Who is Alex D. Linz?
Alex D. Linz is a former American actor, who is probably still best known as the child star of movies such as “One Fine Day” (1996), “Home Alone 3” (1997) and “Tarzan” (1999). He is also widely recognized for starring in the recurring role of Pete Calcatera in the TV series “Providence” in the early 2000s.
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Early Life and Education
Alexander David Linz was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on the 3rd January 1989, in Santa Barbara, California, the eldest of three children of attorney Deborah Baltaxe, and Dr. Daniel G. Linz who is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Apart from being of American nationality and white ethnicity, Alex is of Ashkenazi-Jewish ancestry through his mother, as well as of German, English and Irish descent through his father. He has two younger sisters named Livia and Lily Alice. After his parents divorced when he was young, alongside his mother and siblings, Alex grew up in Los Angeles, California.
For his secondary education, Alex went to Alexander Hamilton High School in L,A, from which he matriculated in 2004. In 2007 he enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, from which he graduated in 2011.
During his studies, he was a member of “jericho!”, the University’s improvisation and sketch comedy group. Additionally, in 2017 he received his master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Alex made his small screen acting debut at the age of six, when in 1995 he appeared in an episode of the Golden Globe-winning TV comedy series “Cybill”.
This was subsequently followed by an appearance in an episode of the 10-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning CBS’ soap opera “The Young and the Restless”, after which he appeared in a streak of supporting roles in TV series such as “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, and “Step by Step” before he appeared in the TV drama film “Vanished”.
To greater prominence he came in 1996 when he appeared opposite George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer in the Oscar-nominated romantic comedy drama movie “One Fine Day”; for this performance he was honored with a nomination for the Young Artist Award as well as the Young Star Award.
However, the real breakthrough in Linz’s acting career occurred in 1997, when he was cast to replace Macaulay Culkin in the leading role of the third installment of the “Home Alone” movie franchise, starring as Alex Pruitt in the family comedy movie “Home Alone 3“. This role earned him another Young Artist Award nomination, which led him to earn the ShoWest Award’s Young Star of the Year accolade.
In 1998 and 1999 Linz voice acted in short animated films recorded for the McDonald’s fast food restaurants chain, entitled “The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly” and “The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Legend of Grimace Island”.
Later in 1999, he voice acted as young “Tarzan” in an eponymous Disney Oscar-winning animated movie. In 2000 Alex was cast for the title role in the comedy drama film “Bruno”, after which he appeared alongside Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow in the romantic drama movie “Bounce”.
With the beginning of the 2000s, Alex starred in a series of roles in movies such as “The Jennie Project”, “Max Keeble’s Big Move” and “Race to Space”. These were followed by the recurring role of Pete Calcatera in the NBC TV’s medical drama series “Providence”, which he portray through a total of 19 episodes of the show’s two seasons.
In 2001 he voice acted in another short animated movie for McDonald’s, entitled “The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Have Time, Will Travel”, before he was featured in the critically acclaimed thriller drama movie “Red Dragon” in 2002. Alex also voice acted in a couple of episodes of the “Hey Arnold!” TV animated series.
During the following years, Alex starred in two TV comedy movies “Full-Court Miracle” and “Exit 9”, before making a guest appearances in an episode of the television comedy series “Crossballs: The Debate Show” in 2004.
Later that year he appeared in an episode of the Golden Globe-nominated TV Sci-Fi series “Jack & Bobby”, before starring opposite Jeff Bridges in the 2005 comedy film “The Amateurs” (also known under the title “The Moguls”). The latest engagement in Alex D. Linz‘s acting career occurred in 2007, when he appeared in the role of Owen Norris in the political drama movie “Choose Connor”.
After retiring from acting, Alex D. Linz dedicated himself to academics, and is keeping his personal life private and far from the media’s attention.
The 31-year-old former child star has some professional achievements, serving as the lead science instructor at Galileo Learning. Additionally, he served within the City of Los Angeles’ pedestrian programs, in the Metrolink’s planning department as well as a legal researcher at the Smith & Baltaxe, LLP.
Authoritative sources have estimated that the total of Alex’s net worth, speaking as of mid-2020, figures around the sum of $400,000. That has been primarily acquired through his prosperous acting career has been active for 12 years between 1995 and 2007, no doubt supplemented by his current work.