Raised in Woodstock, New York, Alex started his career as a cartoonist for SPY Magazine and as an interviewer for National Public Radio's All Things Considered. He earned a BA in Film and Classical Mythology from the State University of New York at Binghamton and studied cartooning and illustration at the School of Visual Arts, before receiving an MFA in screenwriting and directing from Columbia University's Graduate Film Program, where he was mentored by such directors as Miloš Forman and Martin Scorsese.
Alex’s comedic short films and scripts have won numerous awards, including nominations for a Writers Guild of America Award and the internationally prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. As a writer and director, Alex's résumé includes music videos, episodic primetime television, movies of the week and several feature films, including the special effects-laden action comedies Inspector Gadget 2 and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 for Disney.
With a focus on creating family entertainment, Alex has directed such films as My Date with the President's Daughter, Tooth Fairy 2, The Pooch And The Pauper, Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, R.L. Stine’s: The Haunting Hour, and Snow.
In addition to his film and TV work, Alex is the author of Zero-G, a science fiction graphic novel.
|Life with Louie||Writer
|1996||Bone Chillers||Writer (2 Episodes)
|1998||Chairman of the Board||Also writer|
|My Date with the President's Daughter||Also writer
|The Pooch and the Pauper||Television film|
|2000||Upright Citizens Brigade||Television series|
|The Bogus Witch Project||Producer only|
|2003||Inspector Gadget 2||Direct-to-DVD|
|2007||The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It||Direct-to-DVD|
|2009||Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts|
|Marvin the Martian||3D Test Short|
|2011||Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2||Direct-to-DVD|
|2012||Tooth Fairy 2|
|Dog with a Blog||Television series|
|2014||The Little Rascals Save the Day||Direct to video|
|A Royal Christmas||Television film|
|Jingle All the Way 2||Direct to video|
|2015||Crown for Christmas||Television film|
|2017||Woody Woodpecker||Also writer|
|TBA||Hong Kong Phooey|
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