Bufanda, born Fred Joseph Bufanda, legally changed his first name to Brad in 2001. He starred in a recurring role as Felix Toombs on the first and second seasons of “Veronica Mars.” He also appeared on several other TV shows, including “Co-Ed Confidential,” “Malcolm in the Middle,” “Boston Public” and “Days of Our Lives.”
He also had a part in 2004’s “A Cinderella Story.”
In 2007, Bufanda trained as a professional basketball player but was injured. He then began acting again, with his last role listed as next year’s “Stan the Man.”
According to police, Bufanda’s body was found Wednesday morning on a sidewalk in Los Angeles. Bufanda had jumped off of a building, TMZ reported. A suicide note found near Bufanda’s body thanked important people in his life, according to the entertainment news outlet.