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Xander Berkeley

Sarah Clarke and Berkeley on the set of 24, 2002
Born Alexander Harper Berkeley
December 16, 1955 (1955-12-16) (age 54)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1981 – present
Spouse(s) Sarah Clarke (2002-present) 1 child

Alexander Harper "Xander" Berkeley (born December 16, 1955) is an American actor. His roles include George Mason on the television series 24.

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Early life

Xander Berkeley was born in Brooklyn, New York, though he has lived most of his life in New Jersey. Berkeley went to Hampshire College and worked in the theaters at the five college system which Hampshire was a part of, including Smith, Mt. Holyoke, Amherst, and the University of Massachusetts. Berkeley worked in the Regional and Repertory Theaters in addition to Off Broadway while living in New York. Despite a classically trained theater background, he was increasingly drawn to the subtleties of film acting. A play written by Reynolds Price called "Early Dark" had such a cinematic feel to it, that an agent saw the acting potential in Berkeley and encouraged him to make the move out west.[2]

Career

Berkeley began playing minor roles in 1981, with early appearances in M*A*S*H, Cagney & Lacey, Remington Steele, Miami Vice, Moonlighting and The A-Team. Although not becoming a household name, Berkeley's face was increasingly recognizable into the 1990s. His later television guest roles included The X-Files, CSI, ER, 24 and Law & Order.

On the big screen, Berkeley has appeared in North Country, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, "Phoenix," A Few Good Men, The Rookie,Candyman, Apollo 13, Leaving Las Vegas, Gattaca, The Rock (uncredited), Air Force One, Sid and Nancy, Spawn, Amistad, Shanghai Noon, Barb Wire with Pamela Anderson and Timecode. Berkeley has the distinction of appearing in both the made-for-TV movie L.A. Takedown in 1989 and its 1995 critically-acclaimed theatrical remake Heat, both directed by Michael Mann. Several of his earlier roles were in films by director Alex Cox. Berkeley often plays the roles of unsympathetic characters.

In 2001, Berkeley became a recurring guest star on 24 as George Mason, the head of the Counter Terrorist Unit. His character, initially presumed evil by other characters, was revealed to be one of the good guys and became a main character in season 2 , only to meet an untimely but heroic end in season 2.

Berkeley appeared as Shakespeare in Tom Stoppard's The 15-Minute Hamlet.

Berkeley has also provided voices for animated series such as Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Teen Titans and Gargoyles. He also voices Quentin Beck/Mysterio in The Spectacular Spider-Man

Berkeley also portrayed the mysterious John Smith on the CBS drama Jericho.

Personal life

Berkeley is a painter and a sculptor, as well as a make-up artist. Berkeley met Sarah Clarke on the set of 24 in 2001, and married her the following year. They have one daughter Olwyn Harper (b. September 23, 2006) together. As of October 2009, Clarke is four months pregnant with her and Xander's second child. Xander lives with his wife and child in Los Angeles, California, where he works as a painter and sculptor when he isn't acting. He is currently preparing to make his film debut as a director.

