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WALTON GOGGINS

ACTOR, WRITER, DIRECTOR

In the past few years, Walton Goggins has had pivotal roles in films by two of Hollywood’s most important auteurs:  Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg.  His integral role as ‘Chris Mannix,’ a southern renegade who claims to be the new sheriff of Red Rock in Tarantino’s THE HATEFUL EIGHT, marks his second collaboration with the Academy Award-winning writer/director.  He previously played slave fight trainer ‘Billy Crash’ in Tarantino’s 2012 DJANGO UNCHAINED.  That same year, Goggins also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN, where he portrayed Congressman ‘Wells A. Hutchins.’

He has been cast in the villain role opposite Alicia Vikander for the upcoming “Tomb Raider” film.  Production is currently underway in Cape Town, South Africa.  The film has an anticipated release date of March 2018.

Goggins most recently starred in HISTORY’s “Six,” an 8-episode contemporary military action drama from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company.  Inspired by current events, the project is about an elite team of Navy SEALs whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists.  Goggins played ‘Rip Taggart,’ the one-time leader of the SEAL team SIX squad who now patrols an African village to protect its residents from Boko Haram.

He has wrapped principal photography on the upcoming feature “The Three Christs of Ypsilanti,” in which he plays the role of ‘Christ.’  The story follows a doctor (Richard Gere) who is treating paranoid schizophrenic patients at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, each of whom believe they are Jesus Christ.  Jon Avnet directed from a script he wrote with Eric Nazarian, adapted from the biographical novel by Milton Rokeach.

Goggins stars opposite Danny McBride in the HBO series “Vice Principals.”  Created by McBride and Jody Hill, who also created “Eastbound & Down,” “Vice Principals” is a dark comedy about a high school and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals.  McBride and Goggins star as the V.P.’s who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot:  to be school principal.  The show premiered at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival and won the Episodic Audience Award.  Season Two will debut later this year.