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[30] That same year he made his second appearance for a recurring role on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens, playing Doug Heffernan's neighbor, Tim Sacksky. Pete and Badger give Jesse the money they … Scott MacArthur. He also portrayed town councilman James "Big Jim" Rennie on the CBS series Under the Dome (2013–2015) and currently plays mob boss Clay "Uncle Daddy" Husser on … Cranston was raised in Canoga Park, California. TheHDRoom He eventually walked out on the family when Cranston was 11 years old, and they did not see each other again until a 22-year-old Cranston and his brother Kyle decided to track him down. For portraying Dalton Trumbo in the film Trumbo (2015), he garnered acclaim and the nominations for the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award, all for Best Actor in a Leading Role. [1] After becoming a producer of the show in 2011, he also won the award for Outstanding Drama Series twice. In 1996, he played the first of his two biographical roles as an astronaut when he portrayed Gus Grissom in the film That Thing You Do! To celebrate the launch of Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Prime Video, the stars of the series recommend the essential episodes that you need to rewatch. In 2019, his production company Moonshot Entertainment signed a deal with Warner Bros. 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He began his career as a child actor and achieved a career breakthrough with his supporting role as Landry Clarke in the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights (2006–11). Favorite actor from Breaking Bad? Pete then devises a plan to make it appear that Jesse fled to Mexico after trading Pete's Ford Thunderbird for the El Camino. Mr. Pinkman. In 2014, Cranston earned a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of president Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway play All the Way, a role he reprised in HBO's 2016 television film of the same name. He also had a guest role in late 2006 on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, playing Ted Mosby's obnoxious co-worker and former boss Hammond Druthers. He also recalled the time during season five when Jesse, Walt, and Mike used … Also, following the success of Breaking Bad, the year 2014 saw reports of Cranston developing new TV projects in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television. The family has a beach house in Ventura County, California, which Cranston designed. Status Ended; Network AMC; Premiered 2008-01-21T02:00:00Z. He is well known for playing Drug Enforcement Administration agent Hank Schrader on the AMC series Breaking Bad (2008–2013), for which he received critical acclaim. KidSmartz raises money for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children by donating half the proceeds from sales. [43] In 2016, it was announced that he would star in an episode of the Channel 4/Amazon Video series Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, and would also serve as an executive producer on the series. [48] In 2016, Cranston voiced Li, the biological father of Po, in Kung Fu Panda 3. Sonia. Cranston's work on the series was met with widespread critical acclaim, winning him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in each of the show's first three seasons and being nominated in 2012 and 2013 for seasons four and five (winning again in 2014 for the second half of season 5). Jesse Lon Plemons (born April 2, 1988) is an American actor. 5 Seasons; All comments. Larry was seen in Home Alone as officer Balzak but also played iconic roles such as Mr. Heckles on F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Tom Pepper on Sienfeld & Old Joe in Breaking Bad. [75][76], Cranston is a lifelong fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1998, he appeared in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, as one-armed War Department Colonel I.W. email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220. Bryan Lee Cranston was born on March 7, 1956,[4] in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California,[5] the second of three children born to Annalisa (née Sell; 1923–2004), a radio actress, and Joseph Louis Cranston (1924–2014), an actor and former amateur boxer. Junkyard owner Old Joe only appeared in two episodes of Breaking Bad, but Larry Hankin will be back for El Camino. [44][45], On July 16, 2014, it was announced that Cranston would star in an HBO adaptation of his hit play All the Way. Producer. He is known for his major film roles as Charley Butts in Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Ace in Running Scared (1986), and Carl Alphonse in Billy Madison (1995). It was eventually released on January 11, 2019. He is best known for his role of Landry Clarke in the TV … The fifth and final season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad