Berman, Chris 1955-

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Berman, Chris 1955-


Full name, Christopher James Berman; born May 10, 1955, in Greenwich, CT; married Kathy Alexinski, July 22, 1983; children: Meredith, Douglas. Education: Attended Brown University.


Sportscaster, sports commentator, host, and actor. Appeared in print ads for Cheez-It Crackers, 2003.

Awards, Honors:

The Cable Guide Best Cable Sportscaster Award, 1987, 1988, 1990; National Sportscasters and Sportswriter Association National Sportscaster of the Year Award, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2001; Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame, inductee, 1991; American Sportscasters Association Sportscaster of the Year, 1995, 1996, 1997; Reds Bagnell Award, Maxwell Football Club, 2001; Brown University, honorary degree, 2007.


Film Appearances:

Himself, Necessary Roughness, Paramount, 1991.

Himself, The Program, Buena Vista, 1993.

Himself, Little Big League, Columbia, 1994.

Himself, My Oh My! (documentary), 1996.

Himself, Eddie, Buena Vista, 1996.

Himself, Kingpin, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1996.

Voice of sports announcer, Ellen's Energy Adventure, 1996.

Himself, The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles (documentary), 2004.

Himself, The Longest Yard, Paramount, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

NFL Primetime, ESPN, 1987—.

Half-time host, NFL Dream Season, ESPN, 1989.

Host, Monday Night Countdown, ESPN, 1993—.

ESPN SportsCentury, ESPN, 2000-2003.

Pre-game and half-time host, NFL Monday Night Football, ESPN, 2006-2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Himself, The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (also known as The Philadelphia Phenomenon), ABC, 1998.

Himself, Second String, TNT, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, ESPN's 10th Anniversary Special, ESPN, 1989.

Host, ABC's Monday Night Football Mania!, ABC, 1996.

Host, The Greatest Coaches of the Century, ABC, 1999.

The Sportscasters: Behind the Mike, History Channel, 2000.

Host, Super Bowl XXXIV, ABC, 2000.

Host, Super Bowl XXXVII, ABC, 2003.

Presenter, The 2003 ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2003.

Host, ESPN 25: Silver Anniversary Special, ESPN, 2004.

Presenter, The 2004 ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2004.

ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2005.

Host, Super Bowl at XL: The Ultimate Super Bowl 40-Man Roster, ESPN, 2006.

Super Bowl XL Pre-Game Show, ABC, 2006.

Half-time host, Super Bowl XL, ABC, 2006.

The 2007 NFL Draft, ESPN, 2007.

Presenter, The 2007 ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2007.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Himself, Conquer Fort Boyard, ABC, 1993.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, "Wings Over Buffalo," Coach, ABC, 1996.

Himself, "How to Be a Good Listener," Arli$$, HBO, 1997.

Himself, "The Kidney's All Right," Spin City, ABC, 1998.

Himself, "Catcher in the Bronx," Spin City, ABC, 1999.

Himself, "D-Day," Arli$$, HBO, 1999.

(Uncredited) Sportscaster, "Family Picnic," Even Stevens, Disney Channel, 2000.

Voice of himself, "Homecoming: A Short in the D'arc," Clone High (also known as Clone High U.S.A.), MTV, 2002.

"Mascots Are Evil," Cardinals Crew, Fox Sports, 2003.

"Best MLB Teams," ESPN 25: Who's #1?, ESPN, 2005.

"The Best World Series," ESPN 25: Who's #1, ESPN, 2005.

"Mitch Williams for the Phillies Losing the 1993 World Series," The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame, ESPN Classic, 2005.

Baseball Tonight, ESPN, 2006.

SportsCenter, ESPN, 2006.

Also appeared as sportscaster, Sesame Street, PBS.


Video Games:

Himself, ESPN NFL 2K5, Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2004.



(With Dan Floersch, illustrator) Chrisnames: An Illustrated Guide to Chris Berman's Unique Characterizations of Sports Personalities, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1994.