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Berkeley in The Walking Dead.

About Xander Berkeley (1955 – ____)

Alexander Harper "Xander" Berkeley was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 16, 1955, but has lived most of his life in New Jersey. He attended Hampshire College and worked in the theaters at the five college system which Hampshire was a part of, including Smith, Mount 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. A casting agent saw Berkeley in a play written by Reynolds Price called Early Dark, and encouraged him to move to Hollywood.

Berkeley began playing 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 and Law & Order.

On the big screen, Berkeley has appeared in North Country, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Mommie Dearest, Phoenix, Kick-Ass, 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 and Timecode. Berkeley has the distinction of appearing in both the made-for-television film 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.

In 2001, Berkeley became a recurring guest star and later on as a series regular on 24 in the role of George Mason, the head of the Counter Terrorist Unit. He portrayed the mysterious John Smith on the CBS drama Jericho.

In 2010, he received one of his best known roles - that of Percy Rose in the CW action-thriller series Nikita. He portrayed the character as a series regular in the show's first two seasons as well as being the series' de facto main antagonist of its first two seasons. Berkeley was Sheriff Thomas "Red John" McAllister on The Mentalist.

Berkeley portrays Gregory on AMC's The Walking Dead, originally in a guest role in season 6, but was promoted as a series regular for season 7.

Berkeley has provided voices for animated series such as Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Teen Titans and Gargoyles. He voiced Quentin Beck/Mysterio in The Spectacular Spider-Man, Captain Atom in the animated movie Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and Dr. Kirk Langstrom in Son of Batman.

In 2013, Berkeley won the Streamy Award "Best Male Performance, Drama" for his starring role in the acclaimed web series, The Booth at the End.

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. Berkeley and Clarke live with their daughters, Olwyn Harper (born in 2006) and Rowan Amara (born in 2010), in Maine and in Los Angeles, California, where he works as a painter and sculptor when he is not acting.

Xander Berkeley's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
1981Mommie DearestChristopher Crawford (adult)
1982Tag: The Assassination GameConnally
1985VolunteersKent Sutcliffe
1986Sid and NancyBowery Snax
1987Omega Syndrome
1987Straight to HellPreacher McMahon
1987The Verne Miller StoryCardogan
1987WalkerByron Cole
1988The Lawless LandEz Andy
1988TapeheadsRicky Fell
1988Deadly DreamsJack Torme
1989The Fabulous Baker BoysLloyd
1990The Gumshoe KidMonty Griswold
1990Internal AffairsRudy Mohr
1990The AssassinJohn Patrick Earl
1990Blue HeatFast Eddie
1990The GuardianDetective
1990Short TimeCarl Stark
1990The GriftersLt. Pierson
1990The RookieBlackwell
1991Terminator 2: Judgment DayTodd Voight
1991Billy BathgateHarvey Preston
1991For the BoysRoberts, Vietnam
1992The Gun in Betty Lou's HandbagMr. Marchat
1992CandymanTrevor Lyle
1992A Few Good MenCapt. Whitaker
1993Attack of the 50 Ft. WomanSecond Man
1994Caroline at MidnightJoey Szabo
1995The Fifteen Minute HamletShakespeare
1995SafeGreg White
1995Apollo 13Henry Hurt
1995Leaving Las VegasCynical Cabbie
1996Poison Ivy II: LilyDonald Falk
1996A Family ThingSunburned man
1996Barb WireAlexander Willis
1996Apollo 11Buzz Aldrin
1996The RockLonner (uncredited)
1996DrivenJ.D. Johnson
1996Persons UnknownTosh
1997The Killing JarDanny 'Figaretto' Evans
1997Air Force OneSecret Service Agent Gibbs
1997One Night StandCharlie's Friend
1997GattacaDr. Lamar
1997Breast MenMale Interviewer
1998The Truth About JulietGeorge
1998PhoenixLt. Clyde Webber
1999Universal Soldier: The ReturnDr. Dylan Cotner
1999The Cherry OrchardYepihodov
2000TimecodeEvan Wantz
2000Shanghai NoonNathan Van Cleef
2001StorytellingMr. DeMarco ('Non-fiction')
2001China: The Panda AdventureDakar Johnston
2001The Man from Elysian FieldsVirgil Koster
2003The Third DateTommy Tulip
2003The StrangerCharly
2003QuicksandJoey Patterson
2004Below the BeltHanrahan
2004In Enemy HandsAdmiral Kentz (as Xander Berkley)
2004The Last Full Measure
2005Drop Dead SexyHarkness
2005Standing StillJonathan
2005North CountryArlen Pavich
2006The GarageDoc Ruppert
2006ChampionsUncle Doug
2006Seraphim FallsRailroad Foreman
2007FractureJudge Moran
2008Cook CountySonny
2008TakenStuart St. John
2008The Toe TacticDad
2009SparksSid Harris
2009Year OneThe King
2009The ConsultantsGeorge
2009Repo ChickAldrich De La Chasse
2009Superman/Batman: Public EnemiesCaptain Atom
2009Path LightsFather
2010Kick-AssDetective Vic Gigante
2010LusterDetective Carter
2010Below the BeltwayMcMahon
2010FasterSergeant Mallory
2011Girl Walks into a BarMoe
2011Seeking JusticeLieutenant Durgan
2014Son of BatmanKirk Langstrom (voice)
2014TranscendenceDr. Thomas Casey
2014Small TimeChick
2015Moments of ClarityArtemis

