Walton Goggins received enormous critical acclaim for his riveting portrayal of "Detective Shane Vendrell" on FX's gritty, award-winning drama series, "The Shield" (2002). In 2009, he was personally nominated for a Television Critics Association (TCA) Award in the category of "Individual Achievement in Drama". In addition, New York magazine singled out his performance as one of the highlights of television. Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter all consistently listed Goggins as their choice for an Emmy nomination. In the fall of 2008, "The Shield" (2002) ended its successful seven-season run, earning the honor of #1 in Time magazine's Top 10 Television Series, as well as being named one of AFI's Top Television Programs of the Year for 2008.Television audiences can see the talented actor on FX's hit series, "Justified" (2010). The show, which was honored with the highly esteemed Peabody Award in 2011, had the highest-rated premiere for FX since "The Shield". Goggins stars in the pivotal role of "Boyd Crowder", long-time friend, yet ultimate nemesis of "U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens", played by Timothy Olyphant. Jeremy Egner of The New York Times writes, "Olyphant may embody the steely-eyed, white-hatted hero on "Justified" (2010), but Walton Goggins supplies the show's tortured soul". Elmore Leonard, executive producer and writer of the short story, "Fire in the Hole", on which the show is based, says of "Boyd", "There has never been a more poetic bad guy on television in the way that he sees the world".Goggins stars in director Jon Favreau's highly-anticipated action feature, Cowboys & Aliens (2011), alongside Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. The story takes place in 1873, when a spaceship arrives to take over Earth, starting with the Wild West. All that stands in their way is a posse of cowboys. The film will hit theaters on July 29, 2011 via Universal Pictures.He has also completed production on Rod Lurie's adaptation of the Sam Peckinpah film, Straw Dogs (2011), starring James Marsden and Kate Bosworth. Goggins plays the role of "Daniel" in the feature, which was filmed on location in Shreveport, Louisiana. Screen Gems will release the film on September 16, 2011.Goggins starred in writer/producer Robert Rodriguez's feature, Predators (2010), for Twentieth Century Fox. The film, directed by Nimród Antal, grossed more than $125 million worldwide. "Predators", the sequel to the 1987 blockbuster, Predator (1987), revolved around a group of humans who are abducted by the creatures known as "Predators" and set loose on their alien planet to be hunted and killed for sport. Goggins played the multi-dimensional role of "Walter Stans", who comes full circle as the group fights for survival and, in the end, makes the ultimate sacrifice for his team.He has been working in front of the camera for well over fifteen years, starring in countless television shows and feature films. Recent film credits include Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna (2008), Fragments (2008) (aka "Fragments") with 'Kate Beckinsale' and 'Guy Pierce', and the independent action feature, Damage (2009), directed by Jeff King ("The Black Donnellys" (2007)).Goggins had the distinct honor of playing "Sammy", Robert Duvall's trustworthy friend, in The Apostle (1997) for October Films. Additional film credits include The World's Fastest Indian (2005), opposite Anthony Hopkins, The Bourne Identity (2002), Shanghai Noon (2000) opposite Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson, Major League: Back to the Minors (1998), and Billy Bob Thornton's Daddy and Them (2001). These are just a few in a long list of credits that are testament to this actor's versatility.He has also been taking his turn behind the camera. Goggins, along with his partners at "Ginny Mule Pictures", won an Academy Award for their short film, The Accountant (2001), which he produced and starred in. The Academy Award-winning team produced, directed and starred in their first feature, Chrystal (2004), starring Billy Bob Thornton, which was accepted into the 2005 Sundance Film Festival's Dramatic Competition. For their third collaboration, Goggins produced and starred in the feature, Randy and the Mob (2007), which won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2007 Nashville Film Festival.Goggins and his "Ginny Mule" partners completed their fourth feature, That Evening Sun (2009), starring Hal Holbrook and Goggins, who also produced. The film made its world premiere 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 its run, winning awards at over 14 film festivals across the country, culminating with the honor of the "Wyatt Award" from the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and two Independent Spirit Award nominations.Goggins also takes time to lend a hand to various non-profit organizations, including Global Green USA, which is committed to sustainable development and the legislation to support it. He often participates in the organization's activities and events, most recently hosting a special screening of the film, That Evening Sun (2009), to raise funds for Global Green's international efforts to aid Haitian earthquake victims.In his limited free time, the busy actor enjoys traveling the world and has spent time in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Central America and Morocco, as well as India last spring. Goggins is an avid photographer and has captured many of his journeys on film.