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Bryan Cranston Biography
Bryan Cranston is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He became popular for his roles as Walter White on the AMC crime drama Breaking Bad, Hal on the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, and Dr. Tim Whatley on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld.
When he was in Breaking Bad, Bryan won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times (2008–2010, 2014), including three consecutive wins (the second time in television history after Bill Cosby in I Spy during the 1960s). When he became one of the producers of Breaking Bad in 2011, he also won the award for Outstanding Drama Series twice.
Bryan was nominated thrice for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Malcolm in the Middle. His role in also earned him five Golden Globe nominations and one win in 2014, nine Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with four wins, and six Satellite Awards nominations with four wins.
He won a Tony Award in June 2014, for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way on Broadway (a role he reprised in the television film of the same name. It debuted on HBO in May 2016 and in April 2018 he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Howard Beale in Network at the National Theatre, London. He received widespread acclaim and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the film Trumbo (2015).
He has directed episodes of various television series, including seven episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, three episodes of Breaking Bad, two episodes of Modern Family, one episode of The Office, and ten episodes of Sneaky Pete. Bryan also appeared in several acclaimed films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Drive (2011), Argo (2012) and Godzilla (2014). In 2015, Cranston, together with David Shore, executive produced and wrote the story for the Amazon Studios original crime drama Sneaky Pete.
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Bryan was born on March 7, 1956 in Hollywood California. He is 63 years old as of 2019.
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Bryan is the second of three children born to radio actress Annalisa (née Sell; 1923–2004) and actor and former amateur boxer Joseph Louis Cranston (1924–2014). Bryan’s father was of Austrian-Jewish, German, and Irish descent, while his mother was the daughter of German immigrants.
He has to siblings an older brother, Kyle, and a younger sister, Amy. Bryan was brought up in Canoga Park, California. His father did many jobs before deciding to become an actor, but did not secure enough roles to provide for his family. Eventually he walked out on the family when Cranston was 11 years old, and they did not see each other again until a 22-year-old. Cranston and his brother decided to track their father down. He then maintained a relationship with his father until his father’s death in 2014.
Bryan has stated that he based his portrayal of Walter White on his own father, who had a slumped posture “like the weight of the world was on his shoulders”. Bryan was brought up partly by his grandparents,living on their poultry farm in Yucaipa, California. He has called his parents “broken people” who were “incapacitated as far as parenting” and caused the family to lose their house in a foreclosure.
When Bryan was 12 years old in 1968, he encountered a young Charles Manson while riding horses with his teenage cousin at the Spahn Ranch. It happened about a year before Manson ordered the Tate-LaBianca murders.
Bryan Cranston Education
Bryan graduated from Canoga Park High School, where he was a member of the school’s chemistry club, and earned an associate’s degree in police science from Los Angeles Valley College in 1976.
Bryan Cranston Wife| Bryan Cranston Daughter
Cranston was married to writer Mickey Middleton from 1977 to 1982. He married Robin Dearden on July 8, 1989 whom he had met on the set of the series Airwolf in 1984. Bryan was playing the villain of the week and she played a hostage he held at gunpoint. The two have a daughter known as Taylor Dearden Cranston who was born on February 12, 1993. She is a theatre studies student at the University of Southern California and played an extra in the Breaking Bad episode “No Mas”, directed by her father. She played Ophelia Mayer in Sweet/Vicious.
