Xander Berkeley

  • Birth Name: Alexander Harper Berkeley
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Began acting as a child in experimental theater.
  • Is a classically trained theater actor who studied with, among others, Lee Strasberg.
  • Made his film debut as Christopher Crawford in 1981's Mommie Dearest.
  • In 1987 worked on a film in Nicaragua during the Contra War.
  • Met his future wife, Sarah Clarke, on the first day of filming the pilot of 24.
  • Is also a painter, sculptor and makeup artist.


  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Sarah Clarke — Wife
  • Peter Berkeley — Father
  • Margaret Berkeley — Mother
  • Olwyn Harper Berkeley — Daughter


  • Attended Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

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