Bryan Cranston

Actor, Author & Activist; Best Known for Playing Walter White on "Breaking Bad"; Alzheimer's Advocate

Bryan Cranston Biography

Bryan Cranston's first television credit came on a 1982 episode of "C.H.i.P.s," which was quickly followed by a season on the daytime soap "Loving." Over the next decade, Cranston would become a fixture of episodic series, TV movies, and miniseries, including "North and South, Book II," "I Know My First Name is Steven" and the short-lived sitcom "Raising Miranda," which cast him as the titular teenager's offbeat uncle.

In 1994, Cranston was cast as Dr. Tim Whatley, the dentist whose eccentric behavior irks Jerry to no end on "Seinfeld." Cranston then returned briefly to work as a series regular with "The Louie Show." In 1996, he earned his first big theatrical feature showcase as ill-fated astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom in Tom Hanks' delightful That Thing You Do! Two years later, he would reunite with Hanks and the space program to play Buzz Aldrin in the epic miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon."

Cranston's voice and carriage were put to excellent use as a tough, one-armed Army colonel who gives the order to rescue a missing G.I. in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. The following year found him directing his first feature film, Last Chance.

In 2000, Cranston was tapped to play father to Frankie Muniz's pint-sized genius, Malcolm, on Fox's comedy "Malcolm in the Middle." The series was a hit. Cranston's unbridled performance earned him three Emmy nominations and nods from the Golden Globes and Satellite Awards between 2000 and 2006.

Cranston also began directing episodes of "Malcolm" in 2003, corralling members of the show's crew to assist him in producing KidSmartz, an instructional DVD for parents and children alike on how to prevent abduction. The project earned high praise from several noteworthy publications and advocates, including John Walsh who had, himself, lost his son to abduction.

While working on "Malcolm," Cranston also kept busy as a guest star in TV movies and features, most of which called for his comic abilities including Twas the Night, Little Miss Sunshine, and "How I Met Your Mother." A 1998 guest-starring role on "The X-Files" would prove to be career-changing. There, Cranston met "The X-Files" writer and director, Vince Gilligan. As Gilligan began putting together his new TV series a decade later, he thought of Cranston for the lead role. That role would turn out to be playing Walter White on the acclaimed AMC series, "Breaking Bad."

Critics were unanimous in their praise of Cranston's dramatic performance in the series. He took home the 2008 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Cranston repeated the triumph when he won the same award the following two years.

With "Breaking Bad"'s conclusion in 2013, Cranston returned to Broadway starring as President Lyndon B. Johnson in "All The Way" and film with Godzilla. He appeared in season 9 of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," playing Larry David's therapist.

Cranston's memoir, "A Life in Parts," was published on October 11, 2016, became a New York Times bestseller and received positive reviews.

In 2019, Cranston reprised his role as White in the Netflix original movie El Camino, an epilogue of sorts to "Breaking Bad."

Cranston is also an advocate for Alzheimer's awareness and research. His mother died of the heartbreaking disease in 2004. In an emotive and thought-provoking new short film for Alzheimer’s Research UK, titled "#SharetheOrange" Cranston confronts common misunderstandings about the diseases behind dementia using nothing more than an orange.

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