Max Brooks at Wizard World 2008.
|Born||Maximillian Michael Brooks
May 22, 1972
New York City
|Occupation||Author, Writer, Screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Michelle Kholos (m. 2003)|
|Children||Henry Michael Brooks (b. 2005)|
Early life and education 
From 2001 to 2003, Brooks was a member of the writing team at Saturday Night Live.
Brooks is the author of The Zombie Survival Guide. The book described in depth the creation of and lives of zombies. The book was later followed up in 2009 by The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, a graphic novel depicting several of the events detailed in the book's latter section.
Brooks' book World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, which deals with the war between the human race and zombies, was released on September 12, 2006. Paramount Pictures acquired the movie rights with Brad Pitt's production company Plan B Entertainment producing the film. In the October 2006 issue of Fangoria Magazine, Brooks stated that he will not be writing the screenplay for the motion picture, as he feels he is not an accomplished enough screenwriter to "do it right" (J. Michael Straczynski wrote the first version of the screenplay).
The New Dead, a 2010 anthology of previously unpublished zombie stories edited by Christopher Golden, contains an additional World War Z story titled "Closure, LTD".
In 2011, Brooks wrote the foreword for Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies, a 300 page fiction book written by Matt Mogk.
Acting and voice-over work 
Brooks has a number of other creative credits. As an actor, he has been seen in Roseanne, To Be or Not to Be, Pacific Blue, and 7th Heaven. He also has a career voicing animation; his voice has been featured in the animated shows Batman Beyond, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Justice League and All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series. During the start of the 3rd season of Lost Tapes, he was cast as himself in the zombie episode, telling the audience about how zombies come to be. He also appeared on Spike TV series Deadliest Warrior, in which he represented the zombie team in the "Vampires vs Zombies" episode, as one of the Zombie experts along with Matt Mogk the Founder of the Zombie Research Society. He also appeared on the Discovery Channel"s Sons of Guns in a zombie gun build off ("Civilian vs. Military").
- Townsend, Allie. "Q&A: Zombie-Survival Expert Max Brooks," Time magazine (Jul. 26, 2010).
- "Pitzer College Alumnus Max Brooks '94 Authors New York Times Best Sellers," Pitzer College press release (Jan. 19, 2011).
- "New York Times Bestseller and Alumnus Max Brooks '94 to Keynote 2011 Pitzer College Commencement," Pitzer College press release (Apr. 21, 2011).
- "Keynote Speaker Max Brooks '94," Pitzer College website (June 2, 2011)
- Fangoria Magazine (Oct. 2006).
- Dynamite webpage for Raise the Dead HC edition
- Manning, Shaun. "Brooks Wins 'Hearts and Minds'," Comic Book Resources (Apr. 1, 2010).
- Max Brooks entry, Internet Movie Database. Accessed May 11, 2011.
- "Deadliest Warrior Comic-Con 2011 Panel - Episode 300a". Spike. July 22, 2011
- Official website
- Max Brooks at the Internet Movie Database
- Max Brooks at the Grand Comics Database
- Max Brooks at the Comic Book DB
- Max Brooks at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Max Brooks at the Internet Book List