Max Martini

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Max Martini
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Max Martini in 2009
Maximilian Carlo Martini

(1969-12-11) December 11, 1969 (age 50)
OccupationActor, writer, director
Years active1981–present
Kim Restell
m. 1997)

Maximilian Carlo Martini (born December 11, 1969) is an American film, theater and television actor, writer, and director known for his roles as Corporal Fred Henderson in Saving Private Ryan, Wiley in Level 9, First Sergeant Sid Wojo in The Great Raid, and as Master Sergeant Mack Gerhardt on the military television drama, The Unit. He also starred in the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. He was also a guard in Allegiant.

Early life[edit]

Martini's father, Raffaele Martini Pandozy, a sculptor and reformist artist,[1] was born in Rome.[2] Martini's mother, Patricia (née Dunne) Martini Margolin,[3][4] was a private investigator and parole officer. He has two siblings: actor/producer Christopher Martini[5] and costume designer Michelle Martini. His stepfather, Stuart Margolin, is a director and actor.[6] Martini attended St. Michaels University School in Victoria, Canada.

Max moved to New York City and studied acting, first at the Neighborhood Playhouse before continuing training at Michael Howard Studios. He then attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and received a B.F.A. in painting and sculpture.[citation needed]



After college, Martini found steady work in film and television projects. His film roles include co-starring opposite Jodie Foster in Robert Zemeckis' Contact as Willie, a fellow scientist with an affinity for brightly colored shirts, and sharing the screen with Tom Hanks and Matt Damon in Saving Private Ryan as Corporal Henderson, ranking NCO of Pfc. James Ryan’s unit, who helped Cpt. John H. Miller and his men in the brutal final shootout of the film. Martini later co-starred in John Dahl's The Great Raid as 1st Sgt. Sid Wojo.

He appeared in smaller independent films, working with Calista Flockhart in Jane Doe, Chris Penn and Jeffrey Wright in Cement and in the 2000 Sundance Film Festival fave, Backroads. In 1999, Martini wrote, co-directed and starred in Desert Son. His younger brother, Christopher, co-directed the film with him and his sister, Michelle, served as costume designer. He had a recurring role in the ABC drama, Castle. In 2011, the Noor Iranian Film Festival in Los Angeles invited him to participate as an official festival judge. In 2013, he played the role of the U.S. Navy SEAL commander in Paul Greengrass' Academy Award nominated film Captain Phillips.

In 2013, Guillermo del Toro's cast Martini and Rob Kazinsky as the Australian father-son pilot duo in Pacific Rim [7] In 2014, Martini was cast in Legendary Pictures‘ supernatural thriller Spectral [8] Martini played Christian Grey's bodyguard in the film Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), and its two sequels.[9] In 2016, Martini portrayed Mark "Oz" Geist in Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.[10]

Television and theater[edit]

Martini’s television credits include a lead role in the Sci-fi Channel’s Emmy nominated mini-series Taken and appearances as Agent Steve Goodrich on the second season of 24. He was also cast in X-Files creator Chris Carter's Harsh Realm and had a recurring role on the Canadian series Da Vinci's Inquest. He also appeared on Lie to Me.

After memorable guest-star turns on popular series, including Numb3rs, Walker Texas Ranger, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Miami, Martini landed a lead role on The Unit, a series about a tier-1 US Army special operations team created by David Mamet and produced by Shawn Ryan of The Shield. Martini remains active in the theater, having co-founded the Theatre North Collaborative in New York City, a company of American and Canadian actors dedicated solely to producing new works from both sides of the border. In 2011, he appeared in an episode of Criminal Minds, in which he played a Navy SEAL named Luke Dolan.

In 2015, Martini stars as the title character in Amazon Studios' Western series Edge, written and directed by Shane Black.[11]

In April 2018, Martini was cast in the Netflix horror-drama series, The Order.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Glitter Dome Steven
1988 Paramedics Wired Kid
1995 Pictures of Baby Jane Doe Charlie
1997 Contact Willie
1998 Saving Private Ryan Corporal Henderson
1999 Cement Mic
2000 Backroads Larry
2001 Another Day Paul Television film
2005 The Great Raid 1SG. Sid Wojo
2008 Redbelt Joe Collins
2010 Mandrake Darren McCall Television film
2010 Troopers Finn
2011 Colombiana FBI Agent Special Agent Williams
2013 Pacific Rim Hercules "Herc" Hansen
2013 Captain Phillips U.S. Navy SEAL Commander
2014 Sabotage Tom "Pyro" Roberts
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey Jason Taylor
2015 Edge Josiah "Edge" Hedges Television film
2016 Spectral Major Sessions
2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Mark "Oz" Geist
2017 Fifty Shades Darker Jason Taylor
2017 My Little Pony: The Movie Boyle Voice
2018 Fifty Shades Freed Jason Taylor
2018 Bigger Jerry George
2019 Eli Paul Miller
2019 Sgt. Will Gardner Will Gardner Also director, writer and producer
2020 What the Night Can Do Marty Cole Also executive producer

