Bryan Cranston, the Emmy-loaded multihyphenate who's been slaying the TV game for three decades now, has appeared in an unprecedented number of classic TV series. From his turn on Seinfeld as suddenly Jewish dentist Tim Whatley to his career-best performance as fledgling meth manufacturer Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad, Cranston has continued to disprove the notion that an actor is only afforded a single classic TV series for the repertoire.
Tucked neatly between his years on Seinfeld and Breaking Bad, Cranston also served time on the FOX sitcom Malcolm in the Middle. As gentle family patriarch Hal, Cranston was able to explore his goofier, less methy side while still imbuing the character with his usual sense of gravitas. Though Malcolm in the Middle ended in 2006 after seven seasons, Cranston recently revealed to Entertainment Tonight Canada that he's open to returning to Hal for some unfinished narrative business.
"It’d be fun to pick up [Hal’s] clothes again and be fun and sweet and adorable and hapless and clueless and afraid of everything," Cranston said after being asked to reveal which of his iconic TV characters most deserved a revisit. Thankfully, Cranston is less than eager to step back into the meth-laden shoes of Walter White, not to mention the fact that he [SPOILER ALERT IF YOU WATCH SHOWS YEARS AFTER EVERYONE ELSE] is probably quite dead. "I don’t have a yearning to go back into [Breaking Bad‘s] world because we just covered it completely."