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Chris Berman Biography

Birth Name:
Christopher James Berman
Birth Place:
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
TV sportscaster

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


  • Andy Berman -- Brother
  • Meredith Berman -- Daughter
  • James Berman -- Father
  • Peggy Berman -- Mother
  • Douglas Berman -- Son
  • Kathy Alexinski -- Wife (deceased)