Tom Berenger Net Worth

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Tom Berenger net worth is
$8 Million

Tom Berenger Wiki Biography

Thomas Michael Moore was born on 31 May 1949, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, of Irish descent. Tom became a film and television actor, and is now perhaps still best known for his performance in the 1986 movie “Platoon” for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He was also a part of “Inception” and “Hawaii Five-0”. All his efforts have helped in putting his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Tom Berenger? As of early-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $8 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actor. Aside from film and television, he’s also gained recognition in the theatre, and has worked for video games mainly on promotions and content. As he continues to work, his wealth is expected to rise further.

Tom Berenger Net Worth $8 Million

Berenger first studied at and matriculated from Rich East High School before moving to the University of Missouri to study journalism. After graduating, he pursued an acting career, but first worked as a flight attendant before finding theatre jobs in New York City. He changed his professional name to Berenger because there was already a Tom Moore who’s a mamber of the Actors’ Equity Association.

Tom then found himself opportunities in soap operas such as “One Life to Live”. His first feature film came in 1976 and it was entitled “Rush It”. Since then he’s had both small and major roles in film and on television including “Looking for Mr. Goodbar”, “In Praise of Older Women” and “Butch and Sundance: The Early Days”. During the 1980s his career and net worth would move further with several big films including “The Big Chill”, “Major League”, “Someone to Watch Over Me”, and “Platoon”. While he was nominated for an Academy Award for “Platoon”, he also won a Golden Globe for that performance. He would then gain more recognition playing the character Thomas Beckett in the film “Sniper” in the 1990s. Other films would be “Born on the Fourth of July”, “Silver”, and “Chasers”. In later years, Tom focused more on supporting roles and won an Emmy Award for his performance in the final season of “Cheers”. One of the major box office successes that he was a part of would be “Training Day”, and later “Inception” alongside Cillian Murphy and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Aside from film and television, Berenger is also known to have worked in the video game industry, for games such as “Delta Force: Black Hawk Down”, which had similarities to his roles in the films “Sniper 2” and “Sniper 3”. Berenger has also done television and film adaptations of books such as Stephen King’s “Nightmares & Dreamscapes” in which he plays an author who purchased a painting that was actually alive; the film is entitled “The Road Virus Heads North”.

For his personal life, it is known that Tom has been married four times. His first marriage was to Barbara Wilson from 1976 to 1984 and they have two children. His second was to Lisa Williams from 1986 to 1997 with whom he has three daughters. The third marriage was to Patricia Alvaran from 1998 to 2011, and they have a daughter. He has now been married to Laura Moretti since 2012.

