While his adorable looks have made him virtually impossible to not love on screen, Davis also has the astonishing ability to transform himself into far more dramatic roles like that of Thomas Geller in the film A Long Way from Home.
Released in 2014, A Long Way from Home is a sad and dramatic story from writer/director Andrew Haffenden that opens up with Kathryn (Lydia Monet), Thomas's mother, reprimanding the young boy for stealing a chocolate bar.
As Kathryn tries to explain to Thomas that stealing is wrong, her harsh but understandable approach brings her young son to the point of tears. Davis gives a standout performance in the film that makes it easy to see his character's feelings of overwhelming guilt and regret.
The story becomes progressively more traumatic after Kathryn goes back into the store to return the chocolate only to discover upon exiting the shop that her son has gone missing.
The remainder of the film follows the destitute mother as she searches tirelessly for her son over the course of several years while experiencing repeated flashbacks of the joyful times they shared together prior to his disappearance.
At 8 years old, Alexander Davis has already procured a reputation synonymous with success, and his recent award win at the 2015 Young Artists Awards proves that this actor is here to stay. Davis received his Young Artist Award for his unparalleled performance as Randy in the acclaimed theatre production of A Christmas Story.
Over the course of the production's 48-show run at the Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia last year, Davis captured the hearts of audiences with his spot-on portrayal of Randy, the younger brother of the Red Ryder BB gun obsessed Ralphie.
Davis added leagues of hilarity to the stage production as he suited up night after night in the obscenely cumbersome snowsuit, a costume that undoubtedly engrained the Randy character in the minds of viewers upon the release of the film back in 1983.
As stated by his older brother Ralphie in the narration of the story, Davis's character Randy is known for his aversion to the act of eating; and so, in an effort to keep her child from starving, Mother Parker coaxes Randy to engage in some rather odd dinner table rituals that make for great comedy.
In contrast to his character, Davis admitted, "I loved eating oatmeal every show!... the thicker the better! For those of you who don't know about Randy, he makes piggy noises with his food, loves to hang out under the kitchen sink, and can’t put his arms down with his big snowsuit."
The show received rave reviews, which in addition to his Young Artists Award, have since led Davis to be regarded as a theatre star with the kind of talent that just doesn't quit.
However, what is probably the most surprising facet of Davis's talent is that his ability to enthrall audiences is equally as evident in his performances in the theatre as it is in film and television productions.
Over the years he has successfully taken on a staggering range of roles solidifying the fact that, beyond the appeal of genres and character traits, this kid just loves to act!
"I just love acting. I love being able to become another character. I act all the time, even when I’m not being paid to act. One day, I was barking and whimpering like a puppy and getting our dog to bark. My dog, Bella was convinced that there was another dog in the house," recalled Davis laughingly.
Although Davis's at home impersonations of a puppy got on the nerves of his older brother Richard, who happens to be a well-known actor as well, they turned out to be the perfect preparation for an upcoming role.
Shortly after, Davis landed roles as the voices of Brownie and Checkers, two guest starring characters (who are puppies) on the third season of the PBS children's series Super Why!, which will premiere in August.