Bryan Cranston, who we all know from Malcolm in the Middle, is one of the most important actors in Hollywood. In Breaking Bad he plays the over-qualified chemistry teacher "Walter White", who is diagnosed with lung cancer. To get the money for his cancer treatment, he begins to produce Crystal meth with his former student "Jesse Pinkman". All the money "White" makes goes to his family's financial security.
Bryan Cranston, a.k.a "Heisenberg", was praised for his performance as "Walter White" and has been awarded accordingly. He has won a grand total of 6 Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his outstanding performance. Cranston also released 6 different movies in 2016.
Breaking Bad was Aaron Paul's big breakthrough on the small screen. Paul played "Walter White's" former student "Jesse Pinkman", his partner with whom he cooked Crystal Meth with. "Pinkman" battled his own drug problem during the course of the series, which, in turn, led to enough drama and heartbreak. "White" and "Pinkman's" relationship was always a difficult one. On one hand, "White" acts like a father to "Pinkman", but on the other hand "Jesse" feels like "White" often manipulates him into doing things he doesn't feel are morally right.
Aaron Paul in fact received 3 Emmys for his amazing performance in Breaking Bad. Paul is currently a voice actor for the series BoJack Horseman, which he has been a part of since 2014. He was last seen in 2016 in movies like Triple 9 and Central Intelligence.
Anna Gunn played "Walter White's" wife "Skyler White" in the hit series Breaking Bad. At the beginning of the show, "Walter" and "Skyler's" marriages seems to be fairly stable, but continuously suffers throughout the series due to "Walter's" strange behavior and constant secrets he keeps from his wife. After "Walter" reveals his secret to "Skyler", the skillful accountant begins to wash "Walter's" drug money.
Many fans were shocked after seeing Anna Gunn's drastic weight loss at the Golden Globes back in 2014. During the series production, she had gained quite a lot of weight, which was actually due to a disease she had at the time, according to Gunn. Anna was last seen starring in the series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders back in 2016.
RJ Mitte played the role of "Walter's" teenage son "Walter White Jr.". "Walter Jr." was born with cerebral palsy and had problems walking and speaking. RJ Mitte actually has cerebral palsy in real life, but in a much more minor form.
RJ Mitte changed a lot during his 7 years on the set of Breaking Bad. He was only 15 at the beginning of the show. He was recently seen in the movie Who's Driving Doug back in 2016 and is also currently an advocate for the an anti-bullying campaign called "#cutthebull".
Betsy Brandt played the role of "Skyler White's" sister "Marie Schrader". "Marie" is "Hank Schrader's" wife, who is a DEA agent.
Betsy Brandt has been starring in the series Masters of Sex since 2013 and has also been on the show Life in Pieces since 2015.
Dean Norris had starred in numerous TV shows and movies before his role in Breaking Bad. He played "Hank Schrader" in the series, "Walter's" brother-in-law. Ever since the beginning of the show's main plot, "Schrader" has been searching for the infamous "Heisenberg" without realizing that the person he is looking for is "White" himself. He finally realizes that "Heisenberg" has been under his nose the entire time in the middle of the fifth season.
Dean Norris was last seen in the hit series Under The Dome. He also starred in movies like Fist Fight and The Book of Henry back in 2016.
Giancarlo Esposito had starred in several movies before his role in Breaking Bad such as Malcolm X, The Usual Suspects, and Night on Earth. He was last seen in the movie Money Monster. He was also part of the The Get Down cast.
Jonathan Banks has been an actor for more than 40 years. He played the role of "Michael `Mike´ Ehrmantraut", "Gustavo's" right-hand man.
After Breaking Bad's huge success, Jonathan Banks moved on to star in the spin-off series Better Call Saul.
Bob Odenkirk played the role of sleezy attorney "Saul Goodman". "Saul" always knows a guy, who knows a guy. "Walter" and "Jesse" quickly come to realize that they need a criminal lawyer, who is more of a criminal than a lawyer, and therefore begin working with him. "Saul Goodman" was such a favorite among fans that he even got his own spin-off series Better Call Saul, where he took on the lead role.
On September 29th, 2013, the last episode of the show was finally released marking the end of era. Breaking Bad was considered one of the greatest series of all time by many.