Mar. 7th, 1956
San Fernando Valley, California, USA
5' 10 1/2
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Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, writer and director. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Walter White in the AMC drama series Breaking Bad, for which he has won three consecutive Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series EmmyAwards, and as Hal, the father in the Fox situation comedy Malcolm in the Middle. Other notable roles include Dr. Tim Whatley on Seinfeld, Doug Heffernan's neighbor in The King of Queens, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin in From the Earth to the Moon, and Ted Mosby's boss on How I Met Your Mother.
- Once did voice acting for the English dubbing of Japanese Animation (or Anime), under the name "Lee Stone".
- Impersonated 'Brad Garrett (I)' (qv)'s _"Everybody Loves Raymond" (1996)_ (qv) voice shortly after losing to him for the second year in a row at the 2004 Emmy Awards. The crowd laughed hysterically, as did 'Brad Garrett (I)' (qv) himself.
- Got his start at the Granada Theatre in the San Fernando Valley, California.
- In the original Armitage III Polymatrix 4 episode home video release (also know as an OAV), he's listed as "Lee Stone", but in the movie edition of the same name, he's listed under his real name "Bryan Cranston".
- Was singled out by frequent _"Malcolm in the Middle" (2000)_ (qv) director 'Todd Holland (I)' (qv) during his Emmy speech in 2001. Cranston had been overlooked that year, and Holland proclaimed that he would "stand up here soon." Cranston was subsequently nominated for the first-time the next year.
- Directed three episodes of _"Malcolm in the Middle" (2000)_ (qv) during its fifth season. The episodes were "Vegas," "Dirty Magazine," and "Experiment".
- Met his wife 'Robin Dearden' (qv) on the set of the show _"Airwolf" (1984)_ (qv). He was playing the villain of the week, and she was his hostage (held at gunpoint).
- At one point considered becoming a police officer, and went to high school, and was friends with, Daniel Cameron.