Bradford Anderson

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Bradford Anderson
Bradford Anderson 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards.jpg
Bradford Anderson in 2010
Born Bradford William Anderson
(1979-09-21) September 21, 1979 (age 35)
Meredith, New Hampshire, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Kiera Anderson (2010–present; 2 children)
Children Juna Meredith Anderson
Finola Leo Anderson

Bradford William Anderson (born September 21, 1979) is an American actor best known for his role as the young hacker criminal Damian Millhouse Spinelli[1] (a.k.a. The Jackal), on the television soap opera General Hospital, a part which he originated in November 2006 and has continued to play until the present, on both General Hospital and the Summer 2007 spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift.[2]

Biography[edit]

Anderson is a native of Meredith, New Hampshire, the son of Bill Anderson and Noni Smith. His mother, who worked at local theater companies, encouraged both him and his sister Jennifer to get involved in acting. Anderson's first experience was at the age of 6, playing Tiny Tim in a professional production by the Laconia Street Car Company of "A Christmas Carol".[3] He also worked at Mames Restaurant for a few summers. The owner, John Cook, has commented that he, "Always knew Brad was going places." As a junior at Inter-Lakes High School, he landed a part in a local production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which involved his spending time at a Summer Theater camp with many much older actors. He decided he liked the life, and began studying drama in earnest. Anderson graduated in 1998, and was voted in the high school yearbook as "Best singer", "Most dramatic", and "Most likely to succeed." He attended the Tisch School of Performing Arts at New York University, and while with the Philadelphia Theater Company, won an award as Best Supporting Actor for his role as Billy in Edward Albee's The Goat...Or Who Is Sylvia?

In mid-2005, he moved to Los Angeles, where he obtained a recurring part on Veronica Mars and began performing in other television shows as well. In September 2006, General Hospital put out a casting call for a "college-aged kid" who was a cross between Seth Green and Spicoli, a character played by Sean Penn in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Anderson won the part, and the character, chattering a rapid-fire mix of surfer lingo and internet slang, has offered an interesting element to the show,[4][5] and has been called "one of the quirkiest characters daytime has ever seen."[2] The role was initially just meant to be played on a recurring basis, but the character proved so popular that Anderson was offered a multi-year contract, which was signed in May 2007.[6] His image was added to the opening credits sequence on July 6, 2007.[7]

He hosted his own web show for SOAPNET called "camera ready"

Anderson cites influences from Johnny Depp, Gary Oldman, Don Knotts and Justin Long.

Bradford also recently appeared in a commercial for Dunkin' Donuts Sobe Coolatta

Bradford has done some work with charities including the Manchester Animal Shelter in his home state of New Hampshire. He also returned to his hometown Meredith, to give a speech at Inter-Lakes High School's graduation for the class of '08.

Anderson also plays in the rock group "Port Chuck" along with General Hospital co-stars Steve Burton, Scott Reeves, and Brandon Barash.[8]

Personal life[edit]

He married Kiera Anderson in April 2010. On July 18, 2011, Kiera, gave birth to a daughter, Juna Meredith Anderson.[9]

On May 2, 2014, Kiera & Brad had a second daughter, Finola Leo Anderson.[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Result Ref
2004
Barrymore Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Play Edward Albee's The Goat or, Who is Sylvia Nominated
[11]
2009
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
[12]
2010
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
[13]
2012
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
[14]
2013
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
[15]
2014
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series General Hospital Nominated
[16]

Roles[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

Theater[edit]

  • The Goat...Or Who Is Sylvia, as Billy[17]
  • Babes in Arms, as Valentine
  • She Loves Me, as Arpad
  • William Faulkner's "Blood of the Bear"

References[edit]

  1. ^ per Anderson, on Soapcruise, 1/29/10
  2. ^ a b Kelli M. Larson, "A different kind of hero", ABC Soaps in Depth, May 22, 2007
  3. ^ Profile at general-hospital-online.com
  4. ^ Making the Rounds at General Hospital - Up From the Ashes
  5. ^ ABC Soaps, March 27, 2007, p. 37
  6. ^ "General Hospital - Comings & Goings". soaps.com. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  7. ^ YouTube - Nu General Hospital Opening 7/6/07!!!!!!
  8. ^ TV Guide September 10-17, 2012 pg. 68. 
  9. ^ http://soapcentral.com/gh/news/2011/0720-anderson_baby.php
  10. ^ http://soapoperadigest.com/content/gh-alum-welcomes-second-daughter
  11. ^ "The 10th Annual Barrymore Awards Ceremony Nominees & Recipients". www.theatrephiladelphia.org. November 15, 2004. Archived from the original on July 6, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  12. ^ "The 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 14, 2009. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  13. ^ "The 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 12, 2010. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  14. ^ "The 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 9, 2013. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  15. ^ "The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 1, 2013. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  16. ^ "The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. May 1, 2014. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014. Retrieved May 1, 2014. 
  17. ^ Lifestyle - Silver Chips Online

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