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Bryan Craston trivia: 62 facts about the famous actor

Bryan Craston is an American actor with many TV and film credit under his belt. He is more famous for starring as Walter White in Breaking Bad.

So let’s dive into some unknown and facts about his life and career!

  1. His full name is Bryan Lee Cranston
  2. He was born in March 7, 1956
  3. He is an American actor, voice actor, producer, writer and director
  4. He is best known for playing Walter White on the AMC series Breaking Bad (2008–2013), Hal on the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006), and Dr. Tim Whatley on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld (1994–1997)
  5. His performance on Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the best performances in television history
  6. For Breaking Bad, Cranston won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2014)
  7. The first three of which were consecutive wins
  8. The second time in television history after Bill Cosby in I Spy during the 1960s
  9. After becoming a producer of the show in 2011, he also won the award for Outstanding Drama Series twice
  10. He was previously nominated three times for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Malcolm in the Middle
  11. Breaking Bad earned Cranston five Golden Globe nominations (with one win), nine Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with four wins), and six Satellite Award nominations (with four wins)
  12. In June 2014, Cranston won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of president Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way on Broadway
  13. A role he reprised in HBO’s 2016 television film of the same name
  14. In April 2018, he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Howard Beale in Network at London’s National Theatre
  15. Later winning his second Tony Award for playing the role on Broadway
  16. For the film Trumbo (2015), he received widespread acclaim
  17. And was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor
  18. Cranston has directed episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad, Modern Family, and The Office
  19. He has also appeared in several acclaimed films
  20. Auch as Saving Private Ryan (1998), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Drive (2011), Argo (2012), and Godzilla (2014)
  21. In 2015, Cranston and David Shore created, executive produced, and wrote the story for the Amazon Studios original crime drama Sneaky Pete
  22. Bryan Lee Cranston was born on March 7, 1956, in Hollywood, California
  23. He is the second of three children born to Annalisa, a radio actress, and Joseph Louis Cranston (1924–2014), an actor and former amateur boxer
  24. His father was of Austrian-Jewish, German, and Irish descent
  25. While his mother was the daughter of German immigrants
  26. He has an older brother, Kyle, and a younger sister, Amy
  27. Cranston was raised in Canoga Park, California
  28. His father held many jobs before deciding to become an actor
  29. But did not secure enough roles to provide for his family
  30. He eventually walked out on the family when Cranston was 11 years old
  31. And they did not see each other again until a 22-year-old Cranston and his brother Kyle decided to track him down
  32. He then maintained a relationship with his father until his father’s death in 2014
  33. Cranston has claimed that he based his portrayal of Walter White on his own father
  34. After his father left, he was raised partly by his grandparents
  35. Living on their poultry farm in Yucaipa, California
  36. He has called his parents “broken people” who were “incapacitated as far as parenting”
  37. And caused the family to lose their house in a foreclosure
  38. In 1968, when he was 12 years old, he encountered a young Charles Manson while riding horses with his cousin at the Spahn Ranch
  39. This happened about a year before Manson ordered the Tate-LaBianca murders
  40. Cranston graduated from Canoga Park High School
  41. There he was a member of the school’s chemistry club
  42. And earned an associate’s degree in police science from Los Angeles Valley College in 1976
  43. In April 2014, Cranston presented at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition with Idina Menzel, Fran Drescher, and Denzel Washington
  44. After raising donations at his Broadway show All the Way
  45. From 1977 to 1982, Cranston was married to writer Mickey Middleton
  46. On July 8, 1989, he married Robin Dearden
  47. They had met on the set of the series Airwolf in 1984
  48. He was playing the villain of the week and she played a hostage he held at gunpoint
  49. Their daughter, Taylor Dearden Cranston is a theatre studies student at the University of Southern California
  50. And played an extra in the Breaking Bad episode “No Más”, directed by her father
  51. She played Ophelia Mayer in Sweet/Vicious
  52. She was born on February 12, 1993
  53. Cranston played baseball when he was a student and remains a collector of baseball memorabilia
  54. He is an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers
  55. When he accepted his third Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Cranston thanked his wife and daughter, and told them he loves them “more than baseball”
  56. The family has a beach house in Ventura County, California, which Cranston designed
  57. While filming Breaking Bad, Cranston lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  58. He was a co-owner of the former independent theater Cinemas Palme d’Or in Palm Desert, California
  59. To commemorate the final episode of Breaking Bad, Cranston and castmate Aaron Paul both got Breaking Bad tattoos on the last day of filming
  60. Cranston’s tattoo consists of the show’s logo on one of his fingers
  61. While Paul’s tattoo consists of “no half measures” on his biceps
  62. In July 2019, Cranston donated to the Congressional Election Campaign of Valerie Plame for New Mexico’s 3rd congressional district


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