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 ...

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The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Perelman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Eva Amurri Martino  •  Gabrielle Brennan

As the 15th anniversary of a fatal high school shooting approaches, former pupil Diana McFee is haunted by memories of the tragedy. After losing her best friend Maureen in the attack, Diana has been profoundly affected by the incident - her seemingly perfect life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vadim Perelman
CAST:  Uma Thurman  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Eva Amurri Martino  •  Gabrielle Brennan

Apollo 13 (1995)

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The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Bill Paxton  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Sinise

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1970, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Bill Paxton  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Sinise

Ghost Rider (2007)

In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a go-getting reporter, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Steven Johnson
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Eva Mendes  •  Wes Bentley  •  Donal Logue

In order to save his dying father, young stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from the pure-hearted Roxanne Simpson, the love of his life. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, now a go-getting reporter, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Steven Johnson
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Eva Mendes  •  Wes Bentley  •  Donal Logue

Gridiron Gang (2006)

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Xzibit  •  L. Scott Caldwell  •  Leon Rippy

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Joanou
CAST:  Dwayne Johnson  •  Xzibit  •  L. Scott Caldwell  •  Leon Rippy

National Security (2003)

Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Steve Zahn  •  Colm Feore  •  Bill Duke

Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Martin Lawrence  •  Steve Zahn  •  Colm Feore  •  Bill Duke

The Replacements (2000)

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Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty dusts off his secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Gene Hackman  •  Brooke Langton  •  Orlando Jones

Maverick old-guard coach Jimmy McGinty is hired in the wake of a players' strike to help the Washington Sentinels advance to the playoffs. But that impossible dream hinges on whether his replacements can hunker down and do the job. So, McGinty dusts off his secret ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Deutch
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Gene Hackman  •  Brooke Langton  •  Orlando Jones

Wyatt Earp (1994)

Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during the Western revival in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Gene Hackman  •  David Andrews

Covering the life and times of one of the West's most iconic heroes Wyatt Earp weaves an intricate tale of Earp and his friends and family. With a star studded cast, sweeping cinematography and authentic costumes Wyatt Earp led the way during the Western revival in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Dennis Quaid  •  Gene Hackman  •  David Andrews

Prehysteria! (1993)

A young boy and his family embark on a series of adventures when the boy finds some mysterious eggs which hatch to reveal a brood of baby dinosaurs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Band  •  Albert Band
CAST:  Brett Cullen  •  Colleen Morris  •  Samantha Mills  •  Austin O'Brien

A young boy and his family embark on a series of adventures when the boy finds some mysterious eggs which hatch to reveal a brood of baby dinosaurs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles Band  •  Albert Band
CAST:  Brett Cullen  •  Colleen Morris  •  Samantha Mills  •  Austin O'Brien

Deceit (2004)

Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? The truth can only be found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sacret Young
CAST:  Marlo Thomas  •  Vondie Curtis-Hall  •  Brett Cullen  •  Emily Barclay

Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? The truth can only be found ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sacret Young
CAST:  Marlo Thomas  •  Vondie Curtis-Hall  •  Brett Cullen  •  Emily Barclay

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Gary Oldman  •  Tom Hardy  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Gary Oldman  •  Tom Hardy  •  Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Beneath the Darkness (2012)

After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Guigui
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Tony Oller  •  Aimee Teegarden  •  Stephen Ford

After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Guigui
CAST:  Dennis Quaid  •  Tony Oller  •  Aimee Teegarden  •  Stephen Ford

River Guard (2016)

Crime writer Sean Flynn returns home to Riverport, North Carolina from New York after a long absence when authorities reopen the old murder case that ended his father's political career. To uncover the truth about a suspicious death and further his own literary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Klock
CAST:  Brett Cullen  •  Eric Ladin  •  Stacia Crawford

Crime writer Sean Flynn returns home to Riverport, North Carolina from New York after a long absence when authorities reopen the old murder case that ended his father's political career. To uncover the truth about a suspicious death and further his own literary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Klock
CAST:  Brett Cullen  •  Eric Ladin  •  Stacia Crawford

