“Hello” Bryan Cranston – Born 7 March 1956
Bryan Lee Cranston (born March 7, 1956) is an American actor, voice actor, writer, and director. He is best known for his roles as Hal in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle and as Walter White in the AMC drama series Breaking Bad, for which he won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series three consecutive times. Aside from his work in television, Cranston has also starred in several critically acclaimed Hollywood and independent films such as Saving Private Ryan, Little Miss Sunshine, Drive, and Argo.
In 2000, Cranston landed a leading role on the series Malcolm in the Middle. He would eventually direct several episodes of the series, and received three Emmy nominations for his performance on the show.
Since 2008, Cranston has appeared in the starring role on AMC’s original series Breaking Bad in which he plays Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. His character teams up with former student Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, to manufacture methamphetamine. For his work on the series, Cranston won the Emmy Award for lead actor in a drama series in each of the first three seasons of the show. Only he and Bill Cosby have won the award three consecutive times. For the fourth season Cranston also became a producer for the series, and was Emmy-nominated once again.
Additionally, Cranston has produced an instructional DVD called KidSmartz, which is designed to educate families on how to stay safe from child abduction and Internet predators. KidSmartz raises money for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, by donating half the proceeds from sales. After the success of Breaking Bad, it was recently reported that Bryan would be developing new TV shows in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television