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Overview (3)

Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameMaxwell Trowbridge Gail
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Max Gail was born on April 5, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Maxwell Trowbridge Gail. He is an actor and director, known for 42 (2013), Barney Miller (1975) and D.C. Cab (1983). He has been married to Nan Harris since 1989. They have two children. He was previously married to Willie Beir.

Spouse (2)

Nan Harris (1989 - present) (separated) (2 children)
Willie Beir (12 February 1983 - 23 April 1986) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (6)

Max runs his own production company, Full Circle, which has done documentaries on such things as Agent Orange, Native Americans, and nuclear issues.
After his first wife's death from cancer in 1986, Max stayed home to raise his daughter, India (b. 1984). With his second wife, Nan, they have two children - Max (b. 1990) and Grace (b. 1993). They also have raised Nan's nephew, Delondon (b. 1979).
Has a B.A. in Economics and a Masters in International Finance.
Before becoming an established actor, he taught school, played piano in bars, and was construction worker and a waiter.
Gail credits the collaborative environment of the police station comedy, "Barney Miller" which ran from 1975 to 1982, with stimulating some of the series' innovations: it was one of the first contemporary comedies to shoot with the director on the floor rather than in the control room, to eliminate the studio audience and to edit rather than relying on live switching.
Max Gail's appearance on the 20 March 2018 episode of General Hospital (Episode #1.14041) as Mike Corbin marked his 18th appearance in the television series. This is the most appearances that Gail has made on a single series since his 17 appearances on Whiz Kids as Llewellen Farley (1983-1984). The most appearances he has made in a single series during his career to date was 170 appearances as Detective Sergeant Stanley Wojciehowicz on Barney Miller (1975-1982).

Personal Quotes (2)

So I got into social and environmental justice possibilities. It started as local access places before we had computers in our pockets. I started LAP (LAP.org); it became about dialogue and getting people to work together - a dialogue is a conversation with a center instead of sides
When I sidestepped into acting in San Francisco, which was for me a great time of connecting to my innermost feelings, I was more of a science geek, an economics guy. But even as I was exploring Carl Jung and psychiatry, it was acting that opened my interior and sensibilities. I started writing songs. It wasn't like, "Oh, I'm going to write a song at this time," it was more like rhymes would come to me easily.

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