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Walton Sanders Goggins, Jr. was born on November 10, 1971. He is an American actor. On television, he played Shane Vendrell on The Shield and Boyd Crowder on Justified. He has also appeared in such films as The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained, Machete Kills, Lincoln, The Apostle, Chrystal, That Evening Sun, Miracle at St. Anna and Predators. He co-produced and starred in the 2001 short film The Accountant, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

Main life Facts

1971

November 10: Walton Sanders Goggins, Jr. (born November 10, 1971) is an American actor.

2001

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.

2009

Goggins was nominated for a Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama in 2009for his role as Detective Shane Vendrell in The Shield.

2010

May: Goggins' character was promoted to the main cast for the second season of Justified.

2011

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.

May: He appeared in "Code of the West", a commercial for Ram Truck's "Guts & Glory" campaign.

July: 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.

August: In 2001, Goggins married dog-walking business owner Leanne (who committed suicide in 2004). He married filmmaker Nadia Conners in August 2011, and they had a son, Augustus (born February 2011).

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.

2013

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.

2015

He played Chris Mannix in The Hateful Eight and joins the cast for HBO's upcoming series Vice Principals.

The Accountant Wins Live Action Short: 2002 Oscars

Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount, accompanied by Walton Goggins, win the Oscar for Short Film (Live Action) for The Accountant at the 74th Academy Awards. Naomi Watts and others.

Early life

Goggins was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the son of Janet Long and Walton Sanders Goggins, Sr. He was raised in Lithia Springs, Georgia and moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of nineteen.

Career

Goggins is well 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 to develop the television show 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 Sundance TV.

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.

Between 2012 and 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 from 2002 to 2008. 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 joins the cast for HBO's upcoming series Vice Principals.

Professional recognition

Goggins has 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 principle 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.

In 2001, Goggins married dog-walking business owner Leanne (who committed suicide in 2004). He married filmmaker Nadia Conners in August 2011, and they had a son, Augustus (born 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 regularly attends Global Green USA events. He connected to environmental issues through his wife, who directed the documentary The 11th Hour, about the environmental crisis.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Mr. Saturday Night Shaky Kid Uncredited
1992 Forever Youn Gate MP
1994 The Next Karate Kid Charlie
1997 The Apostle Sam
1997 Painted Hero Roddy
1997 Switchback Bud
1998 Major League: Back to the Minors Billy "Downtown" Anderson
1999 Wayward Son
2000 The Crow: Salvation Detective Stan Roberts
2000 Red Dirt Lee Todd
2000 Shanghai Noon Wallace
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
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
2004 Chrystal Larry
2005 The World's Fastest Indian Marty Dickerson
2006 The Architect Joe
2007 Randy and The Mob Tino Armani
2008 Winged Creatures Zack
2008 Miracle at St. Anna Nokes
2009 That Evening Sun Paul Meecham
2009 Damage Reno
2010 Predators Stans
2011 Cowboys & Aliens Hunt
2011 Straw Dogs Daniel
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 Cameleon
2015 Mojave Jim
2015 American Ultra Laugher
2015 The Hateful Eight Chris Mannix

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1989 In the Heat of the Night Darrell / Robbie Jeffries / Garth Watkins 3 episodes
1990 Murder in Mississippi Lyle Movie
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Mike Muchin Episode: "The Pit and the Pendulum"
1992 Stay the Night Wayne Seagrove Movie
1993 For Love and Glory Buck Movie
1995 JAG Marine 2nd Lieutenant Episode: "Desert Son"
1996 Humanoids from the Deep Rod Movie
1996 The Cherokee Kid Jim Bob Movie
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 Movie
2002-08 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"
2010-15 Justified Boyd Crowder 74 episodes
2012-14 Sons of Anarchy Venus Van Dam 5 episodes
2013 To Appomattox Richard Ewell 5 episodes
2014 Community Mr. Stone Episode: "Cooperative Polygraphy"
2016 Vice Principals Lee Russell Filming

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated Work Award Result
2001 Spirit of Slamdance Award for Best The Accountant Won
Supporting Actor (shared with Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount) Randy and the Mob Won
2009 Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble That Evening Sun Nominated
Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama The Shield Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011) Justified Nominated
2011 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series Justified 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 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Justified Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Sons of Anarchy Nominated
Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series Sons of Anarchy Nominated
2014 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Justified Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Sons of Anarchy Nominated
2015 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Sons of Anarchy and Justified Nominated