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Nationality
  
United States

Name
  
Tom Berenger

Role
  
Television actor

Years active
  
1968–present

Height
  
1.80 m

Religion
  
Roman Catholic


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Full Name
  
Thomas Michael Moore

Born
  
May 31, 1949 (age 74) (
1949-05-31
)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Occupation
  
Actor, producer, television writer

Spouse
  
Laura Moretti (m. 2012)

Children
  
Chelsea Berenger, Scout Moore, Allison Moore, Patrick Moore, Chloe Berenger, Shiloh Moore

TV shows
  
Hatfields & McCoys, October Road, Peacemakers

Movies
  
Platoon, Sniper, Inception, Sniper: Legacy, The Big Chill

Similar People
  
Willem Dafoe, Tom Bergeron, William Hurt, Jeff Goldblum, Charlie Sheen

Alma mater
  

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Tom Berenger (born Thomas Michael Moore; May 31, 1949) is an American television and motion picture actor. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes in Platoon (1986). He is also known for playing Jake Taylor in the Major League films and Thomas Beckett in the Sniper films. Other films he appeared in include Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), The Dogs of War (1980), The Big Chill (1983), Eddie and the Cruisers (1983), Betrayed (1988), The Field (1990), Gettysburg (1993), The Substitute (1996), One Man's Hero (1999), Training Day (2001), and Inception (2010).

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Berenger won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his performance as Jim Vance in the 2012 miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.

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Early life and education

Berenger was born as Thomas Michael Moore in Chicago, on May 31, 1949, to a Roman Catholic family of Irish ancestry. He has a sister, Susan. His father was a printer for the Chicago Sun-Times and a traveling salesman.

Moore graduated in 1967 from Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois. He studied journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, but decided to seek an acting career following his graduation in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Career

He worked in regional theatre and in 1972, he worked as a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He transferred to New York in 1973.

Moore selected "Berenger" as his professional name after he was forced to change his surname professionally, as there was already a "Tom Moore" in the Actors' Equity Association.

Berenger worked in soap operas and had a starring role as lawyer Tim Siegel on One Life to Live. His feature film debut was the lead in Rush It (1976), an independent film. In 1977, he had a small role as the killer of the lead character (played by Diane Keaton) in Looking for Mr. Goodbar. In 1978, he had a starring role in In Praise of Older Women for Avco-Embassy Pictures. In 1979, he played Butch Cassidy in Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, a role he got in part because of his resemblance to Paul Newman, who played the character in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).

Berenger starred in several significant films in the 1980s, including The Big Chill (1983), Eddie and the Cruisers (1983), Platoon (1986), Someone to Watch Over Me (1987), and Major League (1989). In 1986, he received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Staff Sergeant Barnes in Platoon (this performance won him a Golden Globe Award for "Best Supporting Actor"). A role for which he has become well known for is Thomas Beckett, the main character in the mid-1990s film Sniper (which would later be followed by four sequels, featuring Berenger in the starring role for three). Other notable films from that period in which he was featured include Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Shattered (1991), Sliver (1993), and Chasers (1994). When asked in a 1999 interview to name his favorite film out of those in which he had acted, Berenger said it was too difficult to choose but that the one he had watched most frequently was his 1993 film Gettysburg, where he played the role of General James Longstreet.

He established the Tom Berenger Acting Scholarship Fund in 1988 to award theatre students for excellence in performance.

In more recent years, Berenger has continued to have an active acting career in film and television, although often at a supporting level. His most notable television appearance was on Cheers in its last season as Rebecca Howe's blue collar-plumber love interest, for which he was nominated for an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series". He also began a career as a producer in the 1990s. Berenger also co-produced the 1997 miniseries Rough Riders, also starring as Theodore Roosevelt.

Berenger was also seen on the box art and promotional content for Novalogic's Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, as his roles in Sniper 2 and Sniper 3 were very similar to what was chosen for the game's artwork. He starred in the mini-series version of Stephen King's Nightmares & Dreamscapes, as a celebrated author who realizes the warped painting he recently purchased is alive with illustrations of impending doom for him in "The Road Virus Heads North". Berenger stars opposite Armand Assante and Busta Rhymes in the dramatic thriller Breaking Point, which had a limited release starting in December 2009.

He has most recently appeared in the science fiction thriller Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio and Cillian Murphy, where he played a business executive who served as a mentor to and was an associate of the father of Murphy's character. Inception was a box office success and was his first appearance in a mainstream theatrical movie since Training Day in 2001. In 2012 he appeared in the TV miniseries Hatfields & McCoys as Jim Vance, uncle of protagonist Devil Anse Hatfield (played by Kevin Costner). On September 23, 2012 Berenger earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for the role.

