Cullen, Brett 1956–

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Cullen, Brett 1956–

(Peter Brett Cullen)


Born August 26, 1956, in Houston, TX; father, an oil industry executive; married Michelle Little (an actress); children: one daughter. Education: University of Houston, B.A., theatre, late 1970s; participated in acting workshops. Avocational Interests: Golfing, surfing, reading.

Addresses: Agent—Domain, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 415, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4526 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010. Manager—Lovett Management, 1327 Brinkley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Contact—The Brett Cullen Web Site, c/o Marion Zachary, P.O. Box 6605, Colorado Springs, CO 80934.

Career: Actor and singer. Houston Shakespeare Festival, member of the company; Yellow Rose, Inc. (production company), founder (with Meat Loaf). Worked in construction. Also known as Peter Brett Cullen.

Member: Writers Guild of America, West.


Film Appearances:

Philo Henderson, Stewardess School, Columbia, 1987.

Gallagher, By the Sword, Film Horizon/The Movie Group, 1991.

John Whitney, Where Sleeping Dogs Lie, 1992.

Kurt, Leaving Normal, Universal, 1992.

Frank Taylor, Prehysteria!, Full Moon Entertainment, 1993.

Saddle tramp, Wyatt Earp, Warner Bros., 1994.

CAPCOM 1 (Andy), Apollo 13, Universal, 1995, IMAX version released as Apollo 13: The IMAX Experience.

Jamie Johnson, Something to Talk About (also known as Grace under Pressure), Warner Bros., 1995.

Michael Sanford, The Killing Jar, Curb Entertainment, 1996.

James, Levitation, Tenth Muse Productions, 1997.

Eddie Martel, The Replacements, Warner Bros., 2000.

Brad, Sr., Learning Curves (also known as College), 2003.

Heston, National Security, Columbia, 2003.

Himself, The Needs of Kim Stanley (documentary), Frozen Motion Films, 2005.

Avery, Brothel, Columbia, 2006.

Some sources cite an appearance as Frank Torrance, Gridiron Gang, Columbia, 2006; and an appearance in Courage under Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Television Appearances; Series:

Gideon Chisholm, The Chisholms, CBS, 1979–80.

Dan Fixx, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1986–88.

Marshal Sam Cain, The Young Riders, ABC, 1989–90.

Clade Charbonnet, Orleans, CBS, 1997.

Lucas Barton, The Simple Life, CBS, 1998.

Ned Logan, Legacy, UPN, 1998–99.

Governor Ray Sullivan, a recurring role, The West Wing (also known as West Wing and El ala oeste de la Casablanca), NBC, 2005–2006.

Jack, Pepper Dennis, The WB, 2006.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Bob Cleary, The Thorn Birds, ABC, 1983.

Charles Ross, Eureka Stockade, Seven Network (Australia), 1984.

Dennis Brady, I'll Take Manhattan, CBS, 1987.

George Waterson, Family Album (also known as Danielle Steel's "Family Album"), NBC, 1994.

Sundance Kid, Gambler V: Playing for Keeps, CBS, 1994.

Dave Scott, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Duane, Single Bars, Single Women, ABC, 1984.

Brad Turner, Midas Valley, ABC, 1985.

Billy, Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story, CBS, 1986.

Donny Smithern, Dead Solid Perfect, HBO, 1988.

Malcolm Dundee, The Image, HBO, 1990.

Jeff Harper, The Sitter, Fox, 1991.

Peter Harmon,… And Then She Was Gone (also known as In a Stranger's Hand), NBC, 1991.

Roy, Another Round (short), 1992.

Dennis Becker, Mother of the Bride, CBS, 1993.

Ed Wylie, Complex of Fear, CBS, 1993.

Carl Jasper, A Kiss Goodnight, 1994.

Sean, Shattered Mind (also known as The Terror Inside), NBC, 1996.

Bryan, The Hired Heart (also known as Sweetwater Redemption), Lifetime, 1997.

Coach David Blair, Perfect Body, NBC, 1997.

Pete Lambert, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, CBS, 1997.

Colonel Finley Deacon, The Expendables, USA Network, 2000.

Charlie Martin, On Golden Pond, CBS, 2001.

David Harris, Suburban Madness, CBS, 2004.

Dr. Jake Mitchell, Life on Liberty Street, The Hallmark Channel, 2004.

Hub Weber, NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323 (also known as Everything That Rises and Running towards the Flame), ABC, 2004.

