Tom Berenger (born Thomas Michael Moore; May 31, 1949) is an American television and motion picture actor and industrial lighting designer.
Even 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?--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.
(On being famous) "I mean I've turned down magazine covers because, for one thing, I don't know if I want people sending them to me for autographs or whatever, and I don't like the idea of seeing myself on magazine racks. Another thing is I do like my privacy and I get very little of that as it is. I like to do what I want when I want, and I want to be able to walk down the street without an entourage or protection. It's bad enough for me already."
(1975 quote) "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."
|Full Name at Birth||Thomas Michael Moore|
|Date of Birth||May 31, 1949|
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Height||5' 11" (180 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Light|
|University||University of Missouri|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, television writer|
|Claim to Fame||Platoon|
|Other Family Members||Allison Berenger (daughter)Patrick Berenger (son)Chelsea Berenger (daughter)Chloe Berenger (daughter)Shiloh Berenger (daughter)Scout Berenger (daughter)|