Carver at San Diego Comic Con International in 2013
Robert Maxwell Martensen Jr
August 1, 1988
|Occupation||Actor, director, writer|
|Relatives||Charlie Carver (twin brother)|
Max Carver (born Robert Maxwell Martensen Jr;) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Preston Scavo in the ABC television series Desperate Housewives, and as Aiden on the MTV teen-horror drama Teen Wolf. He starred in the first season of the HBO series The Leftovers. His twin brother Charlie Carver portrayed the twin of his characters in all three shows.
Early life and education
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Max Carver was born in San Francisco, California, on August 1, 1988. His identical twin brother Charles was born seven minutes earlier on July 31. Before he began acting professionally, he was known as Max Martensen. His father was physician, historian, and author Robert Martensen, and his mother, Anne Carver, is a philanthropist and community activist. In 1992, Anne and her new husband Denis Sutro moved the family to Calistoga in Napa Valley. He attended High School at St. Paul’s Boarding School in Concord, New Hampshire, from which he graduated in 2007. In 2012, he graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in English.
His acting debut was with his brother in the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives; they played Preston and Porter Scavo, sons to Lynette Scavo and Tom Scavo. He and his brother appeared in season 3 of MTV's Teen Wolf as a pair of twin werewolves – Max plays Aiden, and Charlie plays Ethan. They next appeared in the first season of HBO series The Leftovers.
Carver has also acted separately from his brother. He has guest starred on shows such as The Office, Good Luck Charlie, Victorious, and Best Friends Forever. He had a cameo role in the 2014 comedy Mantervention, playing Lifeguard Joe. He made his principal film debut in 2014 in Ask Me Anything, co-starring with Britt Robertson, Justin Long, and Martin Sheen.
|2012||Haven's Point||Kevin||Short film|
|2013||Dean Slater: Resident Advisor||Pissed off guy|
|2014||Ask Me Anything||Rory|
|2016||Rough Sweat||Thomas||Short film|
|2017||A Midsummer Night's Dream||Snout|
|2018||In the Cloud||Caden|
|2008–2012||Desperate Housewives||Preston Scavo||Recurring role; 40 episodes|
|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; 5 episodes|
|2013||The Cheating Pact||Jordan||Television film|
|2013–2014, 2015||Teen Wolf||Aiden||Recurring role (season 3), Guest role (season 5); 20 episodes|
|2014||The Leftovers||Adam Frost||Main role (season 1); 5 episodes|
|2014||Grand Theft Auto: Give Me Liberty||Claude||Television film|
|2015||The Following||Reggie||Episode: "Home"|
|2015||Filthy Preppy Teen$||Chaad Bishop||Main role; 8 episodes|
|2016||Cupcake Wars||Himself||Guest star|
|2017||Simularity||Short film; also producer, executive producer and writer|
|2016||"Rough Sweat"||White China Gold||Thomas|
|"Where's the Love?"||The Black Eyed Peas featuring The World||Himself|
Awards and nominations
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Desperate Housewives||Nominated|||
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- Interview with Charlie and Max Carver Archived November 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
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- Rawden, Jessica (April 12, 2015). "The Leftovers Is Making All Of These Changes For Season 2". Cinemablend. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
- Lucarelli, Kristina (June 27, 2013). "'Teen Wolf' Twins Max And Charlie Carver Land Spots In HBO Pilot 'The Leftovers'". MTV. Viacom Media Networks (Viacom). Retrieved January 12, 2016.
- Andreeva, Nellie (June 24, 2013). "Charlie & Max Carver Join HBO's 'Leftovers'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
- "'Mantervention' Official Site". Scatena & Rosner Films. December 20, 2013. Archived from the original on January 22, 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
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- Bruno, Mike (December 20, 2007). "The 14th Annual SAG Award Nominations". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Archived from the original on January 3, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2016.