Tom Berenger

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May 31, 1949, University of Missouri graduate Tom Berenger began his theater work in regional repertory. Once he hit New York, he was employed in several TV soap operas, most prominently as the ill-fated Timmy Siegel on One Life to Live. His first film acting ranged from the grittier urban demands of Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) to the cavalier heroics of Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979). After such relatively sympathetic assignments as The Big Chill in 1983, Berenger followed in the role of the sociopathic, battle-scarred Sergeant Barnes in Platoon (1986), a performance that earned him an Oscar nomination. This did not, however, stop the versatile actor from trying future good-guy roles like the irresponsible baseball player in Major League (1988). Berenger continued to successfully fluctuate between heroes and villains into the '90s, with a few side trips into television, notably in an amusing, unheralded guest stint in the waning days ... View All »
Age: 66
Born: 31 May 1949, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Platoon

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Tom Berenger is married to Laura Moretti.
Laura Moretti
  • Commenced Dating: 2010
  • Date Married: 8 September 2012
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126 Credits »
2016 American Dresser John Moore
2016 Cops and Robbers -
2015 Impact Earth Herbert Sloan
2014 Reach Me Teddy
2014 Bad Country Lutin Adams
2014 Doc Holliday's Revenge Judge Wells
2014 Lonesome Dove Church John Shepherd
2014 Sniper: Legacy Thomas Beckett
2013 Quad Jerry
2012 War Flowers Gen. McIntire
2012 Hatfields & McCoys Jim Vance



Even my agents say, 'We don't know what this business is anymore.' These days, you can do a TV series for five years and all of a sudden be on top of the business. Features don't even run in theaters very long anymore before going right to television. And every other movie is one of those action things. I mean, Lost in Space?--a bunch of good actors running around shooting at special effects on a soundstage? I took my kids to see that and almost felt like I was on an acid trip. Most of what gets made now, you laugh your way through, go home and forget you've seen it.


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Nominated for 12 Awards | Won 6

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