Alexander Jerome Gould
May 4, 1994
|Alma mater||Brandeis University|
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).
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. Gould later transferred to Brandeis University, and graduated from in 2017 with a dual major in philosophy and politics.
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. 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. 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. 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.
|1998||City of Angels||Little Boy||Uncredited|
|2000||Mexico City||Peter Cobb|
|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)|
|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
|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|
- James, Jennifer (September 12, 2003). "The Kids' Reading Room; Kid-to-Kid; 'Meet Alexander Gould'". Los Angeles Times.
- "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.
- "Jewish Telegraph Online - Arts & Entertainment".
- "'Weeds' star forgoes suburbia for an unrecognized stint in the desert - The Times of Israel". The Times of Israel.
- "Alexander Gould as Shane Botwin in Weeds". SHO.com.
- "Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
- "Lieba Gould". Backstage.com. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
- "Actor Alexander Gould snaps up a bungalow in Atwater Village". Los Angeles Times. 2019-05-20. Retrieved 2020-06-11.
- "Alexander Gould". LinkedIn. Retrieved June 11, 2020.