Tim Sweeney is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and began his performing career acting in high school plays at the age of fifteen. He went on to study acting at the Goodman School of Drama before receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of Georgia in 1998.
His puppetry skills were honed at the Center for Puppetry Arts where he worked as a puppeteer for three seasons appearing in several puppet shows including "Aladdin", "Rainforest Adventures", "Peter Pan," and "The Body Detective". The latter was performed at the UNIMA 2002 festival in Atlanta. In addition, Tim puppeteered at Zoo Atlanta in the show "Eat, Sleep, and Play".