Tom Berrigan, SAG

Actor's Bio

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Tom Berrigan brings a wealth of life experiences to his presence and performance as an actor. Born and raised in Williamsport, Pa., he was bitten by the acting bug early—he played Mr. Webb in his high school senior class production of Our Town—but never followed through on his desire to pursue acting seriously until he moved to the Los Angeles area in 2000. 

In between, he worked in his father's meat market as a meat cutter, in a boiler factory, on the assembly line in an airplane engine factory, as a radio announcer and news reporter at stations in Williamsport and in Morristown, N.J., as a newspaper reporter and columnist (while earning a Master's Degree in Political Science from Drew University in Madison, N.J.), as a press secretary for a U.S. congresswoman, as a legislative director and in other capacities for a U.S. senator, and as a director of communications for a national trade association in Washington, D.C. 

During this period, his outside interests have ranged from baseball umpiring and golfing to running marathons and bungee jumping from a 21-story tower. In the 1980s and 1990s, his professional roles had him writing scores of speeches, producing a number of industrial and educational videos, and making numerous presentations as a speaker, panel moderator and public announcer. 

Resuming his acting career, Berrigan, a devotee of the Meisner Technique, has found himself cast in various character roles both before the camera and on stage: police officer, detective, priest, White House economic advisor, political activist and mobster.

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