Raised on Marvel Comics, pop culture of the 80’s and 90’s and the movies of James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and John Hughes - Andrew Bowen began his career at age 6 when he decided he wanted to as an actor when he grew up. He appeared in his first play a year later and never turned back. Andrew performed in dozens of musicals and studied dance and martial arts growing upon VT. Andrew’s love of performing and enthusiastic passion for cinema lead to his move to NYC at 18. Shortly after his arrival, Andrew booked his first professional acting gig as George Stark in the Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfus comedy WHAT ABOUT BOB? Andrew moved to LA after the films release, where he continued to audition and started studying screenwriting at USC Film School. Andrew’s big acting break arrived a few years later when his talent development deal at WB let to him becoming a series regular on FOX’s long running sketch comedy series MAD TV. His hilarious debut on the show (where his impressions of Keanu Reeves and Nic Cage are still legendary) lead to steadily acting work since, appearing in over 90 Film and TV productions to date (from SHAMELESS to NCIS), 150 national commercials and working with entertainment heavyweights from Gale Anne Hurd (Aliens, The Walking Dead), Dean Devlin (Independence Day), James Mangold (Ford VS Ferrari) and Lasse Hallström (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape) to name a few. Some notable credits include his beautiful work opposite Uma Thurman in THE GIFT, as the repulsively funny Reggie in the Blumhouse horror anthology HOLIDAYS and his multiple incarnations of Jack in the drama A BOY CALLED PO. Andrew has also lent his voice talents to brands from LEXUS, JEEP, NAVY & McDONALDS and some of the most successful video game titles of all time (including fan favorite “Johnny Cage” in WB’s massive MORTAL KOMBAT series).
Andrew used these productions as opportunities to immerse himself in the entire filmmaking process in his continuing efforts to expand his craft and grow his skills as a filmmaker. Andrew has written multiple scripts and wrote, directed and starred in the coming of age indy drama ALONG THE WAY in 2000 (which won Best Feature at the Wilmington Independent Film Festival)
Andrew shifted focus back to his storytelling aspirations in 2017 by writing, producing, editing, production designing, directing and acting in the comedic, sci-fi, action-adventure short film THE 716TH. Made with a budget of only 12K, the “M.A.S.H.” in deep space meets “Guardians Of The Galaxy” short’s ambitious combination of comedy, high adventure, endearing characters and incredible visual effects (lead by VFX supervisor and producing partner Jon Alvord) landed a world premier at The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. The short’s overwhelmingly positive audience and critical reception led to it making its public debut on Amazon Prime Video's Film Festival Stars where the film has earned a 5 out of 5 STAR customer rating and was awarded a top prize for audience engagement.
Andrew is currently in active development on several directing projects including his expanded TV series version of THE 716TH, his comedic sci-fi, family adventure trilogy THE MCAULIFFE EQUATION and a psychological horror film/creature feature title SCENT. An exciting and unique new filmmaking voice, Bowen and producing partner/VFX supervisor Jon Alvord might just be poised to do for sci-fi what Jason Blum did for horror.