Personal life

Berenger has been married four times and has six children. He has two children by his first wife, Barbara Wilson, to whom he was married from 1976 to 1984: Allison Moore (born 1977) and Patrick Moore (born 1979). He has three daughters by second wife Lisa Williams (to whom he was married from 1986 to 1997): Chelsea Moore (born 1986), Chloe Moore (born 1988) and Shiloh Moore (born in 1993). He has a daughter named Scout Moore (born 1998) with Patricia Alvaran, to whom he was married from 1998–2011. He married Laura Moretti in Sedona, Arizona in early September 2012.

Filmography

Actor
-
Plan B (post-production) as
Joe Cassidy
-
One More Shot (completed) as
Mike Marshall
2022
As Good as Dead as
Sonny Kilbane
2022
Black Warrant as
Nick Falconi
2022
The Most Dangerous Game as
Benjamin Colt
2022
The Desperate Riders as
Doc Tillman
2022
A Tale of Two Guns as
Marshall McTeague
2020
Battle of the Bulge: Winter War as
Major McCulley
2020
Sniper: Assassin's End (Video) as
Thomas Beckett
2020
Adam as
Jerry Niskar
2020
Blood and Money as
Jim Reed
2019
Supervized as
Ray
2019
Stakeout as
Joe Smith
2019
1st Born as
Tucker Jefferson
2018
American Dresser as
John Moore
2018
Gone Are The Days as
Will
2018
Wunderland as
Maj. McCulley
2017
Cops and Robbers as
Captain Randolph
2017
Sniper: Ultimate Kill as
Thomas Beckett
2017
Training Day (TV Series) as
Stan Gursky
- Elegy (2017) - Stan Gursky
2013
Major Crimes (TV Series) as
Jackson Raydor
- Blackout (2015) - Jackson Raydor
- Internal Affairs (2015) - Jackson Raydor
- Trial by Fire (2014) - Jackson Raydor
- Jane Doe #38 (2014) - Jackson Raydor
- Rules of Engagement (2013) - Jackson Raydor
- Boys Will Be Boys (2013) - Jackson Raydor
- D.O.A. (2013) - Jackson Raydor
2015
Impact Earth as
Herbert Sloan
2014
Reach Me as
Teddy
2014
Sniper: Legacy (Video) as
Thomas Beckett
2014
Lonesome Dove Church as
John Shepherd
2014
Doc Holliday's Revenge as
Judge Wells
2014
Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series) as
Eddie Williams
- Ma lalo o ka 'ili (2014) - Eddie Williams
2014
Bad Country as
Lutin Adams
2012
Hatfields & McCoys (TV Mini Series) as
Jim Vance
- Episode #1.3 (2012) - Jim Vance
- Episode #1.2 (2012) - Jim Vance
- Episode #1.1 (2012) - Jim Vance
2012
Brake as
Ben Reynolds
2012
War Flowers as
General Josiah McIntire
2011
Bucksville as
The Patron of Justice
2011
XIII: The Series (TV Series) as
Rainer Gerhardt
- The Key (2011) - Rainer Gerhardt
- Revelation (2011) - Rainer Gerhardt
- The Train (2011) - Rainer Gerhardt
- Costa Verde (2011) - Rainer Gerhardt
- Training Camp (2011) - Rainer Gerhardt
- Green Falls (2011) - Rainer Gerhardt
2011
Last Will as
Frank Emery
2010
Faster as
Warden
2010
Inception as
Browning
2010
Sinners and Saints as
Captain Trahan
2010
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (Video) as
Walter Weed
2009
Breaking Point as
Steven Luisi
2009
Silent Venom (Video) as
Admiral Bradley Wallace
2009
The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine as
Becker
2008
Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway (TV Movie) as
Larsan
2008
Stiletto as
Virgil Vadalos
2007
October Road (TV Series) as
Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- As Soon as You Are Able (2008) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- The Fine Art of Surfacing (2008) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- Stand Alone by Me (2008) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- Hat? No Hat? (2008) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- We Lived Like Giants (2008) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- Dancing Days Are Here Again (2008) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- Spelling It Out (2008) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- Revenge of the Cupcake Kid (2008) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- Once Around the Block (2007) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- Deck the Howls (2007) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- The Infidelity Tour (2007) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- How to Kiss Hello (2007) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- Let's Get Owen (2007) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- Best Friend Windows (2007) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- Forever Until Now (2007) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- Secrets and Guys (2007) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- Tomorrow's So Far Away (2007) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett (credit only)
