Gary Brandner (1930–2013)

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Gary Brandner was born on May 31, 1930 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA as Gary Phil Brandner. He was a writer and actor, known for The Howling (1981), The Howling and Cameron's Closet (1988). He was married to Martine Wood Brandner, Barbara Nutting and Paula Moon. He died on September 22, 2013 in Reno, Nevada, USA. See full bio »


(age 83) in Reno, Nevada, USA

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 2014 Voices from the Grave (based on story by)
 2011 The Howling: Reborn (Video) (novel "The Howling II")
 1995 Howling: New Moon Rising (Video) (novels "The Howling I, II & III")
 1991 Howling VI: The Freaks (Video) (novels "The Howling I, II & III")
 1989 Howling V: The Rebirth (novels "The Howling I, II & III")
 1989 From the Dead of Night (TV Movie) (novel "Walkers")
 1988 Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (Video) (novels "The Howling I, II & III")
 1988 Cameron's Closet (screenplay)
 1987 Howling III (novel "The Howling III")
 1985 Howling II: ... Your Sister Is a Werewolf (novel "The Howling II") / (screenplay)
 1981 The Howling (novel "The Howling")
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 1989 Satan's Storybook (Video)
Charlie (as Gary Barandner)
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 2002 History's Mysteries (TV Series documentary)
- Werewolves (2002) ... Self

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Other Works:

Non-series novels: The Players (1975), Offshore (1978), Walkers (1980) (aka Death Walkers), Hellborn (1981), Rage in Paradise (1981), Cat People (1982), Tribe of the Dead (1984)(aka Quintana Roo), The Brain Eaters (1985), Carrion (1986), The Wet Good-Bye (1986), Cameron's Closet (1986)(aka Cameron's Terror), Floater (1988), ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gary Barandner

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Personal Quote:

On his current project: My current in-work novel is a hardboiled detective yarn set in 1940. It is a labor of love, since I know damn well it will never be published...there are maybe 12 million hardboiled dick stories out there looking for a publisher, and the only thing different about mine is that I wrote it. See more »


While employed as a technical writer in the aerospace industry, he sold his first story to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1969. With the success of his 1980 book "The Howling," he switched from mysteries to horror and became a full-time writer. See more »

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