Filmography

  1. Fire on the Mountain (1981) (TV)
  2. M*A*S*H .... Marine (1 episode, 1981)
  3. Mommie Dearest (1981) .... Christopher Crawford (adult)
  4. Tales of the Gold Monkey .... Eric Fromby (1 episode, 1982)
  5. The Incredible Hulk .... Tom (1 episode, 1982)
  6. Tag: The Assassination Game (1982) .... Connally
  7. Hart to Hart .... Christopher Hawks (1 episode, 1982)
  8. Cagney & Lacey .... Maurice (1 episode, 1983)
  9. Remington Steele .... Charlie (1 episode, 1983)
  10. The A-Team .... Baker / Lieutenant Wilson (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
  11. Falcon Crest .... Buzz Whitehead (1 episode, 1984)
  12. Riptide .... Taxi Driver (1 episode, 1984)
  13. Volunteers (1985) .... Kent Sutcliffe
  14. V .... Isaac Henley (1 episode, 1985)
  15. The Twilight Zone .... Dave the Angry Comic (segment 'Take My Life... Please!') (1 episode, 1986)
  16. Moonlighting .... Scalper (1 episode, 1986)
  17. Sid and Nancy (1986) .... Bowery Snax
  18. Walker (1987) .... Byron Cole
  19. Straight to Hell (1987) .... Preacher McMahon
  20. Omega Syndrome (1987)
  21. The Verne Miller Story (1987) .... Cardogan
  22. Miami Vice .... Bailey / Tommy Lowell (2 episodes, 1987-1989)
  23. CBS Summer Playhouse .... Dr. Noah Fredericks (1 episode, 1988)
  24. Deadly Dreams (1988) .... Jack Torme
  25. The Lawless Land (1988) .... Ez Andy
  26. Tapeheads (1988) .... Ricky Fell
  27. The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989) .... Lloyd
  28. L.A. Takedown (1989) (TV) .... Waingro
  29. The Assassin (1989) .... John Patrick Earl
  30. The Rookie (1990) .... Blackwell
  31. Grand .... Jeffrey (1 episode, 1990)
  32. The Grifters (1990) .... Lt. Pierson
  33. Short Time (1990) .... Carl Stark
  34. The Guardian (1990) .... Detective
  35. The Last of the Finest (1990) .... Fast Eddie
  36. Wiseguy .... Ray Spiotta (1 episode, 1990)
  37. Internal Affairs (1990) .... Rudy Mohr
  38. Father Dowling Mysteries .... Carl Maxwell (1 episode, 1990)
  39. The Gumshoe Kid (1990) .... Monty Griswold
  40. For the Boys (1991) .... Roberts, Vietnam
  41. Billy Bathgate (1991) .... Harvey Preston
  42. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) .... Todd Voight
  43. Murder in High Places (1991) (TV) .... Wayne
  44. Not of This World (1991) (TV) .... Bruce MacNamara
  45. Dillinger (1991) (TV) .... Copeland
  46. A Few Good Men (1992) .... Capt. Whitaker
  47. Deadly Matrimony (1992) (TV)
  48. Candyman (1992) .... Trevor Lyle
  49. The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992) .... Mr. Marchat
  50. A Private Matter (1992) (TV) .... Peter Zenner
  51. Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993) (TV) .... Second Man
  52. The X Files .... Dr. Hodge (1 episode, 1993)
  53. The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. .... Brett Bones (1 episode, 1993)
  54. Donato and Daughter (1993) (TV) .... Russ Loring
  55. It's Nothing Personal (1993) (TV) .... James Blakemore
  56. New York Undercover .... Dr. Carl Weschler (1 episode, 1994)
  57. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (voice) .... Snav (1 episode, 1994)
  58. Roswell (1994) (TV) .... Sherman Carson
  59. Caroline at Midnight (1994) .... Joey Szabo
  60. Heat (1995) .... Ralph
  61. Pointman .... J.W. Mainwaring (1 episode, 1995)
  62. Partners .... Christophe Nnngaarzh (1 episode, 1995)
  63. Leaving Las Vegas (1995) .... Cynical Cabbie
  64. Safe (1995) .... Greg White
  65. Apollo 13 (1995) .... Henry Hurt
  66. The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (1995) .... Shakespeare
  67. The Tick (voice) .... Octopaganini (1 episode, 1996)
  68. Mighty Ducks (voice) .... Phineas T. Viper (1 episode, 1996)
  69. If These Walls Could Talk (1996) (TV) .... John Barrows (segment "1974")
  70. Driven (1996) .... J.D. Johnson
  71. Bulletproof (1996) .... Gentry
  72. The Outer Limits .... Terry McCammon (1 episode, 1996)
  73. Within the Rock (1996) (TV) .... Ryan
  74. The Rock (1996) (uncredited) .... Lonner
  75. Gargoyles (voice) .... Coldsteel / Iago (1 episode, 1996)
  76. Barb Wire (1996) .... Alexander Willis
  77. Nash Bridges .... Neil Wojak (1 episode, 1996)
  78. A Family Thing (1996) .... Sunburned man
  79. A Kidnapping in the Family (1996) (TV) .... Curtis Harrison
  80. Poison Ivy II (1996) .... Donald Falk
  81. I'd Lie for You and That's the Truth (1996) (TV) .... Bad guy
  82. Persons Unknown (1996) .... Tosh
  83. Apollo 11 (1996) (TV) .... Buzz Aldrin
  84. For Hope (1996) (TV) (uncredited) .... Date #4
  85. Breast Men (1997) .... Male Interviewer
  86. Amistad (1997) .... Hammond
  87. Extreme Ghostbusters (voice) (2 episodes, 1997)
