Mostly Credited As: Xander Berkeley
Sometimes Credited As: Kander Berkeley
Birth Name: Alexander Harper Berkeley
Date Of Birth: December 16, 1955 (Age 57)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Height: 6' (1.82 m)
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He won the Streamy for Best Male Performance for his role as "The Man" on "The Booth At The End."
Both he and wife Sarah Clarke have played turncoat government agents assisting in a presidential assassination: Berkeley in the film "Air Force One" (1997) and Clarke in the TV series "24" (2001). They both were in the first two seasons of "24" (2001). Both their characters were killed-off. Both at some point took place above in official presidential Air Force One plane.
Berkeley remarked he nearly passed completely on the role of George Mason from "24" because he already played a shady government agent in "Air Force One." But he eventually agreed. The role of George Mason was meant to be only for the pilot, but the show's producers decided to write him for the rest of the season before finally agreeing to kill him off by episode "Day 2: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m" from radiation poison.
He is a very talented make-up artist, even personally designing his own "diseased" make-up on "24" (2001) when his character George Mason was suffering from the deteriorating effects of radiation sickness.
Is an accomplished painter, sculptor, and make-up artist.
He and Glenn Morshower both made guest appearances on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000) as Las Vegas sheriffs. They also both had recurring roles on "24" (2001), and they also starred together in "Air Force One" (1997).
Appears with Carlos Bernard (who makes his film debut) in "The Killing Jar" (1997). Bernard later played one of his subordinates on the TV series "24" (2001).
Although he met his wife Sarah Clarke while they both appeared on the show "24" (2001), the two rarely shared any scenes.
Xander Berkeley Quotes
"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."
"I want to direct films, because I am a painter and a sculptor and I've done a lot of writing."
"I can't help but have my sights set on Scorsese, Cohen Brothers and Spike Jones."
"I don't look too far ahead."