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Bryan Cranston


Bryan Lee Cranston was born on March 7, 1956 in Hollywood, California, to Audrey Peggy Sell, a radio actress, and Joe Cranston, an actor and former amateur boxer. His maternal grandparents were German, and his father was of Austrian, German, Irish and Jewish ancestry. He was raised partly by his grandparents, living on their poultry farm in the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 51 wins & 84 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad Walter White
(2008-2013)
Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle Hal / Hal Wilkerson
(2000-2006)
Argo
Argo Jack O'Donnell
(2012)
Trumbo
Trumbo Dalton Trumbo
(2015)

Filmography

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 2018 Isle of Dogs (post-production)
Chief (voice)
  Uncharted (pre-production) (rumored)
 2017 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (TV Series)
Silas
- Human Is (2017) ... Silas
 2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Dr. Templeton
- Running with the Bulls (2017) ... Dr. Templeton
 2015-2017 SuperMansion (TV Series)
Titanium Rex
- Drag Me to Halloween (2017) ... Titanium Rex
- Titanium Lex (2017) ... Titanium Rex (voice)
- Logs Day Journey Into Night (2017) ... Titanium Rex (voice)
- We Need to Talk About Liplor (2017) ... Titanium Rex (voice)
- The Gurman Files (2017) ... Titanium Rex (voice)
 2017 Last Flag Flying
Sal Nealon
 2017 The Disaster Artist
Bryan Cranston (uncredited)
 2017 The Upside
Phillip
 2017 Power Rangers
Zordon
 2015-2017 Sneaky Pete (TV Series)
Vince
- The Turn (2017) ... Vince (uncredited)
- The Roll Over (2017) ... Vince (uncredited)
- Lieutenant Bernhardt (2017) ... Vince (uncredited)
- Coyote Is Always Hungry (2017) ... Vince (uncredited)
- Sam (2017) ... Vince (uncredited)
 2016 Why Him?
Ned Fleming
 2016 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Walter White
- John Cena/Maren Morris (2016) ... Walter White (uncredited)
 2016 The Infiltrator: The Three Bobs (Video short)
Robert Mazur
 2016 In Dubious Battle
Sheriff
 2016 Wakefield
Howard Wakefield
 2016 The Infiltrator
Robert Mazur
 2016 All the Way (TV Movie)
Lyndon B. Johnson
 2011-2016 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Gandalf / Walter White / Leland Stanford / ...
- Food (2016) ... Walter White (voice)
- Fool's Goldfinger (2011) ... Gandalf (voice)
- The Godfather of the Bride 2 (2011) ... Leland Stanford / Announcer (voice)
- The Curious Case of the Box (2011) ... Gandalf / Grim Reaper (voice)
 2016 Get a Job
Roger Davis
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Li (voice)
 2015 Trumbo
Dalton Trumbo
 2014 Godzilla
Joe Brody
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
Bryan Cranston (voice)
 2006-2013 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Hammond Druthers
- Platonish (2013) ... Hammond Druthers
- Columns (2007) ... Hammond Druthers
- Aldrin Justice (2006) ... Hammond Druthers
 2013/I Writer's Block (Short)
Writer
 2008-2013 Breaking Bad (TV Series)
Walter White
- Felina (2013) ... Walter White
- Granite State (2013) ... Walter White
- Ozymandias (2013) ... Walter White
- To'hajiilee (2013) ... Walter White
- Rabid Dog (2013) ... Walter White
 2013 Cold Comes the Night
Topo
 2013 Übermansion (TV Movie)
Titanium Rex
 2012-2013 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Dr. Fist / Mr. Oxnard / Graham Kensington
- Crazy Train (2013) ... Dr. Fist (voice)
- Of Lice & Men (2013) ... Dr. Fist (voice)
- Grave Danger (2013) ... Dr. Fist (voice)
- Fist & the Furious (2013) ... Dr. Fist (voice)
- A Rodent Like This (2013) ... Dr. Fist (voice)
 2012-2013 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Walter White / Stradivarius Cain
- What Animated Women Want (2013) ... Walter White
- The Spy Who Learned Me (2012) ... Stradivarius Cain (voice)
 2013 Seth Rogen = Worst Person in the World (Video short)
Heisenberg
 2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
Ron
- Governor Dunston (2012) ... Ron
 2012 Argo
Jack O'Donnell
 2012/I Total Recall
Cohaagen
 2012 Rock of Ages
Mike Whitmore
