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Max Perlich

Max Perlich
Born (1968-03-28) March 28, 1968 (age 51)
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Jia Mae

Max Perlich (born March 28, 1968) is an American film and television actor.

Life and career

He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. His mother was a teacher and his father, Martin Perlich, a writer and radio programming director and announcer, worked for a time with the Cleveland Orchestra.[1][2] The Perlich family moved to Los Angeles, California when Max was four.[3]

Perlich's career began with a small part in John Hughes' hit 1986 teen comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which came after he had dropped out of high school in the 10th grade.[4] Thus began his appearances in a series of bit parts on television and in teen films such as Can't Buy Me Love (1987), Plain Clothes (1988), Gleaming the Cube, Lost Angels and Drugstore Cowboy (1989). He was also in the films Rush (1991), “The Butcher’s Wife” (1991), Cliffhanger (1993), Maverick (1994), Shake, Rattle and Rock (1994), Georgia (1995), Beautiful Girls (1996), Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) House on Haunted Hill (1999), and Blow (2001). He had a recurring role as J. H. Brodie on Homicide: Life on the Street (1997). He also had recurring roles on television series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998), "Charmed" (2005), My Name Is Earl (2006), and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), as well as appearing in an episode of Season 4 of Burn Notice (2010). He is also featured in the music videos "Bust a Move" by Young MC, "No Excuses" by Alice in Chains and "Naked Eye" by Luscious Jackson.[5]


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