What is Tom Berenger doing now? Wife, Net Worth, Children, Age

March 22, 2024
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Who is Tom Berenger?

Tom Berenger was born Thomas Michael Moore on 31 May 1949 under the zodiac sign of Gemini, in Chicago, Illinois USA. He’s a 73-year-old Academy Award-nominated actor, probably best recognized for landing the role of Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes in the war film “Platoon” (1986), playing Thomas Beckett in the “Sniper” film series (1993-present), and featuring as Jim Vance in the Western mini-series “Hatfields & McCoys” (2012).

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How rich is he, as of now? Tom Berenger Net Worth

As of mid-2022, Tom Berenger’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million, accumulated through his successful career as a professional actor. He’s worked on more than 110 television and film titles since he launched his career back in the mid-1970s.


Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Tom Berenger spent his early years in his hometown of Chicago, where he was raised with his sister named Susan in an Irish Catholic family, by his father who worked as a traveling salesman and printer for the Chicago Sun-Times, and his mother who was a housewife. He holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. Tom matriculated from Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois in 1967, then enrolled into the University of Missouri in Columbia, to study journalism, and graduated with a BA degree in 1971.

Career Beginnings

Before he launched his career as an actor, Tom worked as a flight attendant for the Eastern Air Line, and also spent some time working as a bellman at the Alameda Plaza Hotel. When his acting debut came, he had to change his name as there was already an actor with his name registered – it’s not know why he chose ‘Berenger’.  He was chosen to play lawyer Tim Siegel in the ABC soap opera “One Life To Live” from 1975 until 1976, which was followed by his debut film appearance in Michael Winner’s supernatural horror “The Sentinel” in 1977. His first main role was in the 1978 independent film “Rush It”, after which he continued in such film titles as “Butch And Sundance: The Early Days” (1979), “Beyond The Door” (1982), and “Fear City” (1984), to name a few.


Rise to Fame

Tom gained enormous popularity in 1986, when he took the role of Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes in Oliver Stone’s critically acclaimed war film “Platoon”, in which he shared the screen with Willem Dafoe, Keith David, Johnny Depp and Charlie Sheen; it’s considered one of his most famed performance, and for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Thereafter, he continued to line up successes, by starring in the lead roles of Mike Keegan in Ridley Scott’s romantic thriller “Someone To Watch Over Me” (1987), Jonathan Knox in the buddy cop action “Shoot To Kill” (1988), and as Father Michael Pace in the thriller “Last Rites” (1988). It was followed by his portrayal of Jake Taylor in the 1989 sports comedy film “Major League”, which he would later reprise in its sequel in 1994.

Continued Success

His next outstanding role came in 1993, when he played the main character Thomas Beckett in Luis Llosa’s action “Sniper”, co-starring Billy Zane. The two portray US Marine Corps snipers, and the film follows their mission in Panama. He later reprised the role in its six direct-to-video sequels –  “Sniper 2” (2002), “Sniper 3” (2004), “Sniper: Legacy” (2014), “Sniper: Ultimate Kill” (2017), and “Sniper: Assassin’s End” (2020).

Also in 1993, he portrayed Jack Landsford in the erotic thriller “Sliver”, alongside William Baldwin and Sharon Stone, and was cast as Don Santry in two episodes of the NBC sitcom “Cheers”, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Thereafter, he played Theodore Roosevelt in the miniseries “Rough Riders” in 1997 which he co-produced, and in the following year starred as Pete Randle in the legal thriller “The Gingerbread Man”, opposite Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall.


Further Work

The new millennium started with his portrayal of Stan Gursky in the box office hit “Training Day” (2001), next to Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. In 2003, Tom starred in the role of Marshal Jared Stone in the USA Network crime fiction series “Peacemakers”; however, the series was cancelled after one season.

Four years later, he took the title role in the family film “The Christmas Miracle Of Jonathan Toomey”, which was directed by Bill Clark. From 2007 to 2008, he was cast as Bob ‘The Commander’ Garrett in the ABC soap opera “October Road”, then shared the screen with Busta Rhymes and Armand Assante in the action thriller “Breaking Point” (2009), before starring opposite Cillian Murphy and Leonardo DiCaprio in the Academy Award-winning sci-fi action “Inception” (2010). The latter was huge commercial success since it grossed over $835 million against the budget of $160 million.


Next, in 2012 he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, for his portrayal of Jim Vance in the History channel western miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys”.

Most recently, he appeared in such film titles as “American Dresser” (2018), “Blood And Money” (2020), and “A Tale Of Two Guns” (2022).

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Tom Berenger has long light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.80m) and weighs around 181lbs (82kgs), however, information about his vital statistics, dress and shoe size isn’t available.


Personal Life

Tom Berenger has married four times, and is the father of five daughters and a son. His first wife was Barbara Wilson, from 1976 to 1984; they welcomed a son named Patrick Moore and a daughter named Alison Moore. He has three daughters named Chloe, Shiloh and Chelsea Moore with his second wife Lisa Williams, with whom he was married from 1986 to 1997. He married his third wife Patricia Alvaran in 1998, divorced three years later, but have a daughter named Scout Moore. Since September 2012, he’s been married to Laura Moretti – their residence is in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Martha Clifford

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