Young stars in Hollywood have a notorious reputation for falling victim to the child star curse. We’re all familiar with a great many of them, I won’t name any names but they abuse drugs & alcohol and act out in an attempt to deal with their fame and end up falling off the face of the earth. Some don’t make the transition into adult acting, some do, and some even die from their exploits. André Gower is not one of those sad cases of misspent youth and missed opportunities.
André Gower has had a long and successful career as an actor in Hollywood both as a child and adult. Beginning at the age of 6, Gower has appeared in numerous TV shows and some films from the 80s. He’s had roles in TV shows such as St. Elsewhere, T.J. Hooker, The A-Team, Highway To Heaven, Knight Rider, Night Court, The Twilight Zone, and many others.
But his big break in film came in 1987 at the age of 14 when he starred in the cult hit, The Monster Squad as Sean, the monster-loving head of the kid club, The Monster Squad. That film initially was a box office failure but over the years has grown into a massive fan-favorite cult phenomenon. His horror notoriety was cemented as a young teenager with his role in that film. Since 1987, Gower has gone on to become not only an actor but writer/producer/director as an adult.
A few years ago, Gower wrote/produced/directed a documentary film about The Monster Squad aptly titled, Wolfman’s Got Nards. His most recent acting gig is a starring role in the family, horror, sci-fi film Baby Frankenstein.
I recently had the pleasure of chatting on Skype with André Gower as we talked about his new film, Baby Frankenstein and a little about his experiences on The Monster Squad. So sit back and watch this interesting interview and you might learn a thing or two.
Baby Frankenstein is on VOD and DVD now from Wild Eye Releasing!
Watch the trailer for Baby Frankenstein here: