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Brett Cullen
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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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The Hired Heart

Character : Bryan

Stewardess School

Character : Philo Henderson


Character : Frank



Character : Jake

The Killing Jar

Character : Michael Sanford

The Expendables

Character : Deacon

The Omen

Character : Jack Mann

Perfect Body

Character : Coach David Blair

The Last Rescue

Character : Captain Beckett

The Sitter

Character : Jeff Harper

River Guard

Character : Chuck Flynn

The Riot Act

Character : Dr. Willard Pearrow

Gambler V: Playing for Keeps

Character : Sundance Kid


Character : David Wheeler

It Snows All the Time

Character : Paul

Learning Curves

Character : Brad, Sr.


Character : No character defined

By the Sword

Character : Danny Gallagher

In a Stranger's Hand

Character : Peter Harmon


Character : Sam Penny


Character : Police Chief Sam Wasser

The Life Before Her Eyes

Character : Paul McFee

Dead Solid Perfect

Character : Donny Smithern


Character : Nathaniel Price

Complex of Fear

Character : Ed Wylie

The Shallows

Character : Father

A Kiss Goodnight

Character : Carl Jasper


Character : Thomas Wayne

Kedba Bidaa (Masricani)

Character : Steve

Beneath the Darkness

Character : Sgt. Nickerson

Leaving Normal

Character : Kurt

Something to Talk About

Character : Jamie Johnson

On Golden Pond

Character : Charlie Martin

Suburban Madness

Character : David Harris

Life on Liberty Street

Character : Dr. Jake Mitchell

Ghost Rider

Character : Barton Blaze

Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell

Character : Himself - Friend

The Turkey Bowl

Character : Ed

National Security

Character : Heston

The Burning Plain

Character : Robert

Shattered Mind

Character : Sean

The Guilt Trip

Character : Ben

The Image

Character : Malcolm Dundee

Mother of the Bride

Character : Dennis Becker

Nancy Drew

Character : Carson Drew

Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story

Character : Billy

Monte Carlo

Character : Robert

The Runaways

Character : Donald Currie

Where Sleeping Dogs Lie

Character : John Whitney

Red Dawn

Character : Tom Eckert

Single Bars, Single Women

Character : Duane

The Replacements

Character : Eddie Martel


Character : Clay Hopper

Apollo 13

Character : CAPCOM 1

The Dark Knight Rises

Character : Congressman

Wyatt Earp

Character : Saddle Tramp

Brett Cullen Tv Credits

Ally McBeal

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The Young Riders

Character : Marshal Sam Cain


Character : No character defined

Cold Case

Character : No character defined

Diagnosis: Murder

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Walker, Texas Ranger

Character : No character defined

Devious Maids

Character : Michael Stappord


Character : No character defined

Ugly Betty

Character : No character defined


Character : Clade Charbonnet

The Chisholms

Character : No character defined

Falcon Crest

Character : No character defined


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Once and Again

Character : No character defined

The Incredible Hulk

Character : No character defined

The West Wing

Character : No character defined

Desperate Housewives

Character : No character defined


Character : No character defined


Character : Christian Dahl

Ghost Whisperer

Character : No character defined

CSI: Miami

Character : No character defined


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Tales from the Crypt

Character : Ronnie Price

The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Character : No character defined

Burn Notice

Character : No character defined

Private Practice

Character : No character defined

Friday Night Lights

Character : Walt Riggins


Character : No character defined

The Mentalist

Character : Dane Merrick

Pepper Dennis

Character : No character defined

The Mountain

Character : No character defined

Family Law

Character : No character defined


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I'll Take Manhattan

Character : No character defined

Three Rivers

Character : No character defined

The Simple Life

Character : Luke Barton

The Thorn Birds

Character : Bob Cleary

Make It or Break It

Character : Mark Keeler

White Collar

Character : Agent Patterson

Person of Interest

Character : Nathan Ingram

Under the Dome

Character : Don Barbara

Point of Honor

Character : Ralston Rhodes


Character : Arthur Crosby

I'll Take Manhattan

Character : Dennis Brady

From the Earth to the Moon

Character : Dave Scott

True Detective

Character : Greg Larson

Big Dogs

Character : Captain McKeutchen

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Character : Deral

Celebrity Ghost Stories

Character : No character defined

The Blacklist

Character : The Stranger

True Detective

Character : Gerald Kindt

Without a Trace

Character : Greg Pritchard

The Blacklist

Character : Ilya

Criminal Minds

Character : No character defined