- The Pros and Cons of Upsetting the Applecart (2007) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
- Pilot (2007) - Bob 'The Commander' Garrett
2007
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey as
Jonathan Toomey
2007
America's Iliad: The Siege of Charleston (TV Movie) as
Narrator (voice)
2006
Amy Coyne (TV Movie) as
Mac
2006
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini Series) as
Richard Kinnell
- The Road Virus Heads North (2006) - Richard Kinnell
2005
Into the West (TV Mini Series) as
Colonel J. Chivington
- Hell on Wheels (2005) - Colonel J. Chivington
2005
Detective (TV Movie) as
Sgt. Malcolm Ainslie
2004
Sniper 3 (Video) as
Thomas Beckett
2004
Capital City (TV Movie) as
Sen. Foxworthy
2003
Peacemakers (TV Series) as
Marshal Jared Stone
- A Town Without Pity (2003) - Marshal Jared Stone
- Bad Company (2003) - Marshal Jared Stone
- The Witness (2003) - Marshal Jared Stone
- The Perfect Crime (2003) - Marshal Jared Stone
- Legend of the Gun (2003) - Marshal Jared Stone
- Dead to Rights (2003) - Marshal Jared Stone
- No Excuse (2003) - Marshal Jared Stone
- 29 Seconds (2003) - Marshal Jared Stone
- Pilot (2003) - Marshal Jared Stone
2003
Third Watch (TV Series) as
Aaron Noble
- The Price of Nobility (2003) - Aaron Noble
- Closing In (2003) - Aaron Noble
- In Confidence (2003) - Aaron Noble
- Everybody Lies (2003) - Aaron Noble
2002
Sniper 2 (Video) as
Beckett
2002
The Junction Boys (TV Movie) as
Paul 'Bear' Bryant
2002
Johnson County War (TV Mini Series) as
Cain Hammett
2002
Eye See You as
Hank
2001
Cruel and Unusual as
Art Stoner
2001
Ally McBeal (TV Series) as
Harrison Wyatt
- Nine One One (2001) - Harrison Wyatt
2001
True Blue as
Rembrandt Macy
2001
The Hollywood Sign as
Tom Greener
2001
Training Day as
Stan Gursky
2000
Cutaway (TV Movie) as
Red Line
2000
Law & Order (TV Series) as
Dean Tyler
- Panic (2000) - Dean Tyler
2000
Takedown as
McCoy Rollins
1999
In the Company of Spies (TV Movie) as
Kevin Jefferson
1999
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying as
Sikes
1999
One Man's Hero as
John Riley
1999
Diplomatic Siege as
Gen. Buck Swain
1998
A Murder of Crows as
Clifford Dubose
1998
Shadow of Doubt as
Jack Campioni
1998
The Gingerbread Man as
Pete Randle
1997
Rough Riders (TV Mini Series) as
Theodore Roosevelt
- Episode #1.2 (1997) - Theodore Roosevelt
- Episode #1.1 (1997) - Theodore Roosevelt
1996
An Occasional Hell as
Dr. Ernest Dewalt
1996
The Substitute as
Shale
1995
Last of the Dogmen as
Lewis Gates
1995
Body Language (TV Movie) as
Atty. Gavin St. Claire
1995
The Avenging Angel (TV Movie) as
Miles Utley
1994
Chasers as
Rock Reilly
1994
Major League II as
Jake Taylor
1993
Gettysburg as
Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet
1993
Sliver as
Jack Landsford
1993
Cheers (TV Series) as
Don Santry
- One for the Road (1993) - Don Santry
- The Guy Can't Help It (1993) - Don Santry
1993
Sniper as
MGySgt. Thomas Beckett
1991
At Play in the Fields of the Lord as
Lewis Moon
1991
Dream On (TV Series) as
Nick Spencer
- The Second Greatest Story Ever Told: Parts 1 & 2 (1991) - Nick Spencer
1991
Shattered as
Dan Merrick
1990
The Field as
Peter - The American
1990
Love at Large as
Harry Dobbs
1989
Born on the Fourth of July as
Recruiting Sergeant
1989
Major League as
Jake Taylor
1988
Last Rites as
Father Michael Pace
1988
Betrayed as
Gary Simmons
1988
Shoot to Kill as
Jonathan Knox
1987
Someone to Watch Over Me as
Mike Keegan
1986
Platoon as
Sgt. Barnes
1986
If Tomorrow Comes (TV Mini Series) as
Jeff Stevens
- Episode #1.2 (1986) - Jeff Stevens
- Episode #1.3 (1986) - Jeff Stevens
- Episode #1.1 (1986) - Jeff Stevens
1985
Rustlers' Rhapsody as
Rex O'Herlihan
1984
Fear City as
Matt Rossi
1983
Eddie and the Cruisers as
Frank Ridgeway
1983
The Big Chill as
Sam
1982
Beyond the Door as
Matthew Jackson
1980
The Dogs of War as
Drew
1979
Flesh & Blood (TV Movie) as
Bobby Fallon
1979
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days as
Butch Cassidy
1978
In Praise of Older Women as
Andras Vayda
1978
Rush It as
Richard Moore
1977
Looking for Mr. Goodbar as
Gary
1977
Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye (TV Movie) as
Billy Sutton
1977
The Sentinel as
