Actor Bryan Cranston first rose to the public's attention as "The Dentist to the Stars" Dr. Tim Whatley, a recurring role on Seinfeld. That role helped land him the position of Hal, the father on Malcolm on the Middle, a role he played from 2000 to 2006.
Those roles pale in comparison to the level of stardom he has achieved since playing Walter White, the main character on AMC's Breaking Bad. This iconic figure is one of the most interesting in all of television and Cranston has really embraced it and honed his craft, even winning a Screen Actor's Guild Award last Sunday.
Now comes word that Cranston has signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television to develop and produce new programming for them, as well as the potential for him to star in these vehicles.
Cranston's run on Breaking Bad is coming to an end, with eight more episodes left before the show is finished. These episodes will begin airing this summer.
He has won three Emmys for his turn as White, as well as three Golden Globes.
Good on him. It is great to see people work hard and earn great things. While Breaking Bad is not my favorite show, I admire the hell of him as an actor and hope he continues to do great things.