Date of Birth 15 September 1954, Lubbock, Texas, USA Birth Name Bradley Leland Williams Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) Brad Leland is an American actor who has appeared in 20 feature films, 25 television shows, and numerous theater performances. He plays the character Buddy Garrity in the television show Friday Night Lights. Leland was born in Lubbock, Texas, but moved to Plano during his sophomore year in high school. While in Plano, Leland played football for Plano High School. He sustained a serious knee injury the year the Wildcats won the 1971 AAA State Championship. In 1980, Leland graduated from Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in acting and directing. After graduating from college, Leland moved to Dallas where he worked in local theatre and found an agent. He also got a part on the TV series Dallas. His most visible roles, though, are that of football booster John Aubrey in the film Friday Night Lights and the similar character, Buddy Garrity, in the TV series of the same name.