Bryan Cranston

Bryan Lee Cranston is an American actor, voice actor, screenwriter, director and producer. He is best known for portraying Walter White on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad, Hal on the Fox comedy series Malcolm in the Middle, Tim Sacksky on the CBS comedy series King of Queens, and Dr. Tim Whatley on the NBC comedy series Seinfeld. For Breaking Bad, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times , including three consecutive wins . After becoming one of the producers of Breaking Bad in 2011, he also won the award for Outstanding Drama Series twice.

Cranston was born in Hollywood, California, the son of Audrey Peggy , a radio actress, and Joseph Louis Joe Cranston , an actor and former amateur boxer. He is the second of their three children. He was raised partly by his grandparents, living on their poultry farm in the Canoga Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. His father was of Irish, AustrianJewish, and German descent, while his maternal grandparents were German immigrants. He has stated that his parents were broken people and that they were incapacitated as far as parenting, causing the family to lose their house in a foreclosure.

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