Bryan Cranston Net Worth

Net Worth:$40 Million
Date of Birth: March 7, 1956 (68 years old)
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.791 m)
Profession:Film Producer, Film director, Writer, Actor, Voice Actor, Television Director, Television producer, and Screenwriter
Nationality:United States of America

What is Bryan Cranston’s Net Worth and Salary?

Bryan Cranston is an American Film producer, director, and actor who has a net worth of $40 million. He made most of his money as an actor, starting out on stage and working his way up the entertainment industry with recurring roles on Seinfeld as Dr. Tim Whatley and Malcolm in the Middle as his breakout role.

Following that, he was cast in the part that would soon come to define him: Walter White, the homicidal drug kingpin Heisenberg on the AMC original series Breaking Bad.

Early Life

Bryan Cranston was born on the 7th of March 1956 in Hollywood. He however kickstarted his acting career when he graduated from college.

However, prior to abandoning Bryan and his siblings with their mother in 1967, his father did make an effort to obtain such employment but was mainly unsuccessful.

Bryan’s father didn’t resurface in his life until he was 22 years old, when he and his brother Kyle got in contact again (in later years, he would claim that he modeled much of his acting on Breaking Bad on his father’s characteristics).

He recounted one intriguing event from his early years in a number of publications much later. He briefly met Charles Manson when he was 12 years old, just before the events that are now known as the Manson murders occurred, while horseback riding at the now-famous Spahn Ranch in California.

Career in Acting

Bryan Cranston’s parents had mixed feelings about acting, so he didn’t take it seriously until after he received his degree from Los Angeles Valley College in 1976. (with a degree in police science).

He worked as a Universal Life Church minister, a waiter, a security guard, and even as a camera operator for a video dating service before he started earning regular acting employment in the 1980s.

From 1983 until 1985, Bryan played a regular character on the ABC soap series Loving, which served as one of his first roles.

He was given a lead role in the short-lived television series Raising Miranda in the late 1980s, and astute listeners have heard him dubbing a number of Japanese productions for American audiences, most notably the first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Bryan even achieved the distinction of bearing the name of Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger, which is fitting since he is the voice of the character.

He proceeded to perform in supporting roles on TV programs of rising quality until he eventually made an appearance in a 1998 episode of The X-Files, where he met Vince Gilligan, the man who would later create the Breaking Bad television series.

Around this time, he also began amassing roles in major motion pictures, such as that of renowned astronaut Gus Grissom in the 1996 film That Thing You Do! and a significant yet fleeting part in the 1998 blockbuster Saving Private Ryan.

Bryan’s biggest break came in 2000 when he was given the role of Hal, the family patriarch, in the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, which ran for seven seasons.

Several of the show’s episodes were also directed by Bryan Cranston.

His presence on numerous TV shows continued with cameo appearances on series including How I Met Your Mother and a part in the 2006 movie Little Miss Sunshine.

He made his Breaking Bad debut in 2008, a role that catapulted him to international recognition and led to supporting appearances in blockbusters like Drive and Godzilla, as well as The Infiltrator and The Upside.

In addition, Bryan has carried on directing for television and taken part in other charitable activities.

His acting career came full circle in 2018 when he was chosen to narrate the “Built Ford Tough” Ford ad campaign, and in 2019 he made an unlikely comeback as Walter White in the Netflix Breaking Bad prequel movie El Camino.

And it certainly goes without saying that his acting career has brought him innumerable honors and prizes, including three consecutive Emmys for his portrayal of Walter White in the television series Breaking Bad.

Breaking Bad Salary

At the height of the show’s popularity, Cranston’s most well-known character, Walter White on Breaking Bad, brought home about $225,000 per episode.

Real Estate

Bryan Cranston spent $2.5 million in 2007 to buy a seaside property in Ventura County. He went ahead and destroyed the old house on the property, finishing the building in 2012.

With solar panels, rainwater collection tanks, and a number of other ecological elements, the finished home was specially constructed to meet the most modern environmental requirements.

It was also Platinum LEED-certified as a green home. The Cranston house meets the requirements to be considered a “net-zero home,” which means it generates at least as much energy as it consumes.

However, if you were to look at the house, you wouldn’t know it, as Cranston stated in an interview with Dwell magazine about the residence:

If our guests look at us in disbelief and say, “This is a green home?” then we have succeeded, we say. Because of the green requirements, the improvements were 30% more expensive than a typical refurbishment.

This house was put on the market for $4.995 million by Cranston and his wife in February 2021.


In 1977, Bryan Cranston tied the knot with Mickey Middleton a writer but they eventually got separated in 1982.

But he remarried an actress name, Robin Dearden after seven years, they met on the set of Airwolf (he played the episode’s villain, and she played a hostage) in 1984.

Taylor Dearden, an actress, was their only child; she was born in 1993, and they are still together today. The autobiography A Life in Parts, written by Cranston, was released in 2016.

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