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.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer, writer
Birth Details
March 7, 1956
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • 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.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Last Chance, 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

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

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