An American actor who worked on television and in films in the 1950s, Bradford Jackson disappeared for nearly three decades before making a final cameo. Considered a child prodigy, Jackson (né Herman Budlow) was known as "The World's Youngest Magician." After leaving the service he signed a contract with Universal International and made his debut in the sci-fi film "It Came from Outer Space," playing the assistant of Dr. Snell in an uncredited role. He played lieutenant roles in the Maureen O'Hara/Jeff Chandler Western "War Arrow" and in Danish-German director Douglas Sirk's 1954 Apache drama, "Taza, Son of Cochise." He worked with Sirk again that same year in his iconographic melodrama "Magnificent Obsession," albeit in a small role. On television he appeared in several dramas, most frequently on the anthology show "Science Fiction Theatre" in various roles. He also appeared in the Westerns "The Lone Ranger" and "Death Valley Days." He appeared with Pat Boone in the musical "April Love" in 1957, but his biggest part was a starring role in the Roger Corman fantasy "The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent." It was his last film part until he made a brief re-appearance in the 1991 comedy "The Linguini Incident."