Max Crumm, 2006
|Born||Aaron Maximillian Crumm
October 8, 1985
Aaron Maximillian "Max" Crumm (born October 8, 1985) is an American Broadway and Film actor and the winner of the role of "Danny" on the televised Grease: You're the One that I Want! competition. He starred in the 2007 Broadway run of Grease from August 17, 2007, to July 24, 2008.
Life and career
Crumm was born in Pasadena, California, the son of Rachel and Gary Crumm. He has an older sister, Janelle (born c. 1981), and a younger brother, Jack (born c. 2001). Crumm grew up in Phoenix, and was in his first play by the age of 6 and has not stopped performing since then. He graduated from Desert Vista High School in 2003, and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting, attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood.
While seeking jobs as an actor, he worked at a gym. In 2006 had a principal role in the film Echoboom.
Also in 2006, he auditioned to be a contestant on the Grease competition. Criticized for his "slacker" attitude and bad haircut, he barely made it onto the show, literally being the last person chosen. However, week after week he won over the judges with very entertaining performances in which he displayed a keen sense of humor paired with undeniable star quality. Crumm proceeded to the finals of the show. On March 25, 2007, Crumm was declared the winner. He began to play the role of Danny on Broadway July 24, 2007, playing alongside the female winner Laura Osnes as Sandy. Crumm and Osnes played their final performances as Danny and Sandy on July 20, 2008. They were replaced by Grease: You're the One that I Want! runners-up Derek Keeling and Ashley Spencer.
Crumm appeared in the Screen Gems comedy Easy A as Pontius; the film co-starred Max's childhood friend Emma Stone and Amanda Bynes, and was released in the fall of 2010. While In Los Angeles, He took a temporary hiatus from theater to do several films. In an interview with broadway.com on his return to the stage, Crumm revealed that he is openly gay. He is currently dating fellow Broadway actor Taylor Trensch, who is in Matilda at the Shubert Theater. 
After returning to New York City, Crumm played lead role Christian Mohammed Schwartzelberg in the off-Broadway rock musical F#%king Up Everything.  His role lasted from March 2013 until the show closed on June 13th of the same year.  Shortly afterwards (also within the same year), Crumm was cast for the July 29th reading of the comedy play, You're Really Not Helping.
- According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461
- March 25, 2007 broadcast
- Echoboom at the Internet Movie Database
- Keeling and Spencer Will Be Danny and Sandy in Grease in July (playbill.com)
- What's Up, Max Crumm? The F#%king Up Everything Star on Stripping Down, Coming Out and Gal Pals Laura Osnes & Emma Stone broadway.com, April 26, 2013
- Max Crumm, George Salazar, Jason Gotay & More Are F#%king Up Everything Off-Broadway (broadway.com)
- F#%KING UP EVERYTHING to End Off-Broadway Run on June 13 (broadwayworld.com)
- Max Crumm, Aaron Simon Gross, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Kevin Spirtas Set for Reading of New Comedy You're Really Not Helping (playbill.com)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Max Crumm.|
- Official Max Crumm website
- Max Crumm on Twitter
- Max Crumm at the Internet Movie Database
- Official NBC site
- Grease: You're the One that I Want!, March 25, 2007 broadcast
- "Ahwatukee actor wins starring role in 'Grease' on Broadway", Arizona Republic, March 28, 2007