ShowBizzBuzz: Farley Jackson is a True Fighter on ‘The Good Doctor’

3 min readMay 11, 2021


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Farley Jackson as Bradley Vargas in ‘The Good Doctor’ (photo: ABC)

Who is Buzzworthy?

Actor Farley Jackson, who is an MMA Fighter afraid to face the truth as Bradley Vargas on ABC’s hit medical drama, The Good Doctor.

What happens on The Good Doctor?

The Good Doctor is described as following: Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and Savant syndrome, working as part of the surgical unit of the prestigious San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital.

The recent “Gender Reveal” episode involved the team’s treatment of several patients with complicated medical situations. One such patient was Bradley Vargas (Jackson), a successful MMA Fighter, who reveals he had peck implants years ago to cover up the man boobs he was left with after losing weight. It’s a secret he believes could end his career, which is why he initially refuses treatment when his diagnosis turns into breast cancer. After some convincing, Bradley undergoes a mastectomy and comes cleans with his fans, discovering the truth has transformed them into loyal supporters.

‘The Good Doctor’ — behind the scenes (LtoR: Will Yun Lee, Farley Jackson, Fiona Gubelman)

What does Farley Jackson have to say about working on this show?

“The entire cast were not only generous artists while on-camera, but they were also gracious hosts off camera as well. It was a refreshing experience that truly felt like an extended family. And, director Tim Southam created a very relaxed environment, making it easy for me to give him any adjustments he called for. That’s exactly the atmosphere you want as an actor.”

What other TV shows has Farley Jackson been on?

Network television fans will recognize Michael from his roles on shows like Spectrum’s original L.A.’s Finest, FX’s Snowfall created by the late John Singleton, and CBS’s cop drama Cold Case. Farley has also appeared on the comedy shows It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Flaked, and No Good Nick.

Where else have you seen Farley Jackson?

Farley have become not only an actor, but also a producer on the independent film scene. He began teaming with award-winning indie writer/director/producer Choice Skinner for several projects, including the Christian action-drama feature, Keep the Faith, which he co-executive produced and co-starred. They also collaborated on the films Brotherly Love, Séance, Selling It, and Wingman, Inc.

What is Farley Jackson working on next?

Farley is set to star in the new sci-fi action film, Alexus: Defenders, written and directed by Choice Skinner and Tony Germination. He will also be starring in the horror film, The Legend Of Ciscero, another project from Choice Skinner.

Farley Jackson

Want a fun fact about Farley Jackson?

A Los Angeles native, Farley was a local music producer and solo rap artist before becoming an actor.

How can you keep up with Farley Jackson?

Find him on social media
Instagram: @farley.jackson
Twitter: @farleyjackson
Facebook: /farleyjacksonfanpage




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