Tom Berenger is a famous American actor, producer, and television writer. Tom Berenger is an Oscar nominee, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award winner.

Table of Biography

Early Life

Tom Berenger was born on May 31, 1949. His full name is Thomas Michael Moore. He is from Chicago, Illinois, USA. His current age is 73 years old and his sun sign is Gemini. Tom was born to a Catholic family of Irish ancestry with his great-grandfather and grandmother settling in Chicago. Moreover, he has a sister named Susan Moore. Similarly, his father was a printer for the Chicago Sun-Times and a traveling salesman.

This personality graduated in the year 1967 from Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois. Moreover, Tom studied journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. But, he decided to seek an acting career following his graduation in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Caption: Tom Berenger’s childhood picture. Source: Facebook


Tom worked in regional theatre and in the year 1972, he worked as a flight attendant with Eastern Airlines, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1973, he transferred to New York. This personality chose “Berenger” as his professional name after he was forced to change his surname professionally, as there was already a “Tom Moore” in the Actors’ Equity Association.

He worked in soap operas and had a starring role as lawyer Tim Siegel on One Life to Live. Similarly, his feature film debut was the lead in Rush It (1976). In the year 1977, he had a small role as the killer of the lead character (played by Diane Keaton) in Looking for Mr. Goodbar. Likewise, in the year 1978, he had a starring role in In Praise of Older Women for Avco-Embassy Pictures.

Further, in 1979, Tom played Butch Cassidy in Butch and Sundance: The Early Days. This actor starred in several significant films in the 1980s, including  Eddie and the Cruisers (1983), The Big Chill (1983), Rustlers’ Rhapsody (1985), Shoot to Kill (1988), Platoon (1986), Major League (1989), and Someone to Watch Over Me (1987).


Tom was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes in Platoon (1986). Also, he is known for playing Jake Taylor in the Major League films and Thomas Beckett in the Sniper films.

Moreover, other films he appeared in include Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), The Dogs of War (1980), The Field (1990), Gettysburg (1993), Betrayed (1988), The Substitute (1996), Training Day (2001), One Man’s Hero (1999), and Inception (2010). Additionally, this actor won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his performance as Jim Vance in the 2012 miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.

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Caption: Tom Berenger in ‘Platoon’. Source: IMDb

Relationship Status

This actor married four times and has six children. Therefore, he has two children Allison Moore and Patrick Moore, by his first wife, Barbara Wilson. They were married from 1976 to 1984.

Likewise, he has three daughters namely Chelsea Moore, Chloe Moore, and Shiloh Moore, with his second wife Lisa Williams. The two were married from 1986 to 1997.

Similarly, he has a daughter named Scout Moore with Patricia Alvaran. They were married from the year 1998–to 2011. Further, Tom married Laura Moretti in early September 2012, in Sedona, Arizona.

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Caption: Tom Berenger and his wife Laura’s picture. Source: Zimbio

Body Measurements

Tom is 5 feet 11 inches or 1.8 m. Similarly, he has a weight of 78 kilos or 171 lbs. His eyes are blue in color and his hair has turned into white color. Sadly, Tom’s other body measurements including dress size, shoe size, and chest-waist-hip measurements are not available.

Social Media and Net Worth

His ‘Tom Berenger Online’ Facebook page has gained over 6K followers. His ‘@tomberengeronline’ Instagram account has earned over 2K followers.

This actor’s acting career might surely contribute to his income. Therefore, this actor has a whopping net worth of $4 million.

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