Fast Facts

  • Was an accomplished clog dancer as a youngster and once opened for B.B. King at the Fulton County Prison in Atlanta.
  • Once managed his own valet parking service.
  • Co-founded the production company Ginny Mule Productions, which produced the Academy Award-winning short film The Accountant in 2000.
  • Played a corrupt detective, a breakthrough role, on The Shield from 2002 to 2008.
  • His character on the FX series Justified was supposed to die in the pilot episode, but test audiences reacted so positively to Goggins's portrayal that the producers decided to re-write the script.
  • Supports the environmental non-profit Global Green USA. 
  • Is a photographer and frequent traveler in his spare time.

Awards

  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Nadia Conners — Fiancée
  • Janet Long — Mother
  • Walton Goggins Sr. — Father
  • Leanne Goggins — Wife (deceased)
  • Sandy Goggins — Brother

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Details

  • Birth Name: Walton Sanders Goggins Jr.
  • Birth Place: Birmingham, AL
  • Profession: Actor, Producer

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