Tom Berenger

Tom Berenger, birthname Thomas Michael Morre is an actor from the United States. For his depiction of Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes in Platoon, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (1986). He's also renowned for his roles as Jake Taylor in the Major League movies and Thomas Beckett in the Sniper movies.

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Berenger won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie in the 2012 miniseries Hatfields & McCoys for his role as Jim Vance.

Background and Age

In Chicago, Berenger was born as Thomas Michael Moore on May 31, 1949, to a Catholic family of Irish origin, with his great-grandfather and grandmother arriving in Chicago. He has a sister, Susa and his father was a traveling salesman and a printer for the Chicago Sun-Times. Moore graduated from Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois, in 1967. He went on to study journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri but decided to pursue an acting career after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971.

Marriage, Wife, and Kids

Tom Berenger has been married four different times his life. He had six children from three of his marriages. His first wife was Barbara Wilson, and their marriage lasted from 1976 to 1984. They have two children together. Their daughter, Allison Moore, was born in 1977, and their son, Patrick Moore, was born in 1979.

Tom had three daughters with her second wife, Lisa Williams, and their marriage lasted from 1986 to 1997. Their children are Chelsea Moore, born in 1986; Chloe Moore, born in 1988; and Shiloh Moore, born in 1993.

Tom had his sixth child in his third marriage with Patricia Alvara. Their son, Scoot Moore, was born in 1998. He sued his lawyer after his third divorce, saying that the lawyer's negligence cost him 100,000 dollars; this happened because he signed a prenuptial agreement with his wife when they married, and Patricia Alvaran was to get only 50,000 dollars as alimony.

However, he was told to sign an amendment after some time, and he asked the lawyer to review it. He sued the lawyer, saying that he advised him to sign without giving all the information about what had been changed without taking time to assess his finances and his marriage situation. He said that his lawyer protected his wife's interest instead of his interest even though he was the one who was his client. He sought compensation for the damages that took place during the divorce process. He wanted the lawyer to be sued for breach of contract, legal malpractice, and breach of fiduciary duty.

He has been married to Laura Moretti since 2012.


Tom started to use Berenger's last name as a professional name since the Equity Association of Actors had already someone called Tom Moore. He worked as a Flight Attendant in Eastern Airlines located in San Juan.

Berenger played a role in many soap operas. He had a starring role in One Life to Live as Tim Siegel, a lawyer. Berenger played a role in 'Rush It,' a film that was not well known, but its cast went on to do well. He had a role as a murderer in the film, Looking for Mr. Goodbar. He is known to be able to play both heroes and villains. He was featured in an Avco Embassy Pictures movie, In Praise of Older Women and Butch and Sundance: The Early Days.

He is the founder of the Tom Berenger Acting Scholarship Fund since 1988, and it is given to students who have performed well. He was nominated for his role as Sgt. Barnes in the film, Platoon and he got a Golden Globe. He was also nominated for an Emmy.

Net Worth

Tom's net worth is predicted to be $8 million as of the latest data. This includes his property, funds, and earnings. His job as a television and movie picture actor, flight attendant, and scriptwriter is his principal source of income. Tom has amassed considerable wealth from numerous sources of income, yet he likes to live a humble lifestyle.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 31 May, 1949
Age: 70 yrs
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Chicago
Education: University of Missouri
Gender: Male
Description: American actor
Net Worth 2021: 8 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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