 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Vitaly (voice)
 2012 Archer (TV Series)
Commander Tony Drake
- Space Race: Part II (2012) ... Commander Tony Drake (voice)
- Space Race: Part I (2012) ... Commander Tony Drake (voice)
 2012 John Carter
Powell
 2012 Madagascar 3: The Video Game (Video Game)
Vitaly (voice)
 2012 Red Tails
Colonel William Mortamus
 2011 Batman: Year One (Video)
Jim Gordon (voice)
 2011 Contagion
RADM Lyle Haggerty
 2010-2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Drake Stone
- Date with Destiny (2011) ... Drake Stone (voice)
- Vegas Strip (2010) ... Drake Stone (voice)
 2011 Larry Crowne
Dean Tainot
 2011/I Drive
Shannon
 2011 Leave
Eliot
 2011 Detachment
Mr. Dearden
 2011 The Lincoln Lawyer
Detective Lankford
 2011 The Handlers (TV Series)
Jack Powers
- The Announcement (2011) ... Jack Powers
- Mustache (2011) ... Jack Powers
- Poster (2011) ... Jack Powers
- Prostitute (2011) ... Jack Powers
 2010 Love Ranch
James Pettis
 2005-2010 American Dad! (TV Series)
Mr. Winthrop / Bill Publisherman
- A Jones for a Smith (2010) ... Mr. Winthrop (voice)
- Star Trek (2005) ... Bill Publisherman (voice)
 2009 Breaking Bad: Original Minisodes (TV Mini-Series short)
Walter White
- Wedding Day (2009) ... Walter White
- The Break In (2009) ... Walter White
 2008 The Hollywood Quad (TV Movie)
Burton Melrose
 2008 Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0
Dr. Willis (English version, voice, as Phil Williams)
 2006-2008 Family Guy (TV Series)
Dr. Jewish / Hal
- Long John Peter (2008) ... Dr. Jewish (voice)
- I Take Thee, Quagmire (2006) ... Hal (voice)
 2007 Hard Four
Lt. Bryce Baxter
 2007 Fallen (TV Mini-Series)
Lucifer / The Light Bringer
- Someone Always Has to Die (2007) ... Lucifer / The Light Bringer
- Il Gran Rifuto (2007) ... Lucifer
- The Time of the Redeemer (2007) ... Lucifer
- Mysterious Ways and All That (2007) ... Lucifer
 2000-2006 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Hal / Hal Wilkerson
- Graduation (2006) ... Hal
- Morp (2006) ... Hal
- Cattle Court (2006) ... Hal
- Stevie in the Hospital (2006) ... Hal
- Bomb Shelter (2006) ... Hal
 2006 Dark Mind
CSE Radio Host
 2006 Little Miss Sunshine
Stan Grossman
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short)
Buzz Aldrin (voice)
 2003-2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series (TV Series)
Mr. Jamieson
- Checkers: Experiment #029 (2005) ... Mr. Jamieson (voice)
- Drowsy: Experiment #350 (2004) ... Mr. Jamieson (voice)
- Nosy: Experiment #199 (2003) ... Mr. Jamieson (voice)
- Cannonball: Experiment 520 (2003) ... Mr. Jamieson (voice)
 2004 Illusion
David
 2004 Seeing Other People
Peter
 2003 Thanksgiving Family Reunion (TV Movie)
Woodrow Snider
 2001 The Santa Claus Brothers (TV Movie)
Santa Claus (voice)
 2001 'Twas the Night (TV Movie)
Nick Wrigley
 1999-2001 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Tim
- Swim Neighbors (2001) ... Tim
- Soft Touch (2000) ... Tim
- Time Share (1999) ... Tim
- Dog Days (1999) ... Tim
 2000 The Big Thing
Roberto Montalban
 2000 Terror Tract
Ron Gatley (segment "Bobo")
 2000 The Prince of Light
Ram
 1999 The Pretender (TV Series)
Neil Roberts
- PTB (1999) ... Neil Roberts
 1999 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Neil
- Paranoid Dick (1999) ... Neil
 1999 Last Chance
Lance
 1998 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (TV Series)
Ronald Meezy
- Honey, I'm the Sorcerer's Apprentice (1998) ... Ronald Meezy
 1998 Working (TV Series)
Larry Prince
- The Consultant (1998) ... Larry Prince
 1998 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Jesus
- Tantric Turkey (1998) ... Jesus
 1998 The X-Files (TV Series)
Patrick Crump
- Drive (1998) ... Patrick Crump
 1996-1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Martin Rutgers / Walter Mason
- Blood Will Out (1998) ... Martin Rutgers
- Living on the Streets Can Be Murder (1996) ... Walter Mason
 1998 V.I.P. (TV Series)
Colt Arrow
- Beats Working at a Hot Dog Stand (1998) ... Colt Arrow
 1998 Saving Private Ryan
War Department Colonel
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Buzz Aldrin / Edwin Aldrin
