Gould in October 2009
|Born||Alexander Jerome Gould
May 4, 1994
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Notable work||Nemo in Finding Nemo
Bambi in Bambi II
Twitch in How to Eat Fried Worms
Shane Botwin in Weeds
Gould was born in Los Angeles, to Tom and Valerie Gould. He has two younger sisters, Emma and Kelly, who are also actors. Gould practices Judaism, and is active in the Conservative Jewish youth group USY (he was president of his local USY synagogue chapter during his senior year of high school). He participated in Nativ, a gap year program, where he spent ten months living in Israel, including time in the Negev desert, teaching English to elementary school children. Gould is a student at Brandeis University in Massachusetts. He formerly attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts until the end of his sophomore year when he transferred to Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Gould made his acting debut at the age of 6 in the episode of Freaks and Geeks, where Lindsey gets high and then has to babysit his character of Ronnie. He made his feature film debut in They and voiced the title character of Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo and Bambi in Bambi 2. On television, Gould played the role as Shane Botwin on Showtime's Weeds, as well as guest-starring on Ally McBeal, Malcolm in the Middle, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Supernatural and Pushing Daisies. He starred as David Collins in the WB remake of the soap opera Dark Shadows, but its pilot episode was rejected by The WB and never aired.
|1998||City of Angels||Little Boy||Uncredited|
|2000||Mexico City||Peter Cobb|
|2003||Finding Nemo||Nemo (voice)|
|2003||Exploring the Reef||Nemo (voice)||Short|
|2005||Diary of a Worm||Narrator (voice)||Short|
|2006||Bambi II||Bambi (voice)|
|2006||Curious George||Kid (voice)|
|2006||How to Eat Fried Worms||Twitch|
|1996||Bailey Kipper's P.O.V.||Young Bailey Kipper||Episode: "Teacher, Teacher"|
|2000||Freaks and Geeks||Ronnie||Episode: "Chokin' and Tokin"|
|2000||Malcolm in the Middle||Egg||Episode: "Funeral"|
|2000||The Geena Davis Show||Sam||Episode: "Cooties"|
|2001||Ally McBeal||Ben||2 episodes|
|2001||7th Heaven||Pee Wee #1||Episode: "Apologize"|
|2001||The Day the World Ended||Young Ben||Movie|
|2001||Family Law||Josh Deverell||Episode: "Angel's Flight"|
|2002||Even Stevens||Grayson||Episode: "Little Mr. Sacktown"|
|2002||Boomtown||Tom at 8||Episode: "Reelin' in the Years"|
|2004||Dark Shadows||David Collins||Unaired
|2004||Oliver Beene||Young Ted||Episode: "Soup to Nuts"|
|2005–12||Weeds||Shane Botwin||102 episodes|
|2005||Duck Dodgers||Boy / Young Son (voices)||2 episodes|
|2007||Criminal Minds||Jeremy Jacobs||Episode: Episode: "Seven Seconds"|
|2008||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jack Trembley||Episode: "Unorthodox"|
|2008||Pushing Daisies||Elliott McQuoddy||Episode: "The Legend of Merle McQuoddy"|
|2009||Supernatural||Cole Griffiths||Episode: "Death Takes a Holiday"|
|2010||The Life & Times of Tim||Boy Scout (voice)||Episode: "The Girl Scout Incident/Rodney Has a Wife?"|
|2007||The Librarian from the Black Lagoon||Hubie||Narrator
|2013||Superman: Unbound||Jimmy Olsen||Voice|
Awards and nominations
|2004||Online Film & Television Association Awards||Best Voice-Over Performance||Finding Nemo||Won|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role - Young Actor||Won|
|2007||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Weeds||Won|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor||Won|
|Young Artist Awards||Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film||How to Eat Fried Worms||Won|
|2008||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor||Weeds||Won|
|2009||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Won|
- James, Jennifer (September 12, 2003). "THE KIDS' READING ROOM; KID-TO-KID; 'Meet Alexander Gould'". Los Angeles Times.
- "Finding Nachas; Disney/Pixar's new film is indeed a fine kettle of fish" – via HighBeam Research.
- "JEWISH TELEGRAPH ONLINE - Arts & Entertainment".
- "'Weeds' star forgoes suburbia for an unrecognized stint in the desert - The Times of Israel". The Times of Israel.
- "Alexander Gould as Shane Botwin in Weeds". SHO.com.