Dan Brown

The subject of both criticism and controversy, novelist Dan Brown became one of the best-selling authors in history with an ingeniously crafted mystery-thriller. Initially an aspiring songwriter and pianist, Brown ... Read more »
Born: 06/22/1964 in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA

Filmography

Producer (4)

Bet On Me 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Supervising Producer

Inferno 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Angels & Demons 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Da Vinci Code 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (3)

Inferno 2016 (Movie)

(from novel: "Inferno") (Source Material)

Angels & Demons 2009 (Movie)

(from novel: "Angels & Demons") (Source Material)

The Da Vinci Code 2006 (Movie)

(from novel: "The Da Vinci Code") (Source Material)
Music (2)

The Da Vinci Code 2006 (Movie)

("Phiano") (Song)

The Da Vinci Code 2006 (Movie)

("Phiano") (Song Performer)

Biography

The subject of both criticism and controversy, novelist Dan Brown became one of the best-selling authors in history with an ingeniously crafted mystery-thriller. Initially an aspiring songwriter and pianist, Brown recorded several music albums in the early-1990s. Later inspired by the potboilers of Robert Ludlum, Brown debuted with 1998's techno-thriller Digital Fortress. He introduced the character of symbology professor Robert Langdon in the Vatican-set thriller Angels & Demons in 2000, although it and the following year's Deception Point met with only moderate sales. In 2003, Brown returned to Langdon and the themes of secret societies, ancient mysteries and malevolent conspiracies with The Da Vinci Code. This time, however, the mix of religious myth-busting, art history and code-breaking struck a chord with readers across the globe, making the book a cultural phenomenon and Brown an overnight celebrity author. Soon adapted into a feature film, "The Da Vinci Code" (2006) starred Tom Hanks as Langdon, and while it fared poorly with most critics, audiences flocked to the theaters just as they had to the bookstores. He returned to bookshelves and cinemas three years later with the novel The Lost Symbol and the movie sequel "Angels & Demons" (2009), both of which performed nearly as admirably as their respective predecessors. Continuing with the dozen or so Langdon adventures he had planned, Brown published Inferno in 2013. Without a doubt, Brown had become one of the most influential popular writers of the early 21st century.

EDUCATION

Amherst College

Amherst , Massachusetts 1986
Member of Psi Upsilon

Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter , New Hampshire

Milestones

2013

Announced publication of fourth Langdon novel Inferno

2009

Published third Langdon novel The Lost Symbol

2009

Director Howard and star Hanks returned for feature adaptation "Angels & Demons"; also executive produced

2006

Made executive producing debut with feature adaptation "The Da Vinci Code," directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon

2003

Topped The New York Times Best Seller list with controversial novel The Da Vinci Code, which also featured Robert Langdon character

2000

Introduced popular recurring character, symbology expert Robert Langdon in mystery thriller Angels & Demons

1998

Published first novel Digital Fortress

1996

Quit teaching to become full-time writer

1995

Co-wrote humor book 187 Men to Avoid: A Survival Guide for the Romantically Frustrated Woman with wife Blythe Newlon

1993

Released self-titled album

1991

Moved to Hollywood, CA to pursue career as singer-songwriter and pianist; also began teaching at Beverly Hills Preparatory School

1990

Released self-produced album Perspective under his own record company Dalliance

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