Alex D. Linz

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Alex D. Linz
BornAlexander David Linz
(1989-01-03) January 3, 1989 (age 25)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Other namesAlex Linz
Years active1995–2007
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Alex D. Linz
BornAlexander David Linz
(1989-01-03) January 3, 1989 (age 25)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
Other namesAlex Linz
Years active1995–2007

Alexander David "Alex" Linz (born January 3, 1989) is an American actor 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 now divorced, and he lives with his mother. He has a younger sister named Lily Alice. 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!.


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. The film was made in 2005. His last credit was Owen Norris in 2007's Choose Connor.


1995VanishedTeddyTelevision film
1996Cable Guy, TheThe Cable GuyN/AUncredited
1996Uninvited, TheThe UninvitedJonathan JohnsonTelevision film
1996One Fine DaySammy Parker
1997Home Alone 3Alex Pruitt
1998Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly, TheThe Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared SillyFranklin (voice)Direct-to-video short film
1999Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Legend of Grimace Island, TheThe Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Legend of Grimace IslandFranklin (voice)Direct-to-video short film
1999TarzanYoung Tarzan (voice)
1999My Brother the PigFreud
2000BrunoBruno Battaglia
2000Titan A.E.Young Cale Tucker (voice)
2000BounceScott Janello
2001Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Birthday World, TheThe Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Birthday WorldFranklin (voice)Direct-to-video short film
2001Jennie Project, TheThe Jennie ProjectAndrew ArchibaldTelevision film
2001Max Keeble's Big MoveMax Keeble
2001Race to SpaceWilhelm "Billy" von Huber
2002Red DragonYoung Francis Dolarhyde (voice)
2003Full-Court MiracleAlex SchlotskyTelevision film
2005Amateurs, TheThe AmateursBilly
2007Order UpBusboyShort film
2007Choose ConnorOwen Norris
1995CybillJasonEpisode: "The Replacements"
1995Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanJesse StipanovicEpisode: "Chip Off the Old Clark"
1995Aaahh!!! Real MonstersSon, little boy (voice)Episode: "A Room with No Viewfinder/Krumm Rises to the Top"
1995Step by StepHowieEpisode: "The Flight Before Christmas"
1995Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the RestlessPhillip Chancellor IV
2000Touched by an AngelJoeyEpisode: "Stealing Hope"
2000ERDennisEpisode: "Mars Attacks"
2001–2002ProvidencePete Calcatera19 episodes
2003-2004Hey Arnold!Arnold2 episodes
2003Exit 9Richie SommersetUnsold WB pilot
2004Crossballs: The Debate ShowPSA kidEpisode: "Drugs"
2004Jack & BobbyHunterEpisode: "The Kindness of Strangers"
Video games
1999TarzanYoung TarzanVoice only
2001Nicktoons RacingArnoldVoice only


  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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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Casper Van Dien
Actors to portray Tarzan
Succeeded by
Michael T. Weiss