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. Goggins most recently starred in HISTORY’s Six, an 8-episode contemporary military action drama from A+E Studios and The Weinstein Company.
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.
One of the most prolific and acclaimed actors in television and film, Goggins has been regularly nominated for his performances in hit shows like Justified, Sons of Anarchy, and The Shield. He has also appeared in such diverse films as American Ultra, GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra, Robert Rodriguez’s Predators, Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens, and Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs.