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Brett Cullen


    Starbirth:
    August 26, 1956
Birthplace:
Houston, Texas, USA
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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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The Turkey Bowl Ed 2019
Joker Thomas Wayne 2019
The Riot Act Dr. Willard Pearrow 2018
River Guard Chuck Flynn 2016
The Shallows Father 2016
It Snows All the Time Paul 2016
The Last Rescue Captain Beckett 2015
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell Himself - Friend 2015
42 Clay Hopper 2013
The Guilt Trip Ben 2012
Red Dawn Tom Eckert 2012
The Dark Knight Rises Congressman 2012
Beneath the Darkness Sgt. Nickerson 2011
Puncture Nathaniel Price 2011
Monte Carlo Robert 2011
Skateland David Wheeler 2011
The Runaways Donald Currie 2010
Reunion Jake 2009
The Burning Plain Robert 2008
The Life Before Her Eyes Paul McFee 2008
Ghost Rider Barton Blaze 2007
Suburban Madness David Harris 2004
Deceit Sam Penny 2004
Learning Curves Brad, Sr. 2003
National Security Heston 2003
Nancy Drew Carson Drew 2002
On Golden Pond Charlie Martin 2001
The Replacements Eddie Martel 2000
The Expendables Deacon 2000
The Hired Heart Bryan 1997
Perfect Body Coach David Blair 1997
The Killing Jar Michael Sanford 1997
Shattered Mind Sean 1996
The Omen Jack Mann 1995
Something to Talk About Jamie Johnson 1995
Apollo 13 CAPCOM 1 1995
Gambler V: Playing for Keeps Sundance Kid 1994
A Kiss Goodnight Carl Jasper 1994
Keys Police Chief Sam Wasser 1994
Prehysteria! Frank 1993
Mother of the Bride Dennis Becker 1993
Complex of Fear Ed Wylie 1993
Leaving Normal Kurt 1992
By the Sword Danny Gallagher 1991
In a Stranger's Hand Peter Harmon 1991
The Sitter Jeff Harper 1991
The Image Malcolm Dundee 1990
Dead Solid Perfect Donny Smithern 1988
Stewardess School Philo Henderson 1986
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Billy 1986
Single Bars, Single Women Duane 1984
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Matlock <blank> <mt>
Cold Case <blank> <mt>
Diagnosis: Murder <blank> <mt>
Walker, Texas Ranger <blank> <mt>
Devious Maids Michael Stappord <mt>
NCIS <blank> <mt>
Ugly Betty <blank> <mt>
Orleans Clade Charbonnet <mt>
The Chisholms <blank> <mt>
Falcon Crest <blank> <mt>
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Once and Again <blank> <mt>
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Castle Christian Dahl <mt>
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Monk <blank> <mt>
Tales from the Crypt Ronnie Price <mt>
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents <blank> <mt>
Burn Notice <blank> <mt>
Private Practice <blank> <mt>
Friday Night Lights Walt Riggins <mt>
Lost <blank> <mt>
The Mentalist Dane Merrick <mt>
Pepper Dennis <blank> <mt>
The Mountain <blank> <mt>
Family Law <blank> <mt>
Legacy <blank> <mt>
I'll Take Manhattan <blank> <mt>
Three Rivers <blank> <mt>
The Simple Life Luke Barton <mt>
The Thorn Birds Bob Cleary <mt>
Make It or Break It Mark Keeler <mt>
White Collar Agent Patterson <mt>
Person of Interest Nathan Ingram <mt>
Under the Dome Don Barbara <mt>
Point of Honor Ralston Rhodes <mt>
Narcos Arthur Crosby <mt>
I'll Take Manhattan Dennis Brady <mt>
From the Earth to the Moon Dave Scott <mt>
True Detective Greg Larson <mt>
Big Dogs Captain McKeutchen <mt>
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Deral <mt>
Celebrity Ghost Stories <blank> <mt>
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