David Bradburn was one of the many aliases used by scientist David Bruce Banner in the 1977-1982 live-action superhero fantasy series, The Incredible Hulk. David Banner wanted the world to continue believing that he was actually dead - a possible murder victim of his own alter ego, the Hulk. In order to function with anonymity, as well as avoiding the attention of a snooping investigative reporter named Jack McGee, Banner adopted a different alias in nearly every town he journeyed to. Almost all of his identities maintained his actual first name, with a spelling variation of his last name. The David Bradburn identity was used in "The Beast Within".
Banner assumed the David Bradburn alias when he took up a job at a zoo so that he could get close to a scientist whom he believed held the key towards controlling his anger issues. Doing so however, dropped him in the middle of a conspiracy between several of the zoo's administrators.