Mini Bio (1)
Brooks Wachtel spent his youth as a "Navy Brat", traveling all over the world. By the time he was a teenager, Brooks knew that he wanted a career in the motion picture field. While attending Hollywood High School and later both USC and UCLA, he produced several student films. One - remarkable for a sixteen year old - was a forty-five minute Sherlock Holmes spoof done in period.
Mr. Wachtel is a writer/producer/director who has written and/or produced many documentaries for the History Channel. His most recent project, with his documentary partner Cynthia Harrison, was two episodes of the series, Guarding America: The Air Force/National Guard and The Coast Guard. He has also written for The Great Ships, Search and Rescue, The Royal Navy and Fly Past, which won the coveted Cine Golden Eagle Award.
In addition to documentaries, Wachtel has written over 85 episodes of dramatic television - with shows as diverse as Fox's live-action Young Hercules to such animated hits as PBS' acclaimed series Liberty's Kids as well as top Saturday morning action shows, such as: Heavy Gear, Static, Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Robo-Cop, Silver Surfer, The Avengers, Mortal Kombat, The Mask, Beast Machines: Transformers, Godzilla, Gargoyles, Wing Commander Academy. For younger viewers, he has penned many episodes of the pre-school hit, Clifford the Big Red Dog. He just completed scripting an animated feature film Sea Wars, an American-Korean underwater Lord of the Rings style epic. He has written several live-action features, including Goddess of Death, which he also directed.
He is presently serving on the Steering Committee of the "Animation Writers Caucus" of the Writers Guild of America. Wachtel is also a performing magician member of Hollywood's Magic Castle. As co-creator with Athena Massey of the super-heroine, "Athena: Warrior Eternal" and a life-long fan of comics, Wachtel had no idea that the endless hours he spent reading would someday be considered "research".
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Caroline Fogarty