Mar. 7th, 1956
San Fernando Valley, California, USA
5' 10 1/2
Bryan Cranston's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2011 - Contagion
2010 - Love Ranch
2006 - Little Miss Sunshine
2004 - Seeing Other People
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
1996 - That Thing You Do!
1994 - Clean Slate
1991 - Dead Space
1987 - Amazon Women on the Moon
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Fist (Voiced)
Mr. Jamieson (Voiced)
Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, writer and director. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Walter White in the AMC drama series Breaking Bad, for which he has won three consecutive Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series EmmyAwards, and as Hal, the father in the Fox situation comedy Malcolm in the Middle. Other notable roles include Dr. Tim Whatley on Seinfeld, Doug Heffernan's neighbor in The King of Queens, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in From the Earth to the Moon, and Ted Mosby's boss on How I Met Your Mother.
- At one point considered becoming a police officer, and went to high school, and was friends with, Daniel Cameron.
- Directed three episodes of _"Malcolm in the Middle" (2000)_ (qv) during its fifth season. The episodes were "Vegas," "Dirty Magazine," and "Experiment".
- Met his wife 'Robin Dearden' (qv) on the set of the show _"Airwolf" (1984)_ (qv). He was playing the villain of the week, and she was his hostage (held at gunpoint).
- His favorite episode of _"Malcolm in the Middle" (2000)_ (qv) is the first season episode "Rollerskates." He spent six weeks before filming learning how to rollerskate.
- Got his start at the Granada Theatre in the San Fernando Valley, California.
- Bryan Cranston, who played Erik Per Sullivan's character's father on _"Malcolm in the Middle" (2000)_ (qv), wrote recommendation letters for his college applications.
- Such a big baseball fan that his wife threw him a surprise 40th birthday party at Dodgers Stadium.
- His father is actor 'Joe Cranston' (qv). His brother is 'Kyle Edward Cranston' (qv).