- Mare Tranquilitatis (1998) ... Buzz Aldrin
- Can We Do This? (1998) ... Edwin Aldrin
 1998 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
IAB Lt. Gordon Denton
- Fisticuffs (1998) ... IAB Lt. Gordon Denton
- Gay Avec (1998) ... IAB Lt. Gordon Denton
 1994-1997 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Tim Whatley
- The Strike (1997) ... Tim Whatley
- The Yada Yada (1997) ... Tim Whatley
- The Jimmy (1995) ... Tim Whatley
- The Label Maker (1995) ... Tim Whatley
- The Mom and Pop Store (1994) ... Tim Whatley
 1997 Time Under Fire
Braddock (as Brian Cranston)
 1997 Alright Already (TV Series)
Robert
- Again with the Pilot (1997) ... Robert
 1997 Total Security (TV Series)
Jason Nichols
- Wet Side Story ... Jason Nichols
 1997 Pearl (TV Series)
Isaac Perlow
- My So-Called Real Life (1997) ... Isaac Perlow
 1997 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
Witch Lawyer
- Troll Bride (1997) ... Witch Lawyer
 1997 Goode Behavior (TV Series)
Record Executive
- Goode Music (1997) ... Record Executive
 1997 Dogs (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1997)
 1997 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Ericsson
- The Long Night (1997) ... Ericsson
 1997 Moloney (TV Series)
 1997 Strategic Command
Phil Hertzberg
 1996 Street Corner Justice
Father Brophy
 1996 The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (TV Movie)
Patrick Dougherty
 1996 That Thing You Do!
Virgil 'Gus' Grissom
 1996 Armitage III: Polymatrix (Video)
Eddie (voice)
 1996 The Louie Show (TV Series)
Curt Sincic
- Louie's Little Trip (1996) ... Curt Sincic
- A Brush with Bob (1996) ... Curt Sincic
- Scratcher (1996) ... Curt Sincic
- Under the Rug (1996) ... Curt Sincic
- Louie Gets Suspended (1996) ... Curt Sincic
 1986-1996 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Parker Foreman / Jerry Wilber / Brian East
- Something Foul in Flappieville (1996) ... Parker Foreman
- Good-Bye Charlie (1990) ... Jerry Wilber
- Menace, Anyone? (1986) ... Brian East
 1996 Eagle Riders (TV Series)
Joe Thax (voice)
 1995 Extreme Blue (TV Movie)
Ned Landry
 1995 Kissing Miranda (TV Movie)
Special Agent Falsey
 1995 Nowhere Man (TV Series)
Sheriff Norman Wade
- The Alpha Spike (1995) ... Sheriff Norman Wade
 1995 Ghost in the Shell
Dr. Willis (English version, voice, as Phil Williams)
 1995 Land's End (TV Series)
Matt McCulla
- Land's End: Part 2 (1995) ... Matt McCulla
- Land's End: Part 1 (1995) ... Matt McCulla
 1995 Brotherly Love (TV Series)
Russell
- Such a Bargain (1995) ... Russell
 1995 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Dr. Tom Bryant
- The Hero (1995) ... Dr. Tom Bryant
 1995 Armitage III (TV Mini-Series)
Eddie Borrows
- Bit of Love (1995) ... Eddie Borrows (English version, voice, as Lee Stone)
- Heart Core (1995) ... Eddie Borrows (English version, voice, as Lee Stone)
- Flesh and Stone (1995) ... Eddie Borrows (English version, voice, as Lee Stone)
- Electro Blood (1995) ... Eddie Borrows (English version, voice, as Lee Stone)
 1995 Teknoman (TV Series)
Miles O'Rourke (1995) (voice)
 1994 The Companion (TV Movie)
Alan
 1994 Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie
Fei Long (English version, voice, as Phil Williams)
 1994 Clean Slate
Club Official
 1994 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Hank
- Deadly Vision (1994) ... Hank
 1994 Viper (TV Series)
Garrett Berlin
- Wheels of Fire (1994) ... Garrett Berlin
 1994 Days Like This (TV Movie)
Benny
 1994 Erotique
Dr. Robert Stern (segment "Let's Talk About Love")
 1994 Macross Plus (TV Mini-Series)
Isamu Alva Dyson
- It's Time to End This (1994) ... Isamu Alva Dyson (English version, voice)
- Investigation (1994) ... Isamu Alva Dyson (English version, voice)
- Brain Waves (1994) ... Isamu Alva Dyson (English version, voice)
- A.D. 2040 (1994) ... Isamu Alva Dyson (English version, voice)
 1993 Moldiver (TV Series short)
Tech (English version, voice, as Lee Stone)
 1993 Orguss 02 (TV Mini-Series short)
Gustav / Lookout / Officer / ... (English version, voice, as Lee Stone)
 1993 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (TV Series)
