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Max Baer Jr.


The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, Max Baer Jr. is a classic (except probably to him) example of Hollywood typecasting. Known around the world as "Jethro Bodine" in the smash TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Baer did not find work as an actor in Hollywood for three years after the Hillbillies went off the air. Baer ... See full bio »
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 1989-1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
St. Trooper Boone Willoughby / Johnny Wheeler
- Who Killed J.B. Fletcher? (1991) ... St. Trooper Boone Willoughby (as Max Baer)
- Jack and Bill (1989) ... Johnny Wheeler (as Max Baer)
 1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Andy MacKay / Andy McKay
- Escape from Nam: Part 2 (1984) ... Andy MacKay (as Max Baer)
 1982 The Circle Family (TV Movie)
 1980 The Asphalt Cowboy (TV Movie)
Max Caulpepper
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Big Jake Farley
- Nobody's There/The Dancer (1979) ... Big Jake Farley (as Max Baer)
 1975 The Wild McCullochs
Culver Robinson
 1974 Macon County Line
Deputy Reed Morgan (as Max Baer)
 1972-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Jackie Lee Rhodes (segment "Love and the Games People Play") / Rocky (segment "Love and the Fullback")
 1971 The Birdmen (TV Movie)
Tanker
 1967 A Time for Killing
Sgt. Luther Liskell (as Max Baer)
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
- Hooray for Love (1963)
 1963 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Post Office Clerk
- Barney and the Governor (1963) ... Post Office Clerk (uncredited)
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Tom Baylor
- A Choice of Weapons (1962) ... Tom Baylor
 1960-1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Billy Blackstone / Luther Martell / Government Man
- The Chrome Coffin (1961) ... Billy Blackstone
- The Corsican Caper (1961) ... Luther Martell (as Max Baer)
- Double Trouble (1960) ... Government Man (as Max Baer)
 1960-1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Ali / Bill Gorham
- The Big Dealer (1961) ... Ali (as Max Baer)
- Vanessa Vanishes (1960) ... Bill Gorham (as Max Baer)
 1960-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Callow / Bert McGuire / Pete / ...
- The Frightened Town (1961) ... Callow (as Max Baer)
- The Beholden (1961) ... Bert McGuire (as Max Baer)
- Duel at Judas Basin (1961) ... Pete (as Max Baer)
- Two Trails to Santa Fe (1960) ... Willis (as Max Baer)
 1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Frank
- Angel (1961) ... Frank (as Max Baer)
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Saunders
- Black Saturday (1961) ... Saunders (as Max Baer)
 1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Cowboy
- The Invaders (1961) ... Cowboy (uncredited)
 1960-1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Joe Wilk / Party Guest
- Facts on the Fire (1961) ... Joe Wilk (as Max Baer)
- High Tide (1960) ... Party Guest
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Ticket Taker / Chuck / Brazos
- Kiz (1960) ... Ticket Taker (as Max Baer)
- A Bullet for the Teacher (1960) ... Chuck (as Max Baer)
- Bundle from Britain (1960) ... Brazos (as Max Baer)
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Alternate Names:

Max Baer

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

On being called Jethro now: "It's like somebody calling you a son of a bitch. If he's your friend, it's okay. If he's your enemy, it's not."

Trivia:

Won his role as Jethro without having to speak a word. Baer's audition consisted of chasing a bird around the set, and he made enough of gestures and facial expressions to impress the producers. He admitted later that he had never tried speaking in a hillbilly accent, and he used the time between his audition and the first day's filming to learn one thoroughly. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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