Tom Berenger was born on May 31, 1949 in Chicago. His initial name was Thomas Michael Moore, but he had to change it in order to avoid confusions and to simplify the pronunciation, since, there was another actor Tom Moore. He was not the only child in the family, he also had a sister Susan. His father was a hard worker; he traveled all the time and sold stuff. His first education Tom received in Park Forest, Illinois, where he attended Rich East High School.

In 1967, Tom graduated from high school and enrolled to University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. At the University, Tom Berenger studied journalism. At that time, Tom has already knew, that he is going to become an actor. He worked in the local theatre, and in 1973 he moved to New York and pursued there his dream.

Tom debuted as a TV actor in 1975 in the soap opera One Life to Live. He had there just episodic roles and no one noticed him. Since that time, he participated in numerous movies, and every year played many roles. There is a short list of his following roles: Rush It (1976), Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye (1977), The Sentinel (1977), Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), In Praise of Older Women (1978), Flesh & Blood (1979), Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979), The Dogs of War (1980), Beyond the Door (1982), The Big Chill (1983), Eddie and the Cruisers (1983), Fear City (1984), Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985) and many others.

In 1986, Tom Berenger won his first award: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and received his first nomination Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. All of it he deserved due to his role of Sergeant Barnes in an American film Platoon.

After Platoon, in 1993, Tom Berenger was nominated on Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. This time for his role of Don Santry in an American sitcom Cheers, aired on NBC. From 2007 to 2008 he had a regular role of The Commander in TV drama series October Road. In 1995, Tom portrayed the Mormon of Utah Miles Utley in the action movie The Avenging Angel.

In 2012, Tom played Jim Vance in TV series Hatfields & McCoys. This role brought to him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. During his bio, Tom won two awards and four times was nominated on different awards.

The biyografi of Tom Berenger full of interesting details. For example, according to IMDb and some other web sites, he has a doppelganger Oleg Taktarov. According to other sources, he has another doppelganger Marge Schott.

As for the net worth of Berenger, it reaches 16 million dollars. Tom has been married four times. His first wife was Barbara Wilson. They married in 1976 and divorced in 1984. During their marriage, Barbara gave a birth to two children. After his next three marriages he had six children in total.

To find out more about his private life, you should visit his page on Wikipedia.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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