Twinman / Snizard
- A Bad Reflection on You (1993) ... Twinman (voice, uncredited)
- Foul Play in the Sky (1993) ... Snizard (voice, uncredited)
 1993 The Disappearance of Nora (TV Movie)
Police Detective
 1992 Davis Rules (TV Series)
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
James Phillips
- All About Sleaze (1992) ... James Phillips
 1987-1991 Matlock (TV Series)
Dr. Harding Fletcher - Marriage Counselor / Brian Emerson
- The Marriage Counselor (1991) ... Dr. Harding Fletcher - Marriage Counselor
- The Gift (1987) ... Brian Emerson
 1991 Dead Silence (TV Movie)
Prof. Harris
 1991 The Flash (TV Series)
Philip Moses
- Be My Baby (1991) ... Philip Moses
 1991 Dead Space
Dr. Frank Darden
 1990 Corporate Affairs
Darren
 1990 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Lyle Wicks / Jason Miller
- Exactly Like You (1990) ... Lyle Wicks / Jason Miller
 1990 Capital News (TV Series)
Congressman Marple
- Blues for Mr. White (1990) ... Congressman Marple
 1990 Hull High (TV Series)
Mr. McConnell
- Episode #1.8 (1990) ... Mr. McConnell
 1989 Baywatch (TV Series)
Tom Logan
- Cruise Ship (1989) ... Tom Logan
 1989 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Martin Randall
- Enquiring Minds (1989) ... Martin Randall
 1989 I Know My First Name Is Steven (TV Mini-Series)
Officer Dickenson
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Officer Dickenson
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Officer Dickenson
 1988 The Big Turnaround
Jim
 1988 Raising Miranda (TV Series)
Uncle Russell
- Russell's Broken Heart (1988) ... Uncle Russell
- One Night Stand (1988) ... Uncle Russell
- Marcine Shoplifts (1988) ... Uncle Russell
- Home for the Holidays (1988) ... Uncle Russell
- All Through the Night (1988) ... Uncle Russell
 1987 Amazon Women on the Moon
Paramedic #1 (segment "Roast Your Loved One")
 1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Counsellor
- A Pound of Flesh (1987) ... Counsellor
 1987 Wings of Honneamise
Matti (English version, voice, as Lee Stone)
 1986 North and South, Book II (TV Mini-Series)
Col. Austin
- Episode #1.6 (1986) ... Col. Austin
 1986 Airwolf (TV Series)
Robert Hollis
- Desperate Monday (1986) ... Robert Hollis
 1985 Cover Up (TV Series)
Frank Lawler / Tommy Maynard
- Who's Trying to Kill Miss Globe? (1985) ... Frank Lawler / Tommy Maynard
 1983 Loving (TV Series)
Douglas Donovan
- Pilot (1983) ... Douglas Donovan
 1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
Billy Joe
- Return to Death's Door (1982) ... Billy Joe
 1982 Crisis Counselor (TV Series)
Sam
- Bisexual Marriage (1982) ... Sam
 1980 Galaxy Express 999: Can You Love Like a Mother!? (TV Movie)
Suitor (1985) (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1980 To Race the Wind (TV Movie)
Quarterback (uncredited)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Dean Stella (1985)
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Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
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Recorded the audiobook version of the novel "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 10 Interviews | 17 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Brian Cranston | Lee Stone | Phil Williams

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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[2011, on his sex scene with Julia Roberts in Larry Crowne (2011)] Oh, definitely intimidating. Before we shot the movie, I went on a diet and bleached my teeth and got one of those spray tans. I wanted it to seem like we were at least viable as a couple. So we're doing the scene, and right away I'm lying on top of her. I met her maybe a month before, and now I'm lying on top of her. Our noses ... See more »

Trivia:

In the original Armitage III: Polymatrix (1996) episode home video release (also know as an OAV),he's listed as "Lee Stone", but in the movie edition of the same name he's listed under his real name. See more »

Trademark:

Powerful deep voice

Nickname:

Lee Stone

Star Sign:

Pisces

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