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
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King TV Show
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King
Peacemakers TV Show
If Tomorrow Comes TV Show
If Tomorrow Comes

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Inception
2010 - Faster
2009 - Breaking Point
2009 - Charlie Valentine
2002 - D-Tox
2001 - Training Day
2000 - Takedown
1998 - The Gingerbread Man
1998 - A Murder of Crows
1996 - The Substitute
1994 - Chasers
1994 - Major League II
1993 - Sliver
1993 - Gettysburg
1993 - Sniper
1991 - Shattered
1990 - The Field
1990 - Love at Large
1989 - Born on the Fourth of July
1989 - Major League
1988 - Betrayed
1988 - Shoot to Kill
1987 - Someone to Watch Over Me
1986 - Platoon
1985 - Rustlers' Rhapsody
1984 - Fear City
1983 - Eddie And The Cruisers
1983 - The Big Chill
1979 - Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
1977 - Looking for Mr. Goodbar
1977 - The Sentinel

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Rainer Gerhardt
Aaron Noble
Don Santry
Nick Spencer
Dean Tyler
Eddie Williams
Harrison Wyatt
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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

  • Lives in Beaufort, South Carolina when not working on films.
  • Admitted that he hated making the movie Sliver, as it went through endless reshoots and script changes.
  • Father of 'Chelsea Berenger' (qv) and 'Chloe Berenger' (qv).
  • Lived in Puerto Rico for several months in his 20s.
  • 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).".
  • Was considered for the role of Jack Tripper on _"Three's Company" (1977)_ (qv).
  • Is a a major world history buff.
  • Studied acting in New York at the Herbert Berghof Studios.

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