Brett Dalton

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Brett Dalton
Brett Dalton.jpg
Dalton at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born (1983-01-07) January 7, 1983 (age 31)
San Jose, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present
Partner(s) Melissa Trn
Children 1

Brett Dalton (born January 7, 1983) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Agent Grant Ward in ABC's series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Early life[edit]

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[1] 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,[1] Dalton received a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 2011.[1][2][3] One of his Yale classmates was Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o [4]


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.[5] Dalton's other television credits include Blue Bloods, Army Wives and Nurses (failed pilot for Fox),[6] 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).[7]

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.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Brett lives on the West Coast with his girlfriend and their daughter who was born in 2012.[4][10][11]


Year Title Role Notes
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
Year Title Role Notes
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)


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