Bradley Whitford is an award-winning actor, political analyst and media personality. While openly sharing his political liberal views in the US media, the star is most remembered for his acting roles in Billy Madison, The Post, Get Out amongst many other films and TV productions. Brad played the role of Red John, in the CBS series The Mentalist.
Bradley Whitford Bio
Whitford was born on October 10, 1959, in Madison, Wisconsin. The political activist is the son of George Van Norman Whitford and Genevieve Louie, a poet. She later relocated to Pennsylvania where Brad spent his early teen years. In 1977, he graduated from Madison East High School and by 1981, the art-inclined young man bagged a degree in English and theatre at Wesleyan University where he shared a room with Hollywood producer Paul Schiff.
Brad also attended the Juilliard Drama School and was a member of “Group 14”. He performed in the off-Broadway production Curse of the Starving Class with Kathy Bates. Brad also acted in the Broadway production of A Few Good Men. The seasoned actor went on to feature in many other stage performances before venturing into screen productions.
Bradley Whitford has featured and appeared in movies like The Muse and Bicentennial Man, acting co-side late Robin Williams. He has also appeared in Scent of a Woman, A Perfect World, The Client, My Life, Red Corner, Presumed Innocent, and My Fellow Americans. In 2017, he played the role of a suspicious suburban father in the horror thriller Get Out.
Meanwhile, Brad as a political analyst has been pretty much involved in the American politics. He constantly expresses his views on political matters on both local and national level. The political liberal has appeared on on-screen and radio political shows. In September 2016, he was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, openly declaring support for Hillary Clinton.
Brad who loves reading once revealed that he was a certified teacher but never got to practice the noble profession. He also mentioned dancing as a forgone love. Brad said if he could turn back the hands of time, he would have started dancing in his youth.
Wife, Kids, Gay, Divorce
Bradley Whitford was married to actress Jane Kaczmarek for 16 years. They were married in August 1992 but finalized their divorce in 2010. They have 3 children – Frances Genevieve, George Edward and Mary Louisa.
Jane Kaczmarek was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Edward Kaczmarek and Evelyn, a teacher. Her father was a US Department of Defense worker. Her family are of the Polish ancestry. Like her ex-husband, Jane attended a drama school and studied Theatre at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. They both acted in The West Wing, Philadelphia, Robocop and Malcolm in the Middle TV series.
It is not clear what the reason for their separation was but the couple who shared a common professional background decided it was best to go their separate ways. However, they intend to work together in the parenting of their children. In an interview with Brad, he said his favourite way to spend a Saturday would be with his children on sports fields. On other occasions, they would go for a vacation.
Lending a parenting advice to co-divorcees, Brad thinks it sends a good message to the children if they see each parent give support to each other. He says this shows them a sort of resilience and makes the picture somewhat balanced in the midst of a hard time. Brad and Jane’s divorce is said to be one of the amicable separations the Hollywood world has ever seen. Though it made headlines, there was no unnecessary or loud violent drama during the separation processes. Instead, what happened to the amazement of all who cared to follow their story was not only that they both shared the custody of their kids. Rather without making it one-sided, they also went the commendable mile of evenly splitting the cost of raising their three children.
In 2012, Bradley Whitford acted the role of a politically active gay man on Shameless. Aside from that, Brad has not displayed any attitude or act that suggests he was/is gay in reality. He is straight; enough to have been married once and in 2015, started dating Amy Landecker, his co-star on the Transparent series.
Bradley Whitford’s Net Worth
Bradley Whitford is currently estimated to have a net worth of $11 Million. It is known that a major bulk of his wealth came from his activities in the entertainment industry. While it is a commonly held view that Brad earns from other business endeavours, we are yet to gain insight into the said business activities.
Height & Other Facts
Height: 5 ft 9 inches (1.80 m)
Date of Birth: October 10, 1959
Place of Birth: Madison, Wisconsin
Marital Status: Divorced
Net Worth: $11 million