42 (2013)

The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Chadwick Boseman  •  T.R. Knight  •  Harrison Ford  •  Nicole Beharie

The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Chadwick Boseman  •  T.R. Knight  •  Harrison Ford  •  Nicole Beharie

The Guilt Trip (2012)

An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Fletcher
CAST:  Seth Rogen  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Yvonne Strahovski  •  Colin Hanks

An inventor and his mom hit the road together so he can sell his latest invention.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anne Fletcher
CAST:  Seth Rogen  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Yvonne Strahovski  •  Colin Hanks

The Killing Jar (1997)

Michael Sanford and his wife move to his old town so he can take over the family business. However, gruesome murders of children start to happen. Meanwhile, Michael starts to become slowly insane, after he may have witnessed one of the murders and reports it to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Evan Crooke
CAST:  Brett Cullen  •  Tamlyn Tomita  •  Xander Berkeley  •  Wes Studi

Michael Sanford and his wife move to his old town so he can take over the family business. However, gruesome murders of children start to happen. Meanwhile, Michael starts to become slowly insane, after he may have witnessed one of the murders and reports it to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Evan Crooke
CAST:  Brett Cullen  •  Tamlyn Tomita  •  Xander Berkeley  •  Wes Studi

A Kiss Goodnight (1994)

Advertising exec Natalie engages in a passionate, but brief, love affair with a stranger named Kurt. When Natalie returns to her boyfriend, she finds that Kurt isn't so easily dismissed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Raskov
CAST:  Paula Trickey  •  Al Corley  •  Brett Cullen  •  Shelly Desai

Advertising exec Natalie engages in a passionate, but brief, love affair with a stranger named Kurt. When Natalie returns to her boyfriend, she finds that Kurt isn't so easily dismissed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Raskov
CAST:  Paula Trickey  •  Al Corley  •  Brett Cullen  •  Shelly Desai

Monte Carlo (2011)

Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Bezucha
CAST:  Selena Gomez  •  Katie Cassidy  •  Cory Monteith  •  Leighton Meester

Three young women vacationing in Paris find themselves whisked away to Monte Carlo after one of the girls is mistaken for a British heiress.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Bezucha
CAST:  Selena Gomez  •  Katie Cassidy  •  Cory Monteith  •  Leighton Meester

Reunion (2009)

Ten years after the death of a close friend, a group of Yale graduates who formed a secret society to make the world a better place reunite, only to discover how far from their ambitious, selfless goals they have strayed. Brett Cullen, Jessica Hecht and Jamey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Hruska
CAST:  Brett Cullen  •  Jessica Hecht  •  Jamey Sheridan  •  Zoe McLellan

Ten years after the death of a close friend, a group of Yale graduates who formed a secret society to make the world a better place reunite, only to discover how far from their ambitious, selfless goals they have strayed. Brett Cullen, Jessica Hecht and Jamey ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Hruska
CAST:  Brett Cullen  •  Jessica Hecht  •  Jamey Sheridan  •  Zoe McLellan

Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (1994)

Brady Hawkes has to run to his son's rescue once again in this continuation of the Gambler stories. Jeremiah is now a young man who has become involved with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Brady pursues the gang in order to get Jeremiah out of the gang before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Kenny Rogers  •  Scott Paulin  •  Brett Cullen  •  Mariska Hargitay

Brady Hawkes has to run to his son's rescue once again in this continuation of the Gambler stories. Jeremiah is now a young man who has become involved with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Brady pursues the gang in order to get Jeremiah out of the gang before ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Bender
CAST:  Kenny Rogers  •  Scott Paulin  •  Brett Cullen  •  Mariska Hargitay

Puncture (2011)

A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Kassen  •  Mark Kassen
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Michael Biehn  •  Vinessa Shaw  •  Kate Burton

A David and Goliath law drama about a drug-addicted lawyer who takes on a health supply corporation while battling his own personal demons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Kassen  •  Mark Kassen
CAST:  Chris Evans  •  Michael Biehn  •  Vinessa Shaw  •  Kate Burton
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