Sullivan Sweeten | Biography

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  • Full Name Sullivan Skye Sweeten
  • Occupation Actor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Brownwood, Texas, USA
  • Birth Date May 12, 1995
  • Age 26 Years, 5 Months
Cast Of CBS Sitcom 'Everybody Loves Raymond'

Sullivan Sweeten | Biography

Played Michael Barone in 142 episodes of 'Everybody Loves Raymond'

From September 1996 through May 2005, the CBS sitcom 'Everybody Loves Raymond' aired for nine seasons and 210 episodes. Madylin Sweeten played Ally Barone, late Sawyer Sweeten played Geoffrey Barone, and Sullivan Sweeten played Michael Barone in this series. 

Sullivan Sweeten is an American actor who played one of the twin boys in the television show  'Everyone Loves Raymond.'

Who Is Sullivan Sweeten?

Sullivan Sweeten was a cast member of the popular sitcom Everyone Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005. Following the conclusion of Everyone Loves, Raymond Sullivan gradually ceased his presence in the entertainment industry. He played in the short Casting in 2017 and hasn’t been seen on the big screen ever since then. His twin brother Sawyer died by suicide in 2015. 

How Old Is Sullivan Sweeten?

Sullivan Sweeten, full name Sullivan Skye Sweeten, was born on 12 May 1995 in Brownwood, Texas, USA, to mother Elizabeth and father Timothy. 


Sweeten has four siblings, namely Sawyer Sweeten, Madylin Sweeten, Elliette Sweeten, and Guiliana Sweeten. He appeared in the series alongside his twin brother Sawyer and older sister Madylin, all starring as on-screen siblings. Unfortunately, 


In 1996, Sullivan Sweeten, his late twin brother Sawyer and older sister Madylin appeared on Everyone Loves Raymond. The twin brothers were just 18 months old back then. After that, however, they quit acting as they grew up.

Acting Credits

From 1996 until 2005, Sullivan played Michael Barone in 142 episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond. In addition, he had a cameo appearance in the TV series Even Stevens (2000) as Milton in the episode ‘All About Yvette.’ Furthermore, he portrayed the younger version of the titular Frank in the 2002 feature Frank McKlusky, C.I.

Sullivan also has a few self-credited works. In 2004, he played himself in the TV movie-documentary TV Guide Close Up: From Comedy Club to Primetime and the 2010 TV special The 8th Annual TV Land Awards. 

‘Everybody Loves Raymond’

From September 1996 through May 2005, the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond aired for nine seasons and 210 episodes. Madylin Sweeten played Ally Barone, late Sawyer Sweeten played Geoffrey Barone, and Sullivan Sweeten played Michael Barone in this series. The sitcom chronicled the life of sports journalist Ray Barone (played by Ray Romano) and his chaotic family.

Ray Barone had it all, a loving wife, a lovely family, a remarkable career, and a stunning Long Island home. However, there lived an only issue; his unpleasant parents, who lived right across the street, and his envious brother, who were constantly in his way. The plotline revolves around the irresistible nature of Ray Barone.

What Is Sullivan Sweeten Doing Now?

Most recently, he played Jack in the 2017 short Casting. Similarly, in 2013, he had an uncredited cameo on the TV show What Not to Wear, and in 2016, he appeared in the talk show The Dr. Oz Show. Moreover, he is credited with the archive footage of the TV series documentary Pioneers of Television and Inside Edition in 2014 and 2015, respectively.


The Sweeten household has nine children. Late Sawyer Sweeten was Sullivan’s twin brother, and his elder sister is named Madylin. All three have been a part of the entertainment industry. The other six siblings include Claudia, Maysa, Emma, Guiliana, Elliette, and Jaymeson. Madylin, Sawyer, and Sullivan, the real-life siblings, also starred as on-screen siblings on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond. 

Following the series, Madylin starred in several short films, including Choice (2017), Mommy (2015), and Wedding Frisk (2014), and stayed in the entertainment sector. The twin brothers, on the other hand, stayed out of the spotlight following Everybody Loves Raymond

Madylin Sweeten is married to actor Sean Durrie. They tied the nuptial knots in 2018. 

Brother’s Death

Sawyer Sweeten, 19 years old at his death, committed suicide in April 2015, a week away from his 20th birthday. According to the magazine Hollywood Reporter, Sweeten was visiting relatives in Texas, and he shot himself on the front porch of a family’s home. 


Sawyer Sweeten’s loved ones gathered on 3 May 2015, just over a week after his suicide, to say their last goodbyes to him, who they affectionately referred to as Bubs. Around 200 relatives and friends gathered in silence at a funeral home in Riverside, California, as six pallbearers carried the casket. Most of the visitors wore clothing colored blue and green, as it was Sawyer’s favorite.

Sawyer’s mother delivered a touching homage at the funeral to honor him. “My physical time with you is over now. So, son, you put those hands that I held for 20 years, one on your baby sister, and one in God’s hand, and guide her along this journey until I can hold you both again,” she said.

In remembrance of his twin, Sullivan had colored his hair blue and remarked in a speech that Sawyer “could be mean sometimes, but he was my brother.”


Sawyer’s family and the Loft Ensemble, a Los Angeles-based theatrical group, convened at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in North Hollywood, California, in 2019 to rebuild two ancient theaters on the church grounds in honor of Sawyer. “May this place be a light for all to find safety and friendship through creativity. Dedicated on 23 April, 2019, by the Sawyer Sweeten Foundation, the Rosenthal Family Foundation, and Ray and Anna Romano.” says the inscription on the upstairs theater, which was dubbed “Sawyer’s Playhouse” by the family. 

Note: Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) if you are having thoughts of suicide. Find a list of additional resources at

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