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Alexander Gould Biography

Alexander Gould (Alexander Jerome Gould) is an American actor best known for voicing Nemo in the 2003 animated film Finding Nemo, and also voiced Bambi in Bambi II.

He played Shane Botwin in the Showtime series Weeds and Twitch in How to Eat Fried Worms. He played David Collins in the remake of the soap opera Dark Shadows, but the pilot episode was rejected by The WB.

Gould’s on-camera credits include guest spots on the television series Ally McBeal (1997), Malcolm in the Middle (2000), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Supernatural (2005), and Pushing Daisies (2007).

Alexander Gould Education

Gould studies philosophy at Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts. He previously attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, until the end of the year.

Alexander Gould Age | How Old Is Alexander Gould?

He was born on 4 May 1994 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 24 years old as of 2018.

Alexander Gould Family

Gould is the son of Tom and Valerie Gould. He has two younger sisters, Kelly and Emma, who are actresses.

Alexander Gould Gay | Alexander Gould Wife

Gould likes to keep his personal life private hence there is no any news or information about who he is dating or whether he is married.

Alexander Gould Religion

Gould practices Judaism, and is active in the Conservative Jewish youth group United Synagogue Youth.

He participated in Nativ, a gap year program, where he spent ten months living in Israel, including time in the Negev desert, teaching English to elementary school children.

Alexander Gould Weeds

Gould played Shane Botwin in Weeds.

Alexander Gould Nemo | Alexander Gould Finding Nemo

In 2003, Gould voiced the eponymous characters in Finding Nemo.

Alexander Gould Feet

Alexander Gould Movies and Tv Shows

Alexander Gould Movies

Year

Title

Role

1998

City of Angels

Little Boy

2000

Mexico City

Peter Cobb

2002

They

Young Billy

2003

Finding Nemo

Nemo (voice)

2003

Exploring the Reef

Nemo (voice)

2006

Curious George

Kid (voice)

2006

How to Eat Fried Worms

Twitch

2006

Bambi II

Bambi (voice)

2016

Finding Dory

Passenger Carl (voice)

Alexander Gould Tv Shows

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1996Bailey Kipper’s P.O.V.Young Bailey Kipper

Episode: “Teacher, Teacher”

2000

Freaks and GeeksRonnieEpisode: “Chokin’ and Tokin”
2000Malcolm in the MiddleEgg

Episode: “Funeral”

2000

The Geena Davis ShowSamEpisode: “Cooties”

2001

Ally McBealBen

2 episodes

20017th HeavenPee Wee #1

Episode: “Apologize”

2001

The Day the World EndedYoung Ben

Television film

2001

Family LawJosh DeverellEpisode: “Angel’s Flight”
2002Even StevensGrayson

Episode: “Little Mr. Sacktown”

2002

BoomtownTom at 8Episode: “Reelin’ in the Years”
2004Dark ShadowsDavid Collins

Unaired
Television film

2004

Oliver BeeneYoung TedEpisode: “Soup to Nuts”
2005–12WeedsShane Botwin

102 episodes

2005

Duck DodgersBoy / Young Son (voices)2 episodes
2007Criminal MindsJeremy Jacobs

Episode: “Seven Seconds”

2008

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJack TrembleyEpisode: “Unorthodox”
2008Pushing DaisiesElliott McQuoddy

Episode: “The Legend of Merle McQuoddy”

2009

SupernaturalCole GriffithsEpisode: “Death Takes a Holiday”
2010The Life & Times of TimBoy Scout (voice)

Episode: “The Girl Scout Incident/Rodney Has a Wife?”

Alexander Gould

Year

Title

Role

2006

Bambi II

Bambi (voice)

2013

Superman: Unbound

Jimmy Olsen (voice)

Alexander Gould Awards

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

Alexander Gould Interview

Interviewer: Finding Nemo is back to be released in 3D so how excited are you to see this movie back on the big screen?

Alexander Gould: It is really exciting as it is such a timeless classic of a movie and the fact that it can be re-released ten years later is a neat thing. It is just an incredible thing to be able to be a part of.

Interviewer: It was ten years ago when the movie hit the big screen for the first time so what was it about the character of Nemo and the script that initially drew you to the project?

Alexander Gould: The script was beautiful and it was just an incredible story. I really just auditioned for it and I think they chose me more that I chose it. I don’t think I realised how big of a deal it was at the time.

Interviewer: Well you have slightly touched on my next question really how was that experience when you look back on it as you have had all this time to understand what you were doing and what you achieved?

