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Also Known As: Bradley Leland Williams Died:
Born: September 15, 1954 Cause of Death:
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Brad Leland was a Lubbock, Texas-born actor who landed his first notable role when he appeared on an episode of "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991) in 1986. He subsequently appeared in various roles on seven episodes of another Texas-based television show, "Walker, Texas Ranger" (CBS, 1993-2001) from 1994 to 1998. Leland portrayed Big Rig Rob in the remake of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003), followed up by a role as high school football booster John Aubrey in the film "Friday Night Lights" (2004). This begun a series of collaborations with director Peter Berg, which was quickly continued with the "Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 2006-2011) television show. Leland played Buddy Garrity, a high school football booster like John Aubrey. Garrity, nevertheless, took on a unique character of his own, inspired by Leland's high school football career at Plano High School in Texas. Following a cameo in the Berg-directed "Hancock" (2007), Leland appeared in a number of TV shows such as "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002-2012), "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009-2015), and "Justified" (FX, 2010-2015). He took on another memorable recurring role when he first appeared as Bill O'Brien on "Veep" (HBO, 2012- ) in the show's first season. ...

Brad Leland was a Lubbock, Texas-born actor who landed his first notable role when he appeared on an episode of "Dallas" (CBS, 1978-1991) in 1986. He subsequently appeared in various roles on seven episodes of another Texas-based television show, "Walker, Texas Ranger" (CBS, 1993-2001) from 1994 to 1998. Leland portrayed Big Rig Rob in the remake of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (2003), followed up by a role as high school football booster John Aubrey in the film "Friday Night Lights" (2004). This begun a series of collaborations with director Peter Berg, which was quickly continued with the "Friday Night Lights" (NBC, 2006-2011) television show. Leland played Buddy Garrity, a high school football booster like John Aubrey. Garrity, nevertheless, took on a unique character of his own, inspired by Leland's high school football career at Plano High School in Texas. Following a cameo in the Berg-directed "Hancock" (2007), Leland appeared in a number of TV shows such as "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002-2012), "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009-2015), and "Justified" (FX, 2010-2015). He took on another memorable recurring role when he first appeared as Bill O'Brien on "Veep" (HBO, 2012- ) in the show's first season.

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 Hancock (2008)
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 REVOLVER (2006)
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 Ringer, The (2005)
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 Rolling Kansas (2004) Waitress
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 Friday Night Lights (2004) John Aubrey
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 American Outlaws (2001)
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1986:
Landed role in an episode of "Dallas"
1994:
Appeared in various roles on seven episodes of "Walker, Texas Ranger"
2003:
Portrayed Big Rig Rob in 2003 "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake
2004:
Cast as John Aubrey in "Friday Night Lights" film
2006:
Portrayed Buddy Garrity on "Friday Night Lights" TV series
2012:
Appeared as Bill O'Brien on "Veep"
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Education

Texas Tech University: - 1980

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