Bryan Cranston Movies | Bryan Cranston New Movie | Bryan Cranston Latest Movie
Movies From Year 2o11 to 2018
2018 – Isle of Dog as Chief (voice)
2017 – The Disaster Artist – Himself
2017 – Power Rangers as Zordon
2017 – The Upside – Phillip Lacasse
2017 – Last Flag Flying as Sal Nealon
2016 – Kung Fu Panda as Li (voice)
2016 – Get a Job as Davis
2016 – The Infiltrator as Robert Mazur
2016 – In Dubious Battle as Sheriff
2016 – Wakefield as Howard Wakefield
2016 – Why Him? as Ned Fleming
2015 – Trumbo as Dalton Trumbo
2014 – Godzilla as Joe Brody
2013 – Cold Comes the Night as Topo
2013 – Writer’s Block as The Writer
2012 – Red Tails as Major William Mortamus
2012 – John Carter as Colonel Powell
2012 – Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted as Vitaly (voice)
2012 – Rock of Ages as Mayor Mike Whitmore
2012 – Total Recall as Vilos Cohaagen
2012 – Argo as Jack O’Donnell
2011 – The Lincoln Lawyer as Detective Lankford
2011 – Drive as Shannon
2011 – Detachment as Richard Dearden
2011 – Leave as Eliot
2011 – Larry Crowne as Dean Tainot
2011 – Batman: Year One as James Gordon (voice)
2011 – Contagion as Haggert
Bryan Cranston Movies From Year 2o00 to 2010
2007 – Hard Four as Lt. Bryce Baxter
2006 – Little Miss Sunshine as Stan Grossman
2006 – Intellectual Property as CSE radio host
2005 – Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D as Buzz Aldrin (voice)
2004 – Seeing Other People as Peter
2004 – Illusion as David
2001 – ‘Twas the Night as Nick
2001 – Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama as Ram (voice)
2000 – The Big Thing as Roberto Montalban
2000 – The Prince of Light as Ram
2000 – Terror Tract as Ron Gatley
Bryan Cranston Movies From Year 1987 to 1999
1998 – Saving Private Ryan as War Department Colonel
1997 – Time Under Fire as Braddock
1997 – Strategic Command as Phil Hertzberg
1996 – That Thing You Do! as Gus Grissom
1996 – Street Corner Justice as Father Brophy
1995 – Armitage III as Eddie Borrows (voice)
1994 – Erotique as Dr. Robert Stern
1994 – Clean Slate as Club Official
1994 – Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie as Fei Long (voice)
1994 – Macross Plus: International Version as Isamu Alva Dyson (voice)
1992 – Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise as Matti Tohn (voice)
1991 – Dead Space as Dr. Frank Darden
1990 – Corporate Affairs as Darren
1988 – The Big Turnaround as Jim
1987 – Amazon Women on the Moon as Paramedic
TBA The One and Only Ivan Mack
Bryan Cranston TV Shows (Actor) | Bryan Cranston New Show
TV Shows From Year 2010 to 2017
2017 – Curb Your Enthusiasm as Dr. Lionel Templeton
2016 – All the Way as Lyndon B. Johnson
2015–present – Sneaky Pete as Vince
2015–present – SuperMansion as Titanium Rex (voice)
2013 – Big History as Narrator
2012–2013 – The Simpsons as Stradivarius Cain (voice), Walter White
2012–2013 – The Cleveland Show as Dr. Fist, Various Voices
2012 – Archer as Commander Tony Drake (voice)
2012 – 30 Rock as Ron
2011–2018 – Robot Chicken as Various Voices
2010–2011 – Glenn Martin, DDS as Drake Stone (voice)
2010, 2016 – Saturday Night Live as Himself (host), Walter White
TV Shows From Year 2001 to 2009
2008–2013 – Breaking Bad as Walter White
2008 – The Hollywood Quad as Burton Melrose
2007 – Fallen as Lucifer, The Light Bringer
2007 – Thank God You’re Here as British Rock Star, Alien Superhero
2006–Present – Family Guy as Hal, Dr. Jewish (voices), Himself, Bert
2006–2013 – How I Met Your Mother as Hammond Druthers
2005, 2010 – American Dad! as Bill Publisherman, Mr. Winthrop (voices)
2003–2005 – Lilo & Stitch: The Series as Mr. Jameson (voice)
2003 – National Lampoon’s Thanksgiving Family Reunion as Woodrow Snider
2001 – Gary & Mike as Mr. Newton, Senator Howard Bilson (voices)
2001 – ‘Twas the Night as Nick Wrigley
2001 – The Santa Claus Brothers as Santa Claus (voice)
2000–2006 – Malcolm in the Middle as Hal
2000–2001 – Clerks: The Animated Series as Various Voices
1999–2001 – The King of Queens as Tim Sacksky
TV Shows From Year 1996 to 1999
1999 – The Pretender as Neil Roberts
