John Braden (April 18, 1949-May 22, 2004), a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, was a writer, producer, and director of motion pictures and television programs, as well as a public advocate against drugs in the movie industry.
Educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he was drafted and served in the Vietnam War. Known best for his work on shows including Magnum, P.I., The A-Team, Knight Rider, Dukes of Hazzard, and The Fall Guy, he also supplied the voice for Senator Alfred Woden in the videogame series Max Payne, he often worked with producer Harry Thomason.
After marriage, he moved to Lewisville, Texas, and later to Killeen, where he started several companies to serve local military families. Braden died from pneumonia in Pilot Point, Texas.