Max Carver

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Max Carver
Max Carver by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born Robert Maxwell Martensen
(1988-08-01) August 1, 1988 (age 26)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008–present
Relatives Charlie Carver (twin brother)

Max Carver (born Robert Maxwell Martensen,[1] August 1, 1988) is an American actor best known for his role as Preston Scavo in the ABC television series Desperate Housewives [2] and was one of the stars of Teen Wolf on MTV along with his twin brother, Charlie Carver. Max and Charlie now both star on the new HBO series The Leftovers.

Early life and education[edit]

Carver was born in San Francisco to parents Robert Martensen, a doctor and writer, and Anne Carver, a philanthropist and community activist. Max and his identical twin brother Charlie Carver have different birthdays; Charlie was born on July 31, and Max was born seven minutes later on August 1. Carver attended the prestigious New England prep school St. Paul's School, from which he graduated in 2007. In 2012, Carver graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in English.


He made his acting debut with his twin brother, Charlie, in the hit ABC television series Desperate Housewives. They played sons to Felicity Huffman and Doug Savant. Carver has also guest starred on other shows such as Good Luck Charlie, Victorious, and Best Friends Forever.

The Carver brothers appeared as a pair of twin werewolves in Season 3 of MTV's Teen Wolf - Max played the hot-headed Aiden and Charlie played Ethan. Both brothers now both star on the new HBO series The Leftovers.

Carver was featured in a cameo role in the 2014 comedy Mantervention, playing Lifeguard Joe.[3][4] He made his principal film debut in 2014 in Ask Me Anything, co-starring with Britt Robertson, Justin Long and Martin Sheen.



Year Film Role Notes
2010 Cliffhanger Charlie Short
2012 Haven's Point Kevin Short film
2013 Dean Slater: Resident Advisor Pissed off guy
2014 Ask Me Anything Rory Post-production (formerly Undiscovered Gyrl)
2014 Mantervention Lifeguard Joe


Year Title Role Notes
2008–2012 Desperate Housewives Preston Scavo 40 episodes
Nominated in 2008 – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
2009 The Office Eric Episode: "Gossip"
2010 Good Luck Charlie Brad Episode: "Double Whammy"
2012 Best Friends Forever Corey Episode: "Single and Lovin' It"
2012 Victorious Evan Smith Episode: "The Blonde Squad"
2012 NTSF:SD:SUV:: Thad Episode: "16 Hop Street"
2012 Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Cadmon Lasky Web series
2013-2014 Teen Wolf Aiden Season 3: 19 episodes
2013 The Cheating Pact Jordan Lifetime movie
2014 The Leftovers Adam Frost TV series


  1. ^ California Birth Index 1905-1995,
  2. ^ Interview with Charlie and Max Carver
  3. ^ "'Mantervention' Official Site". Scatena & Rosner Films. 2013-12-20. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  4. ^ "'Mantervention' on IMDb". August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 

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