1998 – Brooklyn South as IAB Lt. Gordon Denton
1998 – From the Earth to the Moon as Buzz Aldrin
1998 – V.I.P. as Colt Arrow
1998 – The X-Files as Patrick Crump
1998 – Chicago Hope as Jesus
1998 – Working as Larry Prince
1998 – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show as Ronald “Cheesy” Meezy
1997 – Moloney
1997 – Babylon 5 as Ericsson
1997 – Dogs
1997 – Goode Behavior as Record Executive
1997 – Sabrina the Teenage Witch as Witch Lawyer
1997 – Pearl as Isaac Perlow
1997 – Total Security as Jason Nichols
1997 – Alright Already as Robert
1996–1998 – Diagnosis: Murder as Walter Mason, Martin Rutgers
1996 – Eagle Riders as Joe Thax (voice)
1996 – The Louie Show as Curt Sincic
1996 – The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime as Patrick Dougherty
Bryan Cranston TV Shows From Year 199o to 1995
1995 – Brotherly Love as Russell Winslow
1995 – Land’s End as Matt McCulla
1995 – Nowhere Man as Sheriff Norman Wade
1995 – Extreme Blue as Ned Landry
1995 – Kissing Miranda as Special Agent Falsey
1994–1997 – Seinfeld as Dr. Tim Whatley
1994 – Tekkaman Blade as Sgt. Miles O’Rourke (voice)
1994 – Viper as Garrett Berlin
1994 – Walker, Texas Ranger as Hank
1994 – Days Like This as Benny
1994 – Men Who Hate Women & the Women Who Love Them as David
1994 – The Companion as Alan
199 3 – The Disappearance of Nora
1993 – Prophet of Evil: The Ervil Lebaron Story as Lawyer
1993 – Moldiver as Tech (voice)
1993 – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as Twinman, Snizard (voices)
1993 – Super Dimension Century Orguss 02 as Imperial Officer (voice)
1992 – L.A. Law as Mr. Philips
1991 -The Flash as Philip “Mark” Moses
1991 – Dead Silence as Professor Harris
1990 – Jake and the Fatman as Lyle Wicks / Jason Miller
1990 – Capital News as Congressman Marple
Bryan Cranston TV Shows From Year 1980 to 1989
1989 – Baywatch as Tom Logan
1989 – I Know My First Name Is Steven as Officer Dickenson
1988 – Raising Miranda as Uncle Russell
1987–1991 – Matlock as Brian Emerson, Dr. Harding Fletcher
1987 – The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman as Dr. Shepherd
1987 – Hill Street Blues as Counsellor
1986–1996 – Murder, She Wrote as Brian East, Jerry Wilber, Parker Foreman
1986 – Airwolf as Robert Hollis
1986 – North and South: Book II as Colonel Austin
1985 – Cover Up as Frank Lawler / Tommy Maynard
1985 – One Life to Live as Dean Stella
1983–1985 – Loving as Douglas “Doug” Donovan
1982 – Crisis Counselor as Sam
1982 – CHiPs as Billy Joe
1980 – To Race the Wind as Quarterback
Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad | Bryan Cranston Cancer
Bryan starred in the AMC series Breaking Bad, created by Vince Gilligan from 2008 to 2013. He played Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Walter teams up with former student Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul), to manufacture and sell methamphetamine to ensure the well-being of Walter’s family after he dies.
His work on the series was met with widespread critical acclaim, winning him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in each of the show’s first three seasons and being nominated in 2012 and 2013 for seasons four and five (winning again in 2014 for the second half of season 5). Cranston and Bill Cosby are the only actors to have won the award three consecutive times. Cranston was also a producer for the fourth and fifth seasons of the series, and directed three episodes of the show during its run.
Bryan Cranston Power Rangers
Cranston is a fictional character in the Power Rangers universe. In the series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers he is the Blue Ranger, and was portrayed by actor David Yost. Billy is the only original Power Ranger to remain for the entire MMPR series, and is the second longest-serving Ranger overall behind Tommy Oliver. Until his departure, he was considered the brains of the Power Rangers team, creating many gadgets with which to solve problems that not even Zordon foresaw, and he even invented the first team’s wrist-worn communication devices.
