Mr. Gifford is Beth and Max's boss at the American weapon's factory during the 1940's. He has a very mean personality and hates Danny Coogan because he is disabled and thinks that he's lazy and there is no excuse for him to not fight in the war because he himself was only 15 during the first World War and lied about his age so he could serve his country. He doesn't know it yet but Danny and Beth will foil the Nazi's plan to blow up the factory and save his life.
Puppet Master: Axis of Evil
He is credited at the end of Axis Rising, but there was no scene with him used, it is possible it was cut from the script.