Raised on Marvel Comics, pop culture of the 1980’s and 90’s and the films of James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and John Hughes – Andrew Bowen’s goofy comedic sensibilities, infectious love for film, character-driven storytelling and sci-fi has been a driving force behind his incredibly diverse career in the film and television industry.
Since being hilariously introduced to audiences as an actor on MAD TV (where his impressions of Keanu Reeves and Nic Cage are legendary), Andrew’s broad acting range, generous spirit and enthusiastic work ethic have created a filmography that spans over two decades and includes working with such legends as Gale Anne Hurd (Terminator/Aliens/The Walking Dead), John Rodgers (Leverage, The Librarians) and Lasse Hallström (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?Cider House Rules).
Andrew has appeared on dozens of independent Films and TV shows including Showtime’s SHAMELESS, CBS’s flagship NCIS, the horror anthology HOLIDAYS and appearances in over 150 national commercials. His Voice Over talents have been used by numerous brands from JEEP, LEXUS and McDONALDS and featured in some of the most successful video game titles of all time, including his fan loving turn as the voice Johnny Cage in WB’s hit MORTAL KOMBAT X.
Some notable credits include his beautiful work with Uma Thurman in the Jameson First Shot short film THE GIFT, as the repulsively lovable Reggie the horror anthology HOLIDAYS and his remarkable work as Jack in A BOY CALLED PO, where his transformation into five different incarnations of the character was so unrecognizable, audiences didn’t know he had played all five of them. (PO was also very close to Andrew’s heart as his eldest son Reece was diagnosed with Autism when he was 3 1/2. Now attending college, Andrew and his wife incredible story to get him there can be read here.)
Andrew officially added writer and director to his resume in 2018 with the release of his hugely entertaining and award winning comedic, sci-fi, action-adventure short film The 716Th. The ambitious short film (written, produced, edited, starring and directed by Andrew) was the result of over two years he and his small team dedicated to bringing his expansive sci-fi vision to life.
The VFX heavy short films combination of comedy, high adventure, endearing characters and massive scope (a remarkable feat considering his a budget of only 10K) landed it the honor of world premiering at The Tribeca Film Festival in 2018. The shorts overwhelmingly positive reception by audiences and critics (it was recently named WINNER for “Best Live-Action Sci-Fi Short” by the Solzy Awards) led to it’s recent release on Amazon Prime Video where the film has been tracking a solid 5 OUT OF 5 STAR customer review rating. Andrew has since joined forces with Rogue Initiate to continue the story of The 716th with the feature he’s written and launch the property as a TV series.
Andrew is the father of three and lives in LA with award-winning photographer and wife of 19 years Renee Bowen.