Goggins at the Television Academy presents An Evening with “Justified” in Hollywood on March 19, 2014
November 10, 1971 |
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Leanne Goggins (2001–2004)Nadia Conners (2011 - present)
Walton Sanders Goggins, Jr. (born November 10, 1971) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best known for his roles as Shane Vendrell on The Shield and Boyd Crowder on Justified. He has appeared in films such as Django Unchained, Machete Kills, Lincoln, The Apostle, Chrystal, That Evening Sun, Miracle at St. Anna and Predators. He also co-produced and starred in the 2001 short film The Accountant, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
Goggins is best known for his portrayal of Detective Shane Vendrell in the FX series The Shield, a role he played from 2002 to 2008. Goggins is also an award-winning filmmaker. He owns a production company called Ginny Mule Pictures with actor Ray McKinnon. They have made four films: The Accountant (a short film which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 2001), Chrystal (Sundance Dramatic Competition), Randy and the Mob, and That Evening Sun (which won the South by Southwest Special Jury Prize 2009). He also worked with McKinnon on the television show Rectify. Goggins was set to play the lead and AMC had bought the pilot script, written by McKinnon.
In May 2010, Goggins' character Boyd Crowder was promoted to the main cast for the second season of the FX series Justified. In July, he had a major supporting role as a deadly death row inmate being hunted by the titular antagonists in the film Predators. In May 2011, he appeared in Code of the West, a commercial for Ram Truck's "Guts & Glory" campaign. He appeared in Cowboys & Aliens as Hunt, a bandit formerly in the employ of the protagonist. In July 2011, Goggins was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on Justified. He portrayed Billy Crash, a sadistic overseer and slave fighting trainer, in the 2012 film Django Unchained.
In 2012 and later back in 2013, Goggins was invited to appear in a guest role as transgender prostitute Venus Van Dam in the FX series Sons of Anarchy. He had previously worked with the show's creator, Kurt Sutter, when the latter was a writer and executive producer on The Shield from 2002 until 2008. The name "Venus Van Damme" is a play on the undercover name "Cletus Van Damme" used by Goggins on The Shield.
Goggins was married to dog-walking business owner Leanne Goggins from 2001 until her death in 2004, when she committed suicide by jumping to her death from a Los Angeles tower block. He married filmmaker Nadia Conners in August 2011. They have a son, Augustus, born in February 2011. Goggins is an avid photographer, and showcases some of his work on a blog that he created when he took time off work and traveled across India. He is an avid traveler, spending much of his free time in Cambodia, Central America, Morocco, Thailand, and Vietnam.
He is active in various non-profit organizations that range from environmental to humanitarian work. He is a regular at Global Green USA events. He connected to environmental issues through his wife, who directed the documentary The 11th Hour, about the environmental crisis.
|1990||Murder in Mississippi||Lyle||Television film|
|1992||Stay the Night||Wayne Seagrove||Television film|
|1992||Forever Young||Gate MP|
|1992||Mr. Saturday Night||Shaky Kid||Uncredited|
|1993||For Love and Glory||Buck||Television film|
|1994||Next Karate Kid, TheThe Next Karate Kid||Charlie|
|1996||Humanoids from the Deep||Rod||Television film|
|1996||Cherokee Kid, TheThe Cherokee Kid||Jim Bob||Television film|
|1997||Apostle, TheThe Apostle||Sam|
|1998||Major League: Back to the Minors||Billy "Downtown" Anderson|
|2000||Crow: Salvation, TheThe Crow: Salvation||Detective Stan Roberts|
|2000||Red Dirt||Lee Todd|
|2000||Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder||Almanzo Wilder|
|2001||Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man||Billy Weber||Television film|
|2001||Joy Ride||Police officer||Uncredited|
|2001||Daddy and Them||Tommy Christian|
|2001||Accountant, TheThe Accountant||Tommy O'Dell|
|2002||Bourne Identity, TheThe Bourne Identity||Research Tech|
|2002||Beyond the Prairie, Part 2: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder||Almanzo Wilder|
|2003||4 Selections from Plimpton County's Tuff Truck Jamboree||Narl|
|2003||House of 1000 Corpses||Deputy Steve Nash|
|2003||Apple Jack||Moe Danyou|
|2005||World's Fastest Indian, TheThe World's Fastest Indian||Marty Dickerson|
|2006||Randy and The Mob||Tino Armani|
|2006||Architect, TheThe Architect||Joe|
|2008||Miracle at St. Anna||Nokes|
|2009||That Evening Sun||Paul Meecham|
|2011||Cowboys & Aliens||Hunt|
|2012||Lincoln||Wells A. Hutchins|
|2012||Django Unchained||Billy Crash|
|2013||Officer Down||Detective Logue|
|2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Warden Nigel James|
|2013||Machete Kills||El Cameleón|
|2015||The Hateful Eight||Chris Mannix||Pre-production|
|1989||In the Heat of the Night||Darrell||Episode: "Crackdown"|
|1991||In the Heat of the Night||Robbie Jeffries||Episode: "Shine on Sparta Moon"|
|1992||Beverly Hills, 90210||Mike Muchin||Episode: "The Pit and the Pendulum"|
|1992||In the Heat of the Night||Garth Watkins||Episode: "A Frenzied Affair"|
|1995||JAG||Officer||Episode: "Desert Son"|
|1996||Pacific Blue||Harv||2 episodes|
|1998||NYPD Blue||Terry||Episode: "Honeymoon at Viagra Falls"|
|2002–2008||Shield, TheThe Shield||Detective Shane Vendrell||88 episodes
Nominated – Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (2009)
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Marlon Frost||Episode: "Empty Eyes"|
|2009||Criminal Minds||John Cooley||Episode: "Demonology"|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Sean Echols||Episode: "Dissolved"|
|2010–present||Justified||Boyd Crowder||48 episodes
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011, 2013)
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011)
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2011)
|2012–2013||Sons of Anarchy||Venus Van Dam||3 episodes|
|2013||To Appomattox||Richard Ewell||5 episodes|
|2014||Community||Mr. Stone||Episode: "Cooperative Polygraphy"|
|1995||Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom||Border World Pilot||Voice|
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