Alexander David "Alex" Linz (born January 3, 1989) is an American actor, director, and producer who starred in several late 1990s and early 2000s films and television programs as a child actor. His notable film roles include Home Alone 3 (1997) and Max Keeble's Big Move (2001). From 1998 to 2001, Linz provided the voice of Franklin, a human boy in the live-action/animated series The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald.
Linz was born in Santa Barbara, California, the son of Deborah Baltaxe, an attorney, and Dr. Daniel Linz, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His parents are divorced, and he lived with his mother. He has two younger sisters named Lily Alice and Livia. Linz's mother is of Austrian Jewish descent and Linz had a Bar Mitzvah when he was 13; his father is of German descent. He attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of the improvisation and sketch comedy group, jericho!. In Linz's past, he was a lead science instructor at Galileo Learning, a pedestrian programs intern at City of Los Angeles, a strategy and planning department intern at Metrolink, and a legal researcher for Smith & Baltaxe, LLP.