Bryan Cranston’s Movies and TV Shows: A Retrospective

‘Versatility and Effortlessness’ These two words perfectly describe the famous American actor Bryan Cranston. It is pretty tough to think of any other actor except him who can play any type of character flawlessly with excellence. Bryan Cranston’s movies and TV shows are much talked about in showbiz.

Whether it is comedy, drama, small or starring roles, big movies, or web series, Bryan Cranston is one actor who is ready for anything that the writing team and the director throw at him. 

His popularity exploded when he played the role of Walter White in the drug drama ‘Breaking Bad’. All the Seasons of this web series were immensely loved by viewers and are still, one of the top Netflix shows today. Cranston got huge recognition for this role and it became one of the biggest hits in his career. He bagged many awards and nominations for this particular role.

Other than Walter, he has played several roles in his career which are worthy of abundant credit. He has appeared in numerous television series, stage plays, and video games as well.

Let us take you on a journey that talks about Bryan Cranston’s movies and TV shows, his personal life, early life, and achievements that made him affluently rich and successful.

Bryan Cranston: Biography, Early Life, & Personal Life 

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Bryan Cranston: Biography, Early Life, & Personal Life

Real Name Profession Birth Height Birth Place Nationality Spouse Children
Bryan Lee CranstonActor, Director, Producer, Voice Cast7 March 19565 ft 10 in (177.8 cm)San Fernando Valley, California, USUnited States of AmericaRobin Dearden, Mickey MiddletonTaylor Dearden

Bryan Cranston was born in San Fernando Valley on March 7, 1956, to Joseph Louis Cranston and Peggy Shell. His father was a former amateur boxer and also an actor. His mother was a radio performer. Both his parents were struggling actors. He was also cast in one of the commercials with his father when Cranston was 8. His parents got separated when Cranston was 11 years old. He then started living with his grandparents.

He studied police science at Los Angeles Valley College. He developed an interest in acting and pursued this path as his career. Cranston Moved to New York in the late 1970s. He worked as a security guard, a Universal Life Church minister, a video dating service camera operator, and a

waiter to make money and kept auditioning for different acting roles. He started working as an action in the 1980s.

Talking about his personal life, Cranston has married twice. His first wife was Mickey Middleton whom he was married from 1977 to 1982. He got married for the second time to Robin Dearden in 1989 who was considered one of the hottest Hollywood actresses at that time. He met her on the set of Airwolf in 1984 and married her in 1989. They together have a daughter Taylor Dearden who is also an actor by profession. They live in a beach house in Ventura County, California, which was designed by Cranston himself.

Bryan Cranston believes in making life good for others as he is part of many charitable causes. He supported organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the Amazon Conservation Team.

He was a baseball player and liked collecting baseball memorabilia such as jerseys, pennants, and signed cards. He is a fan of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Dodgers. When he won the third Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor, he thanked his daughter and wife and said he loves them both ‘more than baseball’.

When he was shooting for Breaking Bad, he used to reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The actor and the castmate Aaron Paul who played Jessy got Breaking Bad tattoos on the last day of the shoot. Breaking Bad led an incredible growth in both actors’ film careers.

About Cranston’s hobbies, he likes directing, producing, and writing. He owns a Cessa 206 as he is an enthusiast pilot.

Talking about his health, the actor revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. However, he underwent successful treatment for this disease and has been living cancer-free since then.

Bryan Cranston: Filmography

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Bryan Cranston: Filmography

Bryan Cranston’s movies and TV shows made him what he is today. Let’s start with the number of movies he has worked on in his career. 

List Of All Bryan Cranston Movies

List Of All Bryan Cranston Movies

The following is the list of Bryan Cranston’s movies that he has worked on already and is about to release in the coming years.

