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Birth NameSherman Bergman
Nickname Big Train
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sherman Bergman was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. He was the only child of Polish born actress, Anne G. Sterling. As a child, he appeared on the South Florida television shows, Skipper Chuck, Jumping Jack, Banjo Billy, and Charlie Baxter's Big Circus.

At Miami Beach Senior High School, Bergman studied acting under legendary drama teacher Jay W. Jensen. Jensen's students included Andy Garcia,Neal Gold, Brett Ratner, and Mickey Rourke.

After high school, Bergman graduated from Miami Dade College, Florida International University, and Nova Southeastern University. He has a BA and an MS degree.

In South Florida, Bergman was an amateur Golden Glove boxer. From 1973-1983,he compiled an amateur boxing record of 17-4-0 (17 knockouts)which included a loss to Mickey Rourke.

Bergman also competed in kick-boxing matches. He compiled a record of 56-8-1 which included losses to future action movie stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Gary Daniels.

Bergman's vocation was education. He taught for Miami-Dade County Public Schools for over 25 years. Among his co-workers were actors Steven Brack, Lois Brooks, William Conroy, Jay W. Jensen, and Carl Starling.

Bergman's students included numerous South American and European actors and actresses; including Santa Monica Gomez, Rocío Bastidas Conchita Puglisi, Gustavo Cardozo, Haydee Ramírez, and Carlos Augusto Maldonado.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: DeSoto Denton-Taylor

Trade Mark (1)

Always wears dark sunglasses

Trivia (78)

Born in Miami Beach, Florida.
Studied under acting-coach Jay W. Jensen.
Graduated from Miami Beach Senior High School.
Graduated Miami-Dade Community College with honors.
A graduate of Florida International University with a Bachlor's Degree in Psychology.
Graduated with a Master's Degree from Nova University.
Was a staff writer for The Glove (a boxing newspaper based in San Francisco).
Golden Glove and amateur boxer from 1973-1983.
Compiled a Golden Glove and amateur boxing record of 17-4 (17 knockouts).
Trained at the Elizabeth Varrick and 5th Street Gyms in South Florida.
Competed in 4 South Florida Golden Glove Amateur Boxing Tournaments.
From 2002 to 2004, placed first in 7-consecutive Southern Regional Kick- Boxing Tournaments.
In 1981 was defeated by Florida State Golden Glove Boxing Champion Cornelious Drane at the South Florida Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament in North Miami Beach, Florida.
Defeated by Florida State Welterweight Boxing Champion Larry Byrd by 1st round technical knockout in February 1981 at the South Florida Regional Golden Gloves Boxing Championship in Coconut Grove, Florida.
Defeated by future World Kickboxing Champion Gary Daniels on March 5, 1980 in Coconut Grove, Florida at the Sunshine State Tournament.
Trained in amateur boxing by his father Hyman "Hank" Bergman and former professional boxers Beau Jack, Benjamin "Evil Eye' Finkle, Jose Maceo, Eddie Ludlow, and Gary Ritter.
Trained in boxing and kick-boxing by his father Hyman "Hank" Bergman.
In 1976, acted in the play, The Witch of Arleux written and directed by Lillian Felix.
Acted in the 2003 South Florida stage-play, 10,000 Baskets directed by Lois Brooks.
As a child appeared on the Miami, Florida television show, Banjo Billy.
As a child appeared on the Skipper Chuck Television Show, hosted by Chuck Zink in Miami, Florida, on Channel 4.
As a child was a contestant on the Channel 7 TV program, Charlie Baxter's Big Top in Miami, Florida. Bergman won a racing competition and a prize.
As a child won a contest on the Jumping Jack TV show; winning free tickets to the premiere of Operation Crossbow.
2010: Draw: Drew with Igor Romanov 3 rounds.
2007: Lost: Knocked out by Andres Velazquez 1 round.
2008: Won: Knocked out J.T. Duffy 3 rounds.
2004: Won: Knocked out Felix "Karloff" Rios 1 round.
2004: Won: Knocked out Topo Montoya 1 round.
2004: Won: Knocked out Rodolfo Salazar 1 round.
2004: Won: Knocked out Juan "Rebelde" Portilla 1 round.
2003: Won: Knocked out Molo Avendando 1 round.
2002: Won: Knocked out Marcello Benazzi 1 round.
2002: Won: Knocked out Nicolas "T-Bird" Torres 2 rounds.
2002: Won: Knocked out Juan Montenegro 1 round.
2002: Won: Knocked out Ricardo Massi 1 round.
2002: Won: Knocked out Santiago Vergara 1 round.
2001: Lost: Knocked out by Felix "Karloff" Rios 2 rounds.
2000: Won: Knocked out Frank MaHaris 1 round.
2000: Won: Knocked out Daniel Troy 1 round.
2000: Won: Knocked out Richard North 1 round.
2000: Won: Knocked out Joel Gomez 1 round.
2000: Won: Knocked out Gordon Reynolds 1 round.
1999: Won: Knocked out Bunny Tarangelo 2 rounds.
1999: Won: Knocked out Lee Mills 1 round.
1999: Won: Knocked out Neal Draden 1 round.
1998: Won: Knocked out Patrick Beckman 1 round.
1998: Won: Knocked out Jay Prazek 1 round.
1996: Won: Knocked out Bernardo Jua 1 round.
1991: Won: Knocked out Mario Wilfredos 1 round.
1991: Lost: Knocked out by Mario Wilfredos 6 rounds.
1990: Won: Knocked out Mario Wilfredos 3 rounds.
1990: Won: Knocked out Carlos Andino 1 round.
1989: Won: Knocked out Carlos Andino 1 round.
1988: Won: Knocked out Guy Banton 1 round.
1988: Won: Knocked out Cobey Cobsen 1 round.
1988: Won: Knocked out Walter "Von" McGee 1 round.
1988: Won: Knocked out Mauro "Turk" Vasque 1 round.
1988: Won: Knocked out Alejandro DasCola 1 round.
1985: Won: Knocked out Morsak Muangsu 1 round.
1983: Won: Knocked out Walter "Von" McGee 1 round.
1983:Won: Knocked out Takeshi Ryu in 5 rounds. (May 28th).
1983: Won: Knocked out Gilberto Almonte in 1 round. (May 13th).
1983: Won: Knocked out Mike Buckmaster in 1 round (TKO). (May 2nd).
1983: Won: Knocked out Randolph Cole 1 round.
1983: Won: Knocked out Anton Machado 1 round.
1982: Won: Knocked out Bradford Beasley 1 round.
1981: Won: Knocked out Wilver "Rio" Johnson 1 round.
1981: Won: Knocked out Tony Maradi 1 round.
1981: Won: Knocked out Robert James 1 round.
1980: Won: Knocked out Mac Burgess 1 round.
1980: Won: Knocked out Herman "Bad News" Forde 1 round.
1980: Lost: Defeated by Gary Daniels.
1979: Lost: Knocked out by Jean-Claude Van Damme 1 round.
Amateur Boxing Record: 17-4-0. Kickboxing Record: 56-8-1.
2010: Exhibition: Knocked out Mustapha-Ahmad Benamou 1 round.
2010: Exhibition: Knocked out Viktor "Seconds" Rostov 1 round.
2011: Exhibition: Knocked out Mehdi Ahmed Mohammed 1 round.
United States: Performing in Dinner Theater. [August 2012]

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