You may know him as Jerry’s dentist Dr. Tim Whatley from Seinfeld, or quirky-yet-lovable dad Hal on the sitcom Malcolm in the Middle.
He’s been in major dramatic roles such as the war department colonel in Saving Private Ryan to Jack O’Donnel in Ben Affleck’s project Argo.
But don’t let those emotionally gutting performances fool you, he’s even lent his comedic funny bone to the likes of How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock and The Simpsons.
Chances are you know him as Walter White, the chemist turned drug lord in AMC’s crime drama Breaking Bad.
In any case, it’s no stretch to say that Bryan Cranston’s career in Hollywood, which spans more than 30 years, is nothing to sneeze at. With his work as actor, voice actor producer, writer and director, the 57-year-old will soon be recognised with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Cranston will cement his mark on the iconic walk on 16 July following honorary tributes given by his Malcolm wife co-star Jane Kaczmarek and Breaking Bad crime partner Aaron Paul.
The Hollywood multi-threat has received three consecutive Emmy awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as two consecutive Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Drama Actor.
And if you were in need of a spontaneous holiday idea, you can even pop over to the Film Society of Lincoln Centre in New York to catch its free event, Long Cook: A Breaking Bad Marathon, starting 26 July to see Cranston in action in his most acclaimed role to date.
Breaking Bad ends its five-year run when it airs the season finale’s last eight episodes in the US starting 11 August, followed by a UK Netflix release in the autumn.