|Intro||American actor, voice artist, producer, director, and screenwriter|
|Is||Actor Voice actor Film producer Film director Screenwriter Film actor Television actor|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||4 May 1994, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA|
Alexander Jerome Gould (born May 4, 1994) is an American actor and voice artist. His roles include voicing the title character in Pixar's Finding Nemo (2003) and playing Shane Botwin on the Showtime series Weeds (2005-2012).
Gould was born in Los Angeles; his younger sister Kelly is an actress. Gould practices Judaism, and is active in the Conservative Jewish youth group United Synagogue Youth.
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 married Lieba Gould (née Hall) in June 2018. They live in Los Angeles.
Gould's acting career began when he was one year 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 Fired 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.
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|