March 28, 1968 |
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Max Perlich (born March 28, 1968) is an American film and television actor.
Life and career
He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. His mother was a teacher and his father, Martin Perlich, a writer and radio programming director and announcer, worked for a time with the Cleveland Orchestra. The Perlich family moved to Los Angeles, California when Max was four.
Perlich's career began with a small part in John Hughes' hit 1986 teen comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off, which came after he had dropped out of high school in the 10th grade. Thus began his appearances in a series of bit parts on television and in teen films such as Can't Buy Me Love (1987), Plain Clothes (1988), Lost Angels and Drugstore Cowboy (both 1989). He was also in the films Rush (1991), Cliffhanger (1993), Maverick (1994), Georgia (1995), Beautiful Girls (1996), House on Haunted Hill (1999) and Blow (2001). He has had recurring roles in television shows such as Homicide: Life on the Street (1997), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998), My Name Is Earl (2006), and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), as well as appearing in an episode of the fourth season of Burn Notice (2010). He is also featured in the music videos "No Excuses" by Alice in Chains and "Naked Eye" by Luscious Jackson.
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