Burkholder at the 2013 Paleyfest
Max Henry Wolf Burkholder
November 1, 1997
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Max Henry Wolf Burkholder (born November 1, 1997) is an American actor most notable for his role of Max Braverman in the NBC comedic television drama Parenthood. Prior to that, he became known as a voice actor for his roles as Chomper in The Land Before Time, Roo on My Friends Tigger & Pooh, and World in the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends television movie Destination: Imagination. In 2013, he appeared in The Purge. He is currently a member of the Instagram comedy account Max 'n' the Jakey Boys.
Life and career
Burkholder's parents are former actors. He attended Campbell Hall School. Burkholder was accepted into Harvard University as a member of the class of 2021. There, he began his theatrical career, appearing in the premier production of columbinus at Harvard. The show was credited as being good they heard, particularly focusing on Max's portrayal of Dylan/Loner.
Burkholder has appeared on Parenthood as Max Braverman and as young Mitch on Crumbs. He guest starred on CSI: Miami episode "Death Pool 100", and in a CSI: NY episode. In addition, he played Billy in one episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody on Disney Channel, and was the voice of Samsquatch in Random! Cartoons. He appeared in the TV series In Treatment and Love for Rent, and played the role of Duncan in the Grey's Anatomy episode "Brave New World". He also played a kid in an airport in The O.C.
Burkholder has lent his voice for several shows. He voiced Chomper in The Land Before Time television series based on film series of the same name. He also provides the voice of Roo on My Friends Tigger & Pooh (taking over the role from Jimmy Bennett), and played "World", the imaginary friend inside a toybox in the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends movie Destination: Imagination.
For Burkholder's role as Max Braverman on Parenthood, executive producer Jason Katims said, consultant Wayne Tashjian, a behavioral psychologist, looked at the script and met with Burkholder and his mother about those scenes involving the Max character. Burkholder and his mother then practiced the scenes by themselves. For special scenes, the show employed a second consultant to ensure accuracy.
|2003||Daddy Day Care||Max Ryerson||Film debut|
|2005||Love for Rent||Max|
|2006||Friends with Money||Max|
|The Ant Bully||Blue Teammate #6||Voice only|
|2007||My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas Movie||Roo||Voice only|
|2008||The Journal||10 Year Old Alex||Short film|
|Fly Me to the Moon||Mom's Maggot||Voice only|
|2009||My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Tigger & Pooh And A Musical Too||Roo||Voice only|
|2010||The Rainbow Tribe||Boo|
|2013||The Purge||Charlie Sandin|
|2018||The First Purge||Charlie Sandin (flashbacks)|
|2004||Commando Nanny||Seth Winter||Unaired|
|2005||The O.C.||Kid in Airport||Episode: "The Rainy Day Women"|
|Fathers and Sons||Nick at 5||Television film|
|2005–2017||Family Guy||Various voices||21 episodes|
|2006||Crumbs||Young Mitch Crumb||2 episodes|
|CSI: NY||Sam||Episode: "Necrophilia Americana"|
|The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Billy||Episode: "Books and Birdhouses"|
|CSI: Miami||Tyler Lamar||Episode: "Death Pool 100"|
|2007||Random! Cartoons||Samsquatch (voice)||Episode: "Samsquatch"|
|Lipshitz Saves the World||Young Adam Lipshitz|
|Panic Button||Sam Alden||Television film|
originally released as Point of Entry
|2007–2008||The Land Before Time||Chomper (voice)||26 episodes|
|2007–2009||My Friends Tigger & Pooh||Roo (voice)||25 episodes|
|Brothers & Sisters||Jack McCallister||4 episodes|
|2007–2016||American Dad!||Kid Doctor
Justin Bieber (voice)
|2008||The Spectacular Spider-Man||Billy Connors (voice)||Episode: "Natural Selection"|
|Grey's Anatomy||Duncan Pailey||Episode: "Brave New World"|
|Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Destination Imagination||World (voice)||Television film|
|2008–2009||In Treatment||Max Weston||2 episodes|
|2009||Private Practice||Ben King||2 episodes|
|The Cleveland Show||Kid (voice)||Episode: "The One About Friends"|
|Children of the Corn||Additional voices||Television film|
|2010–2015||Parenthood||Max Braverman||Main cast, 84 episodes|
|2017||The Orville||Tomilin||Episode: "If the Stars Should Appear"|
Awards and nominations
|Young Artist Award||2012||Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor||Nominated||Parenthood|
|2014||Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor||Won||Parenthood|
- Dickson, Evan (May 21, 2013). "[Interview] Max Burkholder On Surviving 'The Purge'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
- Topel, Fred (September 26, 2013). "Exclusive Interview: Max Burkholder on Parenthood". Fan Voice. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
- Lee, Esther (September 26, 2015). "Peter Krause Still Keeps in Touch With His 'Parenthood' Costars (And Not Just Girlfriend Lauren Graham!)". Retrieved November 30, 2013.
- Rivera, Bruce (November 2, 2017). "'columbinus' Addresses an American tragedy". Retrieved December 2, 2017.
- Max Burkholder, IMDb
- "Speaking with Jason Katims of 'Parenthood'". Austim Speaks Official Blog. March 24, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
- Elsen, Megan (2012-02-01). "Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane Join Ethan Hawke For Futuristic Thriller 'Vigilandia". thefilmstage.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
- "First Details on Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes' The Purge". ComingSoon.net. December 4, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
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