YearMovie TitleRole
1981The Call of the Wild: Howl BuckVoice of Manuel/Pete
1982Treasure PlanetVoice of Filipe
1987
Amazon Women on the MoonParamedic #1
1988The Big TurnaroundJim
1990Corporate AffairsDarren
1991Dead SpaceDr. Frank Darden
1992Royal Space Force: The Wings of HonnêamiseVoice of Matti Tohn
1994ErotiqueDr. Robert Stern
The Legend of Drunken MasterAdditional Voices
Clean SlateClub Official
Street Fighter II: The Animated MovieVoice of Fei Long
Macross Plus: International VersionVoice of Isamu Alva Dyson
1995Armitage IIIVoice of Eddie Barrows
1996That Thing You Do!Gus Grissom
Street Corner JusticeFather Brophy
1997Time Under FireBraddock
Strategic CommandPhil Hertzberg
1998Saving Private RyanWar Department Colonel
1999Last ChanceLance
2000The Big ThingRoberto Montalban
Terror TractRon Gatley
2001Ramayana: The Legend of Prince RamaVoice of Lord Rama
2004Seeing Other PeoplePeter
IllusionDavid
2005Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3DVoice of Buzz Aldrin
2006Little Miss SunshineStan Grossman
Intellectual PropertyCSE Radio Host
2007Hard FourLieutenant Bryce Baxter
2010Love RanchJames Pettis
2011The Lincoln LawyerDetective Lankford
DriveShannon
DetachmentRichard Dearden
LeaveEliot
Larry CrowneDean Tainot
Batman: Year OneVoice of James Gordon
ContagionRear Admiral Lyle Haggerty
2012Red TailsMajor William Mortamus
John CarterColonel Powell
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most WantedVoice of Vitaly
Rock of AgesMayor Mike Whitmore
Total RecallChancellor Vilos Cohaagen
ArgoCIA Deputy Director Jack O’Donnell
2013Cold Comes the Night“Topo” Topolewski
Writer’s BlockThe Writer
2014GodzillaJoe Brody
2015TrumboDalton Trumbo
2016Kung Fu Panda 3Voice of Li
Get a JobRoger Davis
The InfiltratorUS Customs Special Agent Robert Mazur/Bob Musella
WakefieldHoward Wakefield
In Dubious BattleSheriff
Why Him?Ned Fleming
2017The Disaster ArtistHimself
Power RangersZordon
The UpsidePhillip Lacasse
Last Flag FlyingSal Nealon
2018Isle of DogsVoice of Chief
2019El Camino: A Breaking Bad MovieWalter White
2020The One and Only IvanMack
Ancient CavesVoice of the Narrator
2022Sell/Buy/DateHimself
Jerry & Marge Go LargeJerry Selbee
2023 Asteroid CityThe Host
2024Argylle (Bryan Cranston’s new movie)Post-production
Everything’s Going to Be Great (Bryan Cranston’s new movie)Shooting

Bryan Cranston TV Shows

Bryan Cranston TV Shows

The following is the list of tv shows that Bryan Cranston has worked on which helped him earn a lot of popularity in the TV industry. 

YearTitleRole
1980To Race the WindQuarterback
1982Crisis CounselorSam
CHiPsBilly Joe
1983–1985LovingDoug Donovan
1985Cover UpTommy Maynard/Frank Lawler
One Life to LiveDean Stella
1986AirwolfRobert Hollis
North and South: Book IIColonel Austin
1986–1996Murder, She WroteBrian East/ Parker Foreman/Jerry Wilber
1987The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic WomanDr.Shepherd
Hill Street BluesPBA Counselor
1987–1991MatlockDr.Harding Fletcher/Brian Emerson
1988Raising MirandaUncle Russell
1989Falcon CrestMartin Randall
BaywatchTom Logan
I Know My First Name Is StevenOfficer Dickenson
1990Hull HighMr. McConnell
Jake and the FatmanJason Miller/Lyle Wicks
Capital NewsCongressman Marple
1991The FlashPhilip “Mark” Moses
Dead SilenceProfessor Harris
1992L.A. LawJames Phillips
1993The Disappearance of NoraPolice Detective
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil Lebaron StoryLawyer
MoldiverTech
Mighty Morphin Power RangersSnizard/Twinman
Super Dimension Century Orguss 02Imperial Officer
1994Tekkaman BladeSergeant Miles O’Rourke
Macross PlusIsamu Dyson
ViperGarrett Berlin
Walker, Texas RangerHank
Days Like ThisBenny
Men Who Hate Women & the Women Who Love ThemDavid
The CompanionAlan
1994–1997SeinfeldDr. Tim Whatley
1995Touched by an AngelDr. Tom Bryant
Brotherly LoveRussell Winslow
Land’s EndMatt McCulla
Nowhere ManSheriff Norman Wade
Extreme BlueNed Landry
Kissing MirandaSpecial Agent Falsey
1996The Louie ShowCurt Sincic
The Rockford Files: Punishment and CrimePatrick Dougherty
1996–1997Eagle RidersVoice of Joe Thax
1996–1998Diagnosis: MurderMartin Rutgers/Walter Mason
1997MoloneyUnknown Role
Babylon 5Ericsson
DogsUnknown Role
Goode BehaviorRecord Executive
Sabrina the Teenage WitchWitch Lawyer
PearlIsaac Perlow
Total SecurityJason Nichols
Alright AlreadyRobert
1998Brooklyn SouthIAB Lieutenant Gordon Denton
From the Earth to the MoonBuzz Aldrin
V.I.P.Colt Arrow
The X-FilesPatrick Crump
Chicago HopeJesus
WorkingLarry Prince
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV ShowRonald “Cheesy” Meezy
19993rd Rock from the SunNeil Diamond Impersonator
The PretenderNeil Roberts
1999–2001The King of QueensTim Sacksky
2000–2001Clerks: The Animated SeriesVarious Roles
2000–2006Malcolm in the MiddleHal
2001Gary & MikeSenator Howard Bilson/Mr. Newton
‘Twas the NightNick Wrigley
The Santa Claus BrothersSanta Claus
2003National Lampoon’s Thanksgiving Family ReunionWoodrow Snider
2003–2005Lilo & Stitch: The SeriesMr. Jameson
2005–2010American Dad!Mr. Winthrop/Bill Publisherman
2006–2020Family GuyHal/Bert/ Dr. Jewish/Himself (live-action)
2006–2013How I Met Your MotherHammond Druthers
2007FallenThe Light Bringer/Lucifer
Thank God You’re HereAlien Superhero/British Rock Star
2008The Hollywood QuadBurton Melrose
2008–2013Breaking BadHeisenberg/Walter “Walt” White
2010–2011Glenn Martin, DDSDrake Stone
2010–2016Saturday Night LiveWalter White/Himself (host)
2011The HandlersJack Powers
2011–2018Robot ChickenVarious roles
2012ArcherCommander Tony Drake
30 RockRon
2012–2013The SimpsonsWalter White (live-action)/Stradivarius Cain
The Cleveland ShowDr. Fist and other roles
2013Big HistoryThe Narrator
2015–2019Sneaky PeteVince Lonigan
2015–2019Super MansionTitanium Rex
2016All the WayLyndon B. Johnson
2017Philip K. Dick’s Electric DreamsSilas Herrick
Curb Your EnthusiasmDr. Lionel Templeton
2018The Dangerous Book for Boys
2019Last Week Tonight with John OliverRichard Sackler
2020Home Movie: The Princess BrideCount Rugen
The StandThe President of the United States
2020–2023Your HonorJudge Michael Desiato
2021AnimalNarrator
2022Better Call SaulHeisenberg/Walter “Walt” White
America’s Game: The Super Bowl ChampionsVoice of Narrator
2023It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia“Mr. Middle”/Himself

