Walton Goggins is one of the most prolific actors in the American movie industry, he has played outstanding roles in thriller movies including the award-winning comedy film The Accountant. He also became famous for his role in the American crime drama series Justified and many others. His most recent movies include Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy where he portrayed a transgender character. Following his jaw-dropping performance in the series, the actor’s sexual orientation became a thing of public scrutiny. In addition to his acting prowess, Walton is a co-founder of a production company Ginny Mule Pictures along with Ray McKinnon. Learn more about him below.
Walton Goggins’ Bio
The talented actor was born as Walton Sanders Goggins Jr. in Birmingham City of Alabama on the 10th day of November 1971. He was raised by his parents Walton Sanders Sr. and his wife Janet Long and spent his early years in a farmhouse located in Lithia Springs, Georgia. There he completed his high school education from Lithia Springs High School. Upon graduation, he enrolled at the Georgia Southern University where he spent one year before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
While in Los Angeles, the movie star did a lot of odd jobs in order to earn a living. After a while, he started getting small roles in movies. Walton landed his first major role in the TV film Murder in Mississippi. While he was on set for the movie, Walton became friends with Ray McKinnon whom he formed a production company called Ginny Mule Pictures. Walton Goggins developed top-notch skills and it didn’t take time for him to find his way in the American movie industry. He has gained wide popularity following his ability to bury himself in his character and he has starred in dozens of movies as well as television series. He is also doing well as a producer and has worked on the set of so many movies.
Some of his noteworthy movies include The Next Karate Kid, Major League: Back to the Minors, The Crow: Salvation, Red Dirt, and Beyond the Prairie: The Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Walton played the role of Wallace in the martial art movie Shanghai Noon alongside Jackie Chan. He earned his breakthrough in 2001 for his amazing performance in The Accountant which he also co-produced. The movie fetched him an Academy Award at the Slamdance Film Festival. He also pulled positive stunts in Randy and the Mob which got him his second Academy Award in 2007.
The highlight of his other films includes House of 1000 Corpses, Chrystal, The Architect, The World’s Fastest Indian, Django Unchained, G.I. Joe, Three Christs, Tomb Raider, and Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Some of his TV series include The Shield, Criminal Minds, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Vice Principals, American Dad, Big Bang Theory, and L.A. Confidential, among others.
Is Walton Goggins Gay?
Wondering if the actor is gay or not? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. Walton Goggins has starred in a good number of movies and has played different roles including gay characters. The actor appeared as Venus Van Damme who is transgender in the popular Netflix series Sons of Anarchy. Shortly after that, speculations began to swirl with his millions of fans alleging that the actor has been gay but in the closet. While the rumors were going on, the actor further made clarifications, affirming that he has a straight sexual orientation and is not gay.
Meanwhile, Walton isn’t the first Hollywood actor whose on-screen role has been mistaken to be his real life. Other movie stars such as Tyler Perry and Brian Michael Smith have equally had their own share of the controversy. Apparently, Walton is not gay and his sexual orientation is straight.
Interesting Facts You Must Know About Him
- Walton Goggins grew up in Georgia and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career at age 19.
- He has a brother named Sandy Goggins who is fifteen years younger than him.
- Goggins studied acting for twelve years under the guidance of David Le Grand and Harry Mastrogeorge.
- In addition to his acting career, Walton is a talented photographer and a traveler. He showcases some of his works on his self-titled blog.
- He was previously married to a Canadian businesswoman named Leanne Kaun from 2001 to 2004.
- After their divorce, Leanne took her own life via suicide on 12th November 2004.
- His second marriage is with a fellow filmmaker Nadia Conners. They tied the knot in August 2011.
- Walton and Nadia have a son named Augustus Goggins, born in February 2011
- He belongs to the Democratic Party and personally campaigned for Obama during the 2008 Presidential Election