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June 30, 2014

Bryan Cranston net worth

By Suren Prasad

Author: Suren Prasad

Bryan Cranston is reported to be worth £20 million.

The son of Joseph Louis Cranston (actor and ex-amateur boxer) and Audrey Peggy Sell (radio actress), Cranston was born on March 7, 1956 in California.

He began acting in theatres after completing his associate degree in Police Science (1976) and got his break at Granada Theater, Los Angeles. The late 1980s saw Cranston get regular roles in advertisements and dubbing jobs in English for Japanese anime.

He appeared in the original cast of ABC’s Loving (1983-1985) and also donned the spacesuits of astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Gus Grissom in From the Earth to the Moon and That Thing You Do!, respectively.

From 1994 until 1997, Cranston played Dr Tim Whatley, Jerry’s dentist, in hit comedy Seinfeld. In 1999, he reprised his role as Kevin James’ neighbour in The King of Queens and wrote, directed and starred in the movie Last Chance.

In 2000 came his major breakthrough, Fox show Malcolm in the Middle, with Cranston bagging three nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Cranston’s biggest role to date came playing Walter White in the AMC series Breaking Bad (2008-2013), with each episode making him a reported $225,000 richer. He won three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards in the first three seasons for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He was again nominated for season four and season five in 2012 and 2013.

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The much loved actor was also nominated five times for a Golden Globe for the role, winning once in 2014. He has also directed three episodes and, becoming one of the producers in 2011, has twice won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.

During September 2013, he appeared on Broadway as US president Lyndon B. Johnson in the Broadway production All the Way. He won a Tony Award for Best Actor for his performance in June 2014.

Cranston has also appeared in notable films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Drive (2011), The Lincoln Lawyer (2011), Contagion (2011), John Carter (2012), Rock of Ages (2012), Total Recall (2012) and Godzilla (2014). He voice-acted in Batman: Year One (2001) and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, and played a key role in Argo (2012).

To help people keep their kids safe from internet predators and kidnappers, Cranston produced KidSmartz, an instructional DVD, which donates half of its proceeds to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

In July 2014, Cranston began work on All The Way, the HBO adaptation of his hit play.

He is married to Robin Dearden, his co-star from the American TV series Airwolf (1984); both share an eco-friendly beachfront property in Ventura, California. He also shares ownership of Cinemas Palme d’Or, an independent theatre in Palm Desert, California.

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