Full NameTom Berenger
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthMay 31, 1949
Place Of BirthChicago, Illinois, USA
Height5' 11" (1.8 m)
ProfessionActor, Producer, Writer
EducationUniversity of Missouri
NationalityUnited States
SpouseBarbara Wilson (1976-1984), Lisa Williams (1986-1997), Patricia Alvaran (1998-2011), Laura Moretti (m.2012)
ChildrenAllison, Patrick, Chelsea, Chloe, Shiloh, Scout
SiblingsSusan Moore
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (2012)
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actor (1986), Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor (1993), Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast (2010)
Movies“Inception” (2010), “Hawaii Five-0”, “Platoon” (1986), "Sniper" (1993), Hatfields & McCoys (2012), The Dogs of War (1980), The Big Chill (1983), Betrayed (1988), The Field (1990), Gettysburg (1993), The Substitute (1996)
TV Shows“One Life to Live”, "Rush It", “Delta Force: Black Hawk Down”,“Delta Force: Black Hawk Down”
1Your body really changes a lot in your 50s. You start feeling old injuries and things start coming back ... so you better get it together then.
2[on Charlie Sheen] I've always liked him, and I always worry about him like his parents do. He was always a good listener, which is probably why he is a real good actor.
3[in 2002] Since the '70s I've seen myself as a poet. Sometimes I express that poetry through acting, sometimes through cooking, and sometimes just having a good chat, you know, one of them chats you have when you're stoned and the hour is getting late. I don't know what's gonna come my way, but I think Berenger's gonna be big these next couple years.
4Even 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 (1998)? - 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.
5[in 1975] I first started thinking about being an actor when I was in college at the University of Missouri. I auditioned for a television play, and the director, who has some professional New York credits, encouraged me to pursue acting. In college I had a double major--drama and film editing. I worked with 16 millimeter film upon graduating, and from Kansas City I went on to Dallas. All of this time I suppose I had an unrealized commitment to acting. But then, I guess I ran away from acting. I was afraid of the business--I still am.
6[on playing bad guys] I enjoy playing them. I find something human in them, with the exception of Looking for Mr. Goodbar. It was such a slimy character with no redeeming qualities. To me it was like playing Charles Manson. I had nightmares after I finished shooting it. I felt dirty. Bad guys are interesting, even if you don't like them.
1Tom's first play was in high school was performed in the Spanish language for an advanced Spanish class. Being an extremely shy guy, he was forced to be in it by his teacher.
2Tom is an avid reader.
3As of 2014, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Big Chill (1983), Platoon (1986), Born on the Fourth of July (1989) and Inception (2010). Of those, Platoon (1986) won in the category.
4Berenger lent his likeness for Frank Jaeger, in Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1990).
5Berenger's earlier career before he became an actor was as a flight attendant for the defunct Eastern Air Lines.
6Prior to acting, he was also a bellman at the former Alameda Plaza Hotel (now the Inter-Continental Hotel) in the Country Club Plaza section of Kansas City, Missouri.
7He studied under Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof at HB Studio while working in off-Broadway productions.
8Started "The Tom Berenger Acting Scholarship Fund" This was established in 1988 by him to award Theatre students for excellence in performance.
9He picked "Berenger" as his professional name, after a school friend, because there was already a "Tom Moore" in the Actors' Equity Association.
10The role that seems the nearest to his heart is that of Lt. General James Longstreet, whom he portrayed in Gettysburg (1993).
11Tom's great interest in Civil War history has led him to collect on and research the Civil War era in his personal life as well.
12Was the second ill-fated Timmy Siegal on 'One Life To Live'.
13Tom speaks Spanish and Italian.
14Turned down the part of Det. Sonny Crockett on Miami Vice (1984). The studio was hoping to land a big star, and also approached Nick Nolte and Jeff Bridges.
15Admitted that he hated making Sliver (1993), as it went through endless reshoots and script changes.
16Studied acting in New York at the Herbert Berghof Studios.
17Lives in Beaufort, South Carolina when not working on films.
18Lived in Puerto Rico for several months in his 20s.
19Tom is a history buff.
20His father was a traveling salesman.
21He was offered his role in Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006) and had 24 hours to decide if he wanted. He agreed without even getting a chance to read the script. He read it for the first time on the flight to Australia for the filming.
22Graduated from the University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism.
23Considers Flesh & Blood (1979) as one of his best films.
24Father of Chelsea Berenger and Chloe Berenger.
25Earned the highest rating (3 stars) from "The Bare Facts" -- a printed guide to on-screen nudity -- for eligible scenes in In Praise of Older Women (1978) and At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991).".
26He has six children, Allison, Patrick, Chelsea, Chloe, Shiloh and Scout, and also a step-daughter, Julia, with his wife Laura Moretti.
27Listed as a "Promising New Actor of 1977" in vol. 29 of John Willis' Screen World.


