Bradley Ward
General Hospital
Portrayed by Aaron Seville
Created by Claire Labine
First appearance June 1994
Last appearance December 1994
Family Quartermaine
Gender Male
Date of birth 1945
Date of death July 1, 1974 (aged 29)
Occupation Reverend
Community organizer
Residence 24 Royal Street
Port Charles, New York and Philadelphia, PA

Reverend Dr. Bradley Ward is a fictional character from the original ABC daytime soap opera, General Hospital. The character was never actually seen on-screen and his existence was previously unknown until 1994. His character's history was revealed through a series of flashbacks. Bradley was portrayed by Aaron Seville.


Born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised by his mother, Mary Mae, and step-father Dan Ward, Bradley died believing he was the biological son of a soldier who died at war. His mother and step-father moved the family to Port Charles. Bradley married Isobel and together they had three children, Faith, Justus and Hope. The fiery Bradley had been elected to congress and began causing trouble for billionaire Edward Quartermaine and his dirty partner Jack Boland. To get Bradley off their backs, Edward's partners, Lee Baldwin, and Boland dug up some dirt on the young politician and reverend. But Bradley didn't back off, he came fighting for change. Bradley had also been causing trouble for mob boss Frank Smith who Jack was secretly working with. In the early hours of July 1, 1974, Boland came to Bradley's house, shot and killed him. Jack plants the gun in his hand making Mary Mae believe he'd committed suicide. Mary Mae, assuming it was her fault for not telling Edward and Bradley the truth, buries his body in the backyard of their home in Port Charles. In June 1994, his body was discovered and Edward was put on trial for his murder. Mary Mae revealed that Edward was in fact Bradley's father and could have never murdered him.


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