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Alexander "Xander" Harper Berkeley (born December 16, 1955) is an American actor.

He played Stuart in Taken.

Life and CareerEdit

He is best known for his television roles of George Mason on the political thriller series 24, Percy Rose on the action thriller series Nikita and Sheriff Thomas McAllister on the crime drama "The Mentalist". In films, he is known for having portrayed a wide range of supporting and character roles in the well-known films The Fabulous Baker Boys, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Candyman, Apollo 13, Gattaca, Safe, Kick-Ass, Air Force One, Shanghai Noon, If These Walls Could Talk, Five, and Sid and Nancy.

He is also known for being the series lead of the web series The Booth At The End for which he received the Streamy Award for "Best Male Performance, Drama in 2013."

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 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 two daughters in Los Angeles, California, where he works as a painter and sculptor when he is not acting.

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