Alexander Gould: It has been really interesting. For a really long time when I was younger I didn’t understand the enormity of what the film was – like I said it is a timeless classic that spans generations.

Only recently have I truly come to appreciate how great a project it was and how great it was to be a part of it.

Interviewer: Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich were in the director’s chair for the film so how did you find working with them?

Alexander Gould: They were fantastic. At the time I was only seven years old and Andrew Stanton just knew how to work with me so well as he was able to explain to me how the film was going to come together.

It was his project and his baby and he really did a wonderful job in brining it all together and working with him really was just a pleasure.

Interviewer: You have done quite a bit of voice work since then so how do you find that whole process? And can you describe the process that you went through for Finding Nemo?

Alexander Gould: In Finding Nemo all of the voices were recorded separate – so I would be in a sound booth in a studio by myself reading the lines with just the director.

Basically you can just come in and it doesn’t matter what you are wearing or what you look like it is all about how your voice sounds. You just read lines for as long as you can, go to bed and come back and do it all again the next day.

Since then I have done more voice work and it really is fun to do and it is very different than on screen work but it is still really great.

Interviewer: As you say you are in the sound booth by yourself so how difficult is it not having the interaction with the other actors?

Alexander Gould: It wouldn’t call it difficult it is just very different. I am also use to working on screen and when you do that you are reacting and playing off of your fellow actor but here you have to make up what you are playing off of.

Sometimes it can be easier because on screen if you are working off someone who is very dry and isn’t giving you a lot to play off of it can affect your own energy. But here you can just make up your own energy.

I remember when I was working with Andrew Stanton he would give me the context of the scene and the line and get me to the right energy.

Sometimes it would take me a while to really understand it and I would have to say the line over and over and over again but eventually we would get it. It is definitely a very neat way of acting.

Interviewer: You have said already that this movie is very much a timeless classic and it really seemed to strike a chord with people and it remains one of the biggest and most successful Pixar movies of all time. So what do you think it is about this movie that people really latched on to?

Alexander Gould: I think it has just a really great story of the coming of age of a son and the over protective parent; which parents relate to and kids relate to as they want to be a little bit more adventurous.

But in the end it comes back and has a really nice message of listening to your parents as well as believing in yourself. I think it is a really great message and it is relatable to people all over the place.

Interviewer: Away from the film have done a lot of TV work over the last few years especially in Weeds so how have you found you extensive TV projects?

Alexander Gould: I have had a great time doing them and Weeds was an incredible and indescribable experience. For eight years you are working with the same people and you really do just become a family and you all just mesh together so well.

It was really really fun to be a part of it and I am really grateful that I got the chance to be a part of it.

Interviewer: While you have had a good time on that show how exciting is it to know that you can move forward on other projects as you won’t be returning to Weeds?

Alexander Gould: It is really exciting to have that opportunity and from that role really be able to branch out. I feel that a lot of roles in television can really typecast someone as one type of actor or playing one type of role but I really don’t think that my role in Weeds did at all.

I think I was really lucky to have that and have such a versatile role to be able to roll with and branch
out into the future with.

Interviewer: Throughout your career you have moved between TV and film so how do you find that the two mediums compare?

Alexander Gould: When you get into a film it is one story and one set development of a character and you are able to delve into one character for a short period of time and discover everything about them.

Whereas in TV you are playing the same character over a long period of time and you have to grow with the character, learn with the character and sometimes change the character a lot – particularly when you are in a situation like I was where I started the show when I was ten years old and finished when I was eighteen.

It forced me to grow up with the character and learn what the character changed in to as he was growing up with the writers of the show. So the two are very very different but they are both really fun mediums to work in.

Interviewer: We have talked already about how you can branch out into different roles so where are you hoping to take your career – do you want to stay in TV or is film very much your focus now?

Alexander Gould: I am open to either. Right now I am not actively looking to continue at the moment and in the future things are up in the air.

But I am looking for projects and I think it’s more of if the right role was to come along rather than looking for anything specific.

Interviewer: Throughout the last few years as well as working you have been studying as well so how have you found that balancing act between studies and work?

Alexander Gould: It has been difficult and I have always had a problem with it. But I have made it through and I have graduated high school and I am hoping to go on to college next year.

My family have been a huge factor in it as my mum and dad have always impressed on me that studies should come first and I should always make time for it. Acting was important but it was not as important as getting an education and I credit my parents with a lot of that.

Interviewer: Finally what is next for you?

Alexander Gould: As of right now I don’t have anything lined up and I am not actively looking for anything but over the next couple of years who knows. So college and possibly something – but I am not exactly sure.

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