Brett Patrick Dalton (born January 7, 1982) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Grant Ward in ABC's series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Dalton graduated in 2001 from Westmont High School in Campbell, California, where he became interested in acting 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.
Brett currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Melissa Trn and their daughter, Sylvia, who was born in 2012.
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, 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, alongside Stana Katic and Emily Atack.
In 2015, Dalton voiced and motion captured the character Mike in Until Dawn (2015), an action survival horror video game developed by Supermassive Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. In February, Dalton was nominated by the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers for his performance.
On January 20, 2017, Dalton will star in The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, a film to be released by Walden Media and Vertical Church Films.
|2010||1:00am Games||Travis||Short Film|
|2014||Beside Still Waters||James|
|2016||Lost in Florence||Eric Lazard||Completed|
|2017||The Resurrection of Gavin Stone||Gavin Stone||Post-Production|
|2017||Trust No One||Victor||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||Killing Lincoln||Robert Todd Lincoln||Television film|
|2013–2016||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Grant Ward/Hive||Series Regular; 53 episodes|
|2015||Jake and the Never Land Pirates||Talon||Voice; Episode: "Flight of the Feathers/Captain Hookity Hook"|
|2015||Robot Chicken||Doctor Manhattan||Voice; Episode: "Cheese Puff Mountain"|
|2016||Milo Murphy's Law||Brick||Voice|
|2015||Until Dawn||Michael "Mike" Munroe||Voice and motion capture performance|
Nominated – NAVGTR Award for Best Supporting Role in a Drama
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