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Bryan Cranston is a renowned actor, director, producer, and screenwriter in Hollywood.
This American actor achieved sky-rocketing popularity because of his exceptional performance as Walter White in the AMC show 'Breaking Bad'.
Bryan Cranston is also known for another character Hal in the Fox tv series 'Malcolm in the Middle'. He earned the prestigious Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series on a number of occasions. The 'Breaking Bad' show was televised from (2008-2013) and got him a Golden Globe. Bryan Cranston has won many other highly esteemed awards like Tony Award and Laurence Olivier Award for several plays. He is also known for his performances in popular movies like 'Saving Private Ryan' (1998), 'Little Miss Sunshine' (2006), 'Godzilla' (2014), and 'The Upside' (2017). Some of his noted voice-overs in animated movies are 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' (2012), and 'Kung Fu Panda 3' (2016) as Po the biological father. Bryan Cranston in his autobiography 'A Life In Parts' that got published in 2016 talked extensively about his amazing journey in films and television.
If you want to discover more about his contribution to the entertainment world, childhood, and net worth. Keep reading the following sections.
Cranston's glorious acting career and immense contribution to the entertainment industry have enabled him to amass a net worth of $40 million.
Bryan Cranston received a whopping $225,000 per episode of 'Breaking Bad' till the completion of the television series in 2013. However, there is no information about his annual earnings.
He played the role of Douglas Donovan in the ABC soap opera called 'Loving'. This fabulous actor is 5 ft 10 in (177 cm) tall.
As of 2022, he is 66 years old. He bloomed from a theater actor to a big screen biggie.
Bryan Lee Cranston was born to Annalisa and Joseph Louis Cranston on March 7, 1956 in Los Angeles, U.S. His mother was a radio actress and his father was a novice boxer and actor. His father Joseph had an Austrian-Jewish, German lineage, and his mother had Irish descent. They had three children Kyle Cranston, Bryan Lee Cranston, and Amy Cranston. All the kids were brought up in Canoga Park, Los Angeles. His father left home when Bryan was only 11 years. The kids were raised by their maternal grandparents in Yucaipa, California. However, he was by the side of his father until his death in 2014.
He finished his schooling at Canoga Park High School, and while in school he participated in the chemistry club. Cranston also pursued an associate degree in police science, which is a study and research of police work at Los Angeles Valley College in 1976. He also took an elective in acting that set the foundation for his future career.
Cranston was married twice in his life. He was married first to Mickey Middleton, who was a writer by profession from (1977-1982). His next marriage was to Robin Dearden on July 8, 1989. Cranston met Robin in the show Airwolf in 1984. They have a daughter actress Taylor Dearden, who was born on February 12, 1993. She was given a small role by her director's father in 'Breaking Bad', in a special episode called 'No Mas'.
In his college days, Cranston started with regional theater like Granada Theater in the San Fernando Valley. He played the role of Douglas Donovan in the soap opera on ABC called 'Loving' (1983-1985). He did small roles in 'Raising Miranda' (1988), and 'Baywatch' (1989). Bryan did voice-overs in English for Japanese anime like 'Macross Plus', 'Armitage III: Poly-Matrix' and 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers'. He appeared in the recurring role of Dr. Tim Whatley, on 'Seinfeld' (1994-1997), and Tim Sacksky in 'The King Of Queens' on CBS. In 1996, he played the role of Gus Grissom in the movie 'That Thing You Do!'. Another biographical role he played was the astronaut called Buzz Aldrin in 'From the Earth to the Moon' an HBO mini-series. Cranston appeared in tv shows like 'The X-Files', and co-developed popular shows like 'Sneaky Pete' (2015-2019). He was also the director of a few episodes of the hit TV shows like 'Breaking Bad', 'Modern Family', 'Malcolm In The Middle', and 'The Office'. He got theatrical success in 'The God Of Hell', 'Chapter Two', 'A Doll's House', 'Barefoot In The Park' and 'The Steven Weed Show'.
He got his recognition from the comedy series 'Malcolm In The Middle' and the AMC series 'Breaking Bad' (2008-2013). Bryan made guest appearances in TV shows like 'The Flash', 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch', 'How I Met Your Mothers' and 'Fallen'. Cranston made a name in films through his roles in 'The Lincoln Lawyer', 'Drive', 'Godzilla', and 'Contagion'. He also gave voiceovers in animated movies like 'Batman: Year One' (2011), 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted', and 'Robot Chicken'.
He has created an instructional DVD KidSmartz, which is specially designed by him for the safety of the kids from child abductors. He contributes half of the money generated from the sale of the DVD's to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. In 2014, he raised donations for the Broadway show All the Way.
He won the Primetime Emmy Award four times as an Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2014) for the television show 'Breaking Bad'. As a producer of the show in 2011, he was awarded twice for the Outstanding Drama Series. This show brought him great luck as it got him five nominations for the Golden Globe and nine nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award. Cranston bagged one Golden Globe and four Screen Actors Guild Awards for this iconic show. He was also nominated thrice for his performance in 'Malcolm in the Middle' in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He earned the Tony Award for Best Actor for a play called All the Way, and he won the Laurence Oliver Award for the Best Actor in a play 'Network' at National Theater in London. In 2015, he got nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film 'Trumbo'. He was nominated for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and BAFTA Award.
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