Last year, BRYAN CRANSTON (Dean Tainot)
received his third consecutive Emmy win as Outstanding
Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Walter
White on AMC's Breaking Bad. Cranston holds the
honor of being the first actor in a cable series and the
second lead actor in the history of the Emmy Awards
to receive three consecutive
wins. His performance has
also earned him a Television
Critics Association Award,
a Golden Globe nomination
and two Screen Actors Guild
On the big screen,
Cranston will next star in
Nicolas Winding Refn's
Drive, opposite Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan,
which will be released by FilmDistrict on September
16, 2011; Steven Soderbergh's Contagion, opposite
Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard and Gwyneth Paltrow,
which will be released by Warner Bros. on October
21, 2011; and Andrew Stanton's John Carter of Mars,
which will be released by Walt Disney Pictures in 2012.
Cranston was recently cast as the villain Vilos
Cohaagen in the highly anticipated Len Wiseman
remake of Total Recall.
Cranston's additional feature film credits include
The Lincoln Lawyer, Saving Private Ryan, Little Miss
Sunshine, Seeing Other People and That Thing You Do!
Born to a show business family and raised in
Southern California, Cranston made his acting debut at
the age of eight in a United Way commercial. It wasn't
until he fi nished college that acting became a serious
consideration. While on a cross-country motorcycle
trip with his brother, he discovered community theater
and began exploring every aspect of the stage. Soon, he
was cast in a summer stock company.
Cranston returned to Los Angeles and quickly
landed a role on the television movie Love Without End,
which led to being signed as an original cast member
of ABC's Loving. He went on to appear in numerous
television roles including a seven-year run as Hal
on FOX's Malcolm in the Middle, for which he was
nominated for a Golden Globe and three Emmys; a recurring
role of the dentist Dr. Tim Whatley on Seinfeld;
in HBO's acclaimed miniseries From the Earth to the
Moon as Buzz Aldrin; and in the made-for-television
movie I Know My First Name Is Steven, among others.
He has guest-starred on numerous TV programs.
Cranston continues to pursue his love for theater
whenever possible. His theater credits include The
God of Hell, Chapter Two, The Taming of the Shrew,
A Doll's House, Eastern Standard, Wrestlers, Barefoot
in the Park and The Steven Weed Show, for which he
won a Drama-Logue Award.
Cranston is also a dedicated screenwriter and
director. He wrote the original romantic drama, Last
Chance, as a birthday gift for his wife, Robin Dearden,
and directed and starred in the fi lm. Cranston has also
directed several episodes of Malcolm in the Middle,
the Comedy Central pilot Special Unit and episodes of
In early 2011, Cranston served as executive
producer and star of an exclusive online series called
The Handlers, for Atom.com. The comedic short series
followed Cranston as the character Jack Powers and his
race to win a seat on the State Senate.
Cranston also produced an instructional DVD
called KidSmartz, which is designed to educate
families on how to stay safe from child abduction and
Internet predators. KidSmartz raises money for the
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.