Bryan Cranston Biography (1956-)

Full name, Bryan L. Cranston; born March 7, 1956, in Los Angeles, CA (some sources say San Fernando Valley, CA); son of Joe Cranston (an actor) and PeggySell; married Robin Dearden (an actress), 1989; children: Taylor. Addresses: Agent: Don Buchwald & Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200,Los Angeles, CA 90048.; Publicist: Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd.,6th Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actor, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
March 7, 1956
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Paramedic #1, "Roast Your Loved One," Amazon Women on the Moon (also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich), MCA/Universal, 1987
  • The Big Turnaround, 1988
  • Darren, Corporate Affairs, Concorde, 1990
  • Darden, Dead Space, Concorde Pictures, 1991
  • Dr. Robert Stern, "Let's Talk about Love," Erotique (also known asLet's Talk about Sex), Odyssey Films, 1994
  • Club official, Clean Slate, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Voice of Eddie, Armitage III (also known as Armitage III: Polymatrix; animated), Pioneer Entertainment, 1994
  • Virgil "Gus" Grissom, That Thing You Do!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Father Brophy, Street Corner Justice, New City Releasing, 1996
  • Braddock, Time under Fire (also known as Beneath the Bermuda Triangle), Royal Oaks Entertainment, 1996
  • Phil, Strategic Command, Command Productions, 1997
  • War department colonel, Saving Private Ryan, 1998
  • Lance, Last Chance, 1999
  • Ron Gatley, "Bobo," Terror Tract (also known as The House on Terror Tract), USA Entertainment, 2000
  • Roberto Montalban, The Big Thing, 2000
  • Voice of Ram, The Prince of Light (also known as Warrior Prince; animated), 2001
  • David, The Illusion, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Director and producer, Last Chance, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Darryl, Days of Our Lives (also known as DOOL and Days), NBC, 1982
  • Doug Donovan #1, Loving, ABC, 1983-1984
  • Russell, Raising Miranda, CBS, 1988
  • Curt, The Louie Show, CBS, 1996
  • Voice of Joe Thax, Eagle Riders, syndicated, 1996
  • Hal, Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2000-
  • Voice of gay bomber pilot, Clerks (animated; also known as Clerks TAS, Clerks: The Animated Series, and Clerks: Uncensored), ABC, 2000
  • Himself, Express Yourself, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Colonel Austin, North and South II, ABC, 1986
  • Officer Dickenson, I Know My First Name Is Steven (also known as The Missing Years), NBC, 1989
  • Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998
  • Movies
  • Dr. Shepherd, The Return of the Six-Million-Dollar Man and the BionicWoman, 1987
  • Professor Harris, Dead Silence (also known as Crash), 1991
  • The Disappearance of Nora, CBS, 1993
  • Prophet of Evil: The Evril LeBaron Story, CBS, 1993
  • Alan, The Companion, USA Network, 1994
  • Special Agent Falsey, Kissing Miranda, 1995
  • Ned Landry, Extreme Blue, UPN, 1995
  • Patrick Dougherty, The Rockford Files: Crime and Punishment, CBS,1996
  • Nick Wrigley, Twas the Night, The Disney Channel, 2001
  • Santa Claus, The Santa Claus Brothers, 2001
  • Also appeared in Shady Mountain.
  • Episodic
  • Billy Joe, "Return to Death's Door," CHiPs, NBC, 1982
  • Frank Lawler, "Who's Trying to Kill Miss Globe?," Cover Up, CBS, 1985
  • Robert Hollis, "Desperate Monday," Airwolf, CBS, 1986
  • Brian East, "Menace, Anyone?," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986
  • Brian Emerson, "The Gift," Matlock, NBC, 1987
  • Martin Randall, "Enquiring Minds," Falcon Crest, CBS, 1989
  • Tom Logan, "Cruise Ship," Baywatch, NBC, 1989
  • Jerry Wilber, "Good-Bye Charlie," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990
  • Lyle Wicks/Miller, "Exactly Like You," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1990
  • Guest at Billy's bachelor party, "The Difference between Men and Women,"thirtysomething, ABC, 1991
  • Philip "Mark" Moses, "Be My Baby," The Flash, CBS, 1991
  • Dr. Harding Fletcher, "The Marriage Counselor," Matlock, NBC, 1991
  • "All about Sleaze," L.A. Law, NBC, 1992
  • Garrett Berlin, "Wheels of Fire," Viper, NBC, 1994
  • Hank, "Deadly Vision," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1994
  • Dr. Tim Whatley, "The Mom and Pop Store," Seinfeld, NBC, 1994
  • Dr. Tim Whatley, "The Label Maker," Seinfeld, NBC, 1995
  • Dr. Tom Bryant, "The Hero," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995
  • Dr. Tim Whatley, "The Jimmy," Seinfeld, NBC, 1995
  • Matt McCulla, "Land's End: Parts 1 & 2," Land's End, syndicated, 1995
  • Sheriff Norman Wade, "The Alpha Strike," Nowhere Man, UPN, 1995
  • Parker Forman, "Something Foul in Flappieville," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1996
  • Walter Mason, "Living on the Streets Can Be Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996
  • "Wet Side Story," Total Security, ABC, 1997
  • "Clarity Begins at Home," Moloney, CBS, 1997
  • Ericsson, "The Long Night," Babylon 5, syndicated, 1997
  • Tim Whatley, "The Yada Yada," Seinfeld, NBC, 1997
  • "Goode Music," Goode Behavior, UPN, 1997
  • Witch lawyer, "Troll Bride," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1997
  • Robert, "Again with the Pilot," Alright Already, The WB, 1997
  • Tim Whatley, "The Strike," Seinfeld, NBC, 1997
  • Ronald "Cheesy" Meezy, "Honey, I'm the Sorcerer's Apprentice," Honey,I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, syndicated, 1998
  • IAB Lt. Gordon Denton, "Gay Avec," Brooklyn South, CBS, 1998
  • IAB Lt. Gordon Denton, "Fisticuffs," Brooklyn South, CBS, 1998
  • Colt Arrow, "Beats Working at a Hot Dog Stand," V.I.P., syndicated, 1998
  • Martin Rutgers, "Blood Will Out," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998
  • Patrick Crump, "Drive," The X-Files, Fox, 1998
  • Jesus, "Tantric Turkey," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998
  • Larry Prince, "The Consultant," Working, NBC, 1998
  • Tim, "Dog Days," The King of Queens, CBS, 1999
  • Neil Diamond impersonator, "Paranoid Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun,NBC, 1999
  • Neil Roberts, "PTB," The Pretender, NBC, 1999
  • Tim, "Time Share," The King of Queens, CBS, 1999
  • Tim, "Soft Touch," The King of Queens, CBS, 2000
  • Tim, The King of Queens, CBS, 2001
  • Also appeared in Capital News, ABC; as Russell Winslow, "Such a Bargain," Brotherly Love, NBC.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Appeared in Florida productions of Barefoot in the Park, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Damn Yankees, Death of a Salesman, and Night of the Iguana.
  • Screenplays
  • Last Chance, 1999

Further Reference


    • People Weekly, October 16, 2000, p. 75

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