Wunderland2017post-productionMajor McCulley
American Dresser2017post-productionJohn Moore
Cops and Robbers2017/IIcompleted
Gone Are the Days2017post-productionWill
Training Day2017TV SeriesStan Gursky
Major Crimes2013-2015TV SeriesJackson Raydor
Impact Earth2015Herbert Sloan
Reach Me2014Teddy
Sniper: Legacy2014VideoThomas Beckett
Lonesome Dove Church2014John Shepherd
Doc Holliday's Revenge2014/IIJudge Wells
Hawaii Five-02014TV SeriesEddie Williams
Bad Country2014Lutin Adams
Hatfields & McCoys2012TV Mini-SeriesJim Vance
Brake2012/IBen Reynolds
War Flowers2012Gen. McIntire
Bucksville2011The Patron of Justice
XIII: The Series2011TV SeriesRainer Gerhardt
Last Will2011Frank Emery
Sinners and Saints2010Captain Trahan
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball2010VideoWalter Weed
Breaking Point2009Steven Luisi
Silent Venom2009VideoAdmiral Bradley Wallace
The Making of 'Charlie Valentine': Behind the Scenes with Michael Weatherly2009ShortBecker
The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine2009Becker
Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway2008TV MovieLarsan
Stiletto2008/IIVirgil Vadalos
October Road2007-2008TV SeriesThe Commander / Mr. Garrett
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey2007Jonathan Toomey
America's Iliad: The Siege of Charleston2007TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Amy Coyne2006TV MovieMac
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King2006TV Mini-SeriesRichard Kinnell
Into the West2005TV Mini-SeriesColonel J. Chivington
Detective2005TV MovieSgt. Malcolm Ainslie
Sniper 32004VideoThomas Beckett
Capital City2004TV MovieSen. Foxworthy
Peacemakers2003TV SeriesMarshal Jared Stone
Third Watch2003TV SeriesAaron Noble
Sniper 22002VideoThomas Beckett
The Junction Boys2002TV MoviePaul 'Bear' Bryant
Johnson County War2002TV MovieCain Hammett
Eye See You2002Hank
Watchtower2001Art Stoner
Ally McBeal2001TV SeriesHarrison Wyatt
True Blue2001Rembrandt Macy
The Hollywood Sign2001Tom Greener
Training Day2001Stan Gursky
Cutaway2000TV MovieRed Line
Law & Order2000TV SeriesDean Tyler
Takedown2000McCoy Rollins
In the Company of Spies1999TV MovieKevin Jefferson
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying1999Sikes
One Man's Hero1999John Riley
Diplomatic Siege1999Gen. Buck Swain
A Murder of Crows1998Clifford Dubose
Shadow of Doubt1998Jack Campioni
The Gingerbread Man1998Pete Randle
Rough Riders1997TV SeriesTheodore Roosevelt
An Occasional Hell1996Dr. Ernest Dewalt
The Substitute1996Jonathan Shale
Last of the Dogmen1995Lewis Gates
Body Language1995TV MovieAtty. Gavin St. Claire
The Avenging Angel1995TV MovieMiles Utley
Chasers1994Rock Reilly
Major League II1994Jake Taylor
Gettysburg1993Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet
Sliver1993Jack Landsford
Cheers1993TV SeriesDon Santry
Sniper1993Thomas Beckett
At Play in the Fields of the Lord1991Lewis Moon
Dream On1991TV SeriesNick Spencer
Shattered1991Dan Merrick
The Field1990Peter - The American
Love at Large1990Harry Dobbs
Born on the Fourth of July1989Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes
Major League1989Jake Taylor
Last Rites1988Father Michael Pace
Betrayed1988Gary Simmons
Shoot to Kill1988Jonathan Knox
Someone to Watch Over Me1987Det. Mike Keegan
Platoon1986Sgt. Barnes
If Tomorrow Comes1986TV Mini-SeriesJeff Stevens
Rustlers' Rhapsody1985Rex O'Herlihan
Fear City1984Matt Rossi
Eddie and the Cruisers1983Frank Ridgeway
The Big Chill1983Sam
Beyond the Door1982Matthew Jackson
The Dogs of War1980Drew
Flesh & Blood1979TV MovieBobby Fallon
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days1979Butch Cassidy / Robert Leroy Parker
In Praise of Older Women1978Andras Vayda
Rush It1978Richard Moore
Looking for Mr. Goodbar1977Gary
Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye1977TV MovieBilly Sutton
The Sentinel1977Man at end
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974TV SeriesBoy At Pool
One Life to Live1968TV SeriesTimothy "Timmy / Tim" Seigel #2 (1975-1976)


Bucksville2011executive producer
Peacemakers2003TV Series producer
Rough Riders1997TV Series producer - 2 episodes
An Occasional Hell1996executive producer
The Avenging Angel1995TV Movie co-producer


Peacemakers2003TV Series story


Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball - Confessions of an Assassin2010Video documentary short special thanks


Platoon: 302017Documentary post-productionHimself
Positively Paula2017TV SeriesHimself
Parris Island 100 Years: We Make Marines2015DocumentaryHimself
The Big Chill: Thirtieth Anniversary Q&A2014Video shortHimself
Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker2014TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Cocaine: History Between the Lines2011TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Entertainment Tonight1989-2010TV SeriesHimself
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots2010TV Movie documentary voice
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball - Confessions of an Assassin2010Video documentary shortHimself - Walter Weed
The Bunker Mentality: Designing the Set2010Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Oliver Stone - Hollywoods Lieblingsrebell2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon'2001Video documentaryHimself / Sgt. Barnes
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Big Chill: A Reunion1999Video documentaryHimself
Maury1996TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Lincoln Assassination1995TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The Making of 'Gettysburg'1993Video documentaryHimself - 'Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet, Confederate'
The Making of 'Shattered'1991Video shortHimself
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam1987TV Movie documentary voice
The 59th Annual Academy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The American Sportsman1979TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
VH1 Goes Inside2004TV Series documentarySam
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1991TV SeriesTom the American from film THE FIELD
Especial Oscars 861987TV MovieSgt. Bob Barnes

Won Awards

2013Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsWestern DocumentaryHatfields & McCoys (2012)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieHatfields & McCoys (2012)
2004Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsFictional Television DramaPeacemakers (2003)
2000Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1998Lone Star Film & Television AwardLone Star Film & Television AwardsBest TV ActorRough Riders (1997)
1987Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion PicturePlatoon (1986)

Nominated Awards

2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleInception (2010)
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastInception (2010)
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingInception (2010)
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleInception (2010)
2009Maverick Movie AwardMaverick Movie AwardsBest Supporting Actor: FeatureCharlie Valentine (2009)
1994Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorSliver (1993)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesCheers (1982)
1987OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RolePlatoon (1986)

Known for movies

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