"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
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 miniseries based on the play.
- Bald of Awesome
- 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, Bryan 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.
Voice Acting Roles