Happy Birthday! Brett Dalton Turns 34 Years Old Today

Happy birthday, Brett Dalton! The actor is celebrating his 34th birthday today.Dalton is best [...]

Happy birthday, Brett Dalton! The actor is celebrating his 34th birthday today.

Dalton is best known for playing both Grant Ward, a double agent for Hydra, and Hive, an ancient alien entity, in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — ABC's Marvel Comics-based television series.

Dalton also appeared in the 2014 film Beside Still Waters and portrayed Robert Todd Lincoln in National Geographic Channel's adaptation of Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln. His past television credits include guest roles on Nurses, Blue Bloods, and Army Wives. In 2015, Dalton lended his voice to the horror thriller video game, Until Dawn.


Dalton was born in San Jose, California. He caught the acting bug while attending Westmont High School in Campbell, California. There he auditioned for a production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and landed the lead role in My Favorite Year. He received his undergraduate degree in Art and Theater from the University of California at Berkeley and his MFA in Acting from Yale School of Drama (class of 2011).

Dalton is married to Melissa Trn, and they have a daughter, Syliva, who was born in 2012.

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Happy Birthday, Brett Dalton!