|Born||Walton Sanders Goggins Jr.
November 10, 1971
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Leanne Goggins (m.?; d. 2004)
Nadia Conners (m. 2011)
Walton Sanders Goggins Jr. (born November 10, 1971) is an American actor. On television, he played Shane Vendrell in The Shield and Boyd Crowder in Justified. He has also appeared in films, such as That Evening Sun, The Apostle, Chrystal, Miracle at St. Anna, Predators, Lincoln, Django Unchained, Machete Kills, American Ultra and The Hateful Eight. He co-produced and starred in the 2001 short film The Accountant, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
Goggins was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of Janet Long and Walton Sanders Goggins Sr. He was raised in Lithia Springs, Georgia, he attended Lithia Springs High School, and moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of nineteen. He attended Georgia Southern University for one year.
When he was 19, Goggins moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. He worked on a valet car parking service for various restaurants in the valley and sold cowboy boots. In 1990, after working in a few acting roles in Georgia, he got his first big break in Murder in Mississippi. While filming, Goggins met and became friends with Ray McKinnon, who played his father in the film, and with whom he began a creative partnership that continues to this day. Goggins played Detective Shane Vendrell in the FX series The Shield (2002–2008).
Goggins and McKinnon formed their production company Ginny Mule Pictures, which produced 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). Goggins and McKinnon created the series Rectify. Goggins was set to play the lead and AMC had bought the pilot script, written by McKinnon, a role which went to Aden Young when the series later went to SundanceTV.
Goggins played Boyd Crowder in the pilot episode of the FX series Justified, and was a recurring cast member in the first season of the show, while also shooting a major supporting role as a deadly death row inmate being hunted by the titular antagonists in the film Predators. In May 2010, Goggins' character was promoted to the main cast for the second season of Justified. 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.
From 2012 to 2013, Goggins guest-starred as transgender prostitute Venus Van Damme in the FX series Sons of Anarchy. He previously worked with the show's creator, Kurt Sutter, when the latter was a writer and executive producer on The Shield. The name "Venus Van Damme" is a play on the undercover name "Cletus Van Damme" used by Goggins' character on The Shield.
In 2015, he played Chris Mannix in The Hateful Eight and stars in HBO's television series Vice Principals. Reviewing in The New York Times, critic Mike Hale wrote, "Walton Goggins makes a habit of being the best thing about the television shows he’s in."
Goggins received a steady stream of recognition for his professional work. With Ray McKinnon, Lisa Blount and Ginny Mule Pictures, he was recognized by the Spirit of Slamdance Award at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2001 for The Accountant, which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 2002. Their film Chrystal appeared in the 2004 U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, and the same trio were awarded the Spirit of Slamdance Award again for Randy and the Mob.
Goggins was nominated for a Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama in 2009 for his role as Detective Shane Vendrell in The Shield. In the same year, McKinnon, Goggins, Hal Holbrook and the rest of the principal cast of That Evening Sun, won the Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast at the South by Southwest Film Festival competition.
In 2012, the principal cast of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, including Goggins, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Bruce Dern and others, were nominated for the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards for Best Ensemble Performance.
Goggins' role of Boyd Crowder in Justified received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011, the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2011, the TV Guide Award for Favorite Villain in 2013, the Online Film & Television Association's Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 and 2014, and for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Goggins' role of Venus Van Dam in Sons of Anarchy received nominations for the Online Film & Television Association's Television Award for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2013 and 2014, and for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series in 2014 and 2015.
Goggins was married to Canadian woman Leanne Kaun Goggins, owner of a Laurel Canyon, California, dog-walking business. Born in 1967, she and Goggins were estranged when she died on November 12, 2004.
Goggins married filmmaker Nadia Conners in August 2011, and they had a son, Augustus (born February 2011). Goggins showcases some of his photography on a blog that he created, when he took time off work and traveled across India.
