Whatever Happened To Jesse Bradford? Your 'Clockstoppers' Crush Never Really Went Away
If you have watched any teen movie made from 1995 to 2004, there's a strong chance that the film starred actor Jesse Bradford. Bradford was THE teen star of the late '90s and early '00s, with roles in films like Hackers, Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, and, of course, the most perfect cheerleader movie ever, Bring It On. At the height of his teen fame, the actor starred in everyone's favorite stalker film, 2002's Swimfan, and the 2002 sci-fi adventure Clockstoppers. But after that, young fans of Bradford may have thought that he had left Hollywood for good — which he definitely didn't. Bradford never stopped working, he just moved on to more adult material. Here's what Bradford has been up to since you saw him stopping time.
If The West Wing was more of your parents' thing (at least, at the time) you may have missed Bradford's arc on the series in 2003. Bradford played Ryan Pierce, the wisecracking White House intern, during Season 5 of the series. At the end of the season, Bradford chose to leave The West Wing, allegedly to focus on his film career, which he did. In 2004 he starred in the black comedy Eulogy, and in 2006 starred in Clint Eastwood's World War II film Flags of Our Fathers. He also played a fraternity president in Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic W. in 2008.
But though we may know Bradford as a late '90s to early '00s star, he's had a number of successful acting gigs in the past five years as well. Here are some of the most recent things your (admit it) teen crush has worked on.
I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell (2009)
Bradford portrayed Drew, the misanthropic friend of self-proclaimed dirtbag Tucker Max. The real-life Max wrote the book of short stories on which the film is based and co-wrote the screenplay.
Bradford played a lawyer on the short-lived NBC series Outlaw opposite Jimmy Smits (above), which was cancelled after only eight episodes.
Other People's Kids (2011)
Bradford starred in this indie comedy about a guy who must figure out whether he can cope with his new girlfriend's children.
Guys With Kids (2012-2013)
Only one year after starring in Other People's Kids, Bradford had one of his own — onscreen, anyway. He starred in the also short-lived NBC sitcom Guys With Kids as a guy who must navigate the world of new fatherhood alongside his two best friends.
The 12-episode Crackle.com original series stars Bradford as Danny Firmin, an attorney who uncovers a conspiracy when an innocent man is put on trial for the murder of the Governor's son.
Bradford may be away from his teen movie days, but his adult roles are definitely something to get excited about.
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