Bryan Cranston

Actor, Director, Producer
A versatile and prolific actor, Bryan Cranston displayed an authoritative voice and presence that made him a perfect fit to play policemen, doctors and the occasional villain in numerous series and occasional features ... Read more »
Born: 03/07/1956 in Canoga Park, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (127)

Electric Dreams: The World of Philip K. Dick 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Power Rangers 2017 (Movie)

Zordon (Voice)

All The Way 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Get a Job 2016 (Movie)

Roger Davis (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2012, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Kung Fu Panda 3 2016 (Movie)

Li (Voice)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Mad TV 20th Anniversary Reunion 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

Real Time with Bill Maher 2011, 2016 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Infiltrator 2016 (Movie)

Robert Mazur (Actor)

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Why Him? 2016 (Movie)

Ned (Actor)

Inside Comedy 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Inside the Actors Studio 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

Trumbo 2015 (Movie)

Dalton Trumbo (Actor)

Cold Comes the Night 2014 (Movie)

Topo (Actor)

Godzilla 2014 (Movie)

Joe Brody (Actor)

Going for Gold 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Interviewee

Holland, Michigan 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Leave 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Grief Tourist 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Argo: Inside Story 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Narrator

Breaking Bad 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spike Guys Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2013 Independent Spirit Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Simpsons 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Archer 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Argo 2012 (Movie)

Jack O'Donnell (Actor)

Detachment 2012 (Movie)

Mr. Dearden (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

John Carter 2012 (Movie)

Colonel Powell (Actor)

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 (Movie)

Vitaly (Actor)

Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

Colonel William Mortamus (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Rock of Ages 2012 (Movie)

Mike Whitmore (Actor)

The 2012 Do Something Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2012 Independent Spirit Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Cleveland Show 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Total Recall 2012 (Movie)

Cohaagen (Actor)

Contagion 2011 (Movie)

RADM Lyle Haggerty (Actor)

Drive 2011 (Movie)

Shannon (Actor)

Larry Crowne 2011 (Movie)

Dean Tainot (Actor)

The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 (Movie)

Detective Lankford (Actor)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1991 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brotherly Love 1995 - 2000, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1997 - 2000, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Clerks 1997 - 2000, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Davis Rules 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 2000, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1991 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glenn Martin, DDS 1997 - 1998, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

L.A. Law 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Ranch 2010 (Movie)

James Pettis (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1989 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2010 (Tv Show)

Host

The King of Queens 1991 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Viper 1991 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1991 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Working 1991 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thank God You're Here 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Little Miss Sunshine 2006 (Movie)

Stan Grossman (Actor)

Malcolm in the Middle 1999 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Illusion 2006 (Movie)

David Bennett (Actor)

American Dad 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Seeing Other People 2004 (Movie)

Peter (Actor)

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Presenter

Intimate Portrait: Jane Kaczmarek 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

To Tell the Truth 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Twas the Night 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince of Light: The Legend of Ramayana 2000 (Movie)

of Ram (Voice)

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Beneath the Bermuda Triangle 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Chance 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alright Already 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Brooklyn South 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dogs 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saving Private Ryan 1998 (Movie)

War Department Colonel (Actor)

The X-Files 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Extreme Blue 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Goode Behavior 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Moloney 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Seinfeld 1994 - 1995, 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nowhere Man 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

That Thing You Do! 1996 (Movie)

Virgil "Gus" Grissom (Actor)

The Louie Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Erotique 1995 (Movie)

Dr Robert Stern (Actor)

The Companion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Clean Slate 1994 (Movie)

Club Official (Actor)

Kissing Miranda 1994 (Movie)

Agent Falsey (Actor)

Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Silence 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

DeadSpace 1991 (Movie)

Doctor Frank Darden (Actor)

Corporate Affairs 1990 (Movie)

Darren (Actor)

Raising Miranda 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Gary & Mike (TV Show)

Voice

Loving (TV Show)

Actor

North and South: Book II (TV Show)

Actor

Pearl (TV Show)

Actor

Terror Tract (TV Show)

Actor

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (TV Show)

Presenter

The Concert for Valor (TV Show)

Special Appearance

The Disappearance of Nora (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor
Director (3)

Modern Family 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

The Office 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Last Chance 1999 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (3)

