Australian actor Gary Sweet began his career with the B-horror film Nightmares, shortly after receiving his Diploma of Teaching from Flinders University, Adelaide. What was once only a hobby in acting soon became his full-time career, and Sweet had no trouble continuing to rack up roles in Australian movies and on television. He scored a particularly good part in the miniseries Bodyline in 1984, and in 1991, he took a starring role in the hit Australian series Police Rescue. Sweet had no trouble transitioning into the new millennium, getting particular attention for his performance in the critically acclaimed 2003 film Gettin' Square. He also attracted attention in 2006 for his portrayal of Duncan in a modern retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth, as well as for taking part in the fifth season of Australia's version of Dancing with the Stars, in which he made it to the final seven.