premiered on July 15, 2012, and concluded on September 29, 2013 on AMC in the United States and Canada. Yeah! [22][23] He also worked as a waiter, night-shift security guard at the gates of a private LA community, truck loader, camera operator for a video dating service, and CCTV security guard at a supermarket. [36] In 2012, he starred in the remake of the 1990 film Total Recall, as Chancellor Vilos Cohaagen, the corrupted president of a fictional war-ravaged United Federation of Britain. [65] On July 8, 1989,[66] he married Robin Dearden,[67] whom he had met on the set of the series Airwolf in 1984; he was playing the villain of the week and she played a hostage he held at gunpoint. MainSupporting MainSupporting In the 1970s he got his start in acting for TV and short films. The show was followed in 2015 by the prequel series Better Call Saul, created by Gilligan and Peter Gould, and in 2019 by the film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, directed by Gilligan.The following is a list of characters from both series and the feature film. Cranston's memoir, A Life in Parts, was published on October 11, 2016, became a New York Times bestseller, and received positive reviews. [57], In 2017, he acted the role of Phillip Lacasse, a wealthy paraplegic in the movie The Upside along with Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman. His theatrical credits include starring roles in The God of Hell, Chapter Two, The Taming of the Shrew, A Doll's House, Barefoot in the Park, Eastern Standard, Wrestlers and The Steven Weed Show, for which he won a Drama-Logue Award. "The Expanse" Cast Share Their Must-Watch Episodes. It consists of 16 episodes, each running approximately 47 minutes in length except for the final two which run at 53 minutes each. Walter teams up with former student Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul), to manufacture and sell methamphetamine to ensure the well-being of Walter's family after he dies. Oscars 2018— Favorite Movie Poster "Breaking Bad" Deaths "The Expanse" Cast Share Their Must-Watch Episodes. Director: Vince Gilligan Writers: Vince Gilligan, Vince Gilligan (based on "Breaking Bad" by) All Cast & Crew. In 1998, at age 10, Jesse appeared in the movie Finding North.Since then he has appeared in a handful of movies and films including Battleship, Paul, and Observe and Report.. Breaking Bad is in anyone's conversation about the greatest TV shows of the 21st century. [74], In July 2019, Cranston donated to the Congressional Election Campaign of Valerie Plame for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district. [29] Later that year he had a small role in Babylon 5 as Ericsson, a starship captain who sacrifices himself as part of a plan to save the galaxy. [61], In April 2014, Cranston presented at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Easter Bonnet Competition with Idina Menzel, Fran Drescher, and Denzel Washington, after raising donations at his Broadway show All the Way. Unfortunately it makes it impossible to view Cranston's performance as New Orleans judge Michael Desiato in Your Honor without comparisons to Breaking Bad. He has also appeared in several acclaimed films, such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Drive (2011), Argo (2012), Godzilla (2014), and The Upside (2017). 1 Biography 2 Appearances 2.1 Breaking Bad 2.2 Better Call Saul 3 Video Jonathan Banks was born in Washington D.C. in 1947 and dropped out of Indiana University to work with a touring company as a stage manager. 1947 [8] Cranston starred in the short-lived series Raising Miranda in 1988. [2][12][13] His father held many jobs before deciding to become an actor, but did not secure enough roles to provide for his family. Get some picks 'Tenet' Fan Theories: What We Got Right (and Wrong) On this … That same year, he played his second astronaut role when he portrayed Buzz Aldrin in the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon. [32] Cranston reprised his role in a cutaway gag during the Family Guy episode "I Take Thee Quagmire", killing Lois (his wife on Malcolm in the Middle) with a refrigerator door, and in a leaked alternate ending of Breaking Bad with Jane Kaczmarek reprising her role as Lois. The film was released on March 23, 2018. Television. | [77] Growing up, he was a huge Los Angeles Rams fan until they moved to St. Louis, but he states "they won him back" after their return to Los Angeles. He also lent his voice to several episodes of the animated series Robot Chicken. Gold Derby We pay for videos too . Gloria Sandoval. From 2008 to 2013, Cranston starred in the AMC series Breaking Bad, created by Vince Gilligan, in which he played Walter White, a high-school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. [9][10][11] He has an older brother, Kyle, and a younger sister, Amy. 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