Eli Marienthal

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Eli Marienthal
LA Animation Festival - Iron Giant introduction from Eli Marienthal (the voice of Hogarth Hughes).jpg
Marienthal at the LA Animation Festival, in March 2012
Born (1986-03-06) March 6, 1986 (age 28)
Santa Monica, California, United States
Years active 1996-2009

Eli Kenneth Marienthal (born March 6, 1986) is an American former child actor.

Personal life[edit]

Marienthal was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Penny Marienthal and Joseph Cross. He has two siblings, actors Harley Cross and Flora Cross.[1][2] In addition to acting, Marienthal has written and performed his own work as a poet, dancer, and playwright.

Marienthal graduated from the private East Bay French-American School in Berkeley,[3] where all students learn to speak fluent French and attend classes in two languages, and from Berkeley High School (Berkeley, California) in 2004. He graduated from Brown University Magna Cum Laude in 2008 with a double major in Comparative Literature and International Development Studies. He also holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from Brown. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Geography Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Career[edit]

Marienthal's career started in Bay Area stage theater work, performing in Missing Persons, The Cryptogram, Hecuba, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Every 17 Minutes the Crowd Goes Crazy, and The Life of Galileo.

Marienthal is known for the role of Robin (Tim Drake) in the Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman animated movie, and in an episode of Static Shock. He replaced the previous voice actor, Mathew Valencia, because in these appearances, Robin was supposed to sound older than he had on the animated series. He played the title role of "Tucker Pierce" in the Tucker television series. He is also the voice of Hogarth Hughes in the 1999 film The Iron Giant and plays Steve Stifler's younger brother in the 1999 film American Pie and its 2001 sequel, American Pie 2. His last film role to date was in the teenage-oriented comedy, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, opposite Lindsay Lohan, as Sam. After a brief hiatus, Marienthal returned to television by making a cameo appearance on a 2009 episode of the television sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, but the following year, Marienthal retired from acting yet again.

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1996 Unlikely Angel Matthew Bartilson
1997 First Love, Last Rites Adrian
1998 Slums of Beverly Hills Richard "Rickey" Abromowitz
Jack Frost Spencer
1999 American Pie Matthew "Matt" Stifler
The Iron Giant Hogarth Hughes (voice)
2001 American Pie 2 Matthew "Matt" Stifler
2002 The Country Bears Dexter "Dex" Barrington
2003 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Robin / Timothy "Tim" Drake (voice)
2004 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Sam "Samuel"

Television[edit]

Year Television series Role Notes
2000 Touched by an Angel John Guest Star: Episode - A House Divided
Batman Beyond Dak Guest Star: Episode - Where's Terry
2000–2001 Tucker Tucker Pierce Series Regular
2001 The Zeta Project Young Zee Guest Star: 2 Episodes - Shadows & Change of Heart
2002 Static Shock Robin Guest Star: Episode - The Big Leagues
2003 Fillmore! Derek Minna Guest Star: Episode - Two Wheels, Full Throttle, No Brakes
2009 The Big Bang Theory Mike Wyatt Cameo: Episode - The Pirate Solution

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