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Walton Goggins Biography

Birth Name:
Walton Sanders Goggins Jr.
Birth Place:
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Was an accomplished clog dancer as a youngster and once opened for B
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  • 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

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

Relationships

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