Tom Berenger

Tom Berenger

May. 31st, 1949
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA
5' 11

Tom Berenger's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Major Crimes TV Show
Major Crimes
October Road TV Show
October Road
Into the West TV Show
Into the West
Hatfields and McCoys TV Show
Hatfields and McCoys
Peacemakers TV Show
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King TV Show
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
If Tomorrow Comes TV Show
If Tomorrow Comes

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Reach Me
2014 - Bad Country
2010 - Faster
2010 - Inception
2010 - Sinners and Saints
2009 - Breaking Point
2009 - Charlie Valentine
2002 - D-Tox
2001 - Training Day
2001 - True Blue
2000 - Takedown
1999 - One Man's Hero
1998 - The Gingerbread Man
1998 - A Murder of Crows
1996 - The Substitute
1994 - Major League II
1994 - Chasers
1993 - Sniper
1993 - Sliver
1993 - Gettysburg
1991 - Shattered
1991 - At Play in the Fields of the Lord
1990 - Love at Large
1990 - The Field
1989 - Born on the Fourth of July
1989 - Major League
1988 - Betrayed
1987 - Someone to Watch Over Me
1986 - Platoon
1985 - Rustlers' Rhapsody
1984 - Fear City
1983 - The Big Chill
1979 - Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
1979 - Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
1977 - The Sentinel
1977 - Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Rainer Gerhardt
Aaron Noble
Don Santry
Nick Spencer
Dean Tyler
Eddie Williams
Harrison Wyatt
Stan Gursky
[Complete List]


Berenger was born to an Irish Catholic family in Chicago as Thomas Michael Moore. His father was a printer for the Chicago Sun-Times and traveling salesman. Berenger has a sister, Susan.
Moore selected "Berenger" as his professional name after a school friend after he was forced to change his surname professionally as there was already a "Tom Moore" in the Actors' Equity Association. He 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. He established the Tom Berenger Acting Scholarship Fund in 1988 to award theatre students for excellence in performance. He worked first in regional theatre and then moved to New York City in the 1970s

  • He claims that he had a few very bad years, from 1979 to 1981. The roles stopped coming, and he says, "I was just scraping by financially, and emotionally I was getting really defeated. I got to the point where I could hardly go on auditions anymore.".
  • Was considered for the role of Jack Tripper on _"Three's Company" (1977)_ (qv).
  • Considers _Flesh & Blood (1979) (TV)_ (qv) as one of his best films.
  • He has two children with first wife, Barbara Wilson: Allison (b.1977) and Patrick (b.1979). He has 3 daughters with Lisa: Chelsea (b.1986), Chloe (b.1988) and Shiloh Rory (b.1993). He also has a daughter with Patricia named Scout (b.1998).
  • Earned the highest rating (3 stars) from "The Bare Facts" -- a printed guide to on-screen nudity -- for eligible scenes in _In Praise of Older Women (1978)_ (qv) and _At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)_ (qv).".
  • Is a a major world history buff.
  • Lives in Beaufort, South Carolina when not working on films.
  • Studied acting in New York at the Herbert Berghof Studios.

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