Billy was one of the five “teenagers with attitude” selected by Zordon to become the original Power Rangers, along with Jason Lee Scott, Zack Taylor, Trini Kwan and Kimberly Hart. Billy became the Blue Power Ranger and was given both the Triceratops Power Coin and the Triceratops Dinozord.
Bryan Cranston Awards | Bryan Cranston Oscar | Bryan Cranston Emmy
Academy Awards – Cranston has received one nomination.
British Academy Film Awards – Cranston has received one nomination.
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards -Cranston has received one nomination.
Golden Globe Awards -Cranston has received one nomination.
Screen Actors Guild Awards -Cranston has received one award from three nominations
Critics’ Choice Television Awards- Cranston has received two awards from three nominations.
Golden Globe Awards -Cranston has received one award from seven nominations.
Bryan Cranston Tattoo | Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad Tattoo
For the remembrance of the final episode of Breaking Bad, Cranston and castmate Aaron Paul both got Breaking Bad tattoos on the last day of filming; Cranston’s tattoo consists of the show’s logo on one of his fingers, and Paul’s consists of ‘no half measures’ on his bicep.
Bryan donated to the Congressional Election Campaign of Valerie Plame for New Mexico’s 3rd congressional district in July 2019 .
Bryan Cranston Seinfeld
Seinfeld is a television sitcom that ran for nine seasons on NBC, from 1989 to 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, with the latter starring as a fictionalized version of himself. Set predominantly in an apartment building in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in New York City, the show features a handful of Jerry’s friends and acquaintances, including best friend George Costanza (Jason Alexander), friend and former girlfriend Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and neighbor across the hall Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards). It is often described as being “a show about nothing”, as many of its episodes are about the minutiae of daily life.
Bryan Cranston Malcolm In The Middle
Bryan landed a leading role as Hal on the comedy series Malcolm in the Middle in 2000. He would remained with the show until its end in 2006. Bryan ended up directing several episodes of the show and received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his performance. Cranston repeated his role in a cutaway gag during the Family Guy episode “I Take Thee Quagmire”, killing Lois (his wife on Malcolm in the Middle) with a refrigerator door, and in a leaked alternate ending of Breaking Bad with Jane Kaczmarek reprising her role as Lois.
Bryan Cranston Height | How Tall Is Bryan Cranston
Bryan stands at a height of 1.79 m.
Bryan Cranston Book
A Life in Parts
In this “must-read memoir” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Cranston traces the many roles he inhabited throughout his remarkable life, both on and off screen. For the first time he shares the story of his early years as an actor on the soap opera Loving, his recurring spots on Seinfeld, and his time as bumbling father Hal on Malcolm in the Middle, to his tour-de-force, Tony-winning performance as Lyndon Baines Johnson in Broadway’s All the Way, to his most iconic role of all: Breaking Bad’s Walter White.
Bryan Cranston Trump
On June 9, 2019 Bryan didn’t need to zing President Donald Trump by name to get his point across at the Tony Awards Sunday.
In receiving his award for Best Leading Actor in a Play as Howard Beale in “Network,” he slammed the president’s demonization of the press.
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Bryan Cranston Commercial
Just like his Breaking Bad co-star, Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston got his start in TV commercials. Unlike Aaron Paul, he was doing commercial.
Bryan Cranston Death
News of actor Bryan’s death spread quickly in December 2018 causing concern among fans across the world. However the report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. The actor Bryan is alive and well.
Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad Salary | How Much Is Bryan Cranston Worth
Cranston takes home $225,000 per episode. Cranston’s salary for the final eight episodes of the series is at $1.8 million. In total, season 5 has 16 episodes. Provided Cranston and Paul’s salary information is the same for the first eight episodes, that would put Cranston at $3.6 million for the entire final season of “Breaking Bad” while his co-star Paul would make a total of $2.4 million. He has an estimated net worth of $30 million