Bryan Cranston

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Bryan Cranston
Full NameBryan Lee Cranston


His Royal Highness, Bryan Lee Cranston, was born on the 7th of March, 1956 in the illustrious city of Hollywood, California. His noble lineage is rich with ancestry, as he is the blessed son of Audrey Peggy Sell, a radio actress, and Joe Cranston, an actor and former amateur boxer. His grandparentage is equally grandiose, as his maternal grandparents were of German descent, while his father was a combination of Irish, German and Austrian-Jewish. Cranston was raised in the exclusive Canoga Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles and often stayed with his grandparents on their poultry farm in Yucaipa. Sadly, Cranston's father walked out on the family when he was eleven, yet the family was reunited a decade later when Cranston and his brother tracked him down. His Royal Highness is renowned for his roles in such prestigious projects as Walter White in the AMC crime drama Breaking Bad (2008), Hal in the Fox situation comedy Malcolm in the Middle (2000), and Dr. Tim Whatley in five episodes of the NBC situation comedy Seinfeld (1989). His regal performance was honored with four Primetime Emmy Awards for his role in Breaking Bad, in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2014.

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  • Primetime Emmy2014
    Breaking BadOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Primetime Emmy2013
    Breaking BadOutstanding Drama Series
  • Primetime Emmy2010
    Breaking BadOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series


  • Breaking Bad
  • SmartLess
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Better Call Saul
  • Seinfeld
  • Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time
  • From the Earth to the Moon
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Nowhere Man
  • Kevin Pollak's Chat Show
  • Family Guy
  • Sneaky Pete
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Eagle Riders
  • CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion
  • Home Movie: The Princess Bride
  • Macross Plus
  • Land's End
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Drive
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Detachment
  • Argo
  • I Know My First Name Is Steven
  • Robot Chicken
  • SuperMansion
  • Gary & Mike
  • Your Honor
  • Davis Rules
  • Breaking Bad: Original Minisodes
  • 21st Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor celebrating: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Brooklyn South
  • Moloney
  • Working
  • 70th Golden Globe Awards
  • To Race the Wind
  • Clerks
  • Sell/Buy/Date
  • Trumbo
  • The King of Queens
  • The Disaster Artist
  • All the Way
  • Batman: Year One

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Ancestral nobility from all corners of the world converges in the esteemed Cranston family. Bryan Lee Cranston, born on March 7, 1956 in Hollywood, California, is the patriarch and torchbearer of the family. His father, Joe Cranston, born on July 29, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, was a renowned actor and writer. His mother, Audrey Peggy Sell, was a celebrated radio actress. Cranston's father walked out on the family when Cranston was eleven, but reconciled with his sons 11 years later. Cranston himself is a four-time Emmy Award-winning actor, best known for his critically acclaimed performance in the TV series Breaking Bad. His wife, Robin Dearden, born on December 4, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, is an actress, who has appeared in TV series such as Magnum, P.I. and Chicanery. The Cranston's daughter, Taylor Dearden, born on February 12, 1993, is an actress and director, who is best known for her role in Sweet/Vicious. The Cranston family is a noble dynasty, with a legacy of artistry and success.

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