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    Ugly Betty CAST - Bradford Meade

    Full detailed profile on Bradford Meade Played by Alan Dale on Ugly Betty Daytime Soap Opera.

    Alan Dale
    Bradford Meade

    Actor: Alan Dale

    Who played Bradford Meade over the years

    Alan Dale

    Useful information on Bradford Meade

    * Hired Betty as Daniel's assistant because he knew that Daniel wouldn't be tempted by her.
    * Married to Claire Meade.

    CURRENT & PAST OCCUPATION

    Current: CEO and owner of Meade Publications

    BRADFORD MEADE'S HISTORY

    As one of the most successful publishing moguls in the world, Bradford affects an air of distance and sophistication. This may be a way of hiding the more sinister elements of his personality and actions. His life with Claire was broken by a string of infidelities and her drinking problems. The strains of the marriage were exasperated by the loss of his favorite son, Alex, who he was expected to hand his empire over to. Having begrudgingly handed part of the empire over to womanizing son Daniel, he has patiently waited for him to fail, but so far has been pleasantly surprised by his success.

    He has been haunted by his former affairs, specifically by one with famed editor Fey Somers who met a macabre end. In a bid to halt mysterious calls and gifts he had received, he hired a detective to investigate. When he came to believe that he had been betrayed and the detective was working with his enemies, he had him buried alive in Fey's mausoleum.

    FLINGS & RELATIONSHIPS

    Fey Somers

    CHILDREN

    Daniel_Meade (with Claire)
    Alexis Meade, formerly Alex (with Claire)

    PICTURES

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    RELATED DAILY UPDATES

    Thursday, March 22 2007: Don't Ask, Don't Tell!

    Betty tries to get away from the news cameras and ends up running directly into a wall. Justin amuses himself by watching the footage over and over again. Betty informs Hilda that Daniel’s family is in a real mess right now. At Mode, Bradford and Alexis finally face off! She tells him that she wished that he was still in prison and he tells her that she is fired! Amanda is shocked to find out that Marc still hasn’t told his mother that he is gay. He then informs her that his mother is coming to town and that he needs to end their “make believe” girlfriend/boyfriend relationship is over. He insists that after 3 years his mother is pressuring him to take the relationship to the next level. Amanda gets angry and storms off yelling to Marc that she will be the best pretend girlfriend he has ever had! Bradford goes to see Claire to see how she is doing. She insists that she has been better. He tells her that he is here for her. Daniel comes in and Claire informs them that she wants them to be a family....including Alexis! Claire then tells Bradford that he can’t fire Alexis because he doesn’t own Mode. She informs him that he is the owner of Meade Publications....but that she is the owner of Mode, and she says that Alexis stays!

    Alexis sees Daniel and Betty running down the street to the printers. Daniel and Alexis sprint side by side toward the entrance but Alexis wins in the end. Daniel then runs into Betty at a bar and tells her that if Alexis wants the company, then she can have it. He insists that he has plenty of partying that he can catch up on. Wilhelmina sits in her office and thinks of a plan. She reaches down and scratches out her last name (Slater) on her stationary and writes in Meade! She then dolls all up and heads over to see Bradford. She offers him a little dinner and some company. Betty arrives back home and finds Marc sitting alone on her front porch. He tells her that his mother left when he told her the truth. Betty tells him that she has learned that it is not always family that loves you the most and that sometimes it is the family that we make for ourselves. Marc leaves to go home and Betty sits alone and reads the letter that Daniel wrote. His letter talks about how happy he is to have Alexis back with him and that his family is coming together. Betty goes inside and spends time with her family.

    Thursday, February 15 2007: DERAILED

    Daniel and Alexis arrive at work still on speaking terms.....which doesn't make Wilhelmina happy. Betty tells Daniel that she has something that she has to tell him and blurts out that his mother said that she is the one that killed Faye Summers! Daniel insists that Claire becomes a little deranged when she drinks a lot. Betty goes into the details about the murder and Daniel immediately rushes off to see his father. Bradford tells Daniel that there is no way that Claire did that and that he needs to focus on other things. He orders him to get Grace Chin on the case. Grace is a new lawyer that Daniel happened to stand up for a date back in college. Marc tells a stressed Wilhelmina that he will find out what is going on with Alexis. Wilhelmina calls Christina to her office and demands to know if Betty has said anything about she and Daniel. She tells Christina that her job is to “snitch”...not “stitch”. Marc informs Wilhelmina that he has discovered that Alexis’ calendar is blank and that she has no friends....of any kind. Wilhelmina takes that information and decides to run with it.

    Wilhelmina shows up and tells Marc and Christina that they need a new plan because Alexis has changed her mind. Christina tells her that she is not one of her flying monkeys, but Wilhelmina quickly reminds her that she is. She tells her that if it wasn’t for her she would never have gotten noticed at fashion week. Later Marc and Christina are alone again in the office when Sarah Jessica Parker’s people call and tell her that they have changed their mind about the dress. Marc tells her that “Willy” certainly works fast. He insists that there is no need to worry and that it will get easier. Claire goes to see Bradford and tells him that she is going to turn herself in! Bradford screams for her not too, but she insists that she has to.


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