Bryan Cranston

Mostly Credited As: Bryan Cranston
Sometimes Credited As: Lee Stone
Bryan L. Cranston

Birth Name: Bryan Lee Cranston
Date Of Birth: March 07, 1956 (Age 60)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Canoga Park, California
Height: 5' 10 ½" (1.79 m)

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston has a very interesting career. He has worked from popular Sitcoms and Movies to Japanese animé series like Armitage III.

Bryan made his debut on television when he was just 8 years old, in a commercial. However, he didn't want to be an actor until High School. After graduation, he studied acting. He moved to Daytona Beach, Florida, and he participated in big theatrical productions like Barefoot in the Park and Death of a Salesman.

He made his debut in television in 1982 when he joined the cast of the soap opera Loving. He worked in the program for a while, but then he had other roles at Airwolf and Hill Street Blues, where he was more successful. Bryan was becoming a very successful actor when he made appearances in the sitcom Raising Miranda, in 1988.

In the following years, Bryan worked in several different productions, going from films like Clean State, TV programs like The Louie Show and voicing in Japanese animé series like Armitage III. He is credited as Lee Stone for his participation in that animé series. It's unknown why did he got that alias.

Bryan became really popular with his role at important films like That Thing You Do! and Saving Private Ryan and Fox gave him a starring role in their new sitcom, Malcolm in the Middle. The show was a huge success, and Bryan became one of the best known actors in the USA. He was nominated for several Emmy awards.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
All The Way (2016)As: Lyndon B. Johnson
SuperMansion (2015)As: Titanium Rex -- [Voice]
Big History (2013)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Breaking Bad (2008)As: Walter White
Malcolm in the Middle (2000)As: Hal Wilkerson
The Louie Show (1996)As: Curt Sincic
Eagle Riders (1996)As: Joe Thax -- [Voice]
Raising Miranda (1988)As: Russell
North and South (US) (1985)As: Col. Austin (Book 2)
Loving (1983)As: Douglas "Doug" Donovan (#1) (1983-85) ([Original cast member])
Episode Cast Credits 

Real Time With Bill Maher (2003) 
  Richard Taite; Bryan Cranston; Ann Coulter; Nick Gillespie; Dan Savage 14x16: (May/06/2016) As Himself 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 22x01: (Jan/30/2016) As Himself (Nominee - Male Actor in a Lead Role/Cast in a Motion Picture/Presenter) 
  20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 20x01: (Jan/18/2014) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (for 'Breaking Bad') 
  19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 19x01: (Jan/27/2013) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (for 'Breaking Bad') 

Who Do You Think You Are? (US) (2010) 
  Bryan Cranston 07x05: (Aug/23/2015) As Himself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 5, Show 159 05x159: (Apr/16/2015) As Himself 

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Grimmy 11x40: (Dec/18/2014) As Himself 
  Bryan Cranston 10x79: (Mar/24/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Robin Thicke 09x97: (Aug/06/2013) As Himself 
  Bryan Cranston 09x95: (Aug/01/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 66th Annual Emmy Awards 66x01: (Aug/25/2014) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (For 'Breaking Bad'), [Guest Hosts]
  The 66th Primetime Emmy Red Carpet Special (Aug/25/2014) As Himself 
  The 62nd Annual Emmy Awards 62x01: (Aug/29/2010) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (for 'Breaking Bad') 
  The 61st Annual Emmy Awards 61x01: (Sep/20/2009) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (for 'Breaking Bad') 
  The 60th Annual Emmy Awards 60x01: (Sep/21/2008) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (for 'Breaking Bad') 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Season 63, Episode 90 63x90: (May/16/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Entertainment Tonight (1981) 
  Season 32, Episode 208 32x208: (May/16/2014) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Bryan Cranston, Brie Larson, Kevin Delaney, Latimore 01x51: (May/05/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Family Guy (1999) 
  Herpe the Love Sore 12x16: (Apr/06/2014) As Himself 
  Long John Peter 06x12: (May/04/2008) Voiced  Doctor Jewish 
  I Take Thee, Quagmire 04x21: (Mar/12/2006) Voiced  Himself 

Charlie Rose (1991) 
  Bryan Cranston 23x155: (Apr/04/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

CBS This Morning (1987) 
  Season 15, Episode 67 15x67: (Apr/03/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards 71x01: (Jan/12/2014) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (for 'Breaking Bad') 

