On the big screen, Berkeley has appeared in North Country, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 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 with Pamela Anderson and Timecode. Berkeley has the distinction of appearing in both the made-for-TV movie 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. Berkeley often plays the roles of unsympathetic characters.
In 2001, Berkeley became a recurring guest star on 24 as George Mason, the head of the Counter Terrorist Unit. His character, initially presumed evil by other characters, was revealed to be one of the good guys and became a main character in season 2, only to meet an untimely but heroic end.
Berkeley appeared as Shakespeare in Tom Stoppard's The 15-Minute Hamlet.
Berkeley also portrays the mysterious John Smith on the CBS drama Jericho (TV Series).
Incidentally, both Berkeley and his wife have played turncoat federal agents: he played a traitorous Secret Service agent in the 1997 film Air Force One, and his wife Clarke played traitorous CTU agent Nina Myers in 24.
ANOTHER 24 HOURS IN LIFE OF XANDER; the Clock Is Ticking Down for Xander Berkeley and Co as the US Blockbuster Hits Our Screens Once Again, Says PAUL ENGLISH
Feb 15, 2003; Byline: PAUL ENGLISH 24, BBC2, Sunday, 10.00pm XANDER BERKELEY has rubbed shoulders with Hollywood heavyweights on the set of...