1949 – He was born on the 31st day of May tis year in Chicago, Illinois. He studied journalism at the University of Missouri, but decided to seek an acting career following his graduation. He worked first in regional theatre and moved to New York City in the 1970s.
1976 – He worked in soap operas and had a starring role on One Life to live. His feature film debut was the lead in Rush It. Tom has been married three times: first to Barbara Wilson in this year, Lisa Williams in 1986, and Patricia "Trish" Alvaran in 1998.
1977 – He had a small but noticeable role as a murderer in Looking for Mr. Goodbar.
1978 – He had a starring role in In Praise of Older Women for Avco-Internation Pictures.
1979 – He had the role of Butch Cassidy in Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, a role he got in part because of his resemblance to Paul Newman.
1981 – Berenger’s film career peaked in the 1980s with notable films like The Dogs of War in this year, Oltre la porta in 1982, and The Big Chill in 1983.
1986 – He received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of the sociopathic Sgt. Barnes in Platoon. In the mid-1990s, he was most recognizable in his role from the movie Sniper, and its later sequels.In more recent years, Berenger has continued to have an active acting career in film and television, although often at a supporting level. His most notable television appearance was on Cheers in its last season as Rebecca Howe’s blue collar-plummer love interest. He also began a career as a producer in the 1990s.
1987 – He was nominated at the Academy Award his 1987 film Platoon, which he also won Golden Globe’s Best Supporting Actor trophy.