Tom Berenger Biography

Birthday: 1949-05-31
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois USA
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Born in Chicago, Illinois, as Thomas Michael Moore, was raised along with his sister, in a working class home headed by a father who worked as a printer for The Chicago Sun-Times. After graduating Rich East High School in 1967, he attended the University of Missouri to study journalism, but tried his hand at acting on a whim because of a bet he lost. He picked "Berenger" as his professional name, after a school friend, because there was already a "Tom Moore" in the Actors' Equity Association Berenger made his debut in a college production of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?" before moving on to regional theater following graduation. This move changed his career path forever. Berenger 1st established himself in aggressive, brooding roles. He first came to the public's attention as the self-effacing Tom Selleck-like television star in Lawrence Kasdan's iconic drama,"The Big Chill"(1983). But it was his hard-edged turn as the Vietnam War-scarred Sergeant Barnes in "Platoon" (1986) that turned the relatively unknown actor into a bona fide star. From that point on, Tom gained notice and continued appearing in unpredictable roles and cameos. He was nearly in one film or TV movie every year up until the present.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Avenging Angel 1995
True Blue 2001 Crime
October Road The Commander 2007 - Drama
The Substitute Jonathan Shale 2011 Family
Hatfields And Mccoys Jim Vance 2012 Drama
Best Parks Ever Jim Vance 2012 Documentary
Training Day Stan Gursky 2017 Action
Shattered Dan Merrick 3727
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Sniper Thomas Beckett 1952
Looking for Mr. Goodbar 1978 Drama
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days Butch Cassidy 1979
The Dogs of War Drew 1980 Game Show, 0
The Big Chill Sam Weber 1983 0
Eddie and the Cruisers Frank Ridgeway 1983 Drama, Mystery, Music
Fear City 1984 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rustlers' Rhapsody Rex O'Herlihan 1985 0, 0
Platoon Sgt. Barnes 1986 0, Romance
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987
Someone to Watch Over Me Det. Mike Keegan 1987 0
Shoot to Kill Jonathan Knox 1988 Action, Adventure, Crime
Major League Jake Taylor 1989 Comedy, Sport
Born on the Fourth of July Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes 1989 Drama
Love at Large Harry Dobbs 1990 Comedy, Romance, Thriller
At Play in the Fields of the Lord 1991 Biography
Sliver Jack Landsford 1993 Game Show
Gettysburg Lt. Gen. James Longstreet 1993 0, 0, Romance
Sniper Thomas Beckett 1993 0, Game Show
Chasers Rock Reilly 1994 Biography
Major League II Jake Taylor 1994 Comedy, Sport
Last of the Dogmen Lewis Gates 1995 Adventure
An Occasional Hell Dr. Ernest Dewalt 1996 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Rough Riders Theodore Roosevelt 1997 Action, Drama, History
The Gingerbread Man Pete Randle 1998 Thriller
Shadow of Doubt Jack Campioni 1998 Mystery, Thriller
A Murder of Crows 1999 Action, Thriller, Crime
Diplomatic Siege Gen. Buck Swain 1999 Action, Thriller
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying Sikes 1999 Action, Thriller
Cutaway 2000 0
Takedown 2000 0, Game Show, Comedy
Training Day Stan Gursky 2001 0, Comedy, 0
True Blue 2001 Game Show, Comedy
The Hollywood Sign Tom Greener 2001 Comedy, Crime
Sniper 2 Thomas Beckett 2002
Eye See You Hank 2002 Crime, Horror, Mystery
Sniper 3 2004 0, 0
Last Rites Father Michael Pace 2006 0, Reality Tv
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Jonathan Toomey 2007 Family
Stiletto Virgil Vadalos 2008 Action, Crime, Drama
Watchtower Art Stoner 2008 Drama, Thriller
Charlie Valentine Becker 2009 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Inception Peter Browning 2010 0
Sinners and Saints Captain Trahan 2010 Action, Crime, Thriller
Faster Warden 2010 Action, Crime, Drama
Bucksville The Patron of Justice 2011 0
War Flowers Gen. McIntire 2012
Brake Ben Reynolds 2012 Crime, Thriller
Last Will Frank Emery 2012 Drama, Thriller
Quad Jerry 2013 Drama
Twisted Lucky Pietri 2014 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Bad Country Lutin 2014 0, 0, Comedy
Stranded Judge Wells 2014
Sniper: Legacy Thomas Beckett 2014 Action
Impact Earth Herbert Sloan 2015 Action
The Substitute Jonathan Shale 2017
Shattered Dan Merrick 2017 0
Betrayed Gary Simmons 2018 0, Game Show