Alphonse Elric is the younger brother of Edward Elric and son of Trisha Elric and Van Hohenheim.
Despite their young age Alphonse and Edward are both skilled and accomplished alchemists.
When the brothers attempted human transmutation; the ultimate taboo they each paid a price. Ed lost a leg but Al lost his entire body. Ed then sacrificed an arm to merge Al's soul to a suit of armor. Their goal is to regain their original bodies.
In the English dub version of the Fullmetal Alchemist anime series by Funimation, Alphonse Elric was first voiced by Aaron Dismuke.
One of the downsides of puberty and growing up was that Aaron Dismuke's voice had changed since the original recording sessions, so the role was recast for the English dub of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; a retelling and more accurate story based on the original manga. In this version of the anime Alphonse Elric is voiced by Maxey Whitehead.