Xander Berkeley's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
1981Open All NightMedfly
1981 Fire on the Mountain Unknown role
1982The Incredible HulkTom
1982McClain's LawPeter
1982Hart to HartChristopher Hawks
1982Tales of the Gold MonkeyEric Fromby
1983Remington SteeleCharlie
1983The RenegadesGillette
1983Cagney & LaceyMaurice
1984RiptideTaxi Driver
1984Falcon CrestBuzz Whitehead
1984VIsaac Henley
1983–84The A-TeamSergeant Wilson/Baker
1986The Twilight ZoneDave the Angry Comic
1988J.J. StarbuckRobert 'Bobby' Tinch
1988CBS Summer PlayhouseDr. Noah Fredericks
1987–89Miami ViceBailey/Tommy Lowell
1989 L.A. Takedown Waingro
1990Father Dowling MysteriesCarl Maxwell
1990WiseguyRay Spiotta
1991Super ForceDr. Landru
1991Not of This WorldBruce MacNamara
1991Murder in High PlacesWayne
1992A Private MatterPete Zenner
1992Deadly MatrimonyKozolowski
1993It's Nothing PersonalJames Blakemore
1993Donato and DaughterRuss Loring
1993Attack of the 50 Ft. WomanSecond Man
1993The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.Brett Bones
1993The X-FilesDr. Hodge
1994 Roswell Sherman Carson
1994Good AdviceBernard
1994New York UndercoverDr. Carl Weschler
1995PartnersChristophe Nnngaarzh
1995PointmanJ. W. Mainwaring
1996A Kidnapping in the FamilyCurtis Harrison
1996Within the RockRyan
1996If These Walls Could TalkJohn Barrows
1996For HopeDate #4
1996Apollo 11Buzz Aldrin
1996I'd Lie for You and That's the TruthBad guy
1996Nash BridgesNeil Wojak
1996The Outer LimitsTerry McCammon
1997High IncidentSergeant Hackworth
1997Women: Stories of PassionJimbo
1997PlayersMarcus Flint
1998 Winchell Gavreau
1998ERDetective Wilson
1999 NetForce Bo Tyler
2001Wolf LakeCarl
2001Going to CaliforniaClay Shelton
2002The CourtKeith Nolan
2001–0324George Mason
2003The Twilight ZoneHarry Kellogg
2003Karen SiscoAlvin Simmons
2003–04CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationSheriff Rory Atwater
2005Law & OrderClay Pollack
2006 Magma: Volcanic Disaster Peter Shepherd
2006Women in LawCampbell Knox
2006The West WingFranklin Hollis
2007 Alibi Lt. Adam Molnar
2007Law & Order: Criminal IntentGeorge Pagolis
2007StandoffPaul Fisk
2007BonesDr. Bankroft
2008Boston LegalA.D.A. Rex Swarthmore
2008JerichoJohn Smith
2008Wainy DaysCornelius
2008Criminal MindsDet. Hyde
2009 Inside the Box Fred O'Brien
2009MediumMitchell Slocombe
2009The CloserDetective Curt Landry
2010Night and DayJay Graham
2010Day OneClarke
2010Three Rivers'Sarge' Harold Estes
2011FivePeter Knowles
2011InsideHighway man
2010–12The Booth at the EndThe Man
2012 Entanglement Peter Keller
2013Being HumanLiam McLean
2013NTSF:SD:SUV::Theodore Dent
2008–2013The MentalistSheriff Thomas McAllister
2014 Christmas Eve, 1914 Charles Dunne
2014JustifiedCharles Monroe
201424 Live Another Day"Voice of The Handler
201512 MonkeysCol. Jonathan Foster
2014–15SalemMagistrate Hale
2015AquariusPolice Commissioner
2015ZooRonnie 'Dogstick' Brannigan
2013–15LongmireJeremiah Rains
2015Couch Surfing USAAlistar
2016–presentThe Walking DeadGregory

