Alex Vincent is an actor, writer, and sound engineer who is most famous for his role as the character of Andy Barclay in the Chucky franchise. He was an active actor from 1988 to 1993 and resumed acting following a temporary retirement in 2008.
He was born on April 29th, 1981 in Newark, New Jersey, but was raised in Maywood, New Jersey.
Alex took an interest in acting when he saw a neighbor on TV. Around the age of 5, Alex Vincent started appearing in commercials. By 7, he would land his most iconic acting job.
He graduated from Hackensack High School in 1999 and attended Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.
Aside from some commercials, Alex Vincent’s first major role was also his most significant one. He would be cast as the lead child actor in 1988’s Child’s Play.
He would earn the role against hundreds of other kids. According to some retrospectives, he charmed the producers by refusing to swear in front of his mother during the audition.
Child’s Play was a slasher film written and developed by Don Mancini, produced by David Kirschner, and directed by Tom Holland. The movie follows a child who becomes the target of a killer doll possessed by a serial killer’s soul.
Alex Vincent’s character, Andy Barclay, would be a central figure in the franchise’s first three films though Vincent only appeared in Child’s Play and Child’s Play 2 at first.
The producers recast him with an older actor, Justin Whalin, for Child’s Play 3. Alex Vincent was particularly praised for his performance as a child, especially against the puppet featuring Brad Dourif’s voice acting.
Wait Until Spring
In 1989, Vincent would be cast in the film Wait Until Spring, Bandini, written and directed by Dominique Deruddere. The film was critically well-received and starred Joe Mantegna and Faye Dunaway. Alex Vincent would play the character of Federico.
My Family Treasure
1993 would make Alex Vincent’s last childhood performance. He would appear in the film My Family Treasure, a comedy-drama that starred Dee Wallace and Theodore Bikel. Alex Vincent had a sizeable role as well.
Retired from acting
Alex Vincent would retire for a time following his last childhood film, My Family Treasure. In the years since he graduated high school and pursued his education.
He would also start his own business as an adult in addition to playing keyboards and lead vocals in a band called Perception.
He maintains a list of some of his production work on the website for potential clients to explore.
Indeed, outside of acting, it seems that audio production is Alex Vincent’s passion, with over two decades of experience.
Return to acting
It seems that Alex Vincent couldn’t stay away from acting forever. His return to acting would be in a 2008 low-budget Australian sci-fi horror film Dead Country.
A couple of years later, he would play the role of a prank caller in the comedy On the Ropes (2011).
By 2013 he would appear in one more small film before his return to Chucky with House Guest Massacre. Alex would write and star in this horror film.
However, in 2013 he would make a brief but explosive post-credit cameo in the then-latest Chucky film, Curse of Chucky.
This film would re-introduce the character of Andy Barclay to the series; he has been involved with every Chucky project since then, given his friendship with series creator Don Mancini and the cast of the films and television series.
What is Alex Vincent doing now?
Alex Vincent has appeared in the current Chucky television series on SyFy but has also branched into other roles. He has two upcoming films in production for 2023, The N00bs and Descending.
He also had an appearance on the television series South of Central in 2020, which is a show he also has credit as a sound designer for 13 episodes.
Like many genre actors, Alex Vincent has kept himself available to fans as a member of a beloved franchise. He runs a podcast titled Chucky Talks, where he recollects on his role in the franchise in addition to interviewing the cast and crew of the series.
Part of this leveraging his position as being a foundational part of the franchise involves frequent convention appearances.
In 2022 alone, he appeared at conventions in Niaga Falls, New York, Minneapolis, and Orlando. He is also game to record video messages for fans on Cameo.
It is unclear what Alex Vincent’s current relationship status is. According to IMDB, he lived with a girlfriend for a while, but the information is scarce.
There is no indication that Alex Vincent has children. No articles or social media posts suggest he is a father.