Person Details

Birthday: 1956-08-26 07:47:07

Aliases: Peter Brett Cullen , Μπρέτρ Κάλλεν

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Houston, Texas, USA

Homepage: http://brettcullen.com

Movie Involvements: 46

TV Involvements: 22


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Joker
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8

Joker

(2019) Thomas Wayne
Castle
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8

Castle

(2009) Christian Dahl
The Mentalist
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8

The Mentalist

(2008) Dane Merrick
The Blacklist
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7

The Blacklist

(2013) Ilya
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
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8
Without a Trace
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7

Without a Trace

(2002) Greg Pritchard
Person of Interest
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8

Person of Interest

(2011) Nathan Ingram
The Dark Knight Rises
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8

The Dark Knight Rises

(2012) Congressman

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Captain McKeutchen
2019 Ed
Thomas Wayne
2018 Steve
Dr. Willard Pearrow
2016 Chuck Flynn
Father
Paul
2015 Arthur Crosby
Captain Beckett
Ralston Rhodes
Himself - Friend
2014 Gerald Kindt
Greg Larson
2013 Ilya
The Stranger
Don Barbara
Michael Stappord
Clay Hopper
2012 Ben
Congressman
Tom Eckert
Sgt. Nickerson
2011 Nathaniel Price
Nathan Ingram
Robert
David Wheeler
2010 Donald Currie
2009 Agent Patterson
N/A
N/A
Mark Keeler
Christian Dahl
Jake
2008 Robert
N/A
Dane Merrick
2007 N/A
Paul McFee
N/A
Barton Blaze
2006 Walt Riggins
N/A
N/A
2005 N/A
2004 David Harris
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Sam Penny
Dr. Jake Mitchell
2003 N/A
N/A
Brad, Sr.
Heston
2002 Carson Drew
Greg Pritchard
N/A
N/A
2001 Charlie Martin
2000 Eddie Martel
Deacon
1999 N/A
N/A
N/A
1998 N/A
Luke Barton
Dave Scott
1997 Bryan
Coach David Blair
N/A
Michael Sanford
Clade Charbonnet
1996 N/A
Sean
1995 Jack Mann
Jamie Johnson
CAPCOM 1
1994 Sundance Kid
Saddle Tramp
Carl Jasper
Police Chief Sam Wasser
1993 N/A
Frank
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Dennis Becker
Ed Wylie
Deral
1992 Kurt
1991 John Whitney
Danny Gallagher
Peter Harmon
Jeff Harper
1990 Malcolm Dundee
1989 Marshal Sam Cain
Ronnie Price
1988 Donny Smithern
1987 Dennis Brady
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1986 Philo Henderson
Billy
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1985 N/A
1984 Duane
1983 Bob Cleary
1981 N/A
1979 N/A
1978 N/A
1972 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2012 Co-Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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