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Brett Cullen

Peter Brett Cullen (born August 26, 1956) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous motion pictures and television programs. Early in 2007, he was cast as the role of an estranged father to one of the American football players, Tim Riggins (played by actor Taylor Kitsch), in the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights. Cullen was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Lucien Hugh Cullen, an oil industry executive, and Catherine Cullen. He graduated from Madison High School in Houston in 1974. Cullen graduated from the University of Houston, giving great credit to his highly acclaimed acting mentor and University of Houston professor, Cecil Pickett, who also mentored such Houston born actors as Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, & Brent Spiner among others. Cullen and Dennis Quaid's close friendship to this day dates back to the 1970s and it is Cullen who introduced Dennis Quaid to his current wife, Kimberly Buffington at a dinner in Austin, Texas. Cullen played Dan Fixx in the 1980s CBS drama Falcon Crest for two seasons (1986–1988) and Marshal Sam Cain in the ABC western series The Young Riders for one season (1989–1990). In 1980, he appeared as the second Gideon Chisholm in the last nine episodes of the CBS western miniseries The Chisholms. In the four earlier episodes, the Gideon Chisholm role was played by Brian Kerwin. Cullen was the lead actor as Ned Logan in the short-lived Legacy, which lasted for just one season (1998–1999). On the series The West Wing Cullen played Ray Sullivan, a fictional governor of West Virginia and the Republican nominee for Vice President. His guest appearances on TV include: The Incredible Hulk, Tales from the Crypt, MAS*H, V, Matlock, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Ally McBeal, Walker, Texas Ranger, Once and Again, Without a Trace, Cold Case, The Mountain, Monk, CSI: Miami, NCIS, Desperate Housewives, Pepper Dennis, Lost, Ghost Whisperer, Private Practice, Ugly Betty, and Friday Night Lights. In 2009, he had a recurring role in the ABC Family television series Make It or Break It. He has played two real-life astronauts, Jack Lousma in Apollo 13 (Brett is the CapCom at the time of the explosion; at that shift Lousma was the CapCom in real life) and David Scott in the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon. His most recent appearance was in the role of Barton Blaze in the movie Ghost Rider. Other movie credits include Wyatt Earp (with Kevin Costner), Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (with Kenny Rogers and Bruce Boxleitner), Something to Talk About (with Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid), The Replacements (with Gene Hackman), On Golden Pond (with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer), Nancy Drew, and Gridiron Gang. He also played Bob Cleary in the 1983 mini-series The Thorn Birds. Cullen was recently cast in the up-coming femme comedy Monte Carlo alongside Selena Gomez, Andie MacDowell and Leighton Meester and is playing the role of Tom Eckert in the upcoming war film Red Dawn. On February 8, 2011, Brett was named the official spokesman for Houston Works which helps Houston residents with job training and placement, scholarships, consulting, technical initiatives focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics and summer job programs along with Youth Summits. Description above from the Wikipedia article Brett Cullen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Aug 26, 1956 In Houston - Texas - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
85
First Appeared:
In the series M*A*S*H 1972-09-17
Latest Project:
Movie The Shallows 2016-06-24
Known For
Poster of The Guilt Trip
Poster of Person of Interest
Poster of The Mentalist
Poster of Ugly Betty
Filmography
Movie The Shallows Father 2016-06-24
Movie Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell Himself - Friend 2015-01-09
Movie The Last Rescue Captain Beckett 2015-06-01
Series Devious Maids Michael Stappord 2013-06-23
Movie 42 Clay Hopper 2013-04-12
Series Under the Dome Don Barbara 2013-06-24
Movie The Dark Knight Rises Congressman 2012-07-16
Movie Red Dawn Tom Eckert 2012-11-21
Movie The Guilt Trip Ben 2012-12-19
Movie Monte Carlo Robert 2011-07-01
Series Person of Interest Nathan Ingram 2011-09-22
Movie Puncture Nathaniel Price 2011-09-23
Movie Beneath the Darkness Sgt. Nickerson 2011-10-21
Movie Skateland David Wheeler 2010-01-25
Movie The Runaways Donald Currie 2010-03-19
Movie Reunion Jake 2009-03-06
Series Castle Christian Dahl 2009-03-08
Series Three Rivers Unknown 2009-10-04
Series Make It or Break It Mark Keeler 2009-06-22
Series White Collar Agent Patterson 2009-10-23
Movie The Burning Plain Robert 2008-07-11
Series The Mentalist Unknown 2008-09-23
Series Private Practice Unknown 2007-09-26
Movie Ghost Rider Barton Blaze 2007-02-16
Series Burn Notice Unknown 2007-06-28
Movie The Life Before Her Eyes Paul McFee 2007-09-08
Series Pepper Dennis Unknown 2006-04-04
Series Friday Night Lights Walt Riggins 2006-10-03
Series Ugly Betty Unknown 2006-09-28
Series Ghost Whisperer Unknown 2005-09-23
Series The Mountain Unknown 2004-09-22
Movie Deceit Sam Penny 2004-03-15
Series Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Series Lost Unknown 2004-09-22
Movie Suburban Madness David Harris 2004-10-04
Movie National Security Heston 2003-01-17
Series NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Series Cold Case Unknown 2003-09-28
Series Monk Unknown 2002-07-12
Series CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
Movie On Golden Pond Charlie Martin 2001-04-29
Movie The Expendables Deacon 2000-04-25
Movie The Replacements Eddie Martel 2000-08-07
Series Family Law Unknown 1999-09-20
Series Once and Again Unknown 1999-09-21
Series The West Wing Unknown 1999-09-22
Movie From the Earth to the Moon Dave Scott 1998-04-05
Series Legacy 1998-10-09
Series The Simple Life Luke Barton 1998-06-03
Movie Perfect Body Coach David Blair 1997-09-08
Series Orleans Clade Charbonnet 1997-01-08
Movie The Killing Jar Michael Sanford 1997-05-27
Series Ally McBeal Unknown 1997-09-08
Movie The Hired Heart Bryan 1997-10-13
Movie Shattered Mind Sean 1996-05-27
Series Arliss Unknown 1996-08-10
Movie Apollo 13 CAPCOM 1 1995-06-30
Series The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Movie Something to Talk About Jamie Johnson 1995-08-04
Movie The Omen Jack Mann 1995-09-08
Movie Gambler V: Playing for Keeps Sundance Kid 1994-10-02
Movie Mother of the Bride Dennis Becker 1993-02-27
Movie Complex of Fear Ed Wylie 1993-01-12
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie Prehysteria! Frank 1993-06-30
Series Diagnosis: Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
Movie Leaving Normal Kurt 1992-04-29
Movie In a Stranger's Hand Peter Harmon 1991-09-29
Movie By the Sword Danny Gallagher 1991-10-07
Movie The Image Malcolm Dundee 1990-01-27
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Series The Young Riders 1989-09-20
Movie Dead Solid Perfect Donny Smithern 1988-12-18
Movie I'll Take Manhattan Dennis Brady 1987-03-01
Series I'll Take Manhattan Unknown 1987-03-01
Series Matlock Unknown 1986-03-03
Movie Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Billy 1986-05-19
Movie Stewardess School Philo Henderson 1986-08-01
Series The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown 1985-09-29
Movie The Thorn Birds Bob Cleary 1983-03-26
Series The Thorn Birds 1983-03-27
Series Falcon Crest 1981-12-04
Series The Chisholms 1979-03-29
Series The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1978-03-10
Series M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17