Sullivan Sweeten is a famous former American child actor best known for playing one of the Barone Twins alongside his twin brother Sawyer Sweeten on the CBS series, Everybody Loves Raymond.
His Short Career
Sullivan made his television debut in an episode of Disney’s Even Stevens in 2000.
He played the young Frank McKlusky in the 2002 comedy with CI Him, Sawyer, and his sister Madilyn Sweeten.
Sullivan is from a family of nine children, including Madylin and Sawyer and Claudia, Maysa, Emma, Guiliana, Elliette, and Jaymeson.
Sullivan played Ray Romano’s onscreen son from 1996 to 2005.
But Sullivan didn’t stay long in the entertainment industry. He lost interest in acting after his twin's suicide in 2015.
Successful Child Acting Career
After his family moved to California, Sullivan and his twin brother commenced their acting career.
The identical duo was barely 18 when they started gracing the screen in the sitcom “Everyone Loves Raymond.”
Thanks to the memorable sitcom from 1995 to 2005, Sullivan was exposed to acting with movie greats like Ray Romano, Doris Roberts, Brad Garrett, Patricia Heaton, his big sis, Madylin Sweeten, Peter Boyle, and Monica Horan.
Sullivan's next project was in 2002 when the young actor joined the cast of Frank McKlusky, C.I. to depict the character of young Frank, sharing the screen with A-Listers like Dave Sheridan, Randy Quaid, and Dolly Parton.
He also recorded an appearance in Disney’s Even Stevens before taking a long hiatus from acting.
Sullivan made a brief comeback to the movies in 2017 when the Everybody Loves Raymond alum showed up in the short film called Casting as Jack.
This time he had his mum Elizabeth Anne Millsap on set.
Due to his effort in Everybody Loves Raymond, he was nominated for Young Artist Award in the category of Best Performance in a TV Series ( Comedy or Drama ), Young Actor Age ten or under, but unfortunately, he didn’t win.
He was last seen playing Jack in Casting onscreen role. After that, he has not graced the screen since 2017.
Many have concluded that the death of his twin brother is the reason for him quitting movies which are not far from the truth.
Sullivan, born on May 12, 1995, in Brownwood, Texas, USA, is 26 years old as of 2023.
As a former child actor, he has accumulated a net worth of USD 1 Million, majorly from the role he played on the set of the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond.”
About His Late Twin Brother, Sawyer
Other than Sullivan, his twin brother Sawyer was also part of the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond, and so was his big sister Madylin Anne Michele Sweeten.
Sullivan and Sawyer both started acting at the age of 1 and a half years old.
Sawyer Sweeten Took His Own Life
A couple of weeks before the twins turned 20 in April 2015. Sawyer ended his life by committing suicide.
According to the source, Sawyer started experiencing depression when his schoolmates started bullying him for his sexuality and not being straight.
The depression was noticed by his mum Elizabeth who said she saw the signs but couldn’t decode them well.
Sawyer even told his family that he didn’t feel like he existed; at the end of the day, he considered death an easy escape from his feelings.
Sawyer visited his family home that day when he decided to end it all by putting a gun to his head.
Elizabeth (mother) was the most devastated as she saw all the signs that could have led her to save Sawyer but failed to do so.
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