Brett Cullen



Place of birth:

Houston, Texas, USA:


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.

Film Credits

The Turkey Bowl (2019)
as Ed
Joker (2019)
as Thomas Wayne
Kedba Bidaa (Masricani) (2018)
as Steve
The Riot Act (2018)
as Dr. Willard Pearrow
River Guard (2016)
as Chuck Flynn
The Shallows (2016)
as Father
It Snows All the Time (2016)
as Paul
The Last Rescue (2015)
as Captain Beckett
Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell (2015)
as Himself - Friend
42 (2013)
as Clay Hopper
The Guilt Trip (2012)
as Ben
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
as Congressman
Red Dawn (2012)
as Tom Eckert
Beneath the Darkness (2012)
as Sgt. Nickerson
Puncture (2011)
as Nathaniel Price
Monte Carlo (2011)
as Robert
Skateland (2011)
as David Wheeler
The Runaways (2010)
as Donald Currie
Reunion (2009)
as Jake
The Burning Plain (2008)
as Robert
Brothel (2008)
The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
as Paul McFee
Ghost Rider (2007)
as Barton Blaze
Gridiron Gang (2006)
as Frank Torrance
Suburban Madness (2004)
as David Harris
Deceit (2004)
as Sam Penny
Life on Liberty Street (2004)
as Dr. Jake Mitchell
Learning Curves (2003)
as Brad, Sr.
National Security (2003)
as Heston
Nancy Drew (2002)
as Carson Drew
On Golden Pond (2001)
as Charlie Martin
The Replacements (2000)
as Eddie Martel
The Expendables (2000)
as Deacon
The Hired Heart (1997)
as Bryan
Perfect Body (1997)
as Coach David Blair
The Killing Jar (1997)
as Michael Sanford
Shattered Mind (1996)
as Sean
The Omen (1995)
as Jack Mann
Something to Talk About (1995)
as Jamie Johnson
Apollo 13 (1995)
Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (1994)
as Sundance Kid
Wyatt Earp (1994)
as Saddle Tramp
A Kiss Goodnight (1994)
as Carl Jasper
Keys (1994)
as Police Chief Sam Wasser
Prehysteria! (1993)
as Frank
Mother of the Bride (1993)
as Dennis Becker
Complex of Fear (1993)
as Ed Wylie
Leaving Normal (1992)
as Kurt
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (1991)
as John Whitney
By the Sword (1991)
as Danny Gallagher
In a Stranger's Hand (1991)
as Peter Harmon
The Sitter (1991)
as Jeff Harper
The Image (1990)
as Malcolm Dundee
Dead Solid Perfect (1988)
as Donny Smithern
Stewardess School (1986)
as Philo Henderson
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
as Billy
Single Bars, Single Women (1984)
as Duane

Production Credits

Beneath the Darkness (2012)