Alex Winter

Actor, Director
An English-born icon of 1980s teen cinema, Alex Winter first attracted attention as Marko, one of "The Lost Boys" (1987), a pack of sexy teen vampires led by Kiefer Sutherland. He broke through as Bill S. Preston ... Read more »
Born: 07/16/1965 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (18)

Grand Piano 2014 (Movie)

Assistant (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Bones 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saul of the Mole Men 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Best Man 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex, Shock and Censorship in the 90's 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Freaked 1993 (Movie)

Ricky Coogin (Actor)

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 (Movie)

Bill S Preston (Actor)

Rosalie Goes Shopping 1990 (Movie)

Schatzi (Actor)

Save the Planet: A CBS/Hard Rock Cafe Special 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 (Movie)

Bill S Preston (Actor)

Haunted Summer 1988 (Movie)

Dr John Polidori (Actor)

The Lost Boys 1987 (Movie)

Marko (Actor)

Death Wish 3 1985 (Movie)

Hermosa (Actor)

Ben 10: Race Against Time (TV Show)

Actor
Director (14)

Deep Web 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Director

Kirby Buckets 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Smosh: The Movie 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Deep Web 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Downloaded 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Marvin, Marvin 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Supah Ninjas 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Level Up 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

The Andy Milonakis Show 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Fever 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Freaked 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Bella and the Bulldogs (Tv Show)

Director

Ben 10: Alien Swarm (TV Show)

Director

Betas (Tv Show)

Director
Writer (4)

Deep Web 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Downloaded 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fever 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Freaked 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (3)

Deep Web 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Downloaded 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Freaked 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

An English-born icon of 1980s teen cinema, Alex Winter first attracted attention as Marko, one of "The Lost Boys" (1987), a pack of sexy teen vampires led by Kiefer Sutherland. He broke through as Bill S. Preston, Esquire, one half of would-be rock band Wyld Stallyns with Ted "Theodore" Logan (Keanu Reeves) in the "most righteous" time travel comedy smash "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" (1989). So iconic and popular were the slacker characters and film, they spawned video games, cartoons and a boatload of merchandise. The darker sequel, "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey" (1991) proved less successful, and Winter focused his energy on creating and starring in the outrageous sketch comedy series "The Idiot Box" (MTV, 1990-91). Although short-lived, it convinced movie execs to let Winter write, direct and star in a feature film, the whacked-out cult oddity "Freaked" (1993). He took a hiatus from acting to focus on directing, lensing music videos for Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ice Cube as well as multiple European commercials. Directing became his main career focus, and he helmed episodes of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (ABC, 2003- ) as well as the enormously successful live-action adaptations "Ben 10: Race Against Time" (Cartoon Network, 2007) and "Ben 10: Alien Swarm" (Cartoon Network, 2009). Beloved by a certain generation as a cultural touchstone, Alex Winter proved he possessed much more depth than being a likable teen leading man by showcasing his chameleonic creativity as a successful filmmaker on the international stage.

Relationships

Leroy

Son
born c. 1998

Sonya Davis

Wife
met in 1991 In Los Angeles married in 1995 mother of Leroy

Gregg Mayer

Mother
born in New York former Martha Graham dancer founded a modern-dance company in London in the mid-1960s divorced 1973

Petra Slowik

Companion

Ross Winter

Father
Australian danced with his wife's troupe divorced 1973

Stephen Winter

Brother
older

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York 1983
dropped out for financial reasons; met partner Tom Stern with whom he collaborated on a series of films featuring a hyperkinetic character named Howie; senior project was short comedy, "Squeal of Death"

graduated from high school in Montclair, New Jersey

Milestones

1999

Feature directorial debut, "Fever"

1994

Moved to New York to direct commercials

1991

Wrote, directed, produced (with partner Tom Stern) and starred in MTV comedy series, "The Idiot Box"

1986

Moved to Los Angeles

1985

Film debut as rapist in "Death Wish 3"

1981

Made stage debut at age 11 as a street urchin in a local production of "Oliver!" Starring Vincent Price

1979

Also appeared on Broadway and on tour at age 14 as John Darling in the Sandy Duncan revival of "Peter Pan"

1969

When Winter was five, family moved from London to St. Louis, MO, where parents founded the Mid American Dance Company

Wrote, produced, directed and starred in short comedy film (his senior project at NYU), "Squeal of Death"

Moved with mother to Montclair, NJ after parents' divorce

Broadway debut in "The King and I" starring Yul Brynner

Directed music videos for the Butthole Surfers, Ice Cube, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Extreme (with Tom Stern)

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