PROFILE
Name:
Alex Black
Birth Date:
April 20, 1989
Birth Place:
Redwood City, California, USA
Nationality:
American
BIOGRAPHY
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Ned's Seth Powers

Background:

6 feet 1 inch tall blue-eyed blonde actor Alex Black, the younger brother of actor Tony Black, is widely recognized by his teen fans while playing Seth Powers, the clueless and basketball loving boy, on Nickelodeon's live-action situation comedy series "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" (2004-2007), which earned him a Young Artist Award nomination. He has previously won a Young Artist Award for his guest appearance in a 2002 episode of The WB supernatural drama series "Charmed."

On the big screen, Black could be seen in the films "Desert Saints" (2000), "Bubble Boy" (2001), "Spider-Man" (2002), "The Gentleman Don La Mancha" (2004), "13 Going on 30" (2004), and the film adaptation of "Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth" (2005). He also appeared in the TV movie "The David Cassidy Story" (2000) and has guest starred in "Unsolved Mysteries," "Off Centre," "CSI: Miami," "Huff," and "ER."

Black, who also appears on a commercial of Wal-Mart for the Playstation 3 and Ocean's Thirteen, will next be seen in a Hallmark Hall of Fame special called "Generation Gap," which will be shown in the fall of 2008.


Youth Advisory Board Member

Childhood and Family:

On April 20, 1989, Alex Black was born in Redwood City, California, where he attended York High School in San Bernardino, California. His older brother, Tony Black, is also an actor.

Alex, who is very religious and goes to church every Sunday, is very superstitious and has a lucky pair of underwear. He collects and owns over 100 pairs of Nike sneakers. He also loves to collect comic books.

Alex has a few bad habits such as biting his nails and eating pencils. He has a best friend named Michael. As of July 2008, Alex, who was afraid of heights as a child, resides in San Bernadino, California. He loves to play basketball, chess, and video games, as well as go snowboarding. When time allows, Alex enjoys writing music, playing his guitar and singing.in his free time.

A member of the celebrity charity known as Youth Advisory Board, Alex participates in visiting for less fortunate kids.


Charmed

Career:

Having been interested in acting since he was a little kid, Alex Black began appearing on screen at age 11, in director Richard Greenberg's action/thriller film starring Kiefer Sutherland and Melora Walters, "Desert Saints" (2000), and in the biographical TV movie about actor, rock singer and guitarist David Cassidy (portrayed by Andrew Kavovit), "The David Cassidy Story" (2000), which also stars Malcolm McDowell.

In the following year, Black played the 8-year-old version of Jake Gyllenhaal's title role of a young man without an immune system living his life within a plastic bubble in his bedroom, in Blair Hayes-directed comedy film "Bubble Boy" (2001).

He was also spotted as a guest in a July 2001 episode of NBC/CBS/Lifetime/Spike crime/mystery/drama series "Unsolved Mysteries" and in a January 2002 episode of The WB supernatural drama series "Charmed," for the latter of which he won a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV drama.

After playing a small role as a boy in tram in Sam Raimi's superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character, "Spider-Man" (2002; starring Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco), and guest-starred in an episode of The WB/CTV comedy show "Off Centre," Black landed the recurring role of Seth Powers, the clueless and basketball loving boy of Moze's 9played by Lindsey Shaw) dreams, on Nickelodeon's live-action situation comedy series starring Devon Werkheiser, "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide." He appeared reccuringly on the show from 2004 to 2007 and earned a Young Artist Award nomination in 2006 for Best Performance in a Television Series (Comedy or Drama) - Guest Starring Young Actor.

Meanwhile, Black appeared in the films "The Gentleman Don La Mancha" (2004), Gary Winick's comedy movie starring Jennifer Garner, "13 Going on 30" (2004), and Joey Zimmerman's big screen adaptation of Tom Stoppard's "Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth" (2005).

He also guest-starred in two episodes of Showtime drama series starring Hank Azaria, "Huff," and in an episode of the hit NBC medical drama "ER." His guest appearance as Christopher Owens in the episode "Hell Night" of CBS crime drama "CSI: Miami" earned him another Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a Television Series - Guest Starring Young Actor.

Black is currently filming a Hallmark Hall of Fame special called "Generation Gap," which will be shown in the fall of 2008. He also appears on a commercial of Wal-Mart for the Playstation 3 and Ocean's Thirteen.


Awards:

  • Young Artist: Best Performance in a TV drama, "Charmed," 2003

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