Lost, Friday Night Lights, Ghost Rider, Wyatt Earp
BiographyPeter Brett Cullen (born August 26, 1956) is a native of Houston, Texas, who has appeared in numerous motion pictures and television programs. Early in 2007, he was cast as the role of an estranged father to one of the football players, Tim Riggins (played by actor Taylor Kitsch), in the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights.
Cullen graduated from Madison High School in Houston in 1974.
Cullen played Dan Fixx in the 1980s drama Falcon Crest for two seasons (1986-1988) and Marshal Sam Cain in the western The Young Riders for one season (1989-1990). He also starred as Gideon Chisholm in the early 1980s western series The Chisholms and as Ned Logan in the short-lived Legacy, which lasted for just one season (1998-1999). On the TV show The West Wing Cullen played Ray Sullivan, a fictional governor of West Virginia and the Republican nominee for Vice President.
His guest appearances on TV include: The Incredible Hulk, M*A*S*H, V, Matlock, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Ally McBeal, Walker, Texas Ranger, Once and Again, Without a Trace, Cold Case, The Mountain, Monk, CSI: Miami, Desperate Housewives, Pepper Dennis, Lost, Ghost Whisperer, Private Practice, Ugly Betty, and Friday Night Lights.
He has played two real-life astronauts, Bill Pogue in Apollo 13 (Brett is the CapCom at the time of the explosion; at that shift Pogue was the CapCom in real life) and David Scott in the HBO mini-series From the Earth to the Moon.
His most recent appearance was in the role of Barton Blaze in the movie Ghost Rider. Other movie credits include Wyatt Earp (with Kevin Costner), The Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (with Kenny Rogers and Bruce Boxleitner), Something to Talk About (with Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid), The Replacements (with Gene Hackman), On Golden Pond (with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer), Nancy Drew, and Gridiron Gang. He also played Bob Cleary in the 1983 mini-series The Thorn Birds.