Bryan Lee Cranston was born on 7 March 1956, Canoga Park, Los Angeles California USA, of German, Austrian and Irish descent through his father, and also German through his maternal grandparentsy. Bryan is an actor as well as writer and director, and although appearing in numerous TV shows and other projects, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that his recent role portraying Walter White, the main character of the series, for five seasons in the phenomenally successful show “Breaking Bad” is the one he will forever be remembered for, and which added significantly to his net worth.
So just how rich is Bryan Cranston? Sources estimate that Bryan’s net worth is over $36 million, accumulated over the more than 35 years that he has spent working in television as well as on the big screen, including reputedly being paid $225,000 per episode of “Breaking Bad”.
Bryan Cranston Net Worth $36 Million
Bryan graduated from Los Angeles Valley College with an associate degree in police science, but after graduation began working in theater, although apparently discouraged by his sometime parent-actors. It is clear now that his decision to turn to acting was a good one in terms of net worth. In the early 80’s he gave up theater for television, where he started to appear as a guest actor in various TV shows including “Hill Street Blues”, “Matlock”, “Baywatch”, “CHiPs” “Murder She Wrote”, “Cover Up”, “Falcon Crest” and others.
As he proved his acting skills Cranston began to get bigger roles. He was casted for the role of one the main character of the TV soap opera called “Loving” where he appeared for two years. In the 90’s Bryan Cranston also worked in various TV productions and films, such as “Saving Private Ryan”, “That Thing You Do”, and many more.
A breakthrough in Cranston’s career was his role of Hal in a sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle” which made him an internationally known actor. It also added to his net worth since the salary that Bryan Cranston was getting for appearing in one episode of the show was 225000 dollars. The show featured such actors as Frankie Muniz and Jane Kaczmarek ran from 2000 until 2006. Cranston was nominated six times for his work in the show but did not receive even one award.
All changed with “Breaking Bad” which took Cranston’s career to a whole new level. From 2008 on wards he won around 30 different awards, including Primetime Emmy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Saturn Award, Golden Globe Award, PRISM Award, Critics Choice Television Award, and more. A lot can be said about Cranston’s character Walter White, to the point that he is being referred to as an icon and a legend. No doubt it was the role of his life for Bryan Cranston – he is quoted as saying it was partly based on his father’s posture – and a serious addition to his net worth.
In addition to his appearances on TV, Bryan Cranston has appeared in big budged Hollywood productions, some of the notable ones are the highly acclaimed 2006 movie “Little Miss Sunshine” directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Nicholas Peterson’s 2006 “Intellectual Property”, animated superhero film “Batman: Year One”, Andrew Stanton’s “John Carter”, and in 2012 “Total Recall” directed by Len Wiseman. Adding to his career as well as net worth, Bryan Cranston also contributed some directorial work in “Malcolm in the Middle”, “Breaking Bad”, “The Office” and “Modern Family”.
All-in-all, Bryan Cranston has been involved in over 60 movies, and more than 70 TV projects, as well as a few stage productions and video clips and games – clearly his flexible talent continues to be in great demand in all facets of the film and TV industries.
In his personal life, Bryan Cranston was married to Mickey Middleton(1977-82), and has been married to Robin Dearden since 1989, with whom he has a daughter.
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