A famous name American motion picture and television actor is Tom Berenger. His famous works in this field are the critically acclaimed movies like Inception, Major League, Platoon, etc. Many of you will be more familiar to him as Bob Barnes in 1986 film, Platoon. Let us know more about the life, career and net worth of Tom Berenger in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Tom’s official name stands as Thomas Michael Moore. He was born in 1949 on 31st May in Chicago, Illinois. He was a student at the Rich East High School and then graduated with his BA journalism degree in 1971 from the University of Missouri of Columbia, Missouri. Though at first, he was interested in studying journalism, later he went with acting and enrolled himself in the Herbert Berghof Studios in the city of New York.
Berenger married Barbara Wilson in 1976 and fathered two children namely, Alison and Patrick. But this marriage came to an end in 1984, and he once again took a chance at his marital life with Lisa Williams in 1986. Chelsea, Chloe, and Shiloh are their children. Unfortunately, it failed again, and they got divorced in 1997. He didn’t give up and eventually married Patricia Alvaran in 1998 and gave birth to their daughter Scout in the same year. Another disastrous marriage for Tom and they separated in 2011. Currently, he is married to Laura Moretti since 2012. Also interestingly enough he is affluent in Spanish and Italian besides English.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His job varied in the beginning. He worked in a regional theatre, then as a flight attendant and then he turned towards his acting career. Due to a professional cause, he had to change his surname from Moore to Berenger. In his debut movie “Rush It”, he was the lead in 1976. He starred in films like ‘In Praise of Older Women’, ‘Butch and Sundance: The Early Days’, etc. He also appeared in many movies like The Dogs of War, Beyond the Door, etc. His most liked films are the Sniper: Legacy, The Substitute, etc.
Before films, he had a brilliant career as a TV artist. ‘One Life to Save’, ‘Flesh & Blood’, etc. are his shows at the starting of his TV career. He is well-known as Jeff Stevens of ‘If Tomorrow Comes’ in 1986. He also made appearances in series like ‘Law & Order’, ‘Training Day’, ‘Hawaii Five-0’ etc. He was nominated for the Academy Award for the role in Platoon in 1987, and then the same year saw his win of the Golden Globe Award and the list goes on since then. He won the Primetime Emmy Award in 2012 which is among his most significant achievements in life for his career.
Net Worth & Earnings
Tom Berenger has a net worth of $10 million which is all because of his vast acting career in movies and TV series. He also won so many awards and nominations.
His hard work and passionate acting took him to his heights. He is a great inspiration for all passionate workers.