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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 Tony Awards 1947-04-06
Latest Project:
Movie Infierno azul 2016-06-24
Known For
Filmography
Movie Expediente Warren: El caso Enfield Clay Hopper 2016-05-13
Movie Dos buenos tipos Michael Sanford 2016-05-15
Movie X-Men: Apocalipsis Sgt. Nickerson 2016-05-18
Movie Back in the Day Peter Harmon 2016-05-20
Movie Comando Kill Ed Wylie 2016-05-13
Movie Angry Birds. La película Captain Beckett 2016-05-11
Movie Infierno azul Father 2016-06-24
Movie It Snows All the Time Paul 2016-03-09
Series Mi abogado, el Sr. Jo Sundance Kid 2016-03-28
Movie The Curse of Sleeping Beauty Charlie Martin 2016-05-05
Series Virtually in Love Malcolm Dundee 2016-05-24
Movie Alicia a través del espejo Dennis Becker 2016-05-25
Movie Rompiendo las reglas 3 Deacon 2016-06-07
Movie Un espía y medio Sam Penny 2016-06-15
Movie Buscando a Dory Barton Blaze 2016-06-16
Movie Independence Day: Contraataque Kurt 2016-06-22
Movie Approaching the Unknown Bob Cleary 2016-06-03
Movie Ahora me ves 2 Jake 2016-06-02
Movie Warcraft: El origen Frank 2016-05-25
Movie The Do-Over Unknown 2016-05-27
Movie Ninja Turtles: Fuera de las sombras Jamie Johnson 2016-06-01
Movie Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell Himself - Friend 2015-01-09
Movie The Last Rescue Captain Beckett 2015-06-01
Series Botched Danny Gallagher 2014-06-24
Series La maldición de Oak Island Philo Henderson 2014-01-05
Movie 42 Clay Hopper 2013-04-12
Movie El caballero oscuro: La leyenda renace Congressman 2012-07-16
Movie Un desmadre de viaje Ben 2012-12-19
Movie Amanecer rojo Tom Eckert 2012-11-21
Movie Adicto Nathaniel Price 2011-09-23
Movie Beneath the Darkness Sgt. Nickerson 2011-10-21
Movie Tierra de patinaje David Wheeler 2010-01-25
Movie The Runaways Donald Currie 2010-03-19
Movie Reunion Jake 2009-03-06
Movie Lejos de la tierra quemada Robert 2008-07-11
Series Rush Nathaniel Price 2008-09-02
Movie Ghost Rider: El motorista fantasma Barton Blaze 2007-02-16
Movie La vida ante sus ojos Paul McFee 2007-09-08
Series Hannah Montana Billy 2006-03-24
Movie Deceit Sam Penny 2004-03-15
Movie Suburban Madness David Harris 2004-10-04
Series Los 4400 Heston 2004-07-11
Movie Seguridad nacional Heston 2003-01-17
Movie Learning Curves Brad, Sr. 2003-08-02
Movie On Golden Pond Charlie Martin 2001-04-29
Series 논스톱 Dave Scott 2000-05-15
Movie Rescate en Cuba Deacon 2000-04-25
Series Survivor David Wheeler 2000-05-31
Movie Equipo a la fuerza Eddie Martel 2000-08-07
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
Series Orleans Clade Charbonnet 1997-01-08
Movie The Killing Jar Michael Sanford 1997-05-27
Movie Perfect Body Coach David Blair 1997-09-08
Movie The Hired Heart Bryan 1997-10-13
Movie Shattered Mind Sean 1996-05-27
Movie Algo de que hablar Jamie Johnson 1995-08-04
Movie Apolo 13 CAPCOM 1 1995-06-30
Series Aladdin Robert 1994-09-05
Movie Gambler V: Playing for Keeps Sundance Kid 1994-10-02
Movie Miedo en las calles Ed Wylie 1993-01-12
Movie Mother of the Bride Dennis Becker 1993-02-27
Movie Prehisteria Frank 1993-06-30
Series Phoenix Father 1992-02-13
Series Yu Yu Hakusho Ben 1992-10-10
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 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
Movie Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Billy 1986-05-19
Movie Stewardess School Philo Henderson 1986-08-01
Series Frontline Donny Smithern 1983-01-17
Movie The Thorn Birds Bob Cleary 1983-03-26
Series He-Man y los Masters del Universo Donald Currie 1983-09-05
Series El pájaro espino 1983-03-27
Series Falcon Crest 1981-12-04
Series The Chisholms 1979-03-29
Series Mannix Tom Eckert 1967-09-16
Series Dr. Kildare Bryan 1961-09-27
Series Laramie Unknown 1959-09-15
Series Tony Awards Paul McFee 1947-04-06