How I Met Your Mother (2005) 
  Platonish 09x09: (Nov/11/2013) As Hammond Druthers 
  Columns 02x13: (Jan/22/2007) As Hammond Druthers 
  Aldrin Justice 02x06: (Oct/23/2006) As Hammond Druthers 

Talking Bad (2013) 
  Felina 01x08: (Sep/29/2013) As Himself 
  To'hajiilee 01x05: (Sep/08/2013) As Himself 
  Blood Money 01x01: (Aug/11/2013) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Bryan Cranston, Karolina Kurkova, Amos Lee 21x144: (Aug/05/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Bryan Cranston, Rebel Wilson, Cher Lloyd 20x158: (Oct/01/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Bryan Cranston, Nancy Grace, Shaggy 19x119: (Jul/15/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Writers' Room (2013) 
  Breaking Bad 01x01: (Jul/29/2013) As Himself 

The Cleveland Show (2009) 
  Crazy Train 04x22: (May/19/2013) Voiced  Dr. Chip Fist 
  Of Lice and Men 04x20: (May/12/2013) Voiced  Dr. Chip Fist 
  Grave Danger 04x19: (Apr/28/2013) Voiced  Dr. Chip Fist 
  The Fist and the Furious 04x17: (Apr/14/2013) Voiced  Dr. Chip Fist 
  A Rodent Like This 04x13: (Mar/10/2013) Voiced  Dr. Chip Fist 
  A Vas Deferens Between Men and Women 04x05: (Dec/02/2012) Voiced  Dr. Chip Fist 
  Turkey Pot Die 04x04: (Nov/25/2012) Voiced  Dr. Chip Fist 
  Flush of Genius 03x20: (May/06/2012) Voiced  Dr. Chip Fist 
  Brown Magic 03x11: (Feb/19/2012) Voiced  Graham Kensington 

Watch and Listen (2012) 
  Watch - Episode 29 01x61: (Nov/04/2012) As Himself, [Co-Guest Stars]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Bryan Cranston, Dr. Lisa Masterson 08x161: (Oct/22/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Bryan Cranston, Ben Kweller 05x106: (Jun/19/2009) As Himself 
  Bryan Cranston, Peter Guber, The Krumpers & Clowns 01x105: (Jun/15/2005) As Himself 

Anderson Live (2011) 
  Co-Host Nancy O'Dell | Ben Affleck | John Goodman | Bryan Cranston 02x25: (Oct/12/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

30 Rock (2006) 
  Governor Dunston 07x02: (Oct/11/2012) As Ron 

Conan (2010) 
  Martin Short Meets Justin Long 02x115: (Jul/18/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Death Gets a Paper Cut 01x115: (Jul/18/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Bryan Cranston, R.A. Dickey, Zac Brown Band 19x163: (Jul/11/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Bryan Cranston, Jeff Altman, Garland Jeffreys 19x22: (Oct/07/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tina Fey, Bryan Cranston, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 17x116: (Mar/24/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Simpsons (1989) 
  The Spy Who Learned Me 23x20: (May/06/2012) Voiced  Stradivarius Cain, [Special Guest Stars]

Archer (2009) (2009) 
  Space Race (2) 03x13: (Mar/22/2012) Voiced  Commander Tony Drake, [Special Guest Stars]
  Space Race (1) 03x12: (Mar/15/2012) Voiced  Commander Tony Drake, [Special Guest Stars]

Robot Chicken (2005) 
  The Curious Case of the Box 05x16: (Dec/11/2011) Voiced  Various Characters 

AMERICA In Primetime (2011) 
  Man of the House 01x02: (Nov/06/2011) As Himself 

Glenn Martin DDS (2009) 
  Date With Destiny 02x19: (Aug/22/2011) Voiced  Drake Stone 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Bryan Cranston/Kanye West 36x02: (Oct/02/2010) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Bryan Cranston 15x49: (Apr/12/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

American Dad! (2005) 
  A Jones for a Smith 05x11: (Jan/31/2010) Voiced  Mr. Winthrop 
  Star Trek 01x15: (Nov/27/2005) Voiced  Bill Publisherman 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Bryan Cranston, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig 01x120: (Mar/13/2009) As Himself 

Fallen (2006) 
  The Destiny 01x03: (Aug/05/2007) As Lucifer 

Thank God You're Here (US) (2007) 
  Jennifer Coolidge, Bryan Cranston, Wayne Knight, Joel McHale 01x01: (Apr/09/2007) As Himself 

Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003) 
  Tournament 8 Game 2 08x02: (Jun/07/2006) As Himself 
  Tournament 6 Game 2 06x02: (Aug/25/2005) As Himself 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Bryan Cranston, Deborah Gibson 02x155: (May/12/2006) As Himself 
  Michael Rosenbaum, Bryan Cranston, Jack La Lanne, Judith Light 02x12: (Sep/27/2005) As Himself 
  Bryan Cranston, Jenny McCarthy, Cal Ripken, Ming Tsai 01x137: (Apr/26/2005) As Himself 
  Elisabeth Rohm, Bryan Cranston, Elisabeth Röhm 01x22: (Oct/12/2004) As Himself 

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Bryan Cranston; Leonard Maltin; Gift Ideas 04x72: (Dec/14/2004) As Himself 
  Bryan Cranston 03x169: (Apr/29/2004) As Himself 

Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003) 
  Nosy 01x25: (Dec/19/2003) Voiced  Mr. Jamieson 
  Cannonball 01x07: (Oct/13/2003) Voiced  Mr. Jamieson 

The View (1997) 
  Season 6, Episode 184 06x184: (May/15/2003) As Himself 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #805 08x05: (Nov/09/2002) As Mike 
  Episode #803 08x03: (Sep/28/2002) As Himself, [Uncredited]

The King of Queens (1998) 
  Swim Neighbors 03x22: (May/07/2001) As Tim Sacksky 
  Soft Touch 02x22: (May/01/2000) As Tim Sacksky 
  Time Share 01x22: (Apr/26/1999) As Tim Sacksky 
  Dog Days 01x14: (Jan/18/1999) As Tim Sacksky 

Gary and Mike (2001) 
  Crisscross 01x13: (Apr/13/2001) Voiced  Various 

The Pretender (1996) 
  P.T.B. 03x16: (Apr/03/1999) As Neil Roberts 

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) 
  Paranoid Dick 04x14: (Feb/16/1999) As Neil 

Chicago Hope (1994) 
  Tantric Turkey 05x09: (Nov/25/1998) As Jesus 

The X-Files (1993) 
  Drive 06x02: (Nov/15/1998) As Patrick Crump 

V.I.P. (1998) 
  Beats Working at a Hot Dog Stand 01x01: (Sep/26/1998) As Colt Arrow 

Brooklyn South (1997) 
  Fisticuffs 01x15: (Feb/23/1998) As IAB Leutenant Gordon Denton 
  Gay Avec 01x11: (Jan/12/1998) As IAB Leut. Gordon Denton 

Seinfeld (1989) 
  The Strike 09x10: (Dec/18/1997) As Whatley 
  The Yada Yada 08x19: (Apr/24/1997) As Whatley 
  The Label Maker 06x12: (Jan/19/1995) As Tim Whatley 
  The Mom & Pop Store 06x08: (Nov/17/1994) As Tim Whatley 

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) (1996) 
  Troll Bride 01x24: (May/16/1997) As Stuart the Lawyer 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Something Foul in Floppieville 12x17: (Feb/15/1996) As Parker Foreman 
  Menace, Anyone? 02x20: (Apr/06/1986) As Brian East 

Nowhere Man (1995) 
  The Alpha Spike 01x08: (Oct/30/1995) As Sheriff Norman Wade 

Brotherly Love (US) (1995) 
  Such A Bargain 01x02: (Sep/17/1995) As Russell 

Touched by an Angel (1994) 
  The Hero 01x11: (Mar/04/1995) As Dr. Tom Bryant 

Walker, Texas Ranger (1993) 
  Deadly Vision 02x18: (Mar/26/1994) As Hank 

L.A. Law (1986) 
  All About Sleaze 06x11: (Jan/30/1992) As James Phillips 

The Flash (1990) (1990) 
  Be My Baby 01x14: (Feb/21/1991) As Philip Moses 

Jake and the Fatman (1987) 
  Exactly Like You 04x03: (Sep/26/1990) As Lyle Wicks/Miller 

Baywatch (1989) 
  The Cretin of the Shallows 01x10: (Dec/01/1989) As Tom Logan 

Falcon Crest (1981) 
  Enquiring Minds 08x18: (Apr/07/1989) As Martin Randall 

Matlock (1986) 
  The Gift 02x11: (Dec/22/1987) As Brian Emerson 

Hill Street Blues (1981) 
  A Pound of Flesh 07x21: (May/05/1987) As Unknown 

Cover Up (1984) 
  Who's Trying to Kill Miss Globe? 01x19: (Mar/09/1985) As Frank Lawler 

