Bryan Cranston

Lowest Rated: 0% Erotique (1994)
Birthday: Mar 7, 1956
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
A familiar face to a nation of television viewers thanks to his role as the more-than-slightly demented father on the popular FOX sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, longtime stage and screen actor Bryan Cranston has had a rich and varied career, lending his talents to everything from anime voice work (Armitage III and Macross Plus) to daytime television (as an original cast member of Loving). His commanding but off-kilter presence and quirky charm have easily provided Cranston with the necessary range to essay such diverse roles, and the longtime actor can always be counted on to inject a healthy dose of personality into his performances, no matter how large or small the role may be. Though the San Fernando Valley native made his television debut as a commercial actor at the age of eight, it wasn't until college that Cranston truly realized his calling as an actor. Following college graduation, Cranston's passion eventually drew him to Daytona Beach, FL, where the burgeoning actor appeared in such community-theater productions as Barefoot in the Park and Death of a Salesman. In 1982, he joined the cast of the then-new soap opera Loving, and though he would only remain with the daytime drama for a short time, appearances in Airwolf and Hill Street Blues, among various other series, found the actor maintaining a notable presence on television. Following a series of supporting feature performances, Cranston moved back to the small screen with a regular role in the 1988 sitcom Raising Miranda. In the years that followed, he would frequently shift between film (Clean Slate) and television (The Louie Show) while supplementing his income with voice-over work for such popular anime series as Armitage III. Supporting performances in such high-profile features as That Thing You Do! and Saving Private Ryan helped to increase the busy actor's recognition factor, and in 1999, Cranston wrote, produced, directed, and starred in his first feature film, a low-key drama entitled Last Chance. Though the film failed to gain much attention, Cranston was soon receiving numerous positive notices for his Emmy-nominated role as the hapless father in the breakout television hit Malcolm in the Middle. His performance alternately eccentric and endearing, Cranston injected the role with the perfect balance of fatherly weirdness and down-to-earth charm, and the series embarked on a healthy run. In the years that followed, Cranston became an increasingly familiar face to television and film viewers, and in addition to offering vocal work for the short-lived animated television series Clerks, he would contribute to such family-friendly fare as 'Twas the Night and The Santa Claus Brothers. After taking the lead in the 2003 made-for-television feature Thanksgiving Family Reunion, Cranston could be spotted opposite screen legend Kirk Douglas in the 2004 drama The Illusion. He appeared in the 2006 miniseries Fallen, and had a bit part in the Oscar nominated Little Miss Sunshine.However, in 2008 his career entered a whole new phase when he began work on the AMC series Breaking Bad, playing a chemistry teacher who becomes a meth dealer. His work on the critically lauded program would earn him four Emmys for Best Actor in a Drama Series (plus another two as a producer on the series). It also made him an in-demand character actor for movies and he worked steadily appearing in projects as radically different as Drive, Larry Crowne, Red Tails, John Carter, and Rock of Ages among many others.In 2014, Cranston made his Broadway debut in the play All The Way, playing President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The role earned him a Tony Award, and he committed to reprising the role for a TV movie. The following year, he played blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in the film Trumbo (2015), nabbing Cranston his first Academy Award nomination.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
40% The Upside Phil 2019
90% Isle of Dogs Chief 2018
No Score Yet Ilha dos cachorros Chief 2018
78% Last Flag Flying Sal Nealon 2017
77% Wakefield Howard Wakefield 2017
49% Saban's Power Rangers Zordon 2017
30% In Dubious Battle Sheriff 2017
No Score Yet The Words That Built America Actor 2017
88% Every Act of Life Actor 2017
39% Why Him? Ned Fleming 2016
71% The Infiltrator Executive Producer Robert Mazur 2016
88% All the Way Executive Producer Lyndon Johnson 2016
5% Get a Job Roger Davis 2016
86% Kung Fu Panda 3 Li 2016
74% Trumbo Dalton Trumbo 2015
75% Godzilla Joe Brody 2014
44% Cold Comes The Night Topo 2014
96% Argo Jack O'Donnell 2012
31% Total Recall Cohaagen 2012
42% Rock of Ages Mike Whitmore 2012
79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Vitaly 2012
57% Detachment Mr. Dearden 2012
51% John Carter Powell 2012
40% Red Tails Colonel William Mortamus 2012
92% Drive Shannon 2011
84% Contagion RADM Lyle Haggerty 2011
37% Larry Crowne Dean Tainot 2011
84% The Lincoln Lawyer Detective Lankford 2011
No Score Yet Leave Actor 2011
88% Batman: Year One James Gordon 2011
No Score Yet Hard Four Lt. Bryce Baxter 2010
13% Love Ranch James Pettis 2010
91% Little Miss Sunshine Stan Grossman 2006
No Score Yet Fallen Actor 2006
36% Illusion David Bennett 2006
88% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Buzz Aldrin 2005
No Score Yet Hard Four Actor 2005
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion (National Lampoon's Holiday Reunion) Woodrow Snider 2004
39% Seeing Other People Peter 2004
No Score Yet The Santa Claus Brothers Santa Claus 2001
No Score Yet 'Twas the Night Nick Wrigley 2001
60% Terror Tract Ron Gatley 2000
No Score Yet The Big Thing Actor 2000
No Score Yet Last Chance Producer Director Lance Screenwriter 1999
No Score Yet Beneath the Bermuda Triangle Actor 1999
93% Saving Private Ryan War Department Colonel 1998
No Score Yet Armitage III: Poly Matrix Eddie 1997
93% That Thing You Do! Virgil `Gus' Grissom 1996
No Score Yet Macross Plus Director Actor 1994
19% Clean Slate Club Official 1994
No Score Yet The Companion Alan 1994
0% Erotique Dr. Stern 1994
No Score Yet Armitage III Actor 1994
No Score Yet High Stakes Actor 1993
No Score Yet The Disappearance of Nora Wilson 1993
No Score Yet Corporate Affairs Darren 1990
No Score Yet Dead Space Dr. Frank Darden 1990
No Score Yet I Know My First Name Is Steven Officer Dickenson 1989
59% Amazon Women on the Moon "Roast Your Loved One" - Paramedic #1 1987
100% Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa (Royal Space Force - Wings of Honneamise) Matti 1987