Memorable Quotes by Xander Berkeley

“ I want to direct films, because I am a painter and a sculptor and I've done a lot of writing. ”

“ I don't look too far ahead. ”

“ I can't help but have my sights set on Scorsese, Cohen Brothers and Spike Jones. ”

“ Directing is the ultimate way to bring together all the art forms I've been involved with over the years. ”

“ I'd better make hay while the sun shines. ”

“ It's exciting that you've got an entire season to experience 24 hours of highly dramatically charged human experience. It allows for the close inspection of minutiae in behavior. ”

Things You May Not Know About Xander Berkeley

He designed his own makeup on 24 when his character was suffering from the deteriorating effects of radiation sickness.

Both he and wife Sarah Clarke have played turncoat government agents assisting in a presidential assassination: Berkeley in the film Air Force One, and Clarke in the TV series 24. They both were in the first two seasons of 24, although they rarely, if at all, shared scenes.

He and Glenn Morshower both made guest appearances on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Las Vegas sheriffs. They also both had recurring roles on 24, and they also starred together in Air Force One.

He appears with Carlos Bernard (who makes his film debut) in The Killing Jar. Bernard later played one of his subordinates on the TV series 24.

As of 2015, has appeared in two films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: A Few Good Men and Apollo 13.

Was in two movies that had a two-word title, the second of which was "time": Short Time and Small Time.

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Xander Berkeley in The Walking Dead (2016-Present)... top and fifth pictures with Steven Ogg... second and bottom pictures with Lauren Cohan.
With Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny in The X-Files (1993).
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Berkeley in The Mentalist (2008-2013)... top picture with Simon Baker... bottom picture with Baker, Michael Gaston, Drew Powell, and Thomas McAllister.
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In Nikita (2010-2012)... third picture with Maggie Q and Dillon Casey... bottom picture with Lyndsy Fonseca.
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In Salem (2014-2015)... bottom picture with Janet Montgomery.
With Timothy Olyphant in Justified (2014).
With Gil Bellows in Girl Walks Into a Bar (2011).
With Charlize Theron and Michelle Monaghan in North Country (2005).
With Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, William H. Macey, Paul Guilfoyle, and Elya Baskin in Air Force One (1997).
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Berkeley in 24 (2001-2003)... top picture with Kiefer Sutherland... bottom picture with Reiko Aylesworth.
Xander Berkeley and Pamela Anderson in Barb Wire (1996).