Jon Andre Gower (born April 27, 1973) is an American television and film actor.
Jon Andre Gower
April 27, 1973
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Other names||André Gower|
|Occupation||Actor, Producer, Director|
Life and careerEdit
Born in Los Angeles, California, Gower began his career at the age of five years as a child actor. His first substantial role was as Brookes Prentiss on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 1981 to 1982. He continued with guest starring roles on The A-Team, T. J. Hooker, and The Wizard. In 1986, he starred with Oscar-nominated Piper Laurie in an episode of The Twilight Zone, "The Burning Man". In 1987, Gower starred in the comedy/horror film The Monster Squad. Later that year, he starred for two seasons on the Fox series Mr. President with George C. Scott. From 1988 to 1989, Gower had a recurring role on The Hogan Family. Gower currently coaches actors and others entering the entertainment industry.
On November 5, 2014 Gower appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor Podcast.
Since 2016, Gower and one of his The Monster Squad castmates, Ryan Lambert, have been co-hosts of the Squadcast w/Ryan & Andre Podcast, for Fitterpiper Entertainment. The podcast covers The Monster Squad, as well as other films, and conventions that Gower and Lambert attend in support of The Monster Squad and its legacy.
In 2018, Gower produced and directed a documentary about the legacy, cult following, and fans of The Monster Squad, titled Wolfman's Got Nards.
On July 3, 2021, Gower nearly died after he suffered a massive heart attack while playing tennis with a friend. Gower needed a pacemaker installed in his heart. "my right coronary artery ended up being 100 percent blocked with a giant blood clot... Apparently, according to the people that worked on me and the excellent cath lab team, we got here with about 10 minutes to spare" Gower said in a Facebook video filmed from his hospital bed. A GoFundMe was set up to help pay for Gower's medical bills.
|1983||Kiss My Grits||Boots|
|1987||The Monster Squad||Sean Crenshaw||Credited as André Gower|
|2006||Sweet Deadly Dreams||Bernstein|
|2018||Wolfman's Got Nards||Himself||Producer/Director|
|1979||The Man in the Santa Claus Suit||Terry Travis||Television movie|
|1981–1982||The Young and the Restless||Brooks Prentiss #3||Unknown episodes|
|1983||Baby Makes Five||Michael Riddle||Unknown episodes|
|1984||St. Elsewhere||Tucker||1 episode|
|The A-Team||Billy Lawrence||1 episode|
|Highway to Heaven||Tom Barney||1 episode|
|1985||Obsessed with a Married Woman||Max Karasick||Television movie|
|Knight Rider||Billy||1 episode|
|Night Court||Brian Reader||1 episode|
|T.J. Hooker||Randy Hooker||1 episode|
|The Twilight Zone||Doug the Nephew||1 episode (segment "The Burning Man")|
|It's a Living||1 episode|
|1986||Remington Steele||Daniel Piper||1 episode|
|Fathers and Sons||Sean Flynn||1 episode|
|The Wizard||Todd||1 episode|
|1987||Mathnet||Eddie "Rimshot" Harris||1 episode|
|Square One Television||Eddie "Rimshot" Harris||4 episodes|
|Mr. President||Nick Tresch||Unknown episodes|
|1988||My Two Dads||Marshall||1 episode|
|1988–1989||The Hogan Family||Steve Traeger||6 episodes|
|1989||Mr. Belvedere||Craig Larabee||1 episode|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Year||Award||Result||Category||Film or series|
|1983||Young Artist Award||Nominated||Best Young Actor in a Daytime Series||The Young and the Restless|
|1984||Best Young Actor in a Comedy Series||Baby Makes Five|
|1987||Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a New Television, Comedy or Drama Series||Fathers and Sons|
|1988||Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Television Comedy Series||Mr. President|
|Won||Outstanding Young Actors/Actresses Ensemble in Television or Motion Picture||The Monster Squad (Shared with cast)|
|1989||Nominated||Best Young Actor Guest Starring in a Drama or Comedy Series||The Hogan Family|
|1988||Saturn Award||Nominated||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||The Monster Squad|
- Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995. Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 392-393.
- "The Monster Squad actor André Gower hospitalized following heart attack". ew.com. Retrieved 2021-07-07.