Jesse Bradford

Highest Rated: 97% King of the Hill (1993)
Birthday: May 28, 1979
Birthplace: Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
With puppy dog eyes and a lopsided grin, Jesse Bradford is a young actor who seems to have studied at the Paul Rudd School of Dorky Charm; like Rudd (with whom he co-starred in William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet), his earnest, intelligent good looks have made him a natural for playing both sensitive outcasts and unconventional romantic leads. An actor since he made his debut in a Q-Tip commercial at the age of eight months, Bradford first earned attention for his work in James Ivory's A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1996), and made a splash in the teen heartthrob wading pool with his role as Kirsten Dunst's would-be boyfriend in Bring It On (2000).Born in Connecticut on May 28, 1979, Bradford made his first business contacts through his mother, who was a commercial actress. After appearing in a number of commercials, he got his next big break with a role on the TV soap opera The Guiding Light, and made his screen debut playing Robert De Niro's son in Falling in Love (1984). Following with more TV work, Bradford appeared as the offspring of yet another screen icon, this time as Harrison Ford's son in Presumed Innocent (1990). More substantial work soon came the young actor's way, first in The Boy Who Cried Bitch (1991), a little-seen drama in which he played the younger brother of a teenaged sociopath; then in Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed King of the Hill (1993), in which Bradford starred as a young boy forced to fight for his own survival in Depression-era St. Louis. The latter role brought him a number of positive notices and Hollywood attention; another starring role in Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995) followed, as did the sizable part of Balthasar in Baz Luhrmann's celebrated William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996). Bradford also earned sizable acclaim for his portrayal of the adopted French son of an American couple (Kris Kristofferson and Barbara Hershey) in James Ivory's A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998). Made the same year that the actor enrolled at Columbia University, the film was held in high regard by a number of critics who pointed to its ensemble acting as one of its major strengths. Bradford's increasing recognition as an actor was reflected by his subsequent casting as a Clash-loving indie-rock boy with a weakness for his high school's head cheerleader in Bring It On, Peyton Reed's giddy, teen, cheerleading comedy. It wasn't long before Bradford stepped into the lead, and with his role in the teen time-travel thriller Clockstoppers (2002) the promising young actor did just that. Though Clockstoppers was little more than a moderate success at the box-office, Bradford ventured into Fear (1996) territory while being stalked by Erica Christensen in the teen thriller Swimfan. His experience on the small screen fairly limited to this point in his career, Bradford had an impressive two-year run on the political drama The West Wing before making the leap back to the big screen in the independent dramas Eulogy and Heights. A supporting performance as a man with a curious secret in Don Roos' 2006 comedy drama Happy Endings preceded a trip back in time in the first installment of director Clint Eastwood's ambitious World War II saga Flags of Our Fathers (which was followed soon thereafter by the Bradford-less Letters from Iwo Jima). He appeared in Oliver Stone's biopic W., and landed a major role in the adaptation of Tucker Max's I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
66% The Year of Spectacular Men Actor 2018
No Score Yet The California No Actor 2018
No Score Yet California No Actor 2018
13% Dead Awake Evan $9.3K 2017
No Score Yet Badge of Honor Mike Gallo 2016
0% 10 Rules For Sleeping Around Vince Johnson 2014
57% The Power Of Few Dom $16.6K 2013
No Score Yet Son Of Morning David the Agent 2011
20% I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell Drew $1.4M 2009
No Score Yet Table for Three Ryan 2009
58% W. Thatcher $25.6M 2008
No Score Yet My Sassy Girl Charlie Bellow 2008
No Score Yet Perfect Victims Jack Parsons 2008
No Score Yet The Echo Bobby Walker 2008
73% Flags of Our Fathers Rene Gagnon $33.7M 2006
54% Happy Endings Nicky $1.2M 2005
64% Heights Alec $1.1M 2005
32% Eulogy Ryan Carmichael $42.3K 2004
15% Swimfan Benjamin `Ben' Cronin $28.4M 2002
29% Speedway Junky Johnny 2002
29% Clockstoppers Zak $37M 2002
No Score Yet Spencer Spencer 2001
53% Cherry Falls Rod Harper 2000
23% Dancing at the Blue Iguana Jorge 2000
63% Bring It On Cliff Pantone $68M 2000
77% A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries Billy 1998
72% Romeo + Juliet Balthasar 1996
33% Hackers Joey 1995
57% Far From Home - The Adventures Of Yellow Dog Angus McCormick 1995
97% King of the Hill Aaron 1993
71% My Blue Heaven Jamie 1990
87% Presumed Innocent Nat Sabich 1990
67% Prancer Boy #1 1989
58% Falling in Love Joe Raftis 1984

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Shooter
2016-2018
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Code Black
2015-2018
Gordon Gordon Heshman
  • 2016
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
John Bishop
  • 2016
7% Guys with Kids
2012-2013
Chris
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
6% Outlaw
2010
Eddie Franks
  • 2010
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Ryan Pierce
  • 2004
  • 2003

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