Known for movies

Short Info

MarkGibson SG
FactOn tour with 'Panic at the Disco', Motion City Soundtrack and 'The Hush Sound' on the Honda Civic Tour 2008. [June 2008]

Alex Greenwald is an American musician, actor, and record producer. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Phantom Planet. Greenwald has also appeared in several films and television shows, including Donnie Darko, The O.C., and Californication.

Greenwald was born on October 9, 1979, in Los Angeles, California. His parents are Lila and Al Greenwald. He has two sisters, Lauren and Lindsay. Greenwald was raised in a Jewish household and attended Hebrew school. He graduated from Harvard-Westlake School in 1997.

Greenwald began his music career as a member of the band Phantom Planet in 1994. The band achieved success with their album The Guest in 2002. They are best known for their song “California”, which was used as the theme song for the television show The O.C.

Greenwald has also appeared in several films and television shows. His film credits include Donnie Darko, The O.C., and Californication. Greenwald has also appeared in episodes of the television shows Entourage and One Tree Hill.

Greenwald is married to actress Brie Larson. They have one child together, a daughter named Rayanne.

General Info

Full NameAlex Greenwald
Height1.8 m
ProfessionRecord producer, Actor, Singer


Music GroupsPhantom Planet, Blackblack, Phases
MoviesBad News Bears, Donnie Darko, The Halloween Tree

Social profile links


#Marks / Signs
1Wise-cracking stage persona
2Gibson SG


1I look like Jesus. - on his long hair


1In a relationship with actress Brie Larson. [2016]
2Lead singer of Phantom Planet. [February 2004]
3On tour with 'Panic at the Disco', Motion City Soundtrack and 'The Hush Sound' on the Honda Civic Tour 2008. [June 2008]
4In the studio finishing up the band's new album, Phantom Planet, due out in January 2004. [August 2003]
5Is a Vegan.
6In Donnie Darko (2001) his character Seth was Donnie's (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) high school nemesis. In real life Jake and Alex are very close friends.
7Appeared in three television advertisements for Gap; "Everybody in Vests, " "Everybody in Cords, " and "Everybody in Leather."
8Singer in Phantom Planet, in which Jason Schwartzman was once the drummer.




Bad Moms2016writer: "Tell Me"
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Amazing Spider-Man2012writer: "Big Brat"
No Strings Attached2011/Iwriter: "BANG BANG BANG"
The Next Three Days2010writer: "Don't Make a Sound"
Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Marmaduke2010writer: "California" - as Alexander Greenwald
All About Steve2009writer: "Do the Panic" - as Alexander Greenwald
Greek2008-2009TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Chuck2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gossip Girl2008TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The O.C.2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room2005Documentary writer: "California" - as Alexander Greenwald
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Peppa Pig2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Spun2002"Nobody's Fault"
Smallville2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Orange County2002"California"
Drive Me Crazy1999writer: "Is This Really Happening to Me?"


Bad News Bears2005State Band Member
Donnie Darko2001Seth Devlin
No Dessert, Dad, Till You Mow the Lawn1994Corby
A Pig's Tale1994VideoVon Hofferman
Recycle Rex1993Short voice
The Halloween Tree1993TV MovieRalph (voice)


The Wondering Kind2007Short

Music Department

Rilo Kiley: Silver Lining2007Short additional musician


Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Support
'Donnie Darko': Production Diary2004Video documentaryHimself
Phantom Planet Live at the Troubadour2003Video documentary shortHimself
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1998TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize2010ShortSeth Devlin

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Write A Comment

Pin It