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Miles Dominic Heizer (born May 16, 1994) is an American actor and musician. He recently co-starred in the Netflix Original series 13 Reasons Why as Alex Standall. His most notable film role was in the 2007 movie Rails & Ties, in which he played character Davey Danner. From 2010 until 2015, he starred in the NBC drama series Parenthood as Drew Holt, the son of Lauren Graham's character Sarah Braverman. Miles appears in the 2016 film Nerve as Tommy, alongside actors Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. He also played the recurring role of Joshua Lipnicki on four episodes of the NBC medical drama series ER, and co-starred in the 2018 comedy film Love, Simon as Cal.

Life and career

Heizer was born on May 16, 1994 in Greenville, Kentucky. His mother is a nurse, and he has one older sister named Moriah. Miles' family moved to Los Angeles when he was ten years old. He made his 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 played Alex Standall in the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why.

Miles and his best friend and former Parenthood co-star Mae Whitman are roommates.

Filmography

Film

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 The Stanford Prison Experiment Marshall Lovett
Memoria Simon
The Red Thunder Danny Short film
2016 Nerve Tommy
2017 Roman J. Israel, Esq. Kyle Owens (Teenager #1)
2018 Love, Simon Cal Price

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2005 CSI: Miami Joey Everton Episode: "Nothing to Lose"
2006 Ghost Whisperer Jake Morrison Episode: "Drowned Lives"
2007 Shark Jackie Buckner Episode: "Strange Bedfellows"
Bones Joey Episode: "Death in the Saddle"
Private Practice Michael Episode: "In Which Addison Has a Very Casual Get Together"
ER Joshua Lipnicki 4 episodes
2009 Cold Case Keith Oats Episode: "Forensics"
2010–2015 Parenthood Drew Holt Main role; 82 episodes
2017–Present 13 Reasons Why Alex Standall Main role; 12 episodes

Awards and nominations

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

Trivia