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Bradford, Jesse 1979–

Bradford, Jesse 1979–

(Jesse Watrouse)


Original name, Jesse Bradford Watrouse; born May 28, 1979, in Norwalk, CT; son of Curt (an actor) and Terry (an actress). Education: Columbia University, earned a film degree, 2002. Avocational Interests: Playing the guitar.

Addresses: Agent—United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Alchemy Entertainment, 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 720, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Publicist—I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. Contact—P.O. Box 444, Norwalk, CT 06856.

Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials and worked as a model.

Awards, Honors: Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, most promising actor, and Young Artist Award nomination, best youth actor in a leading role in a motion picture drama, Young Artist Foundation, both 1994, for King of the Hill; Young Artist Award nomination, best young leading actor—feature film, 1996, for Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog; Young Hollywood Award, exciting new face—male, 2001.


Film Appearances:

Joe Raftis, Falling in Love, Warner Bros., 1984.

First boy, Prancer, Orion, 1989.

Jamie, My Blue Heaven, Warner Bros., 1990.

Nat Sabich, Presumed Innocent, Warner Bros., 1990.

Mike Love, The Boy Who Cried Bitch, Warner Bros., 1991.

Aaron Kurlander, King of the Hill, Gramercy Pictures, 1993.

Angus McCormick, Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

Joey Pardella, Hackers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995.

Balthasar, Romeo + Juliet (also known as William Shakespeare's "Romeo + Juliet" and Romeo and Juliet), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Billy Willis at the age of fourteen, A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (also known as La fille d'un soldat ne pleure jamais), October Films, 1998.

Johnny, Speedway Junky (also known as Speedway Junkie), 1999, Regent Entertainment, 2001.

Cliff Pantone, Bring It On (also known as Cheer Fever and Jump), Universal, 2000.

Jorge, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

(As Jesse Watrouse) Rod Harper, Cherry Falls, October Films, 2000.

Spencer, According to Spencer (also known as Garage Sale), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Ben Cronin, Swimfan (also known as [email protected] and Tell Me You Love Me), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Zak Gibbs, Clockstoppers, Paramount, 2002.

Alec, Heights, Sony Pictures Classics, 2004.

Ryan Carmichael, Eulogy, Artisan Entertainment/Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Nicky Kunitz, Happy Endings, Lions Gate Films, 2005.

Victims, 2005.

Rene Gagnon, Flags of Our Fathers, DreamWorks, 2006.

Film Work:

Producer, The 1 Second Film (animated short), Cine-spire Entertainment, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ryan Pierce, The West Wing, NBC, 2003–2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Anthony Leonetti, Classified Love, CBS, 1986.

Walter Farmer, Jr., The Boys (also known as The Guys), ABC, 1991.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Himself, Young Hollywood Awards, 2001.

Himself, The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Bravo and Independent Film Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Tribeca, Fox, 1993.

Himself, Film '02, BBC, 2002.

Himself, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004.

Himself, The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2004.



Himself, Sex at 24 Frames per Second (documentary; also known as Playboy Presents "Sex at 24 Frames per Second: The Ultimate Journey through Sex in Cinema"), Playboy Entertainment Group, 2003.



Interview, February, 2000, p. 44; July, 2005, pp. 22-23.

People Weekly, December 2, 2002, p. 140.

Premiere, March, 2002, pp. 56-59.

Teen, May, 2002, pp. 64-65.

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