Max Elliott Slade

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Max Elliott Slade
Born Max Slade
(1980-07-04) July 4, 1980 (age 34)
Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
Years active 1989–1996

Max Elliott Slade (born July 4, 1980) is an American former child actor who starred in 3 Ninjas, 3 Ninjas Kick Back, and 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up as the character named Jeffrey Douglas, later nick-named Colt by his grandfather Mori Tanaka. He was the middle child of the Douglas family in the movies. He was featured as Jay Lovell in Apollo 13, young Mark Goddard in The Sweeper, and young Gil Buckman in Parenthood.

Slade was born in Pasadena, California. He chose his own middle name, Elliott, at the age of 3 after watching the movie E.T. His parents' names are John and Betty, and has an older brother named Demian. All of them are, or at one time were, actors. Demian appeared in Back To The Beach starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello in 1987. Max attended Pasadena High School, where he co-founded a rock and roll club called Three Broken Chords and The Lying Truth. Slade earned a brown belt in Gosoku-ryu karate at age 11.

Slade previously worked as a bartender. He plays guitar and sings in a band called Vishuda. He holds a bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of Southern California.

Slade began his acting career in 1989 playing Young Gil Buckman in Parenthood. In 1990, he played Kevin Buckman in twelve episodes of Parenthood. In 1991, he played Willy in the made-for-TV film To the Moon, Alice. In 1992, he played Jeffrey Colt Douglas in 3 Ninjas. In 1994, he reprised his role as Jeffrey Colt Douglas in 3 Ninjas Kick Back. In 1995, he reprised his role as Jeffrey Colt Douglas in 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up. Although, the film was shot before Kick Back started production. In 1996, he played Jay Lovell in Apollo 13. Afterwards, he played Mark in the direct-to-TV film The Sweeper.


Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Other notes
1989 Parenthood Young Gil Buckman
1992 3 Ninjas Jeffrey 'Colt' Douglas
1994 3 Ninjas Kick Back Jeffrey 'Colt' Douglas
1995 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up Jeffrey 'Colt' Douglas
Apollo 13 James 'Jay' Lovell
1996 The Sweeper Young Mark Direct-to-Video Release
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Parenthood Kevin Buckman 12 episodes
1991 To the Moon, Alice Willy TV-Movie

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