With a scary-looking face and his blood-curdling stare, Michael Berryman is an American actor whose ability to aptly interpret his roles in horror movies has been termed ‘legendary’. The actor has never found it hard to act in horror movies because his face naturally looks scary. Having been born with a rare medical condition called hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia which has left him without fingernails, sweat glands and hair, Michael has capitalized on his chilling looks to make a great career in movies by featuring in many high-ranking horror films, winning lots of fans to himself over the years.
Michael Berryman is known for his appearance in the 1977 horror film titled The Hills Have Eyes which became one of the most terrifying horror movies of the late 70s. He has also acted in other top movies like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Devil’s Rejects.
Michael Berryman – Bio
Michael Berryman was born on the 4th day of September in the year 1948. The actor was born in the city of Los Angeles in the US state of California. His father has been identified as Sloan Berryman and his mother’s name has been given as Barbara Berryman. Even though Michael is apparently an American man, it is interesting to know that he also has Scotch-Irish/Northern Irish, German, English and Bohemian Czech roots.
Michael Berryman was not born as a normal person. He was born with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, a rare medical disorder which left him without hair, fingernails and sweat glands. There is no direct explanation as to why he was born that way however Michael once explained that his father may have passed it to him. This is because Michael’s father was a neurosurgeon who was assigned to Hiroshima in 1947. According to Michael, his father was exposed to dangerous radiations while in Hiroshima. These radiations may have affected him significantly and may have led to his son been born with the condition.
Growing up, Michael apparently had a very different appearance from many people and was often teased by other young boys and girls who were intrigued by his unusual looks. At first, this made him very sad but he soon learned to ignore them and just focus on his life.
Michael attended the Beverly Hills High School, a popular secondary school which has produced other great actors like Angelina Jolie and Nicolas Cage. When he graduated, he proceeded to attend the University of California in San Obispo. At the university, he majored in veterinary science and studied for two years but could not continue due to lack of funding. After dropping out, he started working as a florist before he eventually made his entry into the acting industry.
Movies and TV Shows
Michael Berryman kick-started his acting career in 1975 when he was cast in Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze, an action/comedy film. The same year he appeared in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a movie in which he starred as Ellis and was very impressive. His role in the movie got him recognition around the USA because of the believability he brought on board.
In 1977, Michael appeared in The Hills Have Eyes, a horror/thriller movie which happens to be one his biggest movies ever. The movie made him a horror movie sensation in America. In 1985, he acted in the sequel The Hills Have Eyes Part II and characteristically charmed fans with his acting.
Over the years, Michael has starred in many other ground-breaking movies such as My Science Project in 1985, Evil Spirits in 1990, The Crow in 1994, Gator King in 1997, Fallen Angels in 2006 and lots of others.
Michael has also been in TV series such as 1st & Ten (1985), The Fall Guy (1986), What a Country (1987), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1988), Tales from the Crypt (1991), The X-Files (1995), Z Nation (2017) and many others. Today, he continues to star in new movies startling audiences with his undying devotion to his craft.
Michael Berryman – Wife
Michael Berryman is a married man and is married to a woman named Patricia Berryman. It is not clear what year the couple met and fell in love with each other. It is also not clear what year they finally got married, however, the couple has been living happily together as husband and wife and this is the most important thing. There are also no reports on whether or not the couple has any kids together since they got married.
Over the years, Michael Berryman has featured in so many movies and TV series, wowing the audience with his immense acting talent and scary looks which are sometimes enhanced by makeup. Apparently, this has fetched him quite some fortune. The actor has starred in high-ranking horror movies which shook the 70s and 80s and still continues to star in movies to this day, raking in more money for himself.
At the moment, Michael Berryman’s net worth has been revealed to be about $5 million by celebrity wealth calculators.