Brian Wong was a California physics professor and MacArthur Grant recipient.
During the War of 1996, Brian Wong appeared on Hal McGintess' television show and discussed his theories of the aliens' spaceships. He theorized the aliens having harnessed black holes as their power source that produce gravitons to keep their vessels afloat; however, he couldn't explain how the aliens were able to contain such a powerful energy from swallowing up their ships. He also believed that the towers on the ships are an elevator that connects to the ground.
- Brian Wong appears in the "Monitor Earth Broadcasts" special feature of Independence Day: 20th Anniversary Edition.