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice Bert
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2014
  • 2006
73% Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
2017-2018
Executive Producer
  • 2018
71% The Dangerous Book for Boys
2018
Creator Executive Producer
  • 2018
94% Sneaky Pete
2017-2018
Co-creator Creator Executive Producer Vince
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet SuperMansion
2015-2018
Voice Executive Producer Titanium Rex
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest Appearing
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Talking With Chris Hardwick
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Host Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2011
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010
Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet PBS NewsHour Weekend
2013
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
96% Breaking Bad
2008-2013
Director Walter White
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Big History
2013
Narrator
  • 2013
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest Appearing
  • 2013
87% Modern Family
2009
Director
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
Voice
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2010
Hammond Druthers Druthers
  • 2013
  • 2007
  • 2006
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Hammond Druthers Druthers
  • 2013
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • 2012
89% The Office
2005-2013
Director
  • 2012
84% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2012
93% Archer
2009-2018
Voice
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2008
  • 2005
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
Director Hal Hal Wilkerson
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest
  • 2002
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Tim Sacksky Tim
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
Neil Roberts
  • 1999
No Score Yet From the Earth to the Moon
1998
Buzz Aldrin
  • 1998
74% The X-Files
1993-2018
Mr. Crump
  • 1998
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Guest Tim Whatley Dr. Tim Whatley Tim
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1990
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Ericsson
  • 1997
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Parker Foreman Jerry Brian East
  • 1996
  • 1990
  • 1986
No Score Yet Baywatch
1989-2001
Tom Logan
  • 1989
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Billy Joe
  • 1982
No Score Yet Breaking Bad
Director Walter White

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