Man at end
1975
One Life to Live (TV Series) as
Tim Siegel
Producer
2011
Bucksville (executive producer)
2003
Peacemakers (TV Series) (producer)
1997
Rough Riders (TV Mini Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1997) - (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (1997) - (producer)
1996
An Occasional Hell (executive producer)
1995
The Avenging Angel (TV Movie) (co-producer)
Writer
2003
Peacemakers (TV Series) (story)
Soundtrack
1983
The Big Chill (performer: "Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark")
Thanks
2010
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball - Confessions of an Assassin (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
Self
-
Ronin 3: The Battle for Sangin (Documentary) (post-production) as
Narrator
2022
Fox and Friends (TV Series) as
Self - Actor
- Episode dated 27 April 2022 (2022) - Self - Actor
2018
Ok! TV (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #4.18 (2018) - Self
2018
Celebrity Biograph Channel on YouTube (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Tom Berenger Interview: Best known for the Big Chill, Platoon, Major League, Gettysburg, and Sniper (2018) - Self - Guest
- Tom Berenger Interview! Best known for The Big Chill, Platoon, Major League, Gettysburg, and Sniper (2018) - Self - Guest
2018
Larry King Now (TV Series) as
Self
- Tom Berenger (2018) - Self
2018
Monday Morning Critic Podcast (Podcast Series) as
Self
- Comic Con 88 (2018) - Self
2018
Platoon: Brothers in Arms (Documentary) as
Self
2017
Positively Paula (TV Series) as
Self
- Chillin' Out (2017) - Self
2015
Parris Island 100 Years: We Make Marines (Documentary) as
Self
2014
URHere Travel (TV Series) as
Self
- San Diego Film Festival: Opening Night Red Carpet for "Wild" (2014) - Self
2014
The Big Chill: Thirtieth Anniversary Q&A (Video short) as
Self
2014
Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator (voice)
2012
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Winner
2011
Cocaine: History Between the Lines (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator
2010
ASU Sun Devil Fan Story (TV Series) as
Self
1989
Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode dated 17 May 2010 (2010) - Self
- Episode dated 26 November 2009 (2009) - Self
- Episode dated 17 March 2008 (2008) - Self
- Episode dated 12 April 1989 (1989) - Self
2010
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (TV Movie documentary)(voice)
2010
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball - Confessions of an Assassin (Video documentary short) as
Self - Walter Weed
2010
The Bunker Mentality: Designing the Set (Video documentary short) as
Self (uncredited)
2009
The Making of 'Charlie Valentine': Behind the Scenes with Michael Weatherly (Short) as
Self - Becker
2006
Oliver Stone - Hollywoods Lieblingsrebell (TV Movie documentary) as
Self
2001
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon' (Video documentary) as
Self / Sgt. Barnes
2000
The Directors (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- The Films of Oliver Stone (2000) - Self
- The Films of Wolfgang Petersen (2000) - Self
1999
The Big Chill: A Reunion (Video documentary) as
Self
1996
Maury (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 31 October 1996 (1996) - Self - Guest
1996
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #4.140 (1996) - Self - Guest
1995
The Lincoln Assassination (TV Movie documentary) as
Narrator
1993
Sliver: Alternate Ending (Video short) as
Self - Jack Landsford
1993
The Making of 'Gettysburg' (Video documentary) as
Self / Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet
1991
The Making of 'Shattered' (Video short) as
Self
1987
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary)(voice)
1987
The 59th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) as
Self - Nominee
1979
The American Sportsman (TV Series) as
Self
- Colorado River Rapids (1979) - Self
Archive Footage
2022
E-penser (TV Series documentary)
- Christopher Nolan - Le fond, la forme et l'invisible (2022)
2004
Retrosexual: The 80's (TV Mini Series documentary)
2004
VH1 Goes Inside (TV Series documentary) as
Sam
- Awesome Movie Songs (2004) - Sam
1993
UB40: (I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You (Music Video) as
Jack Landsford
1987
Especial Oscars 86 (TV Special) as
Sgt. Barnes

References

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