Max Carver

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Max Carver
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Robert Maxwell Martensen Jr

(1988-08-01) August 1, 1988 (age 32)
OccupationActor, director, writer
Years active2008–present
RelativesCharlie Carver (twin brother)

Max Carver (born Robert Maxwell Martensen Jr;[1][2]) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Preston Scavo in the ABC television series Desperate Housewives,[3] 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[edit]

Max Carver was born in San Francisco, California, on August 1, 1988.[citation needed] His identical twin brother Charles was born seven minutes earlier on July 31.[citation needed] Before he began acting professionally, he was known as Max Martensen.[citation needed] His father was physician, historian, and author Robert Martensen, and his mother, Anne Carver, is a philanthropist and community activist.[citation needed] In 1992, Anne and her new husband Denis Sutro moved the family to Calistoga in Napa Valley.[citation needed] He attended High School at St. Paul’s Boarding School in Concord, New Hampshire, from which he graduated in 2007.[citation needed] In 2012, he graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor's degree in English.[citation needed]


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.[4] They next appeared in the first season of HBO series The Leftovers.[5][6][7]

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.[8][9] He made his principal film debut in 2014 in Ask Me Anything, co-starring with Britt Robertson, Justin Long, and Martin Sheen.


Year Film Role Notes
2010 Cliffhanger Charlie Short film
2012 Haven's Point Kevin Short film
2013 Dean Slater: Resident Advisor Pissed off guy
2014 Ask Me Anything Rory
2014 Mantervention Lifeguard Joe
2016 Rough Sweat Thomas Short film
2017 Fist Fight Daniel
2017 A Midsummer Night's Dream Snout
2018 In the Cloud Caden
2021 The Batman TBA filming
Year Title Role Notes
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 Blooms Andrew Bloom
Year Title Notes
2017 Simularity Short film; also producer, executive producer and writer
Music videos
Year Title Artist(s) Role
2016 "Rough Sweat" White China Gold Thomas
"Where's the Love?" The Black Eyed Peas featuring The World Himself

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result Ref
2008 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Desperate Housewives Nominated [10]


  1. ^ California Birth Index 1905-1995,
  2. ^ Reid, Joe. "Today in TV History: Happy Birthday To TV Twin Charlie (But Not Max) Carver". The Decider. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Interview with Charlie and Max Carver Archived November 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Masters, Megan (November 18, 2012). "TVLine Items: Teen Wolf AddsDesperate Twins, Nick Cannon Signs New NBC Deal and More!". TVLine. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  5. ^ Rawden, Jessica (April 12, 2015). "The Leftovers Is Making All Of These Changes For Season 2". Cinemablend. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 24, 2013). "Charlie & Max Carver Join HBO's 'Leftovers'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  8. ^ "'Mantervention' Official Site". Scatena & Rosner Films. December 20, 2013. Archived from the original on January 22, 2014. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  9. ^ "'Mantervention' on IMDb". August 5, 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  10. ^ 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.

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