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
Eli David Marienthal

(1986-03-06) March 6, 1986 (age 35)
Years active1996–2004, 2017–present

Eli David Marienthal[1] (born March 6, 1986) is an American actor.

Personal life[edit]

Marienthal was born in Santa Monica, California in 1986, the son of Penny Marienthal and Joseph Cross.[citation needed] He has two siblings, actors Harley Cross and Flora Cross.[2] Marienthal is Jewish.[3][better source needed] In addition to acting, Marienthal has written and performed his own work as a poet, dancer, and playwright.[citation needed]

Marienthal graduated from the private East Bay French-American School in Berkeley,[1][4] where all students learn to speak French and attend classes in two languages, and from Berkeley High School in 2004.[citation needed] He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 2008 with a double major in comparative literature and international development studies.[citation needed] He also holds a master's degree in development studies from Brown.[citation needed] As of February 2019, Marienthal is a doctoral candidate in geography at the University of California, Berkeley.[5]


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 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman and the episode "The Big Leagues" from 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 (2004), opposite Lindsay Lohan, as Sam.



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) Annie Award for Best Voice Acting in a Film
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"


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
2001–2002 The Zeta Project Young Zee Guest Star: 4 Episodes - Change of Heart, Shadows, Ro's Gift, The River Rising
2002 Static Shock Robin / Timothy "Tim" Drake Guest Star: Episode - The Big Leagues
2003 Fillmore! Derek Minna, Computerized Stingray Guest Star: Episode - Two Wheels, Full Throttle, No Brakes
2017–2019 The North Pole Finn Series Regular[6][7][8]


  1. ^ a b Jason Buchanan (2015). "Eli Marienthal - Biography". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on December 30, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  2. ^ Ebert, Roger (August 27, 2015). "'BEE' GIRL CARRIES FILM". Roger Ebert, Flora Cross Interview. Retrieved November 6, 2005.
  3. ^ 680 (22 November 2007). "Interfaith Celebrities: Santa's Jewish Family, and Margot at the Wedding's Near-Minyan". InterfaithFamily.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Stack, Peter (August 1, 1999). "Testing Their Mettle / Warner Bros. and director Bill Bird challenge Disney with 'The Iron Giant'". sfgate.com. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  5. ^ "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Heartthrob Eli Marienthal Isn't Acting But He's Still Cute!". PEOPLE.com.
  6. ^ "Eli Marienthal". IMDb.
  7. ^ "Watch 'The North Pole' - Full Season Available Now!". The North Pole.
  8. ^ "The North Pole". 12 September 2017 – via www.imdb.com.

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