Alexander Polinsky

Alexander Polinsky

Date Of BirthOctober 7, 1974
Age45 years 8 months 27 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthSan Francisco, California, United States
Zodiac SignLibra
Professionsvoice actor , Actor , Singer , Writer
Full Name Alexander Niver Polinsky
Other Names Alex Polinsky , Alexander Polinksy , Alexander Niver Polinsky , Alexander Niver

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Burbank, California, United States
ReligionSpirituality
Language English
Nationality American
EthnicityWhite
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height182 CM
5 Feet 12 Inches
Eye color Dark Brown
Hair color Dark Brown
Weight82 KG
181 lbs
Shoe Size8
Dress Size4
Body Type Slim
Family Information
Grandmother Gladys Niver
Education Qualifications
Education(School) Newbridge School
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Off the Mark
Years Active 1987-
Debut(Short movie) Suicide Club
Debut (TV series) Charles in Charge
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
HobbyTravelling
Favorite Foods Bacon
Rice Noodles
Dehydrated Organic Vegetables
Vermicelli
Turkey soup
Spicy Turkey Meatballs
Favorite MoviesHarold and Maude
Apocalypse Now
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
A Brief History of Time
The Big Lebowski
Favorite Singers Holly Palmer
Leonard Cohen
Janis Joplin
Favorite Musicians Philip Glass
Jimi Hendrix
Aphex Twin
Favorite BooksThe Alchemist (By Paulo Coelho)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Favorite DrinkChampagne
Favorite TV show Mork & Mindy
Favorite Music BandsRadiohead
The Beatles
Rilo Kiley
Goldspot
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Coldplay
LikesPineapple cider
Painting
Gardening
Cooking
Soup
Favorite Artist Salvador Dali
Favorite Fruit Orange
Favorite TV Series CSI
The Simpsons
Favorite place Hawaii
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileAlexander Polinsky Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileAlexander Polinsky Instagram Profile
SoundCloud ProfileAlexander Polinsky SoundCloud Profile
Reddit ProfileAlexander Polinsky Reddit Profile
PeriscopeAlexander Polinsky Periscope
More Information
Teacher Adrienne (Music)
Friends Nicole Eggert
Rider Strong
Jason Marsden
Christy Marsden
Josie Davis
Net worth$200,000

Biography

Alexander Polinsky is an American voice actor, actor & singer. Alexander is known for roles such as- Adam Powell in Charles in Charge(1987-1990), Paul in Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993), Jack O'Ryan in The Last Avatar(2014).

Recently he has voiced characters in- "Blaze and the Monster Machines", "Teen Titans Go!"

Family - Childhood

Alexander Polinsky was born on the 7th of October 1974 in San Francisco, California, United States

Alexander Polinsky with his mother

[Alexander Polinsky with his mother]

Facts & Trivia

  • Ancestry: He is a 4th generation American from Polinsky lineage.
  • Cottontail Ranch: As a child, he used to camp at the 'Cottontail Ranch' in the early 1990s
  • Wedding Official: He officiated the wedding of actors and friends Jason Marsden & Christy Marsden on October 2nd in 2004.
  • Nerd Characters: He is often typecast as a nerd character
  • Animal Lover: He has a Terrier Tonic dog for a pet, he lives with his pet in his Burbank house.
  • His Instagram bio once read- "Actor, singer, writer, founder of Avatarism, Prankster on the bus, dancer, artist, and President of the United States of love."
  • Avatarism: Alexander is the founder of Avatarism, a movement that the founders defined as "AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CHARACTER ITSELF, AN OPEN SOURCE PHILOSOPHY OF CONSCIOUS CHARACTER CREATION AND A WORLDWIDE TRANSFORMATIONAL MOVEMENT."
  • Nickelodeon connection: He has worked on multiple projects with Nickelodeon.
  • Aesthetic cooking: He likes cooking and baking, he makes fully organic, gluten-free foods prepared aesthetically using Excalibur dehydrator.
  • Backyard farmer: He likes growing foods and plants in his backyard, grows berries in the spring.
  • Philanthropy:
    • He supported GLSEN, by observing a moment of silence in support. GLSEN works to make schools safe for all kids including LGBTQ
    • He once helped LAPD to ID a burglar
  • A ritual before the flight: He has a ritual of eating Salt and vinegar chips before the flight
  • Child Abuse: He is a child abuse survivor
  • He doesn't drink

