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Xander Berkeley Biography

Birth Name:
Alexander Harper Berkeley
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated


  • Olwyn Harper Berkeley--Daughter
  • Peter Berkeley--Father
  • Margaret Berkeley--Mother