Who is Alex D. Linz?
Alexander David ‘Alex’ Linz was born in Santa Barbara, California USA, on 3 January 1989 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn, and he holds American nationality. He’s a former actor with close to 40 credits to his name, perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Alex Pruitt in the 1997 action crime comedy movie “Home Alone 3”. It was directed by Raja Gosnell, also starred Olek Krupa and Rya Kihlstedt, and follows an eight-year-old boy from Chicago, who’s trying to stop two international spies from stealing a top-secret computer chip from his toy car; the movie was nominated for three awards.
Early life and education
Alex was raised in Santa Barbara alongside his younger sisters Livia and Lily Alice, by their father Dr. Daniel Linz who taught communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and their mother Deborah Baltaxe who was a lawyer; following his parents’ divorce, Alex lived with mother. His family is Jewish, and he had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
Alex began showing interest in acting at a very early age, and his parents took him to his first audition when he was four years old; he launched his career aged six, when cast to play Phillip Chancellor in a 1995 episode of one of the longest-running soap operas “The Young and the Restless”, which has been airing since 1973, and today numbers more than 12,000 episodes.
Alex continued acting until he quit the film industry in 2007, meantime studying at Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, California, and but was mostly interested in music during his four years there, and was the frontman of the band The Fez Armada.
Upon matriculating in 2007, he enrolled at University of California, Berkeley, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in science, technology and society. Alex later enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Luskin School of Public Affairs in 2015, graduating with a Master’s degree in urban and regional planning in 2017.
Roles in TV series
Alex played Jason in the 1995 episode “The Replacements” of the comedy “Cybill”, and the following years saw him play and voice characters in an episode or two of various series, including the adventure comedy drama “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”, the animated adventure comedy “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters”, and the romantic family comedy “Step by Step”.
In 2001 and 2002, Alex starred as Pete Calcatera in the romantic drama “Providence”, created by John Masius, and which also starred Melina Kanakaredes and Mike Farrell. The series follows the successful plastic surgeon Sydney Hansen, who has moved from Hollywood to Providence, Rhode Island, and begun working at a free local clinic; it won 15 awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for nine other awards.
Alex appeared in only two other TV series prior to leaving the film industry: he played PSA Kid in the 2004 episode “Drugs” of the comedy “Crossballs: The Debate Show”, and Hunter in the 2004 episode “The Kindness of Strangers” of the romantic science fiction drama “Jack & Bobby”.
Roles in movies
Alex made his debut film appearance with his portrayal of Teddy in the 1995 romantic drama “Vanished”, and gained recognition in 1996 when cast to play Tony in the hit comedy drama “The Cable Guy”. It was directed by Ben Stiller, starred Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick and Leslie Mann, and follows a lonely and mentally unstable cable guy who wants to befriend a fashion designer; the movie won three of the five awards for which it was nominated.
A couple of Alex’s following roles were in the 1996 horror mystery drama “The Uninvited”, the 1996 romantic comedy “One Fine Day”, and the 1999 animated adventure comedy “Tarzan” (voice role).
Alex starred as Bruno Battaglia in the 2000 comedy drama “Bruno”, directed by Shirley MacLaine, and which follows the lives of a boy genius and his family.
Three of Alex’s final film roles were in the 2005 comedy “The Amateurs”, and in 2007 the short drama “Order Up” and the drama “Choose Connor”.
Alex voiced Young Tarzan in the 1999 video game “Tarzan”, and Arnold in the 2000 video game “Nicktoons Racing”.
Alex made a guest appearance in several talk-shows, including “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” in 1997, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in 1999, and “Donny & Marie” in 2000.
Alex competed in 12 episodes of the game-show “The Amazing Race” in 2005.
Awards and nominations
Alex was nominated for seven awards, winning two: a 1997 Young Star Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Film, for “One Fine Day”, and a 1997 ShoWest Convention Award for Young Star of the Year.
What is he doing today?
Alex focused on his education upon leaving the film industry in 2007, and after graduated in 2011, began his internship at Metrolink’s Strategy and Planning Department; he was in charge of ‘researching industrial best practices for cross-agency performance studies’, as well as developing strategic models for the allocation of Metrolink’s funds.
Between October 2012 and May 2013, Alex was an intern at City of Los Angeles’ Pedestrian Programs, and he then spent four months working at Galileo Learning as their lead science instructor.
For a year in 2014 and 2015, Alex interned at The Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People Program, and between June and August 2016, he was a researcher at World Resources Institute. In September 2016, Alex started working as a research fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, a job which he held for 10 months.
Between October 2017 and December 2019, Alex was a project manager at Watershed Conservation Authority, and since February 2020, he has been working as a planning assistant at City of Los Angeles.
Love life relationships
Alex is highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with his fans, and hasn’t spoken of any women (or men) whom he has perhaps been with, which is mostly why there are various rumors circulating the internet, concerning both his love life and sexual orientation.
Some of his fans believe that he’s today a married man, claiming to have seen Alex walking in the streets of Los Angeles together with his wife and their two children, however, no evidence have been provided to prove that this was indeed Alex, nor has he commented on these rumors.
There also those who believe him to be gay, and this to be the reason behind him not speaking of the women whom he has dated, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of March 2022, Alex seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Alex likes to spend his spare time in nature, which was one of the reasons why he ventured into urban and regional planning. He loves to travel, and has been to various US states for both work and pleasure, but preferring natural locations rather than overcrowded cities.
Alex is quite sporting, as he has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, and plays various sports with his friends, including tennis and golf.
Alex likes to read books – his favorite author is Victor Hugo, while his favorite book is “Les Miserables”.
Alex enjoys watching movies late at night, and his favorite actor and actress are Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, while a couple of his favorite movies include the franchise “Harry Potter”, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “The Bling Ring”.
Age, height and net worth
Alex’s age is 33. He has long brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).
As of March 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $1 million.