Tom Berenger is famous for his roles as tough as nails characters with complex dynamics in many of his films. In fact, his portrayal of Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes in Platoon earned him an Oscar nod. The Windy City native is also well known for his roles as Jake Taylor in the Major League films and Thomas Beckett in the Sniper franchise.
Tom Berenger as born Thomas Michael Moore on May 31, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. to a father who worked as a printer for the Chicago Sun-Time. He was born under the Gemini star sign. He belongs to Mixed ethnicity as his family has Irish heritage and followed Roman Catholic religion.
Regarding his education, he studied at Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois. Then he attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri where he initially studied journalism but later sought an acting career and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Berenger is married to Laura Moretti, as of February 2019. The couple got married in early September 2012. He has been married 4 times in total and first got married to Barbara Wilson in 1976. They ended their marriage in 1984.
The marriage gave him two children Allison Moore (born 1977) and Patrick Moore (born 1979).
Before that, he was married to Lisa Williams in 1986. This marriage blessed him with 3 children Chelsea Moore (born 1986), Chloe Moore (born 1988) and Shiloh Moore (born in 1993).
Similarly, he left Williams in 1997, after which he got married to Patricia Alvaran in 1998. He was blessed with a daughter, Scout Moore (born 1998) from this marriage. Again, he got divorced in 2011 and married Laura Moretti.
The actor boasts a decent net worth of $8 million as of February 2019. He gathered this net worth from his stellar career in show business which started more than 50 years ago in 1968.
There is no information about his earnings in the media however the average actor earns around $39.84 per hour.
He debuted on the big screen with the film Rush It which came out in 1976. Then the next year he played the role of Billy Sutton in Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye. Then after playing several roles both on TV as well as on the big screen, he got nominated for an academy award for his work in Platoon as Sergeant Barnes.
He also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1986. In addition to this, he also won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his work in Hatfields & McCoys.