Sam Penny, Deceit, Lifetime, 2004.

Xander, Pixel Perfect, Disney Channel, 2004.

Some sources cite appearances in Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and The Girls in the Office, both ABC, 1979.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Joe Dumming, "The Phenom," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1981.

Private Anthony McKegney, "Blood and Guts," M*A*S*H (also known as MASH), CBS, 1982.

Robert, "The Littlest Dragon," V (also known as V: The Series), NBC, 1985.

Carl, "Cabin Fever," Freddy's Nightmares (also known as Freddy's Nightmare: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series), syndicated, 1989.

Ronnie Price, "Only Sin Deep," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1989.

Ken, "The Allison and Ken Story," Grapevine, CBS, 1992.

Deral, "Meridian," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1994.

Kevin Gillian, "The Temptation," Matlock, ABC, 1994.

Tim Rutland, "The Restless Remains," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1994.

Adam, "Love and Divorce American Style: Parts 1, 2, & 3," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1997.

Professor James Dawson, "The Affair," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1997.

Ryan Mason III, "Kirby Carlisle, Trouble-Shooter," Arli$$ (also known as Arliss), HBO, 1997.

Voice of the Phenom, "The Lost Village," The Incredible Hulk (animated), UPN, 1997.

John Martin, "Final Exam," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, Sci-Fi Channel, and syndicated, 1998.

Dan Forlano, "Irreparable Harm," Family Law, CBS, 2001.

Pete Drayton, "Justice for All," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 2001.

Robert "Bob" Dimanjik, "Armageddon," Once and Again, ABC, 2001.

Robert "Bob" Dimanjik, "Won't Someone Please Help George Bailey Tonight," Once and Again, ABC, 2001.

Greg Prichard/Peter Raymond, "Midnight Sun," Without a Trace (also known as Vanished), CBS, 2002.

Rob Deamer, "Gleen," Cold Case, CBS, 2003.

Detective Burnett, "Suspicious Minds," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2004.

John "Whit" Whitman, "Blood Money," The Mountain, The WB, 2004.

John "Whit" Whitman, "The One You're with," The Mountain, The WB, 2004.

John "Whit" Whitman, "Pop Psychology," The Mountain, The WB, 2004.

John "Whit" Whitman, "Sacred Things," The Mountain, The WB, 2004.

Michael Boland, "48 Hours to Life," CSI: Miami, CBS, 2004.

Detective Burnett, "Children Will Listen," Desperate Housewives, ABC, 2005.

Goodwin, "The Other 48 Days," Lost (also known as Lost—Les disparus and Teadmata kadunud), ABC, 2005.

James Duffy, "Mr. Monk and Little Monk," Monk, USA Network, 2005.

Jack Applewhite, "Melinda's First Ghost," Ghost Whisperer, CBS, 2006.

Naval captain Todd Gelfand, "Hiatus: Parts 1 & 2," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as Naval CIS, Navy CIS, Navy NCIS, NCIS, and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Matt Tyree (son), Key Tortuga, CBS, 1981.

Marshal Sam Cain, "The Kid," The Young Riders, ABC, 1989.

Police chief Sam Wasser, Keys to Her Past (also known as Keys), Lifetime, c. 1994.

Jack, The Omen, Fox, 1995.

Clade Charbonnet, Orleans, CBS, 1997.

Lucas Barton, The Simple Life, CBS, 1998.

Carson Drew, Nancy Drew, broadcast on The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2002.

David Macey, Follow the Leeds (also known as Suburban Sleuths), Lifetime, 2003.

Jack, Pepper Dennis, The WB, 2006.

Some sources cite an association with the pilot Faceless, Fox, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as Balthasar in Romeo and Juliet and appeared in productions of Cafe 50s, The Comedy of Errors, Guys and Dolls (musical), Hamlet, The Little Foxes, Macbeth, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado about Nothing, The Tempest, and Two-Thing Circus. Appeared in productions of the Houston Shakespeare Festival.


Songs; Backup Singer:

Meat Loaf, "Life Is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back," a track appearing on the album Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell (also known as Bat out of Hell II), MCA, 1993.



16 Magazine, June 1, 1980.

Gossip, June 1, 1980.

Houston Chronicle, August 24, 2000.

Soap Opera Digest, April 19, 1988.


The Brett Cullen Web Site,, May 29, 2006.