TV series directed by Bryan Cranston

TV series directed by Bryan Cranston

Other than Bryan Cranston’s movies and TV shows, he tried his hand at direction as well. the following is the list of series that are directed by the actor himself.

YearTitle
2003–2006Malcolm in the Middle
2006Big Day
Special Unit
2009–2013Breaking Bad
2012–2013Modern Family
2012The Office
2017Sneaky Pete
2021Your Honor

Bryan Cranston -The Best Stars in Theatre Careers

Bryan Cranston -The Best Stars in Theatre Careers

Bryan Cranston’s movies and TV shows have made him a renowned actor in the American film industry. However, the actor has also given some commendable stage performances in his career.

YearTitleVenueRole
1987The Steven Weed Show
1992The Taming of the ShrewShakespeare Santa CruzA Pendant/Christopher Sly
1992A Doll’s HouseTorvald Helmer
2006The God of HellGeffen PlayhouseWelch
2007Chapter Two Pollak TheatreGeorge Schneider
2013–2014All the Way American Repertory Theater    Neil Simon TheatreLyndon B. Johnson
2017–2019Network Royal National Theatre  Belasco TheatreHoward Beale

Bryan Cranston-Video Games

Bryan Cranston-Video Games

Other than Hollywood movies and TV shows, Bryan Cranston has also appeared in Video games in his career.

YearTitleRole
2012Madagascar 3: The Video GameVoice of Vitaly
2014Family Guy: The Quest for StuffHimself (voice)

Bryan Cranston: List Of Nominations and Awards

Bryan Cranston: List Of Nominations and Awards

Due to his powerful screen performance, fans eagerly wait for Bryan Cranston’s new movie. He has bagged many nominations and awards for his contribution to the industry. The following is the list of awards and nominations received by the actor in his career. 

Emmy Awards

The Emmy Awards are presented to artists in several areas of television and evolving media for outstanding contributions to the industry.

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2002Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesMalcolm in the MiddleNominated
2003Nominated
2006Nominated
2008Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Breaking BadWon
2009Won
2010Won
2012Outstanding Drama SeriesNominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
2013Outstanding Drama SeriesWon
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
2014Outstanding Drama SeriesWon
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesWon
2016Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie All the WayNominated
Outstanding Television MovieNominated
2018Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesCurb Your EnthusiasmNominated

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA (British Academy Film Awards) is an annual award show that is presented to artists to honor them for their finest British and global contributions to film.

YearCategoryNominated WorkResult
2016Best Actor in a Leading RoleTrumboNominated

Academy Awards

Also known as the Oscars, the Academy Awards are presented to recognize the excellent contribution of artists in the entertainment industry.

YearCategoryNominated WorkResult
2016Best ActorTrumboNominated

Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globe Awards are presented to the artist for their excellent contribution to American as well as global film and TV.

