Max Winkler (director)

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Max Winkler
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Winkler at the 2011 Miami International Film Festival showing of Ceremony
Born Max Daniel Winkler
(1983-08-18) August 18, 1983 (age 34)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, television director
Years active 1993, 2006–present
Parent(s) Henry Winkler
Stacey Furstman Weitzman

Max Daniel Winkler (born August 18, 1983) is an American film director, screenwriter and television director. He is best known for directing the film Ceremony (2010), starring Michael Angarano and Uma Thurman. The film was Winkler's feature film directorial debut.[1]


Born in Los Angeles, California, he is the son of actor Henry Winkler.[2] As a child, he had a small role in the 1993 film Cop and a Half, a film his father directed.[1] In the fourth season of Arrested Development, he portrays a younger version of his father's character, Barry Zuckerkorn, during flashback sequences.

Prior to directing Ceremony, Winkler was a producer for a number of short films and was an executive producer of the John Stockwell-directed film Cat Run (2011). His television directing credits include the internet series Clark and Michael (also producer) and Wainy Days, The New Normal and New Girl.

He is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.[3]




  • Ten Fingers (short film, executive producer, 2010)
  • Cat Run (executive producer, 2011)
  • It's Not You It's Me (2012)

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  1. ^ a b "Max Winkler, Son of Henry, Channels His Impetuous Inner Child for 'Ceremony'". 7x7. 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  2. ^ Kaufman, Amy (2011-04-12). ""Ceremony" director Max Winkler - Los Angeles Times". Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  3. ^ Hart, Hugh (2011-04-01). "Henry Winkler's son makes a movie". SFGate. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 

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