Alex D. Linz

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Alex D. Linz
Born Alexander David Linz
(1989-01-03) January 3, 1989 (age 25)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Other names Alex Linz
Occupation Actor, Director & Producer
Years active 1993–present

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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1] His parents are divorced, and he lived with his mother. He has two younger sisters named Lily Alice and Livia. Linz's mother is Jewish and Linz had a Bar Mitzvah when he was 13.[2] 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.

Career[edit]

Linz made his acting debut in 1995 on an episode of the television series Cybill. He subsequently appeared in several television productions, played Phillip Chancellor IV on the soap opera The Young and the Restless in 1995 for a short period of time, and was cast as the son of Michelle Pfeiffer's character in the 1996 film One Fine Day. In 1997, Linz replaced Macaulay Culkin as the lead actor in Home Alone 3, and voiced a young Tarzan in the 1999 animated film version.

Linz had several starring roles in 2000s films aimed at younger audiences, including the 2001 comedy Max Keeble's Big Move, in which he played the title role, 2002's Race to Space, which received a minor theatrical release, and 2003's Hanukkah-themed made-for-television Disney Channel film Full-Court Miracle, in which he played the lead player in a Jewish school's basketball team. He was also, briefly, the voice of Arnold in the extremely popular Nickelodeon cartoon Hey Arnold!. However, due to the poor box-office performance of the recently released Hey Arnold!: The Movie, the show was abruptly cancelled after Linz had only starred in two episodes.

Linz appeared in the comedy The Amateurs, starring Jeff Bridges. He appeared in the 2007 short Order Up as a busboy. His most recent credit is in the political film Choose Connor as Owen Norris, alongside Steven Weber.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Vanished Teddy Television film
1996 Cable Guy, TheThe Cable Guy N/A Uncredited
1996 Uninvited, TheThe Uninvited Jonathan Johnson Television film
1996 One Fine Day Sammy Parker
1997 Home Alone 3 Alex Pruitt
1998-1999, 2001 Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly/The Legend of Grimace Island/Birthday World, TheThe Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly/The Legend of Grimace Island/Birthday World Franklin (voice) Direct-to-VHS short films
1999 Tarzan Young Tarzan (voice)
1999 My Brother the Pig Freud
2000 Bruno Bruno Battaglia
2000 Titan A.E. Young Cale Tucker (voice)
2000 Bounce Scott Janello
2001 Jennie Project, TheThe Jennie Project Andrew Archibald Television film
2001 Max Keeble's Big Move Max Keeble
2001 Race to Space Wilhelm "Billy" von Huber
2002 Red Dragon Young Francis Dolarhyde (voice)
2003 Full-Court Miracle Alex Schlotsky Television film
2005 Amateurs, TheThe Amateurs Billy
2007 Order Up Busboy Short film
2007 Choose Connor Owen Norris
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Cybill Jason Episode: "The Replacements"
1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Jesse Stipanovic Episode: "Chip Off the Old Clark"
1995 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Son, little boy (voice) Episode: "A Room with No Viewfinder/Krumm Rises to the Top"
1995 Step by Step Howie Episode: "The Flight Before Christmas"
1995 Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Phillip Chancellor IV
2000 Touched by an Angel Joey Episode: "Stealing Hope"
2000 ER Dennis Episode: "Mars Attacks"
2001–2002 Providence Pete Calcatera 19 episodes
2002-2004 Hey Arnold! Arnold season 5 (2000-2004)
2003 Exit 9 Richie Sommerset Unsold WB pilot
2004 Crossballs: The Debate Show PSA kid Episode: "Drugs"
2004 Jack & Bobby Hunter Episode: "The Kindness of Strangers"
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Tarzan Young Tarzan Voice only
2001 Nicktoons Racing Arnold Voice only

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex D. Linz Biography (1989–)
  2. ^ "the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles". Chanukah Hoop Dreams. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. Retrieved 4 May 2006. 

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