Days before jumping to his death, actor Brad Bufanda credited Scientology with saving his life - 2017-11-17
In August, Brad Bufanda, a 34-year-old actor and chiseled gym instructor, showed up for an initial table reading of an independent film he'd landed a role for.
Bufanda is primarily remembered for appearing as the biker gang character "Felix Toombs" in two seasons of the 2004-2006 UPN/CW teen mystery series, Veronica Mars. But his career had been in a bit of a slump since then, and this year he was trying a comeback.
In February, he acted in a forthcoming Vivica Fox and Michael Madsen end-of-the-world mob comedy. That film, Garlic and Gunpowder, was based on an original story by a man named Steven Chase, who also had an acting role in it. And now, in August, Chase was directing a romantic comedy titled Stan the Man, and he'd given two of the lead roles to actors who had played smaller parts in the February movie.