Brooks Wachtel is an Emmy Award-winning television and feature film writer, Writers Guild of America member whose credits include over one hundred episodes of such animated series as Spider-Man: The Animated Series, ToddWorld, Liberty's Kids, X-Men: The Animated Series, and Heavy Gear, and Clifford the Big Red Dog. Brooks Wachtel is also the co-creator and co-executive producer of the hit History Channel series Dogfights. While writing scripts he usually forms a partnership with Cynthia Harrison.


Early life

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 severa student films. One - remarkable for a sixteen year old - was a forty-five minute Sherlock Holmes apoof done in period.


Bruce Wachtel is a writer, producer, and director who has written or produced several documentaries for the History Channel.

In addition to documentaries, Wachtel has written over 85 episodes of dramatic television.

Wachtel is currently serving on the Steering Committee of the American Writers Caucus of the Writers Guild of America. 

Wachtel is also a performing magician member of Hollywood's Magic Castle.

As co-creator of of the super heroine, Athena, Warrior Eternal and a life-long fan of comic books, Wachtel had no idea that the endless hours he spent reading would someday be considered research.



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