Hank was the older brother of Joe Bradley, who was skeptical of Joe's attempt at getting an experimental heart procedure done to cure a defect in his heart. Much like Joe, Hank had been a football player in the past, but had injured himself late in his last season, preventing him from ever going pro. He came to visit Joe and locked horns with Donna Martin over Joe's well-being, but subconsciously, Hank didn't want Joe to succeed because he didn't want to be outdone in football. Hank returned to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania after his episode.
Bruce Thomas later played Carl Schmidt in Season 9.