Actor, Dancer, Singer, Musician, Mask Teacher
2017 B.F.A. Honors graduate of NYU Tisch, Max is represented across the board for Film, TV, Theatre, Commercial, VO, Print, & Public Appearance by The Talent Express Management.
Since age 5, Max knew the acting bug had bit him... hard. It started while seeing local theatre productions of Oliver! and Annie with his Mommom, as he nudged her arm during intermission and said, "I can do that!" As fate would have it, Max now prides himself on being a character actor, or "chameleon," as professional colleagues have nicknamed him.
Perhaps the most fitting example of this, Max is currently playing multiple roles (Dr. Mathers, PR Rep Blake Collins, and Dr. Brady) in Netflix's Immersive, Interactive Multimedia Theatre Production, Stranger Things: The Experience NYC, produced in tandem with Fever and Mycotoo. He most recently played 7 of 8 lead roles (Shanghai, Odessa, Warsaw, Chicago, Simon, Havana, Cairo) in Netflix’s immersive, interactive theatre production, Money Heist: The Experience NYC, which CNN Underscored described as the "#1 best immersive experience around the world you need to visit". Money Heist: The Experience NYC was produced in tandem Fever & JJLA.
In addition to playing nearly every role in Money Heist, Max was voted Character Captain by his Producers, Directors, & Stage Manager. He served as one of a handful of go-to actors in the cast for other actors to raise questions regarding character choices, blocking, etc. once the Directors finished their contracts. According to the Executive Producer, Jeff Consoletti, the Character Captains showed exceptional dedication, commitment, and led with a spirit of compassion, collaboration, and kindness throughout our time working together. Max is proud and grateful for this acknowledgment and recognition.
Prior to the pure jubilation of adding Netflix to his resume, Max studied with Ted Sluberski, Brian O'Neil, Terry Knickerbocker, Andy Roth, Ellen Parks, Kevin Kuhlke, David Brimmer, Michael Chin, David Cady, Per Brahe, and many more masters of their craft around the world. Born and raised in Philadelphia, his training includes: NYU Tisch's Experimental Theatre Wing, Stonestreet Studios Film/TV Conservatory, International Theatre Workshop/Amsterdam, Netherlands (Dir. Kevin Kuhlke), the Ultimate Theatre Workshop/Bali, Indonesia (Dir. Per Brahe), as well as classes and workshops with casting directors from Film/TV networks and production companies including Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, NBC Universal, CBS, Warner Bros, ABC, CW, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Nickelodeon, & Cartoon Network.
Max also studied and trained with brahmins and the Royal Family of Peliatan in Bali in order to properly teach the healing mask work he is so passionate about. He is 1 of 4 people in the world teaching this unique work. In addition to observing his mentor and colleague Akil Apollo Davis teach mask work at NYU Tisch and William Esper Studio, Max also offers mask workshops, private mask rentals, and 1 on 1 coaching sessions for actors. Max is a firm believer that everything in life happens for a reason and things always come full circle. So it just makes sense to him that his favorite movie growing up was The Mask, starring Jim Carrey, and now mask work is one of his biggest passions.
Max's other notable work includes a Guest Star in Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall, the Lead role in a Staged Reading of the new Drama/Comedy Play, The Number, at the JCC Manhattan, directed by Michael Bernardi (Tevye/Inkeeper in Fiddler on the Roof 2016 Broadway Revival) & written by Steven Fialkoff, as well as the Lead role in the new Drama Play, The Brother's Khan: An American Story, at the 2018 Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, directed by Katrine Hilbe & written by George Pfirrmann. Upcoming work includes a Co-Star in Marvalee Peart's Crime/Action Thriller, Infiltrated.
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