Bryan Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He is known for portraying Walter White on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2008), Hal on the Fox comedy series Malcolm in the Middle (2000), Doug Heffernan's neighbor Tim Sacksky on the CBS comedy series King of Queens, Dr. Tim Whatley on the NBC comedy series Seinfeld (1989), astronaut Buzz Aldrin in From the Earth to the Moon (1998), and Ted Mosby's boss on How I Met Your Mother (2005). His role in Breaking Bad earned him four Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe nominations and one win in 2014, nine Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with four wins, and six Satellite Awards nominations with four wins. In June 2014, he won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson in the play All the Way on Broadway. He reprise his role in the television film of the same name, which debuted on HBO in May 2016. For the Trumbo (2015), he received widespread acclaim and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Cranston also appeared in several acclaimed films, such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Drive (2011), Argo (2012), and Godzilla (2014). Series for his role in Malcolm in the Middle.
Bryan was born in Canoga Park, California, to Audrey Peggy Sell, a radio actress, and Joe Cranston (Joseph Louis Cranston), who was also an actor (and a boxer). His maternal grandparents were German, and his father was of Irish, Austrian-Jewish, and German descent.View Full Bio