

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Gary Sweet (born May 22, 1957 in Melbourne , Victoria ) is an Australian actor .



Gary Sweet grew up in Marion City , a suburb of Adelaide in the Australian state of South Australia . After attending compulsory school, Sweet enrolled at Flinders University , where he studied education to become a teacher. After obtaining his bachelor's degree in 1980, he briefly taught sports and mathematics .

Sweet, who had also taken acting lessons at university, first appeared in front of the camera in 1980 in the horror film Nightmares . When the offer came in the same year to take on a role in the television series The Sullivans , he finally gave up teaching in favor of acting.


Sweet is far better known in Australia than, for example, in the USA or even in Europe, since he has mainly produced Australian television films, and numerous television series, including Police Rescue , in which he played a police officer between 1991 and 1996. He first caught international attention in 2010 in the mini-series The Pacific produced by Steven Spielberg as a US military sergeant. Also in 2010 he was in the fantasy film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Journey on the Dawn , the third part of the Chronicles of Narnia , in front of the camera.

In 2006 he took part in the fifth season of the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars , but only reached 7th place among 10 participating candidates.


Gary Sweet has been married three times so far. In 1981 he married the actress Lenore Smith , the divorce followed two years later, in 1983. He then went to the altar in 1987 with the actress Jill Miller ; the marriage resulted in two children, a son and a daughter. His son Frank Sweet is also an actor today. After divorcing Jill Miller in the early 1990s, Gary Sweet married the television presenter and ex-professional swimmer Johanna Griggs in 1995 . The two had two sons. The divorce followed in 1999.

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