Max Baer Jr.


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The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, Max Baer Jr. is a classic (except probably to him) example of Hollywood typecasting. Known around the world as "Jethro Bodine" in the smash TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Baer did not find work as an actor in Hollywood for three years after the Hillbillies went off the air. Baer ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Beverly Hillbillies Jethro Bodine / Jethrine Bodine / Robin Hood
(1962-1971)
Macon County Line Deputy Reed Morgan
(1974)
The Wild McCullochs Culver Robinson
(1975)
Ode to Billy Joe Producer
(1976)

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 1989-1991 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
St. Trooper Boone Willoughby / Johnny Wheeler
- Who Killed J.B. Fletcher? (1991) ... St. Trooper Boone Willoughby (as Max Baer)
- Jack and Bill (1989) ... Johnny Wheeler (as Max Baer)
 1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Andy MacKay / Andy McKay
- Escape from Nam: Part 2 (1984) ... Andy MacKay (as Max Baer)
- Return to Nam: Part 1 (1984) ... Andy McKay
 1982 The Circle Family (TV Movie)
Hearst Circle
 1980 The Asphalt Cowboy (TV Movie)
Max Caulpepper
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Big Jake Farley
- Nobody's There/The Dancer (1979) ... Big Jake Farley (as Max Baer)
 1975 The Wild McCullochs
Culver Robinson
 1974 Macon County Line
Deputy Reed Morgan (as Max Baer)
 1972-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Jackie Lee Rhodes (segment "Love and the Games People Play") / Rocky (segment "Love and the Fullback")
 1971 The Birdmen (TV Movie)
Tanker
 1962-1971 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Jethro Bodine / Jethrine Bodine / Robin Hood
- Jethro Returns (1971) ... Jethro Bodine
- The Clampetts Meet Robert Audubon Getty Crockett (1971) ... Jethro Bodine (credit only)
- Love Finds Jane Hathaway (1971) ... Jethro Bodine
- Elly, the Secretary (1971) ... Jethro Bodine
- Elly, the Working Girl (1971) ... Jethro Bodine
 1967 A Time for Killing
Sgt. Luther Liskell (as Max Baer)
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
- Hooray for Love (1963)
 1962 It's a Man's World (TV Series)
1st GI
- Drive Over to Exeter (1962) ... 1st GI
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Tom Baylor
- A Choice of Weapons (1962) ... Tom Baylor
 1960-1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Billy Blackston / Luther Martell / Government Man
- The Chrome Coffin (1961) ... Billy Blackston (as Max Baer)
- The Corsican Caper (1961) ... Luther Martell (as Max Baer)
- Double Trouble (1960) ... Government Man (as Max Baer)
 1960-1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Harry 'Stinger' Hurley / Ali / Bill Gorham
- The Classic Cab (1961) ... Harry 'Stinger' Hurley (uncredited)
- The Big Dealer (1961) ... Ali (as Max Baer)
- Vanessa Vanishes (1960) ... Bill Gorham (as Max Baer)
 1960-1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Callow / Bert McGuire / Pete / ...
- The Frightened Town (1961) ... Callow (as Max Baer)
- The Beholden (1961) ... Bert McGuire (as Max Baer)
- Duel at Judas Basin (1961) ... Pete (as Max Baer)
- Two Trails to Santa Fe (1960) ... Willis (as Max Baer)
 1961 Sugarfoot (TV Series)
Frank
- Angel (1961) ... Frank (as Max Baer)
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Saunders
- Black Saturday (1961) ... Saunders (as Max Baer)
 1961 Bronco (TV Series)
Cowboy
- The Invaders (1961) ... Cowboy (uncredited)
 1960-1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Joe Wilk / Party Guest
- Facts on the Fire (1961) ... Joe Wilk (as Max Baer)
- High Tide (1960) ... Party Guest (as Max Baer)
 1960 Maverick (TV Series)
Ticket Taker / Chuck / Brazos
- Kiz (1960) ... Ticket Taker (as Max Baer)
- A Bullet for the Teacher (1960) ... Chuck (as Max Baer)
- Bundle from Britain (1960) ... Brazos (as Max Baer)
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Alternate Names:

Max Baer

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

[As to why, like everybody else in Hollywood, his acting mentor [Buddy Ebsen] was the #1 star on television, after years of performing in Vaudeville]: What happened as Buddy used to say, he was starring on Broadway and he was at MGM, and he was going to be doing 'The Tin Man,' in The Wizard of Oz, but they put the metal paint on him, he was allergic to it and he wound up in the hospital and Bert ... See more »

Trivia:

He and Donna Douglas had both visited Buddy Ebsen, in the hospital, just days before his death. See more »

Trademark:

Role of Jethro Bodine on "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962)

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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