Andre Gower

Jon Andre Gower (born April 27, 1973) is an American television and film actor.

Andre Gower
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Gower at the Louisville Supercon in 2018
Born
Jon Andre Gower

(1973-04-27) April 27, 1973 (age 48)
Other namesAndré Gower
OccupationActor, Producer, Director
Years active1979–present
Websitewww.andregower.com

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.[1]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Film Role Notes
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
Television
Year Title Role Notes
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

BibliographyEdit

  • Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995. Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 392-393.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Monster Squad actor André Gower hospitalized following heart attack". ew.com. Retrieved 2021-07-07.

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