ManCrush: Miles Heizer

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ManCrush: Miles Heizer

Miles Heizer is an American actor. On television, he is known for portraying Alex Standall in the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why and Drew Holt in the NBC drama series Parenthood. He has also appeared in the films Rails & Ties (2007), The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015), Nerve (2016) and Love, Simon (2018).

Early life

Heizer was born in 1994 in Kentucky. As a child, Heizer performed in a number of community theatre productions in Lexington, Kentucky. His family moved to Los Angeles to support his acting career full time when he was ten years old.


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.

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.