"Thank God I hadn't seen a billion episodes of Breaking Bad like everyone else, otherwise I would have been too intimidated to walk to work [on Godzilla (2014)] with Bryan. I had seen him in a few, but the real reason I wanted Bryan was because of Malcolm in the Middle - and an episode of Airwolf from 1986."Bryan Lee Cranston (born March 7, 1956) is an American actor most famous for his roles as Hal in Malcolm in the Middle and his Emmy-winning performance as Walter White in Breaking Badnote . 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 Macross Plus 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 Lyndon Johnson in All The Way, and he is set to reprise the role in an upcoming HBO movie based on the play.
- Bald of Awesome: When he was doing Breaking Bad.
- Dyeing for Your Art: He shaved his head several times to play Walter White.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: 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 Aaron Paul.
- 1998 Saving Private Ryan as War Department Colonel
- 2000 The Big Thing as Roberto Montalban
- 2003 National Lampoon'Thanksgiving Family Reunion as Woodrow Snider
- 2004 Seeing Other People as Peter
- 2004 Illusion as David
- 2006 Little Miss Sunshine as Stan Grossman
- 2011 The Lincoln Lawyer as Detective Lankford
- 2011 Drive as Shannon
- 2011 Detachment as Richard Dearden
- 2011 Larry Crowne as Dean Tainot
- 2011 Contagion as Haggerty
- 2012 Red Tails as Major William Mortamus
- 2012 John Carter as Colonel Powell
- 2012 Rock of Ages as Mayor Mike Whitmore
- 2012 Total Recall (2012) as Vilos Cohaagen
- 2012 Argo as Jack O'Donnell
- 2013 Cold Comes the Night as Topo
- 2014 Godzilla (2014) as Joe Brody
- 2015 Trumbo as Dalton Trumbo
- 2016 All The Way (HBO movie) as Lyndon Johnson
- 2016 The Infiltrator as Robert Mazur / Bob Musella
- 2017 Power Rangers (2017) as Zordon.
- He did indeed guest star in Airwolf.
- 1988 Raising Miranda as Uncle Russell
- 1994–1997 Seinfeld as Dr. Tim Whatley
- 1999–2001 The King of Queens as Tim Saksky
- 2000–2006 Malcolm in the Middle as Hal Wilkerson
- 2006–2013 How I Met Your Mother as Hammond Druthers
- 2007 Fallen as Lucifer / The Light Bringer
- 2008–2013 Breaking Bad as Walter White
Voice Acting Roles
- 1987 Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise as Marty Tohn
- 1993 Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers as Snizzard and Twin Man. The original Blue Ranger, Billy Cranston, was named for him.
- 1993 Moldiver as Launch Control
- 1994 Macross Plus as Isamu Alva Dyson
- 1994 Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie as Fei Long
- 1994 Tekkaman Blade as Sgt. Miles O'Rourke
- 1996 Eagle Riders as Joe Thax
- 1997 Armitage III (the OVA and Poly-Matrix) as Eddie Barrows
- 2011 Batman: Year One as James Gordon
- 2012 Archer as Tony Drake
- 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted as Vitaly
- 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 as Li Shan