Alexander Gould

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Alexander Gould
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Gould in 2019
Alexander Jerome Gould

(1994-05-04) May 4, 1994 (age 27)
Alma materBrandeis University
Years active1996–present
Lieba Hall
(m. 2018)

Alexander Jerome Gould (born May 4, 1994) is an American actor. His roles include voicing the title character in Pixar's Finding Nemo (2003) and playing Shane Botwin on the Showtime series Weeds (2005-2012).

Personal life[edit]

Gould was born in Los Angeles; his younger sisters Emma and Kelly were actresses. Gould practices Judaism, and was active in the Conservative Jewish youth group United Synagogue Youth.[1][2][3]

Following filming of the final season of Weeds in Spring 2012, Gould participated in Nativ, a gap year program, and lived in Israel for almost a year, then went to college at Clark University in 2013.[4] Gould later transferred to Brandeis University, and graduated from in 2017 with a dual major in philosophy and politics.[4][5]

Gould married Lieba Gould (née Hall) in June 2018.[6][7] They live in Los Angeles.[8]


Gould's acting career began when he was two years old. He had small roles in the late 1990s and early 2000s on many television shows that were popular at the time. At age seven, he won the eponymous role in Finding Nemo.[4] He then played David Collins in the remake of the soap opera Dark Shadows, but the pilot episode was rejected by The WB.

From ages ten to eighteen, Gould was part of the cast of Weeds on Showtime. He starred in all eight seasons as Shane Botwin.[4] For his role, he was nominated twice for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the SAG Awards. During his tenure, he also had guest roles in other shows, was part of the ensemble cast of the 2006 film How to Eat Fried Worms, and voiced Bambi in Bambi 2.

In 2012, Gould stepped away from his acting career to attend college, among other pursuits.[4] He had two small voice acting roles during this period, Jimmy Olsen in the 2013 animated film Superman: Unbound and a cameo in 2016's Finding Dory. In 2018, he joined the Abrams Acting Agency.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 City of Angels Little Boy Uncredited
2000 Mexico City Peter Cobb
2002 They Young Billy
2003 Finding Nemo Nemo (voice)
2003 Exploring the Reef with Jean-Michel Cousteau Nemo (voice) Short
2006 Curious George Kid (voice)
2006 How to Eat Fried Worms Twitch
2006 Bambi II Bambi (voice) Direct-to-video
2013 Superman: Unbound Jimmy Olsen (voice) Direct-to-video
2016 Finding Dory Passenger Carl (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Bailey Kipper's P.O.V. Young Bailey Kipper Episode: "Teacher, Teacher"
2000 Freaks and Geeks Ronnie Episode: "Chokin' and Tokin"
2000 Malcolm in the Middle Egg Episode: "Funeral"
2000 The Geena Davis Show Sam Episode: "Cooties"
2001 Ally McBeal Ben 2 episodes
2001 7th Heaven Pee Wee #1 Episode: "Apologize"
2001 The Day the World Ended Young Ben Television film
2001 Family Law Josh Deverell Episode: "Angel's Flight"
2002 Even Stevens Grayson Episode: "Little Mr. Sacktown"
2002 Boomtown Tom at 8 Episode: "Reelin' in the Years"
2004 Dark Shadows David Collins Unaired television pilot
2004 Oliver Beene Young Ted Episode: "Soup to Nuts"
2005–12 Weeds Shane Botwin 102 episodes
2005 Duck Dodgers Boy / Young Son (voices) 2 episodes
2007 Criminal Minds Jeremy Jacobs Episode: "Seven Seconds"
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jack Trembley Episode: "Unorthodox"
2008 Pushing Daisies Elliott McQuoddy Episode: "The Legend of Merle McQuoddy"
2009 Supernatural Cole Griffiths Episode: "Death Takes a Holiday"
2010 The Life & Times of Tim Boy Scout (voice) Episode: "The Girl Scout Incident/Rodney Has a Wife?"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2004 Online Film & Television Association Awards Best Voice-Over Performance Finding Nemo Won
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Voice Over Role – Young Actor Won
2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Weeds Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actor Won
Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film How to Eat Fried Worms Won
2008 Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actor Weeds Nominated
2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated


  1. ^ James, Jennifer (September 12, 2003). "The Kids' Reading Room; Kid-to-Kid; 'Meet Alexander Gould'". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "Finding Nachas; Disney/Pixar's new film is indeed a fine kettle of fish". Archived from the original on 2012-11-05 – via HighBeam Research.
  3. ^ "Jewish Telegraph Online - Arts & Entertainment".
  4. ^ a b c d e "'Weeds' star forgoes suburbia for an unrecognized stint in the desert - The Times of Israel". The Times of Israel.
  5. ^ "Alexander Gould as Shane Botwin in Weeds".
  6. ^ "Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel". Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  7. ^ "Lieba Gould". Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  8. ^ "Actor Alexander Gould snaps up a bungalow in Atwater Village". Los Angeles Times. 2019-05-20. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
  9. ^ "Alexander Gould". LinkedIn. Retrieved June 11, 2020.

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