Alexander Polinsky- the artist

Alexander started in the entertainment industry as a child artist, as he grew older, he took to voice acting. In his later years, he has explored the artistic side of the entertainment business. He had been sculpting since childhood and put those skills to work in the later years.

  • Arts & Crafts designer: Alexander used his free time on sets to learn crafts related to movies props and settings, he made replicas of Jim Carrey's masks from 'The Mask' movie.
  • Mold maker: He is trained to be a special effects mold maker with a special-effects company.
  • 3D printing: He works 3d sculptures of Rhodium with 3d printing pen with freehand art
  • Rage On: Alexander sells his artwork on the online printing store.

Alexander Polinsky- the Athlete

Alexander is a physically active person, he loves outdoor sports and adventures

  • Hoverboard athlete: He likes riding his one wheel electric overboard for fun. He once hurt his chin Skateboarding in January 2019
  • He likes Trampoline jumping

Career

  • Voice acting: Alex started his career as an actor, eventually became successful as a voice actor.
  • Voice acting teacher: Alexander has been giving classes to students on voice acting in Los Angeles, California. He also conducts online classes

Charles in Charge

Alexander made his acting debut in the TV series through "Charles in Charge", He played Adam Powell, one of the three children of Ellen Powell (played by Sandra Kerns). Nicole Eggert (Sarah Powell) & Josie Davis (Jamie Powell) played his sisters. Scott Baio played Charles & Willie Aames played Buddy Lembeck in this popular family sitcom of the 1980s.

Alexander Polinsky in Charles in Charge

[Alexander Polinsky in Charles in Charge]

In this CBS series, Scott Baio played the lead role of Charles, a college student studying at the Copeland College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Charles' living arrangement with the Pembroke family and his caretaker role of the Powell family forms the central theme of the story.

He is good friends with his co-stars on the show- Nicole Eggert & Josie Davis to date even after 3 decades.

Interest in Arts: Alexander, being the youngest actor on the sets of the TV series would get bored between the takes, he got into arts and crafts on the sets of 'Charles in Charge' to avoid boredom, he eventually got better in the arts. He got an assignment to make movie-props collectibles like the mask from the movie "The Mask(1994)" which was worn by Jim Carrey.

Abuse charges

In 2018 Alexander accused his former co-star Scott Baio of verbally abusing and physically assaulting him during the filming times of 'Charles in Charge'. He also spoke of Scott sexually exposing Alexander by pulling his pants down. [3] Alexander spoke of his difficulties on the show:

"Growing up on the show I received regular verbal attacks, mental abuse and I also suffered a physical assault at the hands of Scott Baio. There is no excuse for his behavior. It is abhorrent"- Alexander Polinsky [2]

Nicole Eggert had previously accused Scott Baio of Sexual abuse on the sets, Alexander had supported Nicole with the statements of observation he had made on the sets:

"I witnessed Scott Baio acting inappropriately towards Nicole Eggert during my first year of working on the show. I walked in on them together behind the set. Nicole was on Scott’s lap and he did not appreciate my intrusion. He yelled at me and called me various homophobic slurs"- Alexander Polinsky [2]

 

Filmography

 

