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..

He voiced and motion captured the role of Mike in the game Until Dawn.

Early Life

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.



Year Title Role Notes
2010 1:00am Games Travis Short Film
2013 Sheets 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


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 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

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
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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