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Eli David Marienthal (born March 6, 1986) is an American stage, screen and voice actor.

Personal life

Marienthal was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of Lola Marienthal, who manufactures bags made of organically grown cotton, and Joseph Cross, a journalist.[1][2] Marienthal is Jewish[3] and has two siblings, actors Harley Cross and Flora Cross.[4][5] After his parents' divorce, he lived mainly in Berkeley with his mother, though during the 3rd and 4th grades he spent some time in Paris with his father. Marienthal graduated from the private East Bay French-American Primary School,[1] where all the students learn to speak fluent French and attend classes in two languages. And then graduated from Berkeley High in 2004.

Marienthal's hobbies include writing slam poetry and participating in spoken word competitions, as well as boxing, skydiving, rock climbing and snowboarding.[citation needed]

Marienthal is a Brown University graduate of the Class of 2008.


Marienthal's career started in Bay Area stage theater work, performing in Missing Persons, The Cryptogram, Hecuba, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Every 17 Minutes the Crowd Goes Crazy, and The Life of Galileo.

Marienthal is known for the role of Robin (Tim Drake) in the Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman animated movie, and in an episode of Static Shock. He replaced the previous voice actor, Mathew Valencia, because in these appearances, Robin was supposed to sound older than he had on the animated series. He played the title role of "Tucker Pierce" in the Tucker television series. He was also the voice of Hogarth Hughes in the 1999 film The Iron Giant and plays Steve Stifler's younger brother in the 1999 film American Pie and its 2001 sequel, American Pie 2. His last film role to date was in the teenage-oriented comedy, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, opposite Lindsay Lohan, as Sam.

Marienthal was born in Santa Monica, California in 1986, the son of Penny Marienthal and Joseph Cross.[citation needed] He has two siblings, actors Harley Cross and Flora Cross. Marienthal is Jewish.[better source needed] In addition to acting, Marienthal has written and performed his own work as a poet, dancer, and playwright.[citation needed]

Marienthal graduated from the private East Bay French-American School in Berkeley, where all students learn to speak French and attend classes in two languages, and from Berkeley High School in 2004.[citation needed] He graduated magna cum laudefrom Brown University in 2008 with a double majorin comparative literature and international development studies.[citation needed] He also holds a master's degree in development studies from Brown.[citation needed] As of February 2019, Marienthal is a doctoral candidate in geography at the University of California, Berkeley.



Year Film Role Notes
1996 Unlikely Angel Matthew Bartilson
1997 First Love, Last Rites Adrian
1998 Slums of Beverly Hills Richard "Rickey" Abromowitz
Jack Frost Spencer
1999 American Pie Matthew "Matt" Stifler
The Iron Giant Hogarth Hughes (voice)
2001 American Pie 2 Matthew "Matt" Stifler
2002 The Country Bears Dexter "Dex" Barrington
2003 Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Robin / Timothy Jackson "Tim" Drake-Wayne (voice)
2004 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen Sam "Samuel"


Year Television Series Role Notes
2000 Touched By An Angel John Guest Star: Episode - A House Divided
Batman Beyond Dak Guest Star: Episode - Where's Terry
2000–2001 Tucker Tucker Pierce Series Regular
2001 The Zeta Project Young Zee Guest Star: 2 Episodes - Shadows & Change of Heart
2002 Static Shock Robin Guest Star: Episode - The Big Leagues
2003 Fillmore! Derek Minna Guest Star: Episode - Two Wheels, Full Throttle, No Brakes class="wikitable" 2017–2019 The North Pole Finn Series Regular


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