Movies List

Year Movie Character Comment
2018 Teen Titans GO! to the Movies Control Freak (voice)  
2017 Resident Evil: Vendetta Patricio (voice)  
2015 Krampus Dark Elves (voice) Uncredited
2015 Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Tech Andrew (voice)  
2015 Minions Additional Voices (voice)  
2014 The Last Avatar Jack O'Ryan  
2014 Locker 13 William In the segment "story 2"
2013 Team Smithereen Pilot Beauregard TV Movie
2013 Khumba Nigel (voice)  
2012 Dirty People Drug Dealer  
2006 Big Top Sketch  
2003 Saints and Soldiers Medic Steven Gould  
2001 Perfect Fit Dick  
1993 Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings Paul Direct to Video
1987 Off the Mark Young Howard  

 

TV series List

Year TV series Character Comment
2020 DC Super Hero Girls Penguin (voice) Episode: #EmperorPenguin
2014-2020 Blaze and the Monster Machines Darington (voice) 31 episodes
2014-2019 Teen Titans Go! Control Freak (voice) 6 episodes
2016-2018 Lost in Oz Fitz/ Stalagmike/ Muckloo/ Growleytod (voice) 10 episodes
2014-2016 Breadwinners Jelly / Lanky / Stumpy (voice) 25 episodes; Regular
2014-2015 Turbo FAST Eduard / Merv / Flying Squirrel (voice) 3 Episodes
2012-2014 Ben 10: Omniverse Argit / Jarett/ Techadon Soldier (voice) 10 episodes
2014 The Boondocks   Episodes: "Pretty Boy Flizzy", "I Dream of Siri"
2013 Sidekick Darington Episodes 13 & 14; "Multikickery, XOX For Good"
2011-2012 New Teen Titans Control Freak / Goth boy (voice) 4 episodes
2009-2011 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Jimmy Olsen / G'nort / Slug (voice) 4 episodes
2010-2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Argit / Forever Knight(voice) 4 episodes
2008-2010 Ben 10: Alien Force Argit / Jarett 3 episodes; Episodes- "Con of Rath", "Simple", "evin's Big Score"
2008-2009 Transformers: Animated Henry Masterson / Headmaster(voice) 4 episodes
2007-2008 Legion of Super Heroes Chameleon Boy / Matter-Eater Lad / Computer/ Chlorophyll Kid(voice) 10 episodes
2007 Random! Cartoons Harold / Elf (voice) Episode: "Kyle + Rosemary"
2005-2006 The Life and Times of Juniper Lee Dennis Lee(voice) 31 episodes; Main role
2006 W.I.T.C.H. Vance Michael Justin (voice) Episode: O Is for Obedience
2004-2005 Teen Titans Computer Feak (voice) 3 Episodes: "For Real", "Don't Touch That Dial", "Fear Itself"
2003 Spider-Man Teen (voice) "When Sparks Fly"
2002 The Zeta Project Teenage Boy (voice)  
1999-2000 Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles Pvt. Robert Higgins (voice) 13 episodes
2000 Recess Kid  Episode: "The Fuss Over Finster"
1993 Joe's Life The Bad Influence  
1992 Billy Schwartzie Episode: "Poker Face"
1987-1990 Charles in Charge Adam Powell 104 episodes; Main Role

 

Short movies List

Year Short movie Character Comment
2019 Book of Love
Beduin Man
 
2017 Michael Jackson's Halloween Groundhog (voice) TV Short
2011 The Dungeon Master Dungeon Master  
2007 Suicide Club William  

 

Video Games List

Year Video Game Character Comment
2019 Days Gone various voices  
2015 King's Quest Young Alexander / Gwydion (voice)  
2012 Guild Wars 2 Egor / Gixx / Ropp'tchtach (voice)  
2011 X-Men: Destiny Toad (voice)  
2009 Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard various voices  
2006 Pimp My Ride various voices  
2006 24: The Game various voices   
2005 Teen Titans Control Freak (voice)  
2004 Law & Order: Justice Is Served Jesus Gonzalez / Jimmy Russo / Rodrigo Silva (voice)  

