An accomplished American actor, Bryan Lee Cranston rose to the mainstream in the movie industry as a result of his sensational portrayal of Walter White in the TV series, Breaking Bad, from 2008 to 2013. His excellent performance on the aforementioned series earned him the Primetime Emmy Awards for three consecutive times in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series – in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively.
His work ethic and drive for success was obvious in his amazing depictions of United States President, Lyndon B. Johnson in a stage production, as well as TV drama series that bear the same name, All the Way. The play earned him a Tony Award for Best Actor. More background details about the multi-talented American actor below.
Bryan Cranston’s Biography (Age)
The highly-esteemed actor was born in the beautiful city of Hollywood, California, on 7th of March 1956, to Joseph Louis Cranston – who dabbled into acting and boxing and his mother, Annalisa Cranston, a radio presenter. He was raised together with his elder brother, Kyle and a younger sister, Amy in a Canoga Park, California. Due to his father’s unsuccessful entertainment career, he was unable to fend for his family which made him abandon them when Cranston was 11 years old. Shortly, they lost their family house because they were unable to pay the mortgage in 1968 and this forced Cranston and Kyle to live with their grandparents for some time.
Cranston was an alumnus of Canoga Park High School, which he later followed up with graduating from Los Angeles Valley College with an associate degree in Police Science. While in college, he had a dream of becoming a police officer but chose acting as an optional course and suddenly developed a great passion for theatre and acting. Upon his graduation from college, the brilliant director went on a two-year motorbike tour with his elder brother, Kyle and after the tour, they both settled down in California as actors.
Bryan Cranston put his career to a start in the early ’80s at Granada Theatre in California where he picked up small roles and advertisements after briefly working as a security guard, waiter and truck loader. He made his first professional acting debut in Hollywood in the 1980 TV series To Race the Wind, playing the role of a Quarterback. He has also made appearances in much fantastic television series such as CHiPs, Loving, Cover Up, One Life to Live, Airwolf and others.
In addition, his unique acting qualities can be seen in the movie titled, Trumbo, where he was cast to play the character of Dalton Trumbo, a screenwriter. His outstanding performance in the aforementioned biographical movie received critical acclaim and earned him his first Academy Award nomination in 2015. The movie star has had a busy acting career as he has been featured in a couple of animated movies such as Kung Fu Panda 3, where he lent his unique voice.
Other movies he has graced his talent with include Amazon Women on the Moon, The Big Turnaround, Corporate Affairs, Last Chance, The Upside as well as providing a voice in Isle of Dogs, Madagascar 3, Batman: Year One, Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie and several others.
Working as a producer, Bryan Cranston has produced an educating digital video disc titled, KidSmartz, which he designed to enlighten families on how to protect themselves from child abductors and internet bullies, he also worked on the movie, Last Chance.
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Family – His Wife And Daughter
Bryan Cranston had his first marriage with Mickey Middleton, a writer in 1977, which, unfortunately, packed up five years later. After a while, he dated and eventually married Robin Dearden, an actress, whom he met on the movie set of Airwolf in 1984. Their union produced a daughter, Taylor Dearden Cranston, on 12th February 1993. Taylor earned a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Southern California and has flexed her acting skills in a good number of movies and TV series, including an episode of Breaking Bad (No Mas) which was directed by her father.
Bryan Cranston is not the tallest person you would ever come across as he is only about 5 feet 10.5 inches (1.79 m) tall which is quite impressive by the way. His height perfectly complements his accumulated body mass of about 76 kg (167.5 Ib).