Hollywood is peppered with child actors who made a name for themselves with their cutesy appeal and commanding skills in front of the camera. Some of them took their acting all through the rest of their lives, while others decided to take a break and focus on other things. Alex D. Linz is an example of the latter, and even though he has decided to truncate his acting career, he made enough of a name as a child actor to still incur relevance.
Alex D. Linz Biography, Age
Alex D. Linz was born in 1989 in the coastal city of Santa Barbara, California. Each year he celebrates his birthday on the 3rd day of January. He was raised by his parents alongside his younger sisters Lily Alice and Livia. His father, Dr. Daniel Linz is a Communication professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, while his mother, Deborah Baltaxe is an attorney. Early in his childhood, Linz’s parents got a divorce, after which he went on to live with his mother.
Alex D. Linz was raised Jewish and had his Bar Mitzvah ceremony in his teen years at Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, California. He is of mixed heritage, having German, Irish, English, and Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. However, he’s an American national by birth. For his high school education, he went to Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, California. His university education took him to the University of California, Berkeley from where he graduated in 2011.
Alex D. Linz’s full name is Alexander Daniel Linz. As a kid, he learned how to play the drums and guitar. His acting career began way before he had even graduated high school.
As reports go, Alex D. Linz told his mother when he was four years old that he would like to appear in television commercials. His mother obliged, and Alex later appeared in commercials for McDonald’s, JC Penney, and other brands. He stepped up from promotional spots when he received guest roles in such series as Cybill, The Young and the Restless, and Step by Step. His breakthrough role was in the 1997 movie Home Alone 3, a retelling of the original 1990 movie Home Alone starring Macaulay Culkin. Despite the movie’s low ratings, Alex D. Linz’s acting was applauded, bringing him center stage as a child actor.
Alex D. Linz would go on to earn several more roles both in television series and movies. Starting from 1998 he became the voice of the character Franklin in the direct-to-video film The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald and its sequels. Linz lent his voice to Disney when he voiced young Tarzan in the 1999 animated movie Tarzan. He also got a major role when he starred as Gwyneth Paltrow’s son in the 2000 romantic movie Bounce.
However, what he is most notable for are his preteen roles. In 2001 Alex D. Linz got to play the lead role in the comedy movie Max Keeble’s Big Move. He followed that up with Race to Space, a family drama movie that was made in cooperation with NASA and the US Air Force thanks to the locations it was shot in. His next major movie was the 2003 Hanukkah-themed Disney film, Full-Court Miracle. In it, Linz played the lead role in a Jewish school’s basketball team.
Wife and Children
Alex D. Linz has had great success in keeping a lot of information about his personal life away from the public eye. His privacy was further strengthened when he took his hiatus from acting, as he was able to drop off the radar. Details about his relationships are not known to the public. However, the consensus is that at the time of this writing Alex D. Linz is living the single life without any children to call his own.
Even though his acting career didn’t go beyond his teen years, Alex D. Linz was still able to make a good net worth for himself during his child acting days. His estimated net worth is $400,000. This figure, Linz was able to accrue from his prolific childhood and teen acting years. Chances are that the former child actor could be worth more depending on his current career path.
Alex D. Linz’s height of 5 feet 8.5 inches tall can be described as “average.” He has deep brown hair which is complemented by his deep blue eyes.