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  • Real name : Walton Sanders Goggins, Jr.
  • Place of birth : Birmingham
  • Date of birth : 10/11/1971

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Walton Goggins (1971)

Walton Sanders Goggins, Jr.

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Walton Sanders Goggins, Jr. is an American actor best known for his roles on the FX Networks series The Shield and Justified, portraying Detective Shane Vendrell and Boyd Crowder, respectively. He is also known for his character roles in the films Miracle at St. Anna and Predators. Goggins co-produced and starred in the 2001 short film The Accountant, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. Goggins accepted the award alongside Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount.

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 early life
Goggins was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Lithia Springs, Georgia. He has lived in Los Angeles since he was 20 years old.

 career
Goggins is best known for his portrayal of Detective Shane Vendrell in the FX series The Shield, a role he played from 2002 to the series' conclusion in 2008.

In addition to his acting work, Goggins is also an award winning filmmaker. He has a production company – Ginny Mule Pictures – with his partner Ray McKinnon. Together they have made four films: a short, The Accountant , Chrystal , Randy and the Mob and That Evening Sun . He worked with McKinnon on a new television show, Rectify. Goggins was set to play the lead and AMC Television had bought the pilot script, written by McKinnon.

In May 2010, Goggins was promoted to series regular for Season 2 of Justified on FX. 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, Goggins appeared in "Code of the West", a commercial for Ram Truck's Guts & Glory campaign.

On July 14, 2011, Goggins was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Boyd Crowder on Justified.

 personal life
Goggins is an avid photographer. He has showcased some of his work on a that he created when he took time off work and traveled throughout India. He is also an avid traveler – spending much of his free time on the road around the world – India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Central America, and Morocco.

In politics Goggins has been active in the Democratic Party; in the 2008 presidential election, he campaigned for Senator Barack Obama, going door-to-door in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles. He is also known to be a fan of the work of former President Jimmy Carter. He is also active in various non-profit organizations that range from environmental to humanitarian work. He is a regular at GLOBAL GREEN USA events and activities. He connected to environmental issues through his significant other, Nadia Conners, who directed the documentary The 11th Hour about the environmental crisis.

Goggins's wife, Leanne Goggins, committed suicide on November 12, 2004.

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