Alexander Jerome Gould (born May 4, 1994) is an American actor. He is best known for playing Twitch in How to Eat Fried Worms and Shane Botwin in Weeds. He also voiced Nemo in Finding Nemo,

Personal life

Gould was born in Los Angeles, to Tom and Valerie Gould. He has two younger sisters, Emma and Kelly, who are also actors. Gould practices Judaism, and is active in the Conservative Jewish youth group USY (he was president of his local USY synagogue chapter during his senior year of high school). 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.[1][2][3][4] Gould is a student at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.[4][5] He formerly attended Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts until the end of his sophomore year.


Gould made his acting debut at the age of 6 in the episode of Freaks and Geeks, where Lindsey gets high and then has to babysit his character of Ronnie. He made his feature film debut in They and voiced the title character of Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo. On television, Gould played the role as Shane Botwin on Showtime's Weeds, as well as guest-starring on Ally McBeal, Malcolm in the Middle, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Supernatural and Pushing Daisies. He starred as David Collins in the WB remake of the soap opera Dark Shadows, but its pilot episode was rejected by The WB and never aired.


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 Nemo (voice) Short
2005 Diary of a Worm Narrator (voice) Short
2005 Wheelmen Arthur
2006 Bambi II Bambi (voice)
2006 Curious George Kid (voice)
2006 How to Eat Fried Worms Twitch
2011 Ties Evan Short
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 Movie
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
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: 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?"
Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Librarian from the Black Lagoon Hubie Narrator
2013 Superman Unbound Jimmy Olsen Voice

Awards and nominations

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 Won


Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor Won
Young Artist Awards Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film How to Eat Fried Worms Won
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor Weeds Won
2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Won