Alex D. Linz

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Linz in 2004, photo by

Birth Name: Alexander David Linz

Place of Birth: Santa Barbara, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 3, 1989

*father – German, some Irish and English
*mother – Ashkenazi Jewish

Alex D. Linz is an American actor, and legal researcher. His roles include the films One Fine Day, Home Alone 3, Tarzan (1999), My Brother the Pig, Bruno, Titan A.E., Bounce, Max Keeble’s Big Move, Race to Space, and The Amateurs; the made-for-tv movies Danielle Steel’s Vanished, The Uninvited (1999), The Jennie Project, and Full-Court Miracle; and the show Providence. He is also known as Alex Linz.

His father is of three quarters German, and one quarter Irish and English, ancestry. His mother is from a Jewish family, from Austria and France. Alex was raised Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.

Alex’s paternal grandfather was Raymond Edward Linz (the son of Raymond Harry/Henry Linz and Elizabeth Ann Rice). Alex’s grandfather Raymond was born in Ohio. Alex’s great-grandfather Raymond was of the son of David Robert Linz, whose parents were German, and of Mary Ellen “Nellie” McDermot/McDermott, whose parents were Irish, with at least partial roots in Belfast, Antrim. Elizabeth had English and German ancestry, and was the son of George W. Rice and Caroline Henriette/Henrietta “Carrie” Joering, whose father was German, from Hanover, Region Hannover, Lower Saxony, and whose maternal grandparents were from Baden, Germany.

Alex’s paternal grandmother was Joan Amron Lankisch (the daughter of Paul A. Lankisch and Maria Norma Agnes Weick). Joan was born in Kentucky, and was of German descent. Paul was born in Kentucky, the son of Adolph Lankisch, who was an ethnic German emigrant, from Russia, and of Charlotte Schuster, who was German. Maria was the daughter of Francis Joseph “Frank” Weick, whose father was from Prussia, and of Maria Louisa “Mary” Westermann, whose parents were from Alsace-Lorraine.

Alex’s maternal grandfather was Harold Alexander “Harry” Baltaxe (the son of Bernhard Baltaxe and Hedwig/Hedy Timfeld/Timföld). Harold was a Jewish emigrant from Austria, who was born in Vienna and left because of the Nazis. Bernhard was the son of Wilhelm/Wolf Leib/Leb Gottlieb Oder Baltaxe/Baltaksi and Eugenie/Eugeni “Jenny” Ehrenhaft. Hedwig was the daughter of Albert Timföld and Rosalie Breier/Breuer.

Alex’s maternal grandmother is named Claire Marie. Claire is an emigrant from France.

Sources: Genealogy of Alex D. Linz –

Obituary of Alex’s paternal grandfather, Raymond Edward Linz –

Alex’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul A. Lankisch, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituaries of Alex’s maternal grandfather, Harold Alexander Baltaxe –

Birth record of Alex’s maternal great-grandfather, Bernhard Baltaxe –

Marriage record of Alex’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Wilhelm/Wolf Leib/Leb Gottlieb Oder Baltaxe/Baltaksi and Eugenie/Eugeni “Jenny” Ehrenhaft –

5 Responses

  1. Dstmnstr says:


    I’ve done some more research on his genealogy,

    Thank you,
    Dustin Schrull

  2. Dstmnstr says:

    I found his paternal grandfather’s obituary.

  3. andrew says:

    Linz is a town in Austria

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