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2003Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionMalcolm in the MiddleNominated
2011Best Actor in a Television Series – DramaBreaking BadNominated
2012Nominated
2013Nominated
2014Won
Best Television Series – DramaWon
2016Best Actor in a Motion Picture – DramaTrumboNominated
2017Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture – TelevisionAll the WayNominated
2021Your HonorNominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Founded in 1995, the Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented to artists to recognize their contribution to prime-time television and film.

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2010Outstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesBreaking BadNominated
2011Nominated
2012Nominated
Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2013Outstanding Ensemble in a Motion PictureArgoWon
Outstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesBreaking BadWon
Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2014Outstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesWon
Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama SeriesWon
2016Outstanding Actor in a Motion PictureTrumboNominated
Outstanding Ensemble in a Motion PictureNominated
2017Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesAll the WayWon

Critics’ Choice Awards

Critics’ Choice Awards

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and Critics’ Choice Television Awards are presented for outstanding achievements in movies, documentaries, and television. It has been presented to artists annually since 1995.

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2012Best Television Drama Series ActorBreaking BadWon
2013Won
2014Nominated
2016Best Movie ActorTrumboNominated

Directors Guild of America

The Directors Guild of America was founded in 1936 as the Screen Directors Guild. This award represents the interest of movie and TV series directors in the US motion picture industry and abroad.

YearCategoryNominated workResult
2013Outstanding Directorial Achievement – Television Comedy SeriesModern FamilyNominated
2014Nominated
Outstanding Directorial Achievement – Television Drama SeriesBreaking Bad (“Blood Money”)Nominated

Bryan Cranston’s Net Worth and Salary

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Bryan Cranston’s Net Worth and Salary

Working as an Actor, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Television Director, Film director, Television producer, and Film Producer, Bryan Cranston’s net worth is $45 million. He made this fortune majorly as an actor.

Out of all of Bryan Cranston’s movies and TV shows, his role in Breaking Bad as Walter White was the most prominent and high-profile. This show became increasingly popular and made him earn $225000 per episode.

In 2007, he purchased a $2.5 million beachfront home in Ventura County. Later on, he demolished the property and reconstructed a platinum LEED-certified house with all the top-notch environmental specifications such as solar panels, rainwater harvesting tanks, other high-end ecological features, etc.

This made his house qualify for net-zero home which means it produces as much energy as it uses. In an interview with a magazine, Cranston mentioned that the renovation of his house cost him 30% more than a standard one as he added green specifications to it.

In Feb 2021, Cranston and his wife put their home for sale for $4.995 million. But it sold off at a whopping $5.45 million in April of the same year.

Bryan Cranston purchased a Central Park West Coop in Sep 2021 for worth $5.6 million. His annual income is over $4 million. So, Bryan Cranston’s net worth is $45 million. 

Here is the net worth growth of the actor based on different years.

Bryan Cranston’s Net Worth in 2023$45 Million
Bryan Cranston’s Net Worth in 2022$41 Million
Bryan Cranston’s Net Worth in 2021$37 Million
Bryan Cranston’s Net Worth in 2020$34 Million
Bryan Cranston’s Net Worth in 2019$32 Million
Bryan Cranston’s Net Worth in 2018$30 Million

Frequently Asked Questions About Bryan Cranston

What is Bryan Cranston’s net worth?

Bryan Cranston‘s net worth is $45 Million.

What is the age of Bryan Cranston?

He was born on 07, March 1956, so Bryan Cranston is 67 years old.

Why Bryan Cranston is so popular?

Bryan Cranston’s movies and TV shows and his performance have made him earn abundant popularity.

How much does Bryan Cranston make annually?

Bryan Cranston makes $4 Million annually.

What is the height of Bryan Cranston?

The height of Bryan Cranston is 5 ft 10 inches (1.78m).

What is the name of Bryan Cranston’s wife?

Bryan Cranston married twice. His first wife is Mickey Middleton whom he married between 1977–1982. He remarried Robin Dearden in 1989.

Is Breaking Bad Based on a true story?

No, this story is completely fiction.

Why Breaking Bad so famous?

The well-written story, script, direction, and performance of Bryan Cranston and other actors made Breaking Bad a huge success and fame.

End Note: Bryan Cranston’s movies and TV shows

Despite being a late bloomer, Bryan Cranston has made remarkable growth in his career. Most of his movies and shows are commercially successful and made millions in the showbiz industry. He has bagged many awards for his performance, especially for playing the role of Walter White in Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston’s net worth is more than many successful actors in Hollywood. 

He spent his early life being part of small gigs, local theater, and a role in the soap opera. Cranston made a sharp growth in his career when he started playing high-profile roles in the late 90s. 

Bryan Cranston’s movies and TV shows are much-liked among audiences irrespective of age.

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