  88. Players .... Marcus Flint (1 episode, 1997)
  89. Superman (voice) .... Sgt . Corey Mills (1 episode, 1997)
  90. Gattaca (1997) .... Dr. Lamar
  91. One Night Stand (1997) .... Charlie's Friend
  92. Air Force One (1997) .... Secret Service Agent Gibbs
  93. Spawn (1997) (TV series) .... Mike Stewart / Priest (unknown episodes)
  94. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (voice) .... Hans (1 episode, 1997)
  95. The Killing Jar (1997) .... Danny 'Figaretto' Evans
  96. High Incident .... Swat Team Captain (1 episode, 1997)
  97. Women: Stories of Passion .... Jimbo (1 episode, 1997)
  98. ER .... Detective Wilson (1 episode, 1998)
  99. Winchell (1998) (TV) .... Gavreau
  100. Phoenix (1998) .... Lt. Clyde Webber
  101. Three .... Warden (1 episode)
  102. The Truth About Juliet (1998) .... George
  103. The Cherry Orchard (1999) .... Yepihodov
  104. The Wild Thornberrys (voice) .... Barking Deer #2 / Stoat (2 episodes, 1999)
  105. Spawn 3: Ultimate Battle (1999) (V) .... Mike Stewart / Priest
  106. Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) .... Dr. Dylan Cotner
  107. NetForce (1999) (TV) .... Bo Tyler
  108. Shanghai Noon (2000) .... Nathan Van Cleef
  109. Timecode (2000) .... Evan Wantz
  110. Justice League (voice) .... General Brak (2 episodes, 2001)
  111. Going to California .... Clay Shelton (1 episode, 2001)
  112. The Man from Elysian Fields (2001) .... Virgil Koster
  113. China: The Panda Adventure (2001) .... Dakar Johnston
  114. Storytelling (2001) .... Mr. DeMarco ('Non-fiction')
  115. Batman Beyond (voice) .... Dr. Chides (2 episodes, 2001)
  116. Wolf Lake .... Carl (1 episode, 2001)
  117. 24 .... George Mason (27 episodes, 2001-2003)
  118. Karen Sisco .... Alvin Simmons (1 episode, 2003)
  119. Spider-Man (voice) .... Mayor (1 episode, 2003)
  120. The Twilight Zone .... Harry Kellogg (1 episode, 2003)
  121. Freelancer (2003) (VG) (voice) .... Dexter Hovis
  122. Quicksand (2003) .... Joey Patterson
  123. The Stranger (2003) .... Charly
  124. The Third Date (2003) .... Tommy Tulip
  125. The Court .... Keith Nolan (3 episodes)
  126. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation .... Sheriff Rory Atwater (5 episodes, 2003-2004)
  127. The Last Full Measure (2004)
  128. In Enemy Hands (2004) (as Xander Berkley) .... Admiral Kentz
  129. Below the Belt (2004) .... Hanrahan
  130. Teen Titans (voice) .... Warp / Mento / General Immortus (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
  131. North Country (2005) .... Arlen Pavich
  132. Standing Still (2005) .... Jonathan
  133. Deepwater (2005) .... Gus
  134. Drop Dead Sexy (2005) .... Harkness
  135. Law & Order .... Clay Pollack (1 episode, 2005)
  136. Seraphim Falls (2006) .... Railroad Foreman
  137. The West Wing .... Franklin Hollis (1 episode, 2006)
  138. Champions (2006) .... Uncle Doug
  139. The Garage (2006) .... Doc Ruppert
  140. Magma: Volcanic Disaster (2006) (TV) .... Peter Shepherd
  141. Women in Law .... Campbell Knox (1 episode, 2006)
  142. Bones .... Dr. Bankroft (1 episode, 2007)
  143. Standoff .... Paul Fisk (1 episode, 2007)
  144. Fracture (2007) .... Judge Moran
  145. The Batman (voice) .... Paul (1 episode, 2007)
  146. Law & Order: Criminal Intent .... George Pagolis (1 episode, 2007)
  147. Alibi (2007) (TV) .... Lt. Adam Molnar
  148. Criminal Minds .... Det. Hyde (1 episode, 2008)
  149. The Mentalist .... Sheriff McAllister (1 episode, 2008)
  150. Wainy Days .... Cornelius (1 episode, 2008)
  151. Jericho .... John Smith (1 episode, 2008)
  152. Taken (2008) .... Stuart
  153. Boston Legal .... A.D.A. Rex Swarthmore (1 episode, 2008)
  154. The Toe Tactic (2008) .... Dad
  155. Cook County (2008) .... Sonny
  156. The Spectacular Spider-Man (voice) .... Mysterio (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
  157. Inside the Box (2009) (TV) .... Fred O'Brien
  158. Luster (2009) .... Detective Carter
  159. Bedrooms (2009) .... Harry
  160. Path Lights (2009) .... Father
  161. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009) (voice) .... Captain Atom
  162. Repo Chick (2009) .... Aldrich De La Chasse
  163. The Closer (2009) .... Detective Curt Landry (1 episode, 2009)
  164. The Consultants (2009) .... George
  165. Year One (2009) .... The King
  166. Medium (2009) .... Mitchell Slocombe (1 episode, 2009)
  167. Batman: The Brave and the Bold (voice) .... Sinestro (1 episode, 2009)
  168. Sparks (2009) .... Sid Harris
  169. Below the Beltway (2010) .... McMahon
  170. Kick-Ass (2010) .... Detective Vic Gigante
  171. Day One (TV series) (2010) .... Clarke
  172. Night and Day (2010) (TV) .... Jay Graham

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