Miles Heizer is an up and coming American actor and musician, best known for playing Alex Standall in the hit Netflix original series,13 Reasons Why. He is one of the reason why Hannah Baker (played by Katherine Langford) committed suicide. His most remarkable film appearance was in the 2007 movie Rails & Ties, in which he played the character named Davey Danner.
Started off acting from the very young age
Miles Heizer was born in Greenville, Kentucky, on May 16, 1994. His mother is a nurse and has an older sister, Moriah. His family moved to Los Angeles when he was ten years old.
Starting off acting career at the very young age, he made his debut in CSI: Miami in the episode titled, Nothing to Lose as Joey Everton. The following year, he made his movie debut in short film, Paramedic as Young James. He further guest-starred in episodes of Ghost Whisperer, Shark, Bones, and Private Practice.
In 2007, Miles Heizer played the role of Davey Danner in the film Rails & Ties. For his remarkable performance, he earned the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film. He was only 12 years old at the time. The same year, he landed a recurring role as Joshua Lipnicki on the NBC medical drama TV series ER.
In 2010, Miles Heizer was cast as Drew Holt, the son of Lauren Graham’s character, on the NBC drama series Parenthood. He worked alongside his real-life best friend Mae Whitman, who played her sister Amber Holt, until the series’ end in 2015.
Heizer co-starred as Josh in the film Rudderless in 2013. In 2015, he performed a supporting role of Marshall Lovett in the drama-thriller film The Stanford Prison Experiment, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26.
The following year, Heizer starred in the movie, Nerve as Tommy Mancuso alongside Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. The film chronicles the dark corners of the internet in the modern world.
As Alex Standall in 13 Reasons Why
While he was polishing his skills and making a name for self in the entertainment industry, he got a big break in his career after he scored a role in the controversial hit series, 13 Reasons Why.
The show presents the taboo topic among the teens from high school bullying to sexual assault and troubled teen life to suicide. He portrayed one of the leading characters as Alex Standall alongside, Katherine Langford, Dylan Minnette, Alisha Boe, and Brandon Flynn. He also won plaudits for his outstanding work in the show.
In the entire season, Alex came up as kind-hearted, loving yet sometimes selfish but the end of the season 1 was somehow unexpected. As he attempted suicide in the season finale, what will be his fate in the new season?
The show is set to pop on your screens on May 18. Since the release date of 13 Reasons Why season 2 has been announced, Heizer’s fans have been making several theories about his character. But the question is, will he appear in the new season? Well! So far, the 13 Reasons Why family is yet to enlighten the very topic. But definitely, his fans would love a whole lot of Alex Standall in the most awaited season.
More recently, he has appeared in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama, Love, Simon as Cal. The movie is about a teenager who struggles to come out as gay to his family and friends and find love.
Global casts ‘remixers’ in the GAP Remix and net worth
Besides appearing in the movies, Miles Heizer was also involved in the GAP Remix as one of the global casts of ‘remixers,’ which was a campaign for its 50th anniversary. Miles shared that he was thrilled to be a part of the campaign (which he describes as “Classic. Cool. Remixed”) alongside known faces.
Despite the uprising career as an actor, the exact figure of his net worth is yet to be revealed but somehow is estimated to be around $2 million. With an annual income of approximately $650,000, that is certain to add up a significant amount on his whopping net worth.
Heizer currently resides in Santa Monica with his best friend Mae Whitman. He owns two cars, Ford and GMC.
Dated co-star Brandon Flynn?
In 2017, Heizer was rumored to be dating his 13 Reasons Why co-star Brandon Flynn. The fans of the series were overjoyed to hear that. But, later Heizer’s representatives stated, “This is a false report. Miles and Brandon are friends from the show but are not dating.”
So far, the actor hasn’t revealed much on his dating life and is possibly single as of now.
Active on Instagram and Twitter
Heizer is also active in social media. He is on Instagram as ‘younggoth’ and has 2.2 million followers. His twitter “@milesdheizer” has over 143k followers. He often posts his music creations on his Twitter.