TDQ: You played college basketball for four years at UNC-Asheville. Anyone else who worked on “Monster Squad” any good at ball?
Gower: I actually played at Louisburg College my first two years for a well-known coach named J. Enid Drake. It was from there that the UNC-A coach asked me to come play for him.
As far as I know, I’m the only hoopster on the Squad, but we all have our extra-curricular talents. Ryan is a rock star and Ashley is a talented actor and has produced some projects. Fred Dekker has done some very cool stuff and is still, in my mind, more creative and knowledgeable than 99% of people working today. And, of course, Shane Black is cranking out great stuff as well.
TDQ: You now work as an acting and media coach. What is the most important thing you try and impart on children who want to break into show business?
Gower: Balance. First and foremost is the need to have as balanced a life as possible. Looking back, it’s the main thing that enabled me to not only work in the industry as much as I did, but enable me to be capable of existing outside of it as well. I went to regular school as much as possible when not on set and played organized sports and had many friends that weren’t associated with the business at all.