Bryan Cranston: Breaking Bad, Age, Bio, Net Worth

Bryan Cranston is an American actor and director whose role as Walter White on the AMC series, “Breaking Bad” is regarded as one of the best performances in television history. Cranston also rose to popularity for his role as Hal on the Fox sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle” and Dr. Tim Whatley on the NBC sitcom “Seinfeld”.

Bryan Cranston
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Cranston even has won four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series also several times nominations. He has also appeared in several acclaimed films, “Saving Private Ryan”, “Little Miss Sunshine”, “Drive”, “Argo”, and “Godzilla”.


Quick Bio

Celebrated Name Bryan Cranston
Age 65 Years
Nick Name Cranston
Birth Name Bryan Lee Cranston
Birth Date 1956-03-07
Gender Male
Profession Actor
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Place Of Birth Hollywood, California
Father Joseph Louis (Died in 2014)
Mother Audrey Peggy
Siblings 2
Brothers Kyle Cranston
Sisters Amy Cranston
Horoscope Pisces
Religion Unknown
High School Canoga Park High School
College / University Los Angeles Valley College
Marital Status Married
Wife Mickey Middleton (Ex) divorced in April 1982
Spouse Robin Dearden (Present Wife)
Married Date 8th July 1989 (Robin Dearden) and November 1977 (Mickey Middleton)
Children Taylor Dearden (Daughter)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $30 Million
Salary Will Update Soon
Height 5 ft 10.5 in
Weight 76 Kg
Chest Size 40 in
Arms/Biceps 14 in or 35½ cm
Waist Size 34 in or 86 cm
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Green
Shoe Size 10.5 US
Dress Size Unknown
Famous For For playing Hal in Malcolm, Walter White in Breaking Bad, in Saving Private Ryan, Drive and Godzilla
Awards Won Laurence Olivier Award, Primetime Emmy Award, and more
Body Type Average
Endorsement TV commercial for Excedrin (1996), Honda Accord (2000), Esurance
Source of Wealth Acting Career

Early Life of Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston was born on March 7, 1956, in Hollywood, California, United States. His birth name is Bryan Lee Cranston. His nationality is American. Cranston belongs to mixed(Austrian, German, Irish) ethnicity while Pisces is his zodiac sign.

Cranston is the son of Joseph Louis Cranston(father) and Annalisa(mother). His father was Austrian-Jewish, German, and Irish descent actor and former amateur boxer while his mother was a radio actress. Bryan was raised in Canoga Park, California along with his elder brother named Kyle and younger sister, Amy.

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However, his father walked out of the family when Cranston was 11 years old, because of financial condition and didn’t meet until Bryan and Kyle tracked him after 11 years. Eventually, his family lost their home in foreclosure, and Bryan and his siblings were partly raised by their grandparents.

Bryan Cranston attended the Canoga Park High School after then he graduated from Los Angeles Valley College with an associate’s degree in police science. During his college days, he found theater and acting to be his future after he selected acting as one of his elective subjects.

After graduating in 1976, he decided to pursue his acting career. However, Cranston wanted to become a police officer when he was a child.


  • Cranston began his acting career with ‘Granada Theater’ in the San Fernando Valley, California. Initially, he took up odd jobs, working as a waiter, a truck loader, and a security guard. In the 1980s, he started getting small roles and advertisements.
  • From 1983 to 1985, Cranston played ‘Douglas Donovan’ in the ‘ABC’ TV series ‘Loving.’ In 1988, he played ‘Russell’ in the ‘CBS’ series ‘Raising Miranda.’ He lent his voice to the dubbed English version of the Japanese anime ‘Macross Plus’ and to the series ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.’
  • In the 1990s, Bryan Cranston played characters that helped him showcase his acting prowess. From 1994 to 1997, he played ‘Dr. Tim Whatley’ in ‘Seinfeld,’ a sitcom aired on ‘NBC.’ His role was that of a dentist, who made recurring appearances in the series. In 1998, Cranston played the astronaut ‘Buzz Aldrin’ in the ‘HBO’ miniseries ‘From the Earth to the Moon.’ The same year, he played an American colonel in the highly acclaimed Steven Spielberg movie ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ In 1999, he directed the movie ‘Last Chance.’ He acted in various stage plays too, such as ‘The God of Hell,’ and ‘A Doll’s House.’

  • In 2000, Bryan Cranston’s career got a major boost when was selected for a leading role in ‘Malcolm in the Middle.’ It was a comedy series aired on ‘Fox.’ Cranston played ‘Hal,’ the immature father of five children. He was part of the cast until the series went off the air in 2006. His role in the series fetched him three ‘Emmy Award’ nominations for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.’ Cranston has also directed several episodes of this series.

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  • From 2008 to 2013, Cranston played ‘Walter White’ in the ‘AMC’ crime drama ‘Breaking Bad,’ which was a major milestone of his career. He portrayed a teacher diagnosed with cancer, who starts manufacturing prohibited drugs in order to ensure the financial soundness of his family after his death. Cranston performed this challenging role very convincingly. His performance won him the ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series’ for three consecutive seasons. He received five ‘Golden Globe’ nominations and one win for the same role. Cranston was the producer of the fourth and fifth seasons of the series and directed a few episodes too.

  • Cranston has produced an instructional DVD called ‘KidSmartz,’ aimed at ensuring child safety in the digital world. It talks about the ways to stay safe from predators on the internet. He donates a part of its sales proceeds to the ‘National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.’
  • In 2014, Cranston played ‘Lyndon B. Johnson’ in the ‘Broadway’ play ‘All The Way.’ His performance earned him the ‘Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.’ In 2015, he played ‘Dalton Trumbo’ in the movie ‘Trumbo.’ It was a biographical movie based on the life of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo. His performance received immense critical acclaim and earned Cranston his first ‘Academy Award’ nomination. In 2016, Bryan Cranston lent his voice to the character of ‘Li,’ the biological father of ‘Po,’ in ‘Kung Fu Panda 3.’

Who is Bryan Cranston Married?

Bryan Cranston has been married twice throughout his entire life to date. Cranston first got married to Mickey Middleton, a writer. The couple got married on November 10, 1977, but couldn’t continue their marriage life and divorced in 1982.

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After then Cranston met the beautiful lady, Robin Dearden on the set of the series, “Airwolf” in 1984. They started dating and after five years they got married on July 8, 1989. The couple together shares a daughter named Taylor Dearden Cranston. His daughter, Taylor played an extra in the “Breaking Bad” episode “No Más” and also in Sweet/Vicious.

Is Bryan Cranston A Millionaire?

Bryan Cranston has a well earning through his career as an actor and producer. Considering all the hard works and time that Cranston has put into his career, he has managed to amass a great fortune of the amount in million dollars through his several movies and TV shows. Cranston enjoys his fortune which is estimated to be $30 million.

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Cranston also earns an annual salary of $150 thousand per series. With the fortune in million dollars, Karl has managed to live a lavish and luxurious lifestyle.

Body Measurements of Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston has a well-maintained body physique. Being an actor, Cranston seems to be more concerned about his fitness and health. Cranston stands tall with a height of 5ft. 11inch.(1.80m) while his body weighs around 85kg(187 lbs).

He has a body measurement of 40-34-16 inches with a Chest of 40 inches, a Waist of 34 inches, and Biceps of 16 inches. Cranston is a handsome guy with a fair complexion and blue eyes and dark brown hair.

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