 

Other works

Year Project Character Comment
2016 Going Furthur (voice) as co-producer, writer 
2001 Chasing the Sun  (voice) "Into the Jet Age"; TV series documentary

 

Soundtracks

Year Song Movie/ TV series Comment
2007 Crying Repressions  

 

Awards

Year Won? Award Project Category Comments
1991 Nomination Young Artist Award Charles in Charge Best Young Actor Starring in an Off-Primetime Series  
1990 Nomination Young Artist Award Charles in Charge Best Young Actor in an Off-Primetime Family Series  
1989 Nomination Young Artist Award Charles in Charge Best Young Actor in a Family Syndicated Show  

 

News & Updates

  • People Weekly magazine covered him in an article titled "Charles in Charge" in their June 2000 edition (Issue 25, page 116)

Quotes

  • Whatever you do, remember to give gratitude for this chance to be alive and on earth,
  • This is a time for understanding the basis for your actions, knowing yourself enough to speak up for yourself And your needs.. and seeing what is, without obstruction or rose-colored glasses
  • Give your body what it needs
  • A garden is my holy place. 
  •  Start small, grow one plant wherever you are. You can raise nutritious foods on a balcony or from the roof of your home. Anywhere there is sunlight. 
  • The character of your life is up to you. Don’t wait for joy... go out and find yours.
  • Keep making phenomenal attempts to know your true self. Forever endeavor
  • Life is short, let's enjoy it.
  • The possibility that this universe is a hologram raises interesting questions. If it is a computer program, then it's hackable and we can find the cheat codes and easter eggs. Meditation, exploration & inspiration are my 3 favorites but there are many ways to break out of the game and become a fully customizable player character.
  • Our greatness depends on our will to embody and create ourselves, with love.
  • If I learn how to create my own wonder, joy, and peace then I will have an endless supply, with plenty to share. 
  • In one lifetime we play many characters.
  • Choose your character. Lose yourself in a great adventure. Find yourself made more awesome by the game
  • Do something uncommonly good for yourself. If anyone asks you about it... tell them I said you could.
  • Negative thoughts are poison. Don’t give in. Minus the self-imposed mental torture, things become easier.
  • Attaining enlightenment could be described as gaining the ability to lighten up.
  • Seeker, wanderer, creator, lover, look within, listen to your heart... see what you find
  • Don't give up till the magic happens. You got this.
  • Hate is a disease. We are in a healing crisis. More love, kindness, and understanding is needed to fix this human problem. We are all in this together
  • Remembering to extend wisdom and kindness wherever possible. We may never know the far-reaching effect we have when we do.
  • Change is difficult but so necessary
  • The most amazing adventure you can go on is the journey to find yourself.
  • I want you to succeed in your own way. You have a great work inside you, a truly magical purpose, and it wants to be revealed.
  • We need to be brave enough to act generously and without fear.
  • Be the hero in the adventure story of your life, stand up for yourself now.
  • Ask the universe to remove all obstacles and plan for your imminent victory.
  • Pain is a teacher. Pain is weakness leaving the body. Pain flows through life like water.
  • You are the one you have been waiting for.
  • You are the character you create each moment, each hour and each day. Who are you creating yourself to be today?
  • Personal reality is the lens or tunnel through which we see the universe
  • kindness is a great skill to build mastery in.
  • Look deeper, there is always something good to be found
  • [About abuse in the workplace] For the sake of the next generation of young artists, we must empower parents and social workers to heed the signals, ask the proper questions and protect children from monsters in the workplace. The cycle of abuse must stop. [2]
  • [About abuse in the workplace] If we want to change the culture, we have to bring out the truth, take back control from the abusers and make them listen to the pain of their victims. [2]

Sources

  1. Alexander Polinsky wiki
  2. Alexander Polinsky on Abuse by Scott Baio
  3. Variety magazine coverage of the sexual abuse issue
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