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Brett Dalton

Brett Dalton

Highest Rated: 93% Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020)

Lowest Rated: 14% Lost in Florence (2017)

Birthday: Jan 7, 1983

Birthplace: San Jose, California, USA

Actor Brett Dalton vaulted to fame as the conflicted double agent Grant Ward on ABC's cult action series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (2013- ). Born Brett Patrick Dalton on January 7, 1983 in San Jose, California, he developed an interest in acting as a senior at Westmont High School, where he auditioned for a role in a school production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Dalton studied acting as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley and then as part of the master's program at Yale University. After struggling for two years to find stage work in New York, Dalton shifted his focus to film and television, where he made his screen debut in the pilot for the Fox medical drama "Nurses" (2007). After earning a substantial showcase as Robert Todd Lincoln in the Ridley and Tony Scott-produced "Killing Lincoln" (2013) for the National Geographic Channel, Dalton scored his breakout role as Agent Grant Ward on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Initially depicted as a straight arrow special operative for the secretive defense agency, Ward is revealed to be a double agent for the cult-like Hydra, a terrorist organization and one of Marvel Comics' longest-running antagonistic entities. Ward's loyalties are divided following the death of his romantic interest, which allowed the character to remain a consistent presence on the series. The cult status of "S.H.I.E.L.D." gave Dalton's profile a boost that led to greater acting opportunities, including a supporting turn in the film festival favorite "Beside Still Waters" (2013) and a leading role in the action-thriller "The Tourist" (2015).

Highest rated movies

62% Beside Still Waters
54% The Resurrection of Gavin Stone 14% Lost in Florence

Photos

Brett Dalton at arrivals for VELVET BUZZSAW Premiere, Grauman''s Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles, CA January 28, 2019. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Brett Dalton at arrivals for VELVET BUZZSAW Premiere, Grauman''s Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles, CA January 28, 2019. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection Brett Dalton at arrivals for DIAL A PRAYER Premiere, The Landmark Theatre, Los Angeles, CA April 7, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Brett Dalton at arrivals for Marvel''s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Panel at the 31st Annual Paleyfest 2014, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA March 23, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ming-Na Wen, Iain De Caestecker, Clark Gregg, Brett Dalton at arrivals for Marvel''s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Panel at the 31st Annual Paleyfest 2014, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA Ma Brett Dalton at arrivals for Hallmark Channel Screening and Holiday Party, 189 by Dominique Ansel, Los Angeles, CA December 4, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Brett Dalton at arrivals for PADDINGTON 2 Premiere, The Regency Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA January 6, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Brett Dalton at arrivals for UNFORGETTABLE Premiere, TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, CA April 18, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Brett Dalton at arrivals for SABAN'S POWER RANGERS Premiere, Regency Westwood Village Theatre, Los Angeles, CA March 22, 2017. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Brett Dalton at arrivals for LIVE BY NIGHT Premiere, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (formerly Grauman''s), Los Angeles, CA January 9, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Brett Dalton at arrivals for MOANA Premiere, El Capitan Theatre, Los Angeles, CA November 14, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Brett Dalton at arrivals for AMERICAN ULTRA Premiere, The Ace Hotel Downtown, Los Angeles, CA August 18, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Brett Dalton at arrivals for Disney Media Networks International Upfronts, The Walt Disney Studios Lot, Burbank, CA May 17, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Brett Dalton at arrivals for BESIDES STILL WATERS New York Premiere, Sunshine Landmark Cinema, New York, NY November 9, 2014. Photo By: Derek Storm/Everett Collection Iain De Caestecker, Clark Gregg, Brett Dalton at arrivals for Marvel''s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Panel at the 31st Annual Paleyfest 2014, The Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA March 23, 2014. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collec Cast Of Agents Of S.H.I.E.LD. at arrivals for Disney Media Networks International Upfronts, The Walt Disney Studios Lot, Burbank, CA May 17, 2015. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Elizabeth Henstridge (L), Iain De Caestecker (C), Brett Dalton (R), 'T.A.H.I.T.I', Season 1, Ep. #14, 03/04/2014, ©ABC Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Clark Gregg (L), Brett Dalton (R), 'The Well', Season 1, Ep. #8, 11/19/2013, ©ABC THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE, FROM LEFT: ANJELAH JOHNSON-REYES, BRETT DALTON, 2016. © HIGH TOP RELEASING THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE, BRETT DALTON, 2016. © HIGH TOP RELEASING

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 60% One December Night Jason (Character) - 2021
93% 67% Superman: Man of Tomorrow Parasite (Voice) - 2020
No Score Yet 57% Just My Type Martin Clayborne (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 33% Once Upon a Christmas Miracle Chris (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 50% Cooking With Love Stephen Harris (Character) - 2018
14% 33% Lost in Florence Eric Lazard (Character) - 2017
54% 84% The Resurrection of Gavin Stone Gavin Stone (Character) $2.3M 2017
62% 73% Beside Still Waters James (Character) - 2013

TV

Credit
70% 65% Found Mark Trent (Character) 2023-2024
No Score Yet 54% The Equalizer Carter Griffin (Guest Star) 2022
No Score Yet 88% Chicago Fire Lt. Jason Pelham (Guest Star) 2021-2022
64% 91% Deception Isaac Walker (Guest Star) 2018
95% 89% Elementary Ryan Hayes (Guest Star) 2018
95% 91% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Grant Ward (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2013-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2017
No Score Yet 85% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Geeks Who Drink Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates Talon (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Army Wives Henry (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 80% Blue Bloods Unknown (Guest Star) 2012