Xander Berkeley

Active - 1981 - 2018  |   Born - Dec 16, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Action, Crime

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Brooklyn-born Xander Berkeley made the rounds on numerous TV shows throughout the '80s, '90s, and 2000s, not just as an actor, but as a makeup artist. The actor has put his uncanny talent in the makeup department to use on the sets of many shows, like on 24, where he designed his own makeup to depict his character's affliction with radiation sickness.

Berkeley got his start in show business in the early '80s, appearing on shows like Moonlighting, The A-Team, and M*A*S*H. He went on to appear in movies, as well, like The Rock and Apollo 13, but he frequently returned to the small screen for memorable roles like George Mason, head of the Counterterrorist Unit on 24, and Sheriff Roy Atwater on CSI. In the coming years, Berkeley would continue to find success on teh small screen, on shows like Nikita.

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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.