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  • Originally intended to study journalism in college, but switched majors after auditioning for a student production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf on a bet and scoring the lead role.
  • First major movie role was in 1977's Looking for Mr. Goodbar, where he portrayed a psychopathic murderer named Gary Cooper White.
  • Dislikes the Hollywood scene and decided to move to Beaufort, SC, after shooting 1983's The Big Chill there.
  • Played Don, a plumber who wins Kirstie Alley's heart in the final episodes of Cheers.
  • In March 2011, was honored with a Career Achievement Award at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa.


  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1986, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner


  • Lisa Williams — Ex-wife
  • Patricia Alvaran — Wife
  • Scout Riley Berenger — Daughter
  • Allison Berenger — Daughter
  • Barbara Wilson — Ex-wife
  • Chelsea Berenger — Daughter
  • Shiloh Berenger — Daughter
  • Chloe Berenger — Daughter
  • Patrick Berenger — Son


  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Colombia, MO (BA in Speech and Dramatic Arts, 1971)

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  • Birth Name: Thomas Michael Moore
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Profession: Actor, Producer

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