CHiPs (1977) 
  Return to Death's Door 06x09: (Dec/12/1982) As Billy Joe 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Episode Crew

Modern Family (2009) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
The Old Man & the Tree 05x10 Dec/11/2013 As: Director
Election Day 03x19 Apr/11/2012 As: Director
Breaking Bad (2008) (Credited in 3 episodes from this show) 
Blood Money 05x09 Aug/11/2013 As: Director
No Más 03x01 Mar/21/2010 As: Director
Seven Thirty-Seven 02x01 Mar/08/2009 As: Director
The Office (US) (2005) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Work Bus 09x04 Oct/18/2012 As: Director
Big Day (2006) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
Stolen Vows 01x05 Dec/19/2006 As: Director
Malcolm in the Middle (2000) (Credited in 7 episodes from this show) 
Show all 7 episode crew credits
Malcolm Defends Reese 07x09 Dec/16/2005 As: Director
Billboard 06x10 Feb/13/2005 As: Director
Busey's Run Away 06x02 Nov/14/2004 As: Director
Experiment 05x19 May/02/2004 As: Director
Dirty Magazine 05x09 Jan/11/2004 As: Director

Bryan's father is called Joe Cranston. He's an actor too.

Bryan grows a beard and a moustache during Malcolm in the Middle hiatus.

Bryan's Malcolm in the Middle favorite episode is the "Rollerskates" (season 1).

Bryan has a dog named Sugar which he saved from a pound.

Bryan loves travelling to Hawaii.

Bryan's wife is called Robin Dearden.

Bryan met his wife on the set of the TV show "Airwolf".

Bryan attended and graduated from Canoga Park High School (Canoga Park, California) in 1974.

Height: 5' 10.5"

Bryan has a daughter called Taylor.

More Trivia
Bryan Cranston Quotes
Bryan: Acting isn't safe. You do it partly because it's dangerous. If you can be happy doing something else... do that. You should only dedicate a life in the arts if you feel you have to. If your art burns inside you, yielding, unquestionable.

Bryan: I wanted to be a professional baseball player until I realized that I brought a new meaning to the word "mediocre."

Bryan: I don't want to say it's not important to win an Emmy, because it is. Would it be important to me personally to win? It would be wonderful; I would be delighted. Is it important for an actor's career? I would say yes. I've got a whole mantel just waiting for those awards to come, a whole big mantel. There's just so much available space. I've got the light fixtures hanging from the ceiling, all ready to shine on them. I dust it off every day.

(2011, on if he's experimented with drugs as his "Breaking Bad" character has)
Bryan: Never meth, but I've had several drug experiences. Pot always just made me sleepy. As a teenager, I had friends who ­wanted to get high and go to concerts. But if I smoked a joint, I would pass out before the first song. As I've gotten older I don't even like drinking, anymore. I had a big birthday not long ago, double nickels, and the metabolism of your body changes when you get to this age. Interestingly, it's the exact opposite problem I had with pot. If I have more than just one glass of wine with dinner, I'll wake up in the middle of the night, not to pee but because of the sugars in the wine. Then I'm not well-rested and the rest of the day is ruined. It's just not worth it.

Bryan: We have a DEA chemist on the seu of 'Breaking Bad.' He taught us how to make methamphetamine, which is a very detailed process. I still have my notes. I didn't want to learn about the back-­alley process. I wanted to know how to make it perfectly, the absolute purest meth, and what equipment and chemicals to use, because that's what my character does. So if I had to, I could make more than just meth; I could make really, really good meth. It has created a very healthy sideline for me if this acting thing ever stops working.

Bryan: I don't need to work, but I love to work and I will make the movie if I would want to go and see it. But if I hear about a story that you could do in a sketch - and a lot of films should be just sketches - then I am not interested in it. I think too many movies attempt to stretch a very small idea. They will make something about a kid trying to lose his virginity while going to college. It's like, 'Really, there is a whole movie about that? You are asking me to spend almost two hours to see some kid trying to get his rocks off?'

Bryan: My face, in repose, is mean. I scare people. You know how some people have a built-in smile? I look like I'm going to eat children.