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Chris Berman

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Birth Name: Christopher James Berman

Birth Place: Greenwich, CT

Birthday: May 10, 1955, Taurus

Profession: TV sportscaster

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Fast Facts

  • Was working in sports talk radio at a station in Westbury, CT, for $23 a night when hired by ESPN in 1979.
  • Has appeared in various motion pictures, including Little Big League (1994), Kingpin (1996) and The Longest Yard (2005).
  • Has sung onstage with Huey Lewis and the News and appeared in the Hootie and the Blowfish video for "Only Want to Be With You."
  • Won the pro-am portion of golf's Franklin Templeton Shootout in 2005 with partners Peter Jacobsen and Greg Norman.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.
  • Received the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award given by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
  • While known for giving sports personalities nicknames during his broadcasts, he is also frequently referred to by his nicknames, Boomer and The Swami.


  • Meredith Berman — Daughter
  • James Berman — Father
  • Kathy Alexinski — Wife
  • Peggy Berman — Mother
  • Andy Berman — Brother
  • Douglas Berman — Son


  • Brown University, Providence, RI (BA in History, 1977)