Ten fun facts about Tom Berenger


Fact 1
Berenger was born to an Irish Catholic family in Chicago as Thomas Michael Moore.

Fact 2
Moore selected “Berenger” as his professional name after he was forced to change his surname professionally as there was already a “Tom Moore” in the Actors’ Equity Association.

Fact 3
He graduated in 1967 from Rich East High School in Park Forest, Illinois.


Fact 4
He studied journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri but decided to seek an acting career following his graduation.

Fact 5
He established the Tom Berenger Acting Scholarship Fund in 1988 to award theater students for excellence in performance.

Fact 6
He worked first in regional theater and then moved to New York City in the 1970s.

Fact 7
Berenger worked in soap operas and had a starring role as lawyer Tim Siegel on One Life to Live.

Fact 8
His feature film debut was the lead in Rush It (1976), an independent film.

Fact 9
He also began a career as a producer in the 1990s.

Fact 10
In 2012, Tom Berenger appeared in the TV miniseries Hatfields & McCoys as Jim Vance, uncle of protagonist Devil Anse Hatfield (played by Kevin Costner).


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