The son of writer, director, producer, and actress Polly Draper (of thirtysomething fame) and musician Michael Wolff (the bandleader on The Arsenio Hall Show), Alex Wolff revealed prodigious musical talent during his preschool years, when he co-formed a rock act, the Naked Brothers Band, with older brother Nat Wolff. Within the band, Nat wrote and performed songs and Alex took to the drums; thanks in no small part to Draper's guidance and encouragement, the group parlayed its abilities into a considerable amount of commercial success. Meanwhile, Draper scripted, directed, and executive produced a made-for-television feature based on the boys' adventures and starring Nat and Alex, The Naked Brothers Band Movie. The film netted the Audience Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2005 and spawned a mockumentary series on Nickelodeon, the 2007 The Naked Brothers Band. First produced when Alex was 8 years old and Nat 11, the program journeyed behind the scenes of the group for a goofy, farcical glimpse of the musicians' exploits. In 2009 he appeared in the family comedy Mr. Troop Mom.
Biography by Nathan Southern
- Mom is actress Polly Draper, who is best known for her role in thirtysomething; dad is musician Michael Wolff, who was the bandleader for The Arsenio Hall Show.
- Played the saxophone at age 2; switched to drums at age 4.
- Started playing in the Silver Boulders---his brother's band---while in preschool.
- Title of The Naked Brothers Band came about when he and his brother emerged from a bath one day and proclaimed, "We're the Naked Brothers Band!"
- Acting debut was in the 2005 mockumentary The Naked Brothers Band, written and directed by his mother.
- Appeared in the music video for Fall Out Boy's 2007 song, "The Take Over, the Breaks Over."
- Wrote the play What Would Woody Do?, which was performed at New York's Flea Theater.
- Two key albums in his life are the Beatles' classics Rubber Soul and Revolver.
- In 2011, he and his brother released the teen-pop CD, Black Sheep.