Records at San Diego Comic-Con International in 2009
June 18, 1997
Portland, Oregon, United States
Max Records (born June 18, 1997) is an American actor from Portland, Oregon. He is most notable for his roles as Max in the film Where the Wild Things Are, for which he won the 2009 Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film, and as Slater Pedulla in The Sitter. He has also appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show.
Records was born in Portland, Oregon, to Sean Records, a photographer, and Jenny, a Librarian. He attended school at the Metropolitan Learning Center in Portland for most of his K–12 school years. He has a younger brother named Sam.
Records first became famous for the main role in Where the Wild Things Are, when he was hired personally by Spike Jonze. Records's father, who is a photographer, was asked to send the company information of actors fitting a certain description, Max happened to fit it so his information was also provided.
Records is co-starring with Christopher Lloyd as John Wayne Cleaver in the film, I Am Not a Serial Killer, shot in 2015 and released in early 2016. Rolling Stone described the role as "a homicidal Midwestern teen who has to kill a mass murderer in order to stop becoming one himself".
|2009||Where the Wild Things Are||Max||Won Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film, for 2009. Nominated for multiple other awards.|
|2009||The Brothers Bloom||Young Stephen|
|2010||The Vampire Attack||Boy in Cemetery||Short|
|2011||The Sitter||Slater Pedulla|
|2016||I Am Not a Serial Killer||John Wayne Cleaver|
|2009||Where the Wild Things Are (video game)||Max|
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