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->''"Thank God I hadn't seen a billion episodes of ''Series/BreakingBad'' like everyone else, otherwise I would have been too intimidated to walk to work [on ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''] with Bryan. I had seen him in a few, but the real reason I wanted Bryan was because of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' - and an episode of ''Series/{{Airwolf}}'' from 1986."''

'''Bryan Lee Cranston''' (born March 7, 1956) is an American actor most famous for his roles as Hal in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' and his Emmy-winning performance as Walter White in ''Series/BreakingBad''[[note]]Four for Lead Drama Actor to be exact, making him one of only two to win that many times in the category[[/note]]. During his youth, he started acting in theaters such as the Granada Theater, though he stopped for a bit until the late 80's since his show business parents weren't too keen on Cranston being in the acting business.

Cranston has also done work as a voice actor, providing voices in English dubs for Japanese anime such as ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' and ''Armitage III'' (sometimes going under the pseudonym "Lee Stone"), though he isn't exactly a big name in the anime industry. His more recent involvements with voice acting were in the animated movie adaptation of ''Batman: Year One'' and ''Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted''. He also won a Tony award for his debut Broadway performance as President UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson in ''Theatre/AllTheWay'', and he is set to reprise the role in an upcoming HBO movie based on the play.
* BaldOfAwesome: When he was doing ''Series/BreakingBad''.
* DyeingForYourArt: He shaved his head several times to play Walter White.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: Far from the self-involved Walter White, Cranston is a family man, a huge baseball fan and a supporter of same-sex marriage. He also has a friendship with co-star Creator/AaronPaul.
!!Film Roles
* 1998 ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' as War Department Colonel
* 2000 ''Film/TheBigThing'' as Roberto Montalban
* 2003 ''Film/NationalLampoon'ThanksgivingFamilyReunion'' as Woodrow Snider
* 2004 ''Film/SeeingOtherPeople'' as Peter
* 2004 ''Film/{{Illusion}}'' as David
* 2006 ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'' as Stan Grossman
* 2011 ''Film/TheLincolnLawyer'' as Detective Lankford
* 2011 ''Film/{{Drive}}'' as Shannon
* 2011 ''Film/{{Detachment}}'' as Richard Dearden
* 2011 ''Film/LarryCrowne'' as Dean Tainot
* 2011 ''Film/{{Contagion}}'' as Haggerty
* 2012 ''Film/RedTails'' as Major William Mortamus
* 2012 ''Film/JohnCarter'' as Colonel Powell
* 2012 ''Film/RockOfAges'' as Mayor Mike Whitmore
* 2012 ''Film/TotalRecall2012'' as Vilos Cohaagen
* 2012 ''Film/{{Argo}}'' as Jack O'Donnell
* 2013 ''Film/ColdComesTheNight'' as Topo
* 2014 ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' as Joe Brody
* 2015 ''Film/{{Trumbo}}'' as Dalton Trumbo
* 2016 ''Theatre/AllTheWay'' (HBO movie) as UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson

!!Television Roles
* He did indeed guest star in ''{{Airwolf}}''.
* 1988 ''Series/RaisingMiranda'' as Uncle Russell
* 19941997 ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' as Dr. Tim Whatley
* 19992001 ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'' as Tim Saksky
* 20002006 ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' as Hal Wilkerson
* 20062013 ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' as Hammond Druthers
* 2007 ''Series/{{Fallen}}'' as Lucifer / The Light Bringer
* 20082013 ''Series/BreakingBad'' as [[Characters/BreakingBadWalterWhite Walter White]]

!!Voice Acting Roles
* 1987 ''Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise'' as Marty Tohn
* 1993 ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' as Snizzard and Twin Man. The original Blue Ranger, Billy Cranston, was named for him.
* 1993 ''Anime/{{Moldiver}}'' as Launch Control
* 1994 ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' as Isamu Alva Dyson
* 1994 ''Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie'' as Fei Long
* 1994 ''Anime/TekkamanBlade'' as Sgt. Miles O'Rourke
* 1996 ''Anime/EagleRiders'' as Joe Thax
* 1997 ''Anime/ArmitageIII'' (the OVA and ''Poly-Matrix'') as Eddie Barrows
* 2011 ''ComicBook/BatmanYearOne'' as James Gordon
* 2012 ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' as Tony Drake
* 2012'' WesternAnimation/Madagascar3EuropesMostWanted'' as Vitaly
* 2016 ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3'' as Po's father