Maxim Knight

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Maxim Knight
Born (1999-08-21) August 21, 1999 (age 15)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2007–present

Maxim Knight (born August 21, 1999) is an American child actor who started acting at the age of eight. He is probably most known for appearing as Matt Mason in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies.

Biography[edit]

Maxim was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of five.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Knight started acting in films at the age of eight. His first role was in All for Melissa in 2007 as Little Jared. He has also appeared in shorts including Gator Armstrong Plays with Dolls, Al’s Beef, How My Dad Killed Dracula, and Number One Dad. He guest starred in his first role, The Cleaner (TV series) in 2009 as Aidan Kearn. He also starred in such television shows as Criminal Minds, Brothers & Sisters, Special Agent Oso and Sofia the First as Prince Desmond.

In 2011, he joined the cast of TNT's new sci-fi series from Steven Spielberg titled Falling Skies as Tom Mason's son Matt Mason. He been a series regular in all 4 seasons of the series.[1]

At the age of seven, Knight booked his first feature film, starring opposite Melissa Leo, Nick Cannon, Rosanna Arquette & Chris "Ludacris" Bridges in Ball Don't Lie. Maxim portrayed Sticky a young boy who is witness to his mother's suicide and has to face and ultimately triumph over life's challenges and unfair circumstances. Maxim has 15 film credits to date.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 All for Melissa Little Jared
2008 Gator Armstrong Plays with Dolls Little Brother Short
2008 Ball Don't Lie Sticky
2008 Al's Beef The Boy Short
2008 How My Dad Killed Dracula Todd Short
2008 Number One Dad Bobby Short
2008 The Coast Paul Short
2009 Slaughter Cort
2009 Family Dinner Ryan O'Connell Video short
2012 Trigger Young Ryan
2013 Medeas Jacob
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Frank TV Goblin Trick-or-Treater Episode: "Damn Frankies"
2008 Our First Christmas Jacob TV movie
2009 The Cleaner Aidan Kern Episode: "An Ordinary Man"
2009 Three Rivers Dylan Campbell Episode: "Where We Lie"
2009 Brothers & Sisters Seth Episode: "Nearlyweds"
2010 Criminal Minds Carter Episode: "Our Darkest Hour"
2010–12 Special Agent Oso Various 6 episodes
2011 Funny or Die Presents Connor Episode: "#2.01"
2011 Parenthood Henry Episode: "Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs"
2011 Wilfred Andy Stevenson Episode: "Isolation"
2011 CSI: Miami Austin North Episode: "Countermeasures"
2011 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Benjamin Episode: "Frank Reynolds' Little Beauties "
2011–present Falling Skies Matt Mason Main cast, 42 episodes
2012 Fish Hooks Tetra Captain Episode: "Just One of the Fish"
2012 Golden Christmas 3 Richie TV movie
2012 Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess Prince Zandar TV movie
2012 Winx Club Max Episode: "A Magix Christmas"
2013 Sofia the First Prince Desmond 3 episodes
2014 Chasing Life Julian 2 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2008
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young Actor Our First Christmas Nominated
2012
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor Falling Skies Won
[2]
2012
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Show - Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13 CSI: Miami Nominated
[2]
2013
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor Falling Skies Nominated
[3]
2014
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Medeas Nominated
[4]
2014
Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor Falling Skies Nominated
[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harrison, Josh. "Interview: Maxim Knight ('Falling Skies')". Ology. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "35th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 

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