The Quarantine Killer (Short Film)


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Walker Texas Ranger Luke Episode: "A Silent Cry"
1997 Nash Bridges Larry Fortina Episode: "Rampage"
1998–2002 Da Vinci's Inquest Danny Leany 13 episodes
1999–2000 Harsh Realm Mel Waters 5 episodes
2000 The Pretender Tood Baxter Episode: "Spin Doctor"
2000–2001 Level 9 Jack Wiley 11 episodes
2002 Taken Colonel Breck 2 episodes
2003 & 2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jarrod Malone / Jason Kent 2 episodes
2003 The Division Ryan Hollenbeck Episode: "Cradle Will Rock"
2003 24 Agent Steve Goodrich 3 episodes
2003–2005 CSI: Miami Bob Keaton 3 episodes
2004 Try to Remember Joe O' Connor Television film
2004 Without a Trace Nathan Grady / Henry Episode: "Thou Shalt Not..."
2005 Numb3rs Billy Cooper Episode: "Man Hunt"
2006–2009 The Unit Mack Gerhardt 69 episodes
2008 Burn Notice Gerard Episode: "Rough Seas"
2008 Street Warrior Jack Campbell Television film
2010 Lie to Me David Burns 3 episodes
2010 Dark Blue Tim Rowe Episode: "High Rollers"
2010 White Collar U.S. Marshal John Deckard Episode: "Prisoner's Dilemma"
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Nick Taylor Episode: "Po'ipu"
2011 Castle Hal Lockwood 2 episodes
2011 Flashpoint Bill Greely Episode: "Good Cop"
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Dan Mateo Episode: "Brown Eyed Girl"
2011–2012 Revenge Frank Stevens 7 episodes
2011 Criminal Minds Luke Dolan Episode: "Dorado Falls"
2012 The Mentalist Fletcher Moss Episode: "Blood Feud"
2013 Republic of Doyle Big Charlie 2 episodes
2013 Person of Interest RIP Episode: "Liberty"
2014 Crisis Koz 13 episodes
2016 Real Detective Detective Tommy Ray Episode: "Darkness"
2016 Motive James Lennathan Episode: "Remains to Be Seen"
2017 Training Day Agent Jack Ivers 3 episodes
2018–2019 NCIS: Los Angeles Arlo Turk 5 episodes
2019 The Order Edward Coventry 8 episodes
2019 Doom Patrol Alistair Episode: "Hair Patrol"
2019 The Purge Ryan Grant Season 2: 10 episodes


  1. ^ [1] Archived 2017-06-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Family `Unit' time in the Valley". Los Angeles Times. 2007-02-15. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  3. ^ "Stuart Margolin Comes Home, Again". The Dallas Morning News. 1987-10-18. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  4. ^ "Marion Dunne [obituary]". The Dallas Morning News. 2011-04-16. Retrieved 2013-11-09.[failed verification]
  5. ^ "Christopher Martini - IMDb". 2015-08-28. Retrieved 2017-03-28.
  6. ^ "Max Martini profile at". Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  7. ^ Justin Chang (2013-07-08). "Film Review: 'Pacific Rim'". Variety.
  8. ^ "Max Martini Joins Legendary's 'Spectral' Thriller". Deadline Hollywood. 2014-06-06.
  9. ^ "Max Martini Cast as Bodyguard in Fifty Shades of Grey". E! Online news.
  10. ^ T. Cole Rachel (2015-11-20). "Actor Max Martini Thinks We Need More 'Authentic Men' in His Business". Maxim. Retrieved 2016-09-02.
  11. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister (2015-07-30). "Max Martini, Ryan Kwanten to Co-Star in Amazon's Western Pilot 'Edge' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  12. ^ Nellie Andreeva (April 16, 2018). "Netflix Picks Up 'The Order' Horror Drama Series Starring Jake Manley & Sarah Grey". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 27, 2019.

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