Wes Craven biography

Wes Craven

Film director

1939 –

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Who is Wes Craven?

Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven is an American film director, writer, producer, and actor known for his work on horror films, particularly slasher films. He is the creator of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, and also co-wrote A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors with Bruce Wagner, featuring the Freddy Krueger character. Craven also directed the entire Scream series, featuring Ghostface. Some of his other films include, The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left, The Serpent and the Rainbow, The People Under the Stairs, Vampire in Brooklyn, Music of the Heart and Red Eye.

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Born
Aug 2, 1939
Cleveland
Also known as
  • Wesley Earl Craven
  • Abe Snake
  • Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Wheaton College
Lived in
  • Cleveland
  • Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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