18 Facts About Tom Berenger


Tom Berenger was born on Thomas Michael Moore; May 31,1949 and is an American actor.


Tom Berenger was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes in Platoon.


Tom Berenger is known for playing Jake Taylor in the Major League films and Thomas Beckett in the Sniper films.


Tom Berenger was born as Thomas Michael Moore in Chicago, on May 31,1949, to a Catholic family of Irish ancestry with his great-grandfather and grandmother settling in Chicago.


Tom Berenger's father was a printer for the Chicago Sun-Times and a traveling salesman.


Tom Berenger 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.


Tom Berenger worked in regional theatre and in 1972, he worked as a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Tom Berenger worked in soap operas and had a starring role as lawyer Tim Siegel on One Life to Live.


Tom Berenger starred in several significant films in the 1980s, including The Big Chill, Eddie and the Cruisers, Rustlers' Rhapsody, Platoon, Someone to Watch Over Me, Shoot to Kill, and Major League.


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


In more recent years, Tom Berenger has continued to have an active acting career in film and television, although often at a supporting level.


Tom Berenger began a career as a producer in the 1990s.


Tom Berenger co-produced the 1997 miniseries Rough Riders, starring as Theodore Roosevelt.


Tom Berenger was 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.


Tom Berenger appeared in the 2010 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.


On September 23,2012 Tom Berenger earned a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for the role.


Tom Berenger has been married four times and has six children.


Tom Berenger married Laura Moretti in Sedona, Arizona, in early September 2012.