Brett Cullen

Actor
A prolific American television actor, Brett Cullen is most recognizable for his many recurring roles on primetime dramas. The native Texan studied acting in college and began winning TV parts in his 20s. Among Cullen's ... Read more »
Born: 08/26/1956 in Houston, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (99)

Person of Interest 2011 - 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Shallows 2016 (Movie)

Dad (Actor)

Ally McBeal 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Devious Maids 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Once and Again 2000 - 2001, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stalker 2015 (Tv Show)

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Suddenly Susan 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Under the Dome 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Walker, Texas Ranger 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2001, 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Criminal Minds 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Last Rescue 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

42 2013 (Movie)

Clay Hopper (Actor)

Beneath the Darkness 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Body of Proof 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Red Dawn 2012 (Movie)

Tom Eckert (Actor)

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Movie)

Congressman (Actor)

The Guilt Trip 2012 (Movie)

Ben Graw (Actor)

White Collar 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monte Carlo 2011 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

Puncture 2011 (Movie)

Nathaniel Price (Actor)

Skateland 2011 (Movie)

David Wheeler (Actor)

90210 2010 (Tv Show)

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Justified 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Gates 2010 (Tv Show)

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The Runaways 2010 (Movie)

Cherie's Dad (Actor)

Damages 2009 (Tv Show)

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Reunion 2009 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

The Burning Plain 2009 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

The Space Between 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lost 2005, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Life Before Her Eyes 2008 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Burn Notice 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ghost Rider 2007 (Movie)

Barton Blaze (Actor)

Private Practice 2007 (Tv Show)

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Gridiron Gang 2006 (Movie)

Frank Torrance (Actor)

NCIS 2006 (Tv Show)

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The Ghost Whisperer 2006 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Miami 2005 (Tv Show)

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Monk 2005 (Tv Show)

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Deceit (Lifetime) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Cold Case 2003 (Tv Show)

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Nancy Drew 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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National Security 2003 (Movie)

Heston (Actor)

Without A Trace 2002 (Tv Show)

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Family Law 2001 (Tv Show)

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On Golden Pond (Cbs) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The Expendables 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Replacements 2000 (Movie)

Eddie Martel (Actor)

Keys to Her Past 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Simple Life 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Arli$$ 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Apollo 13 1995 (Movie)

CAPCOM 1 (Actor)

Something to Talk About 1995 (Movie)

Jamie Johnson (Actor)

The Killing Jar 1995 (Movie)

Michael Sanford (Actor)

The Omen 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Wyatt Earp 1994 (Movie)

Saddle Tramp (Actor)

A Kiss Goodnight 1993 (Movie)

Carl Jasper (Actor)

By the Sword 1993 (Movie)

Danny Gallagher (Actor)

Leaving Normal 1992 (Movie)

Kurt (Actor)

Prehysteria! 1992 (Movie)

Frank Taylor (Actor)

The Young Riders 1989 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Where Sleeping Dogs Lie 1992 (Movie)

John Whitney (Actor)

The Sitter 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Falcon Crest 1981 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Image 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Only Sin Deep 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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I'll Take Manhattan 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Stewardess School 1986 (Movie)

Philo (Actor)

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

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The Thorn Birds 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Key Tortuga 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The Chisholms 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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... And Then She Was Gone (TV Show)

Actor

Complex of Fear (TV Show)

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Dead Solid Perfect (TV Show)

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From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

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Legacy (TV Show)

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Life on Liberty Street (TV Show)

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Midas Valley (TV Show)

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Mother of the Bride (TV Show)

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Orleans (TV Show)

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Perfect Body (TV Show)

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Pixel Perfect (TV Show)

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Shattered Mind (TV Show)

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Single Bars, Single Women (TV Show)

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Suburban Madness (TV Show)

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The Chisholms (TV Show)

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The Hired Heart (TV Show)

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The Sitter (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)
Producer (1)

Beneath the Darkness 2012 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

A prolific American television actor, Brett Cullen is most recognizable for his many recurring roles on primetime dramas. The native Texan studied acting in college and began winning TV parts in his 20s. Among Cullen's notable early work were parts on the miniseries "The Thorn Birds" (ABC, 1983) and the soap opera "Falcon Crest" (CBS, 1981-1990). Juggling various one-off television spots with the occasional feature-film role, Cullen finally landed the lead in a series with the Western "Legacy" (UPN, 1998-99), but the show proved to be short-lived. Around 2005, he became even busier than usual, with guest stints on numerous high-profile dramas, including "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and "Lost" (ABC, 2004-2010), all within a brief span of time. Cullen subsequently began to snag bit parts in major Hollywood films such as "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012) and the "Red Dawn" remake (2012). Always conveying a stoic sense of steeliness, Cullen aged into an actor frequently called upon for characters who clearly meant business.

Relationships

Lucien Cullen

Father

Catherine Cullen

Mother

Michele Little Assistant

Wife

EDUCATION

Madison High School

Houston , Texas 1974

University of Houston

Houston , Texas

Milestones

2013

Joined the cast of the TV series "Devious Maids"

2011

Began recurring role of "Person of Interest"

2009

Had a recurring role in the FX drama, "Damages," as Wayne Sutry

2007

Played Walt Riggins on NBC's "Friday Night Lights"

2007

Cast as Barton Blaze, opposite Nicolas Cage, in the movie "Ghost Rider"

2005

Had a recurring role on ABC's "Lost"

2005

Played the fictional governor of W. Virginia and the Republican nominee for Vice President in NBC's "The West Wing"

2000

Had a small role in "The Replacements," starring Keanu Reeves and Gene Hackman

1998

Played real-life astronaut, David Scott in the award-winning HBO mini-series, "From the Earth to the Moon"

1995

Had a supporting role, opposite Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid, in "Something to Talk About"

1986

Made feature film debut in "Stewardess School"

1983

Appeared as one of the Cleary brothers in the popular ABC miniseries, "The Thorn Birds"

1980

Made TV series debut in "The Chisholms" (CBS) replacing Brian Kerwin in the role of Gideon

Bonus Trivia

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Cullen's first TV role on the Western drama "The Chisholms" had him playing a character already established by Brian Kerwin.

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Cullen starred in two cancelled television shows in 1998.

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Cullen has appeared in more than 115 screen roles, with the vast majority of his projects being TV shows.

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