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Also Known As: Jesse Bradford Watrouse Died:
Born: May 28, 1979 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Norwalk, Connecticut, USA Profession: actor

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Amiable and charmingly unassuming, actor Jesse Bradford made an early name for himself as a reliable child actor prior to making the often difficult transition to accomplished adult performer. A Connecticut native and the son of acting parents, he made his film debut at age four in Ulu Grosbard's drama, "Falling in Love" (1984). Working steadily throughout his childhood, by his teens Bradford was appearing alongside such superstars on the rise as Angelina Jolie in "Hackers" (1995) and Leonardo DeCaprio in Baz Lurhmann's pop adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo + Juliet" (1996). As he came into his own, the actor took on the role of leading man in projects like the thriller "Swimfan" (2002) and the sci-fi adventure "Clockstoppers" (2002). Equally adept at both comedy and drama, Bradford often lent his support as part of an ensemble in films as diverse as Don Roos' indie comedy "Happy Endings" (2005) to Clint Eastwood's WWII epic "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006). It was a pattern he continued to follow with work in anticipated features like Oliver Stone's examination of the 43rd president, "W." (2008) and the buddy comedy, "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" (2009). Bradford's utility as a team player,...

Amiable and charmingly unassuming, actor Jesse Bradford made an early name for himself as a reliable child actor prior to making the often difficult transition to accomplished adult performer. A Connecticut native and the son of acting parents, he made his film debut at age four in Ulu Grosbard's drama, "Falling in Love" (1984). Working steadily throughout his childhood, by his teens Bradford was appearing alongside such superstars on the rise as Angelina Jolie in "Hackers" (1995) and Leonardo DeCaprio in Baz Lurhmann's pop adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo + Juliet" (1996). As he came into his own, the actor took on the role of leading man in projects like the thriller "Swimfan" (2002) and the sci-fi adventure "Clockstoppers" (2002). Equally adept at both comedy and drama, Bradford often lent his support as part of an ensemble in films as diverse as Don Roos' indie comedy "Happy Endings" (2005) to Clint Eastwood's WWII epic "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006). It was a pattern he continued to follow with work in anticipated features like Oliver Stone's examination of the 43rd president, "W." (2008) and the buddy comedy, "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell" (2009). Bradford's utility as a team player, combined with his ability to carry a film as its lead, ensured the actor a long and fruitful career in both independent and mainstream projects.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sleeping Around (2014)
2.
 Table for Three (2009)
4.
 Echo, The (2009)
5.
 W. (2008)
6.
 My Sassy Girl (2008)
7.
8.
 Happy Endings (2005) Nicky
9.
 Victims (2005)
10.
 Heights (2004) Cast
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1979:
Appeared in Q-Tip commercials from age eight months
1984:
First film appearance was as Robert De Niro's son in "Falling in Love"
1986:
TV-movie acting debut, "Classified Love"
1993:
TV-series acting debut in "The Rainmaker" episode of the anthology series, "Tribeca"
1993:
First leading role in a film, Steven Soderbergh's "King of the Hill"
1995:
Joined Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie in the film "Hackers"
1996:
Cast as Balthasar in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet"
1998:
Played the adopted French son of an expatriate American writer in "A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries"
1999:
Co-starred in "Speedway Junky" (released theatrically in 2001)
2000:
Played the romantic interest in "Bring It On"
2002:
Starred in the sci-fi comedy "Clockstoppers"
2002:
Played the lead in the psychological thriller "Swimfan"
2004:
Co-starred in the black comedy "Eulogy"
2005:
Joined the ensemble drama feature "Heights"
2005:
Played a would-be young filmmaker in "Happy Endings"
2006:
Portrayed Rene Gagnon, one of the men who lifted the flag at the battle of Iwo Jima in Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers"
2008:
Cast as a college buddy of Bush, in Oliver Stone's controversial biopic "W."
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Education

Brien McMahon High School: Norwalk , Connecticut -
Columbia University: New York , New York - 2002

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