Biographies: Brett Cullen - Actor


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Brett Cullen is an American film and television actor who's had a long career in TV, with major roles in "Falcon Crest" (1986-1988), "The Thorn Birds" (1983). He's worked on a host of made-for-television movies and has had an impressive number of guest appearances on major television programs. He's played two real-life astronauts: William Pogue in "Apollo 13" (1995) and David Scott in the HBO mini-series "From the Earth to the Moon" (1998). He had a guest spot on "The West Wing" in 2005 playing Ray Sullivan, a West Virginia governor and Vice Presidential candidate. In 2007, he played the father of a football player in the massively popular series "Friday Night Lights." In recent years he's played in "Ghost Rider" (2007) and had a small part in "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012). In February 2011, Cullen was named the official spokesman for Houston Works, which helps Houston, Texas, residents with job training and placement, scholarships, consulting, technical initiatives focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics and summer job programs.