Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor and director who was born on March 7, 1956. He is best known for his roles as Hal in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle (2000-2006) and Walter White in the AMC criminal thriller series Breaking Bad (2008-2013).
Cranston won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times for his work on Breaking Bad (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2014).
Bryan Cranston’s Early Life
Despite being born in Hollywood on March 7th, 1956, Cranston didn’t start his acting career until after he received his undergraduate degree.
However, before abandoning Cranston and his siblings with their mother in 1967, his father did make an effort to obtain such employment but was generally unsuccessful.
Cranston’s father didn’t reappear in his life until he was 22 years old when he and his brother Kyle made touch again in subsequent years, Cranston would claim that much of his portrayal of his father on Breaking Bad was based on his father’s mannerisms.
Cranston revealed one unique childhood memory decades later in the media: When he was 12 years old, he briefly met Charles Manson while horseback riding at the now-famous Spahn Ranch in California, just before the events that are now known as the Manson murders occurred.
Bryan Cranston’s Personal Life
In 1977, Cranston wed author Mickey Middleton; the couple divorced in 1982. He met actress Robin Dearden in 1984 while working on the set of Airwolf, he played the villain, she played a hostage, and they were wed seven years later.
They still have a daughter together, the actress Taylor Dearden, and they are still married today. In 2016, Cranston also found time to release his book, A Life in Parts.
Bryan Cranston’s Career Life
In addition to Saving Private Ryan (1998), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Drive (2011), Argo (2012), Godzilla (2014), and The Upside, Cranston has also starred in a number of other movies (2017).
Additionally, he contributed voice work for the movies Isle of Dogs (2012), Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012).
He twice took home the prize for Outstanding Drama Series after joining the cast as a producer in 2011. Cranston received nine Screen Actors Guild Award nominations and five Golden Globe nominations for Breaking Bad, with one Golden Globe win with four wins.
For his part in Malcolm in the Middle, he was previously nominated three times for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Cranston directed episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad, Modern Family, and The Office in addition to co-creating and occasionally appearing in the crime thriller series Sneaky Pete (2015–2019).
Bryan Cranston’s Winning Awards
For his depiction of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway play All the Way, which he also played in the HBO television film of the same name in 2016, Cranston won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
For his performance as Howard Beale in the play Network at London’s National Theatre, he won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Play in 2018. He later won his second Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for the same role on Broadway.
He was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe Award for his performance as Dalton Trumbo in the 2015 movie Trumbo.
Bryan Cranston’s Social Life
After collecting donations for his Broadway production of All the Way in April 2014, Cranston appeared alongside Idina Menzel, Fran Drescher, and Denzel Washington at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition.
“Dick Van Dyke affected me a lot,” says actor Bryan Cranston. “You know, his physical comedy and his ability to be loose in his body.” He expressed his desire to collaborate with Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, and Dustin Hoffman in a 2016 interview with Larry King.
New Mexico’s Albuquerque was Cranston’s home throughout the production of Breaking Bad. He was a co-owner of Palm Desert, California’s once independent Cinemas Palme d’Or.
On the penultimate day of filming, Cranston and fellow cast member Aaron Paul both received tattoos honoring the final episode of Breaking Bad. Cranston’s tattoo is the show’s emblem on his right ring finger, while Paul’s tattoo is the phrase “no half measures” on his biceps.
Dos Hombres, the signature mezcal created by actor Bryan Cranston and Breaking Bad co-star Aaron Paul, will be available starting in July 2019.
Cranston got COVID-19 in March 2020 and apparently only experienced minor symptoms while recovering. His sense of smell had barely half returned by December 2020, though.
Bryan Cranston’s Net Worth
An American actor, writer, and director by name of Bryan Cranston are worth $40 million. Cranston made most of his money as an actor, starting out on stage and moving up the ladder of show business with recurring roles on Seinfeld as Dr.
Tim Whatley and Malcolm in the Middle as his breakout role. Following that, he was cast in the part that would soon come to define him: Walter White, the homicidal drug kingpin Heisenberg on the AMC original series Breaking Bad.
Bryan Cranston’s Real Estate Assets
For $2.5 million, Cranston bought a beachside house in Ventura County in 2007. After starting the demolition of the old house on the property, he finished the building in 2012.
The completed home was specifically created to meet the most advanced environmental standards; it was Platinum LEED-certified as a green home and had solar panels, rainwater collection tanks, and a number of other ecological elements.
The Cranston residence thus qualifies as a “net-zero home,” that is, one that generates at least as much energy as it consumes.
However, as Cranston stated in an interview with Dwell magazine about the house: “We know we have succeeded if our guests inquire incredulously, ‘This is a green home?'” you wouldn’t know it by looking at the house.
Due to the green requirements, the renovations cost 30% more than a typical refurbishment.
Bryan Cranston has a $40 million net worth as of July 2022.
Bryan Lee Cranston is an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor best known for his work on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and the blockbuster television series Breaking Bad.
This page briefly discusses his biography, work, and methods for generating all of his income.