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|1992||Mr. Saturday Night||Shaky Kid||On DVD cut only|
|1992||Forever Young||Gate MP|
|1994||The Next Karate Kid||Charlie|
|1998||Major League: Back to the Minors||Billy "Downtown" Anderson|
|2000||The Crow: Salvation||Detective Stan Roberts|
|2000||Red Dirt||Lee Todd|
|2000||Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder||Almanzo Wilder|
|2001||Daddy and Them||Tommy Christian|
|2001||Joy Ride||Cop (DVD additional footage)||Uncredited|
|2001||The Accountant||Tommy O'Dell||Short film|
|2002||The Bourne Identity||Research Tech|
|2002||Beyond the Prairie, Part 2: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder||Almanzo Wilder|
|2003||House of 1000 Corpses||Deputy Steve Nash|
|2003||Apple Jack||Moe Danyou||Short film|
|2005||The World's Fastest Indian||Marty Dickerson|
|2007||Randy and The Mob||Tino Armani|
|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||Angel / Detective Logue|
|2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Warden Nigel James|
|2013||Machete Kills||El Cameleón|
|2015||The Hateful Eight||Chris Mannix|
|1989||In the Heat of the Night||Darrell / Robbie Jeffries / Garth Watkins||3 episodes|
|1990||Murder in Mississippi||Lyle||Television film|
|1992||Beverly Hills, 90210||Mike Muchin||Episode: "The Pit and the Pendulum"|
|1992||Stay the Night||Wayne Seagrove||Television film|
|1993||For Love and Glory||Buck||Television film|
|1995||JAG||Marine 2nd Lieutenant||Episode: "Desert Son"|
|1996||Humanoids from the Deep||Rod||Television film|
|1996||The Cherokee Kid||Jim Bob||Television film|
|1996||Pacific Blue||Harv||2 episodes|
|1998||NYPD Blue||Terry||Episode: "Honeymoon at Viagra Falls"|
|2001||Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man||Billy Weber||Television film|
|2002–2008||The Shield||Detective Shane Vendrell||88 episodes|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Marlon Frost||Episode: "Empty Eyes"|
|2009||Criminal Minds||John Cooley||Episode: "Demonology"|
|2009||CSI: Miami||Sean Echols||Episode: "Dissolved"|
|2010–2015||Justified||Boyd Crowder||74 episodes|
|2012–2014||Sons of Anarchy||Venus Van Dam||6 episodes|
|2013||To Appomattox||Richard Ewell||5 episodes|
|2014||Community||Mr. Stone||Episode: "Cooperative Polygraphy"|
|2016–present||Vice Principals||Lee Russell||9 episodes|
|2017||SIX||Richard "Rip" Taggart||8 episodes|
|1995||Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom||Border World Pilot|
Awards and nominations
|2001||Slamdance Film Festival Spirit of Slamdance Award for Best Supporting Actor (shared with Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount)||The Accountant||Won|
|Randy and the Mob||Won|
|2009||South By Southwest Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble Cast||That Evening Sun||Nominated|
|Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama||The Shield||Nominated|
|2011||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011)||Justified||Nominated|
|Broadcast Television Critics Association Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Justified||Nominated|
|2012||San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble||Django Unchained||Nominated|
|2013||Broadcast Television Critics Association Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series|||Justified||Nominated|
|Online Film & Television Association 2013-14 Award for Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series||Sons of Anarchy||Nominated|
|2014||Broadcast Television Critics Association Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series||Sons of Anarchy||Nominated|
|Broadcast Television Critics Association Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Justified||Nominated|
|2015||Broadcast Television Critics Association Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Justified||Nominated|
|Broadcast Television Critics Association Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series||Sons of Anarchy||Nominated|
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I actually got my first job after being here [in Los Angeles] for one week — a role opposite Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night. I was the Nervous Kid in a flashback sequence. It didn’t make the movie, but it made the DVD.
- Goggins in Murray, Noel (November 23, 2008). "Walton Goggins". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
I was in a movie called Forever Young, with Mel Gibson. I just saw the director up here in Canada the other day—Steve Miner. ...[W]hen you're a young actor, you live for those days. It was a day with Mel Gibson. ... Early in my career, those small roles I got, they were pretty two-dimensional, buddy, for the most part. But you do what you can do with it on your day, and you're thankful for it.
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- "2013 // Nominees for the 3rd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards" (Press release). Broadcast Television Critics Association. June 10, 2013. Archived from the original on December 22, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
- "18th Annual TV Awards (2013-14)". Online Film & Television Association. Archived from the original on December 22, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
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