Bryan Cranston Trivia

How Much Do You Know About the Star of 'Red Tails'?

How well do you know Bryan Cranston?
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How well do you know Bryan Cranston?

The George Lucas film "Red Tails" opens on January 13. The movie stars Bryan Cranston, who is better know for his TV roles on "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Breaking Bad." But how much do you know about this TV-turned-movie star? Test your knowledge of Bryan Cranston by taking this quiz below.

Trivia Questions:

1. Where and when was Bryan Cranston born?

2. What unusual part-time job did Cranston perform during his college years?

3. Where and when did Cranston meet his wife, Robin Dearden?

4. Which children's animated TV series has a character named after Cranston?

5. What recurring role did Cranston play on "Seinfeld" in the 1990s?

6. Where did Cranston celebrate his 40th birthday?

7. On the series "Malcolm in the Middle" Cranston played Hal, the father of Malcolm and his siblings. What was the family's last name?

8. Name the DVD produced and hosted by Cranston in 2003, which taught parents how tao talk to their kids about safety and preventing abduction.

9. How many Emmy Awards has Bryan Cranston won?

10. For which role was Cranston named one of "Eight Actors Who Turn Television into Art" by The New York Times Magazine in September of 2011?

Trivia Answers:

1. Bryan Lee Cranston was born on March 7, 1956, in San Fernando Valley, California.

2. As a part-time job one summer Cranston became an ordained minister for the Universal Life Church and performed over a dozen wedding ceremonies in Southern California.

3. Cranston met Dearden on the set of the TV series "Airwolf" in 1986. During filming of an episode called "Desperate Monday," Cranston held Dearden hostage on a sorority reunion cruise.

4. The "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'" Blue Ranger, whose true identity is Billy Cranston, was named after Bryan Cranston. The actor worked for years dubbing voices on the cartoon.

5. Cranston played Dr. Tim Whatley, Jerry's dentist on "Seinfeld," in five episodes of the series. In his most memorable episodes he re-gifted Elaine's labelmaker and converted to Judaism for the right to make jokes.

6. Cranston's wife Robin threw her husband, a life-long Los Angeles baseball fan, a surprise 40th birthday party at Dodger's Stadium.

7. In the pilot episode of "Malcolm in he Middle," the last name of Cranston's TV family was revealed to be Wilkerson. But throughout the series it became a running gag that the family did not have a surname and several times "Nolastname" was used as a joke.

8. In 2003 Cranston produced and hosted "Kidsmartz," a video to teach parents how to discuss safety with their children.

9. Cranston has taken home three Emmy Awards. He won in 2008, 2009 and 2010 for the series "Breaking Bad." He was also nominated for "Malcolm in the Middle," but never won for that role.

10. Cranston was named one of "Eight Actors Who Turn Television into Art" by The New York Times Magazine in September of 2011 for his portrayal of Walter White on "Breaking Bad."

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