The Infiltrator 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Ubermansion 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Last Chance 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A versatile and prolific actor, Bryan Cranston displayed an authoritative voice and presence that made him a perfect fit to play policemen, doctors and the occasional villain in numerous series and occasional features, long before he became a celebrated television star. A recurring turn as an eccentric dentist on "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998) and a meddling neighbor on "The King of Queens" (CBS, 1998-2007) signaled that he possessed formidable comic skills, which received a superb showcase in his Emmy-nominated performance as Hal, the manic head of the family in "Malcolm in the Middle" (Fox, 2000-06). Following that program's conclusion, Cranstonfound the role of a lifetime with a spellbinding performance as a terminally ill high school teacher who builds a meth lab to support his family in the critically-acclaimed drama "Breaking Bad" (AMC, 2008-2013). The role was a perfect opportunity for the actor to display fierce dramatic chops only previously hinted at in episodes of popular shows like "Walker, Texas Ranger" (CBS, 1993-2001), "Touched By an Angel" (CBS, 1994-2003) and "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000). His performance on "Breaking Bad" was hailed by critics and earned him Emmy recognition while establishing Cranston as an actor deftly capable of excelling in both comedy and drama.

Relationships

Joe Cranston Actor

Father
Born March 17, 1915; acted in "My Three Sons" (ABC, CBS) and "Dragnet" (NBC)

Kyle Cranston Actor

Brother
Born June 22, 1953

Taylor Cranston

Daughter
Born Feb. 12, 1993; mother, Robin Dearden

Amy Cranston

Sister
Born in 1962

Robin Dearden Actor

Wife
Met on the set of "Airwolf" (CBS) in 1984 Married on July 8, 1989

Mickey Middleton

Wife
Married on Nov. 10, 1977 Divorced on April 8, 1982

Peggy Sell

Mother

EDUCATION

Canoga Park High School

Canoga Park , California 1974

Milestones

2016

Voiced the role of Li in "Kung Fu Panda 3"

2016

Was nominated for an Oscar for playing the title character in "Trumbo"

2014

Starred in the action blockbuster "Godzilla"

2012

Played the mayor of Los Angeles in feature adaptation of the stage musical "Rock of Ages"

2012

Co-starred with Taylor Kitsch in sci-fi Western "John Carter"

2012

Voiced character of Vitaly in "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted"

2012

Co-starred in political thriller "Argo," directed by Ben Affleck

2011

Joined an ensemble cast for Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion"

2011

Appeared in "Larry Crowne" with Tom Hanks, who also co-wrote and directed

2010

Co-starred opposite Helen Mirren in "Love Ranch," based on the true story of a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada

2007

Cast as Walter White a struggling high school chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime in "Breaking Bad" (AMC)

2007

Cast as Lucifer in the ABC Family miniseries, "Fallen"

2006

Guest starred as Ted's obnoxious co-worker on CBS' "How I Met Your Mother"

2006

Played a business colleague of Greg Kinnear's in the indie film "Little Miss Sunshine"

2001

Played the irresponsible uncle who steals Santa's sleigh in the Disney Channel Movie "'Twas the Night"

2000

Breakthrough role, playing the oddball father of four in the FOX sitcom, "Malcolm in the Middle"; also directed several episodes

1999

Had a recurring role on CBS' "The King of Queens" as Doug Heffernan's annoying neighbor, Tim Sacksky

1999

Wrote and directed "Last Chance"; also co-starred with wife Robin Dearden

1998

Cast as astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the HBO series "From the Earth to the Moon"; executive produced by Tom Hanks

1998

Featured in Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" as a one-armed military officer

1996

Featured on the short-lived sitcom "The Louie Show" (CBS)

1996

Played astronaut Gus Grissom in the Tom Hanks directed "That Thing You Do!"

1995

Acted in the independent comedy "Kissing Miranda"

1994

Played the recurring role of Dr. Tim Whatley, Jerry's dentist on "Seinfeld" (NBC)

1994

Starred in the Lizzie Borden-directed segment of the three part anthology feature "Erotique"

1993

Formed Quintus Productions with fellow actor Michael Goorjian and managers Leonard Grant and Eric Overholtzer

1991

Co-starred as a scientist in the sci-fi thriller "DeadSpace"

1990

Co-starred in the office-set romantic comedy "Corporate Affairs"

1989

Had supporting role of a policeman in the gripping fact-based miniseries "I Know My First Name is Steven" (NBC)

1989

Made feature acting debut in "Turnaround"

1988

Had regular role as the uncle of the titular teen in the short-lived CBS sitcom "Raising Miranda"

1987

First TV-movie debut, "The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman" (NBC)

1983

Originated role of Douglas Donovan on the ABC daytime drama "Loving"

1982

Made TV acting debut in an episode of "CHiPs" (NBC)

Raised in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, CA

Pursued an acting career on a post-college cross-country journey

Acted in local theater in Daytona Beach, FL

Bonus Trivia

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Cranston revealed to Rolling Stone magazine that he took a Scientology class in the Eighties. "It was really good. I just check it out. I'm not addictive." – from "Chemical Brothers" by Brian Hiatt, Aug. 16, 2012

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