Facts of Max Baer Jr
|Full Name||Max Baer|
|Birth Name||Maximilian Adalbert Baer Jr.|
|Birth City||Oakland, California|
|Father Name||Max Baer|
|Mother Name||Mary Ellen Sullivan|
|Date of Birth||December 4,1937|
CBS’ The Beverly Hillbillies made Maximilian Adalbert Baer Jr. a household name among TV fans, but he is also producer and director. He started his career in 1960 and was active in the industry for over 30 years.
Besides this, he also did some other work on TV on shows like “Hollywood Squares,” “Love”, “American Style”, “Murder, She Wrote,” etc. Additionally, he is also an investor and who marketed and made a Beverly Hillbillies themed hotel and casino.
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Max Baer Jr.?
Max Baer Jr. has a net worth of around $50 million as of March 2020. He made this net worth primarily from a career as an actor and producer.
Baer Jr. started acting professionally in 1960, but before that, he did his first acting job in England in 1949 on Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Max Baer, Jr. owns a house in Paradise, Nevada, US. The property has a pool and has trees covering the yard around it.
Made in the traditional American style, the house has a chimney and a sloped roof. The average price of a house in the area is around $271,219.
Plans To Build A Casino
Baer once got the rights to build a casino and hotel based on the Beverly Hillbillies. He bought a 2.5-acre (10,000 square meters) land in north Douglas County for around $1.2 million.
He also planned to build a 40,000-square-foot gambling area and also featuring a 240-room, five-story hotel, but the development has not been approved by the government yet.
In 1960, Max appeared in 3 episodes of Maverick, kicking off his professional acting career. The same year he also got a role on the show Surfside 6, Cheyenne, Hawaiian Eye, and 77 Sunset Strip. IN 1961, he worked as an extra on Bronco.
Similarly, he also worked on the TV show Sugarfoot. The following year, he appeared in Follow the Sun, and It's a Mans' World before being cast in The Beverly Hillbillies. He was cast in the role of Jethro Bodine as a series regular. He worked on the show from 1962 to 1971.
During his time on the show, he took other roles too. His role, Jethro Bodine, is the nephew of J. D. "Jed" Clampett.
Other cast members on the show include Irene Ryan playing Daisy May ("Granny") Moses, Donna Douglas playing Elly May Clampett, Raymond Bailey playing Milburn Drysdale, Nancy Kulp playing Miss Jane Hathaway, etc.
He did the role of Sergeant Luther Liskell on A Time for Killing in 1967. The same year he was also a series regular on Dream Girl of '67. Then, in 1968 he had a recurring role in Hollywood Squares. He did his first TV movie in 1971 called The Birdmen.
Bear also debuted as a producer in Two for the Money. The star also worked on “Love, American Style”. He continued his work as a producer, also working as a writer on Macon County Line. Some of his other well-known shows are The Wild McCullochs, Ode to Billy Joe, Fantasy Island, Hometown U.S.A., Matt Houston, etc.
His last appearance on screen came in the documentary Biography.
Max Baer Jr. was born Maximilian Adalbert Baer Jr. on December 4, 1937, in Oakland, California, USA. He is 82 years old as of March 2020. His father, Max Baer, was a heavyweight champion boxer, and his mother was named Mary Ellen Sullivan.
He has German, Jewish, and Scots-Irish heritage. He grew up with a brother named James Manny Baer and a sister named Maude Baer.
Growing up in Oakland, he attended Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento. Later, he joined the Santa Clara University and graduated with a degree in business administration.
He is single as of March 2020 but was married to Joanne Kathleen Hill. They tied the knot in 1966 and divorced 5 years later without giving birth to any children. He also had a live-in girlfriend named Chere Rhodes, who shot and killed herself.