|Tom Berenger Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||May 31, 1949|
Tom Berenger is an American actor, producer, and writer who is best known for his work in films such as Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), The Dogs of War (1980), The Big Chill (1983), Platoon (1986), Major League (1989), The Field (1990), Gettysburg (1993), The Substitute (1996), One Man’s Hero (1999), and Training Day (2001). He is also well known for portraying characters such as Tim Siegel in the soap opera One Life to Live (1975–1976), Don Santry in the sitcom Cheers (1993), Bob ‘The Commander’ Garrett in the soap opera October Road (2007–2008), and Jim Vance in the 3-part TV miniseries Hatfields & McCoys (2012).
Thomas Michael Moore
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Beaufort, Port Royal Island, South Carolina, United States
Tom had attended Rich East High School, a public school in Park Forest, a village located south of Chicago. After his high school graduation, he joined the University of Missouri, a public land-grant research university in Columbia, Missouri. He studied journalism there and graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Actor, Producer, Writer
- Father – His father was a printer for the Chicago Sun-Times (a daily newspaper published in Chicago) and a traveling salesman.
- Siblings – Susan Moore (Sister)
Tom Berenger’s net worth had been $4 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
82 kg or 181 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Tom has dated –
- Carole Mallory
- Barbara Wilson (1975–1984) – Tom began dating Barbara Wilson in 1975 and the couple got married in 1976. They have 2 children together – a daughter named Allison Moore (b. 1977) and a son named Patrick Moore (b. 1979). The couple got divorced in February 1984.
- Lisa Williams (1985-1997) – He started dating Lisa Williams in 1985 and they got married in July 1986. They have 3 daughters together named Chelsea Berenger (b. 1986), Chloe Berenger (b. 1988), and Shiloh Moore (b. 1993). Tom and Lisa parted ways in 1997.
- Patricia Alvaran (1998–2011) – Tom married Patricia Alvaran in January 1998 and they have a daughter together named Scout Moore (b. 1998). The pair had parted ways by June 2011.
- Laura Moretti (2012–Present) – Tom got married to Laura Moretti in September 2012 at a ceremony held in Sedona, Arizona.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Irish descent.
- Stocky frame
- Side-parted hair
- Cheerful smile
- Puffy face
- Clean-shaven look
Tom has been featured in the TV commercials for –
- Quaker State (American brand of motor oil) (1999)
- Lark (an American brand of cigarettes)
He had also been featured in a print advertisement for Varilux (a brand of Essilor International, a French-based international ophthalmic optics company) (1997).
Tom Berenger Facts
- Although Tom studied journalism at the University of Missouri, he decided to pursue a career in acting following his graduation in 1971.
- He worked in regional theatre in the early and mid-1970s and even worked as a flight attendant before moving to New York in 1973.
- He used ‘Tom Berenger’ as his professional name because there was already a person named Tom Moore who was a member of the Actors’ Equity Association, an American labor union representing those who work in live theatrical performances.
- For his portrayal of the character of Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes in the 1986 American war film titled Platoon, he was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actor’.
- In 1988, he established the ‘Tom Berenger Acting Scholarship Fund’ to support budding and deserving theatre students.
- For his portrayal of the character of Jim Vance in the 3-part TV miniseries titled Hatfields & McCoys (2012), he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie’.
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