Dalton at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International
January 7, 1983 |
San Jose, California
Dalton graduated in 2001 from Westmont High School in Campbell, California, where he caught the acting bug after auditioning for a production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and where he was California Scholarship Federation President and Associated Student Body President. He played the lead in My Favorite Year. After studying at University of California, Berkeley for his undergraduate degree, Dalton received a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 2011. One of his Yale classmates was Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o 
In November 2012, he was cast in a starring role in the Joss Whedon TV series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D as Agent Grant Ward. The series takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following character Agent Phil Coulson and his small team of agents, Dalton's character among them. Dalton's other television credits include Blue Bloods, Army Wives and Nurses (failed pilot for Fox), and National Geographic Channel's Killing Lincoln, a Tony and Ridley Scott Production. His theatre credits include Passion Play, Romeo and Juliet, and Happy Now? (Yale Repertory); Sweet Bird of Youth and Demon Dreams (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Macbeth (Macbeth) and You Can't Take It With You (Chautauqua Theater Company).
On May 16, 2014, Dalton was cast in indie drama film The Tourist, as Eric Lazard, a heartbroken former college football star who gets in over his head with a dangerous Florentine sport and alluring local woman; along-side Stana Katic and Emily Atack.
|2010||1:00am Games||Travis||Short Film|
|2013||Killing Lincoln||Robert Todd Lincoln||Television Film|
|2013||Beside Still Waters||James||Completed|
|2014||The Tourist||Eric Lazard||Post-production|
|2007||Nurses||Dr. Kurt Taylor||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2012||Blue Bloods||Phillip Gibson||Episode: "Collateral Damage"|
|2012||Army Wives||Beach Runner||Episode: "Fatal Reaction"|
|2013–present||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Agent Grant Ward||Main Cast;
Pending — Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Male Breakout Star (2014)
- "Brett Dalton: I'm lucky to be on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". Huffington Post. September 23, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
- Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Brett Dalton Interview — Comic-Con 2013. IGN. July 20, 2013.
- "Brett Dalton joins 'physical comic book world' in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". Comic Book Resources.com. September 17, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
- "Exclusive: Joss Whedon's red-hot S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot adds 'deadly' new Agent". TV Line. November 27, 2012. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
- "Meet the Cast: Brett Dalton.". Retrieved November 27, 2013.
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