Bryan Lee Cranston' (born March 7, 1956) is an American actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. He is best known for portraying Hal in the Fox comedy series Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006) and Walter White in the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad (2008–2013).
For Breaking Bad, Cranston won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series three consecutive times, making him the first person to do so since Bill Cosby in the 1960s, as well as the award for Outstanding Drama Series, after he became one of the show's producers in 2011. He was also nominated three times for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Malcolm in the Middle. His role in Breaking Bad also earned him four Golden Globe nominations, six Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with one win, and five Saturn Award nominations with two wins.