Brett Dalton

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Brett Dalton
Brett Dalton at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Dalton at the 2014 PaleyFest
BornBrett Patrick Dalton[1]
(1983-01-07) January 7, 1983 (age 31)
San Jose, California
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present
Children1
 
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Brett Dalton
Brett Dalton at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Dalton at the 2014 PaleyFest
BornBrett Patrick Dalton[1]
(1983-01-07) January 7, 1983 (age 31)
San Jose, California
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present
Children1

Brett Patrick Dalton (born January 7, 1983) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Agent Grant Ward in ABC's series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Early life[edit]

Dalton graduated in 2001 from Westmont High School in Campbell, California, where he became interested in acting after auditioning for a production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest[2] and where he was California Scholarship Federation President and Associated Student Body President. He played the lead in My Favorite Year. After studying at University of California, Berkeley for his undergraduate degree,[2] Dalton received a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 2011.[2][3][4] One of his Yale classmates was Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o [5]

Career[edit]

In November 2012, he was cast in a starring role in the Joss Whedon TV series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D as Agent Grant Ward. The series takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following character Agent Phil Coulson and his small team of agents, Dalton's character among them.[6] Dalton's other television credits include Blue Bloods, Army Wives and Nurses (failed pilot for Fox),[7] and National Geographic Channel's Killing Lincoln, a Tony and Ridley Scott Production. His theatre credits include Passion Play, Romeo and Juliet, and Happy Now? (Yale Repertory); Sweet Bird of Youth and Demon Dreams (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Macbeth (Macbeth) and You Can't Take It With You (Chautauqua Theater Company).[8]

On May 16, 2014, Dalton was cast in indie drama film The Tourist, as Eric Lazard, a heartbroken former college football star who gets in over his head with a dangerous Florentine sport and alluring local woman, alongside Stana Katic and Emily Atack.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Brett lives on the West Coast with his girlfriend and their daughter, Sylvia, who was born in 2012.[5][11][12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
20101:00am GamesTravisShort Film
2013Beside Still WatersJames
2015The TouristEric LazardPost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007NursesDr. Kurt Taylor1 episode: "Pilot"
2012Blue BloodsPhillip Gibson1 episode: "Collateral Damage"
2012Army WivesBeach Runner1 episode: "Fatal Reaction"
2013Killing LincolnRobert Todd LincolnTV Film
2013–presentAgents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Agent Grant WardMain Cast;
Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Breakout Star (2014)

Video games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2014Until Dawn[13]ChrisVoice and Motion Capture performance

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