Saturday, May 25

Gary Sweet Bio, The Clearing, Height, Age, Family, Spouse, Net Worth


Gary Sweet Biography

Gary Sweet is an Australian in the acting profession best known for his roles in Alexandra’s Project, Police Rescue, Cody, Big Sky, Bodyline, Stingers, and House Husbands. He stars in the upcoming psychological thriller series, The Clearing as Wilkes. The series premieres on 24th May 2023 on Disney+ and Hulu.

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Gary Sweet Height

Sweet stands at a rough height of 6 feet and 0 inches.

Gary Sweet Age

Sweet is 67 years old. He was born on 22nd May 1957 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Personal Life

Gary Sweet Family and Relatives

Sweet was adopted and raised by a young couple in Warradale, South Australia. Further, he was named after his neighbor’s son. However, we will update this information once it’s publicly available.

Gary Sweet Spouse and Children

Sweet manages to keep his marital and relationship status private. Previously, he was married to television presenter and previous Commonwealth Games swimmer, Johanna Griggs. They had two kids together, Jesse James and Joe Buster. They married in 1995 and divorced in 1999.

Before Griggs, he had tied the know with Jill Miller whom he had married in 1989. Prior to their divorce, they had two kids, Frank and Sophie. Frank also works as an actor and a musician. His first marriage was to actress, Lenore Smith whom he married on 7th November 1981. Later, they divorced in 1983. Nonetheless, we will update this information when details regarding it are available to the public.

Gary Sweet Education

Sweet attended Brighton High School in Adelaide. After completing his high school education, he joined Sturt Teachers’ College for a teaching degree. While there, he took drama.

Professional Life

Gary Sweet Net Worth

Sweet has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful acting career.

Gary Sweet Career

Sweet stars in the upcoming psychological thriller series, The Clearing. The series premieres on 24th May 2023 on Disney+ and Hulu. His initial role was in the low-budget horror film, Nightmares. In the early 80s, he earned recognition for his role as Leslie ‘Magpie’ Maddern in the series, The Sullivans.

For his performance in The Sullivans, he received a Logie award for Most Popular New Talent. Bodyline’s Donald Bradman served as his initial significant role in 1984. Additionally, he had lead roles in An Indecent Obsession in 1985 and in 1987‘s The Lighthorsemen.

Further, he starred in Big Sky, and Dog’s Head Bay. In 2004, he played the recurring role in the police drama series, Stingers. In 2008, he served as a narrator for the docuseries, Sudden Impact. From 2012 to 2017, he played a leading role in the drama, House Husbands.

His notable other films include The Circuit, Rain Shadow, Cops L.A.C., The Tracker, Alexandra’s Project, Gettin’ Square, 2:37, and Macbeth. Sweet appeared on the 5th season of Dancing with the Stars as a contestant alongside dancer Eliza Campagna. They stayed to the final 7.

On a side note, he has made an appearance in stage productions such as The Club and The Recruit. Also, he made an appearance in Frankie Valli-tribute musical Oh, What a Night, and in the musical comedy, Little Orphan trAshley alongside Rhonda Burchmore.

In 2011, he served as an inductee of the Australian Film Walk of Fame on the 13th of March. Further, he serves as an ambassador for Glenelg Tigers where he also played. Also, he supports the Manly Sea Eagles rugby league club.


In the Australian music scene, Sweet had limited success in the early 90s. He released a cover of Billy Thorpe’s “Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy)” in 1994. The single climaxed at number 52 on the ARIA Charts, and was on in the top 100 for seven weeks.

Gary Sweet The Clearing

Sweet stars in the upcoming psychological thriller series, The Clearing as Wilkes. The series premieres on 24th May 2023 on Disney+ and Hulu. Inspired by the sordid story of a real-life cult(The Family) with a female leader, the film follows a woman forced to face the past to prevent a cult from abducting children. Sweet will star alongside his fellow actors and actresses

  • Miranda Otto
  • Teressa Palmer
  • Julia Savage
  • Miah Madden
  • Doris Younane
  • Erroll Shand
  • Harry Greenwood
  • Mark Coles Smith
  • Anna Lise Phillips
  • Hazem Shammas
  • Guy Pearce
  • Kate Mulvany
  • Xavier Samuel
  • Claudia Karvan
  • Miah Madden

Gary Sweet The Pacific

In 2010, Sweet starred as Gunnery Sgt. “Gunny” Haney in war drama miniseries, The Pacific for 3 episodes. Elmo serves as a master gunnery sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. The character was largely built on the memories in Eugene Sledge’s memoir, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa.

Gary Sweet The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Sweet starred in the fantasy drama film, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader as Lord Drinian in 2010. Lord Drinian serves as captain of the Dawn Treader and a close friend of King Caspian X. A protective and cautious captain, he has superstitions about sea serpents.

Gary Sweet The Sullivans

For 377 episodes, Sweet starred as Leslie ‘Magpie’ Maddern in the drama series, The Sullivans from 1981 to 1983. For his performance in The Sullivans, he received a Logie award for Most Popular New Talent.

Notable Works

Gary Sweet-Alexandra’s Project

In 2003, Sweet starred as Steve in the drama thriller, Alexandra’s Project. Steve is a middle-class husband to Alexandra and a father of 2. The film follows him as he returns home to find it empty and a video waiting to be played.

Gary Sweet-Police Rescue

From 1990 to 1996, Sweet starred as Sgt. Steve “Mickey” McClintock in the drama series, Police Rescue for 62 episodes. The series tackled the New South Wales Police Rescue Squad based in Sydney and their work attending to several incidents such as road accidents and train crashes.

For his performance, he received a number of big TV awards. For example, he received an AFI Award for Best Lead Actor in a TV Drama in 1991 and 1992. In 1992, he won the Variety Club Heart Award for TV Actor of the Year. Sweet attained a TV Week Silver Logie Award for Most Popular Actor and Most Outstanding Actor in 1994.

Gary Sweet-Bodyline

In 1984, Sweet starred as Donald Bradman in the miniseries, Bodyline for 7 episodes. Bradman is an Australian cricketer. The film follows the events that took place during the1932–1933 English Ashes cricket tour of Australia

Gary Sweet Other Films and TV Shows/Movie List

During his career, Sweet has starred in a number of films and TV shows such as

  • An Indecent Obsession(1985)
  • The Lighthorsemen(1987)
  • Children of the Dragon(1992)
  • Alexandra’s Project(2003)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader(2010)
  • Wolf Creek(2016)
  • Two Heads Creek(2019)
  • Mystery Road: Origins(2020)
  • Jack Irish(2021)

Gary Sweet Social Media

Sweet has active social media platforms i.e. Instagram. He has a following of 8340 on Instagram.