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Miles Dominic Heizer (born May 16, 1994) is an American actor and musician known for playing Alex Standall in the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why and Drew Holt in the NBC drama series Parenthood.

Miles Heizer
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Heizer at PaleyFest, 2013
Miles Dominic Heizer

(1994-05-16) May 16, 1994 (age 25)
  • Actor
  • musician
Years active2005–present


Early lifeEdit

Heizer was born on May 16, 1994 in Greenville, Kentucky. His mother is a nurse, and he has one older sister named Moriah.[1] As a child, Heizer performed in a number of community theater productions in Lexington, Kentucky.[2] His family moved to Los Angeles to support his acting career full time when he was ten years old.[1]


Heizer made his screen acting debut in an episode of CSI: Miami titled "Nothing to Lose", playing the role of Joey Everton. He then starred in the short film Paramedic as Young James. Heizer has since guest-starred in episodes of Ghost Whisperer, Shark, Bones, and Private Practice.

In 2007, Heizer played the role of Davey Danner at 12 years old in the film Rails & Ties, for which he was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film. That same year, he had a recurring role as Joshua Lipnicki on the NBC medical drama television series ER. In 2010, he was cast as Drew Holt, the son of Lauren Graham's character, on the NBC drama series Parenthood. Heizer portrayed his character Drew Holt alongside his real life best friend Mae Whitman who starred as his character's sister, Amber Holt, until the series' ending in 2015.

In 2013, Heizer co-starred as Josh in the film Rudderless. In 2015, he had a supporting role as Marshall Lovett in the drama-thriller film The Stanford Prison Experiment, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26. In 2016, Heizer starred as Tommy Mancuso in the film Nerve, and in 2017, he began playing Alex Standall in the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why. He played Cal Price, one of Simon's classmates, in the 2018 movie Love, Simon.

In 2018, Heizer was featured in clothing retailer GAP's Logo Remix campaign.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Paramedic Young James Short film
2007 Rails & Ties Davey Danner
2008 Loon Carson Lind Short film
2012 The Arm Chance Short film
2013 Rudderless Josh
2015 Memoria Simon
The Red Thunder Danny Short film
The Stanford Prison Experiment Marshall Lovett
2016 Nerve Tommy
2017 Home Movies Male role Short film
Roman J. Israel, Esq. Kyle Owens (Teenager #1)
2018 Love, Simon Cal Price


Year Title Role Notes
2005 CSI: Miami Joey Everton Episode: "Nothing to Lose"
2006 Ghost Whisperer Jake Morrison Episode: "Drowned Lives"
2007 ER Joshua Lipnicki 4 episodes
Bones Joey Episode: "Death in the Saddle"
Private Practice Michael Episode: "In Which Addison Has a Very Casual Get Together"
Shark Jackie Buckner Episode: "Strange Bedfellows"
2009 Cold Case Keith Oats Episode: "Forensics"
2010–2015 Parenthood Drew Holt Main role
2017–present 13 Reasons Why Alex Standall Main role
2018 Beyond The Reasons Himself Seasons 1–2
RuPaul's Drag Race Himself, guest judge Season 10, episode 10

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 29th Young Artist Awards Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film Rails & Ties Nominated


  1. ^ a b Tinkham, Chris (April 18, 2011). "Interviews – Miles Heizer". Under the Radar. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "What's The Tee? with Miles Heizer". Podcast. June 5, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Cuby, Michael (January 29, 2018). "The Many Reasons Why We Love Miles Heizer". Them. Retrieved March 31, 2019.

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