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Walter Goggins
Walton Goggins
Birth date: November 10, 1971
Occupation: Actor
Also known for: "Justified"
Work on Community
Title: Guest star
Portrays : Mr.Stone
Acting debut: Cooperative Polygraphy
Active on Community: 2014

It’s really an opportunity for this group of characters that we’ve all grown to love to really look at themselves and to take a moment to reflect on who they are in this world. I don’t think people will view this show the same way afterward — because of the things that are said and because of what the characters say about themselves. And it does it in a way that only Community can do. It does it with biting humor and a real understanding of smart people understanding themselves. And it’s very touching in the way that it wraps up without telling you how it all unfolds.
— Walton Goggins , interview from Entertainment Weekly


Walton Goggins is an American actor and filmmaker. He was born on November 10, 1971 in Birmingham, Alabama. He is best known for his roles on the FX Networks series "The Shield" where he portrayed Detective Shane Vendrell from 2002 to the series' conclusion in 2008. This role earned him a nomination in 2009 for a Television Critics Association (TCA) Award in the category of "Individual Achievement in Drama." He is currently starring on "Justified" portraying and Boyd Crowder. For this role he received an Emmy® nomination and two Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Goggins had a recurring role in the fifth and sixth seasons in the FX series Sons of Anarchy, portraying transsexual Diosa escort, Venus Van Dam.

Goggins was married to his grist wife Leanne Goggins from 2001 until her unexpected death by suicide in 2004. In August 2011 he married longtime girlfriend filmmaker Nadia Conners with whom they have a son named Augustus who had been born earlier that year in February. He is an avid photographer, and showcases some of his work on his personal blog. He is an avid traveler, having spent a lot of his free time in countries such as India, Cambodia,Central America, Morocco, Thailand, and Vietnam. He is active in various non-profit organizations that range from environmental to humanitarian work and is a regular at Global Green USAevents. It was through that connection he met his second wife, who directed the documentary "The 11th Hour", about the environmental crisis.

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" (which won the Academy Award in 2001), Chrystal ( entered in the Sundance Dramatic Competition), "Randy and the Mob and That Evening Sun" ( won the South By Southwest Special Jury Prize 2009). He worked with McKinnon on a new television show, "Rectify". 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.



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Murder in Mississippi Lyle Television film
1992 Stay the Night Wayne Seagrove Television film
1992 Forever Young (1992 film) Gate MP
1992 Mr. Saturday Night Shaky Kid Uncredited
1993 For Love and Glory Buck Television film
1994 The Next Karate Kid Charlie
1996 Humanoids from the Deep Rod Television film
1996 Jim Bob Television film
1997 The Apostle Sam
1997 Painted Hero Roddy
1997 Switchback (film) Bud
1998 Major League: Back to the Minors Billy "Downtown" Anderson
1999 Wayward Son
2000 The Crow: Salvation Detective Stan Roberts
2000 Red Dirt (film) Lee Todd
2000 Shanghai Noon Wallace
2000 Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder Almanzo Wilder
2001 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Billy Weber Television film
2001 Joy Ride (2001 film) Police officer Uncredited
2001 Daddy and Them Tommy Christian
2001 The Accountant Tommy O'Dell
2002 The Bourne Identity Research Tech
2002 Beyond the Prairie, Part 2: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder Almanzo Wilder
2003 4 Selections from Plimpton County's Tuff Truck Jamboree Narl
2003 House of 1000 Corpses Deputy Steve Nash
2003 Apple Jack Moe Danyou
2004 Chrystal (film) Larry
2005 World's Fastest Indian Marty Dickerson
2006 Randy and The Mob Tino Armani
2006 Architect (film) Joe
2008 Winged Creatures (film) Zack
2008 Miracle at St. Anna Nokes
2009 Damage (2009 film) Reno
2009 That Evening Sun (film) Paul Meecham
2010 Predators (film) Stans
2011 Cowboys & Aliens Hunt
2011 Straw Dogs (remake) Daniel
2012 Lincoln] Wells A. Hutchins
2012 Django Unchained Billy Crash
2013 Officer Down Detective Logue
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Warden Nigel James
2013 Machete Kills El Cameleón


Year Title Role Notes
1989 In the Heat of the Night (TV series) Darrell Episode: "Crackdown"
1991 In the Heat of the Night Robbie Jeffries Episode: "Shine on Sparta Moon"
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 Mike Muchin Episode: "The Pit and the Pendulum"
1992 In the Heat of the Night Garth Watkins Episode: "A Frenzied Affair"
1995 JAG Officer Episode: "Desert Son"
1996 Pacific Blue Harv 2 episodes
1998 NYPD Blue Terry Episode: "Honeymoon at Viagra Falls"
2002 - 2008 The Shield Detective Shane Vendrell 88 episodes
Nominated - TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama(2009)
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Marlon Frost Episode: "Empty Eyes"
2009 Criminal Minds John Cooley Episode: "Demonology"
2009 CSI: Miami Sean Echols Episode: "Dissolved"
2011 - present Justified Boyd Crowder 48 episodes
Nominated - Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011, 2013)
Nominated - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2011)
Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2011)
2012 - 2013 Sons of Anarchy Venus Van Damme 3 episodes
2013 To Appomattox Richard Ewell 5 episodes
2014 Community Mr. Stone Episode: "Cooperative Polygraphy"