bryan cranston (7th march 1956), most recently seen as buzz aldrin in the emmy-winning series from the earth to the moon, was born into a show business family and raised in the san fernando valley area of los angeles.
cranston's television credits include the made-for-television movie, loving, and then became a regular on the popular daytime series of the same name. cranston is also known for his recurring role on seinfeld as jerry's dentist, dr. tim whatley. his additional television credits include brooklyn south, walker, texas ranger, touched by an angel, 3rd rock from the sun, the x-files, murder she wrote, the king of queens, working, chicago hope and diagnosis murder.
his feature film credits include steven spielberg's saving private ryan, clean slate, kissing miranda, amazon women, private offering and tom hanks' that thing you do.
cranston appeared in his first commercial at the age of 8, but it wasn't until college that acting became his passion. following graduation, cranston traveled cross country and soon found himself acting, producing and directing community theater in daytona beach, florida. while in florida, cranston also honed his craft in popular plays such as barefoot in the park, a funny thing happened on the way to the forum, damn yankees, death of a salesman and night of the iguana.
cranston resides in los angeles.