Taylor Grant is one of the writers of Beetlejuice: The Animated Series.
From award-winning screenwriter, to author, to actor, to independent filmmaker, Taylor Grant is emerging as a notable multi-hyphenate who is gaining notoriety as he moves between the literary world, comic books, edgy indie projects and writing for major Hollywood studios.
As a published author, Grant has become distinguished in the field of dark fiction, with critically acclaimed stories appearing in two Bram Stoker Award-nominated anthologies. He has shared pages with some of the biggest authors in the horror field, including Bentley Little, Graham Masterton, William F. Nolan, Ramsey Campbell, Joe R. Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson and Jack Ketchum. He also co-authored the critically acclaimed #1 Bestselling comic book "Evil Jester Presents," an anthology of horror stories.
As an actor, Taylor has starred in several Los Angeles productions, including "Love in 3-D," and "One." He also starred in the short film "Crows" directed by Roy Vongtama and distributed by IndieFlix, as well as the feature film "The Muse," which he wrote, directed and co-produced.
Grant's career began in television, when he wrote scripts for several high-profile children's television series, including the Tim Burton-produced animated series Beetlejuice, and the Rosanne Barr-produced series Little Rosey. He created and developed the animated series Monster Farm, which aired on the Fox Family Channel, as well as co-developed the original series pitch for The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers-- one of the most successful shows in television history.
Iconic comic book creator Stan Lee personally hired Grant as the Head Writer for Stan Lee Media, where he worked closely with Lee and comic book legend Steve Gerber to develop and write scripts for some of the very first ongoing Web series, which also served as pilots for TV shows, including The 7th Portal, The Accuser, and the Backstreet Project, starring the voices of the Backstreet Boys.
A prolific music video writer, Grant worked with award-winning directors such as F. Gary Gray and Paul Hunter on music videos for international superstars such as Whitney Houston, The Fugees, Chaka Khan and Diddy. Throughout the 2000s, many of Grant's videos aired regularly on MTV and VH1.
His breadth of work advanced when he began selling feature film projects to major Hollywood studios. As a feature film writer, Taylor Grant developed "The Last Day" with F. Gary Gray, a supernatural thriller that was quickly scooped up by Imagine Entertainment.
Other feature projects he sold, optioned or rewrote include "Prometheus Rising" to Universal Studios, "Bloodland" to prolific producers Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson, "Reverse Psychology" to Original Voices, and "Flight of the Dead" to Lionsgate Entertainment. He also co-wrote "Sticks and Stones" with Kate Rees Davies which was distributed by Sony, and won Best Short at the NUHO Online Film Festival--the world's first completely virtual film festival.