For more than a decade, Walton Goggins has been one of the most magnetic actors on television. He received an Emmy nomination and four Critics Choice Award nominations for his mesmerizing portrayal of ‘Boyd Crowder’ on FX's Peabody Award-winning Drama series “Justified,” and garnered acclaim for his complex and edgy portrayal of 'Detective Shane Vendrell' on the gritty, award-winning drama series “The Shield.” His portayal of the transgender prostitute ‘Venus Van Dam’ on the series “Sons of Anarchy” earned him two Critics Choice Award nominations
Goggins has had pivotal roles in films by some of Hollywood’s most important auteurs, including Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and Django Unchained; and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. He next stars opposite Danny McBride in the upcoming HBO series “Vice Principals,” a dark comedy about a high school and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. The half-hour series is slated for 18 episodes to air over two seasons, with the first to debut on July 17, 2016 on HBO. He also has a starring role in HISTORY’s “Six,” an eight-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.
Behind the camera, Goggins has won an Academy Award for the short film, The Accountant, which he produced and starred in. He and his Ginny Mule partners debuted their fourth feature, That Evening Sun, at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, TX in March 2009, where it won the Narrative Feature Audience Award and received the Special Jury Award for “Best Ensemble Cast.” The film continued winning awards at over 14 film festivals, culminating with the honor of the "Wyatt Award" from the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and two Independent Spirit Award nominations.
Goggins on His Appreciation of Spirits
"I drink gin or vodka when I am at a business meeting—at a premiere or at a function for the academy. When I’m with my friends, I drink whiskey."
Goggins on His 20-Year Friendship with Mulholland Distilling Founder Matt Alper
"It is kismet that puts two people in the right place, where their unique experiences and contributions, their unique history with each other dovetails so nicely together. In addition to our history, our shared involvement in the film community, our love of spirits, we also both have a very strong aesthetic. Whether you like it or you don’t, we express ourselves a certain way. And we happen to overlap in a lot of things we find beautiful in the world."
“What Matthew and I share in common, in addition to history, is a love of storytelling. And storytelling is a by-product of whiskey—of spirits in general and of socializing. And the story that Matthew has discovered with this brand, for our city, is something that is very appealing to people. And it’s appealing to me even though I am not an Angeleno. Even after living in Los Angeles for 25 years, I still don’t feel like I have permission to call myself an Angeleno. But what I do have is a great spirit of LA.”