Name: Max Baer Jr.
Profession: TV Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 193 cm
Age: 86
Birth Place: California
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Max Baer Jr.

Max Baer Jr. is a TV Actor, and he was born on 4 December - 1937(86 years old) in California. Max Baer Jr. zodiac sign is Sagittarius. More detailed information about Max Baer Jr. given below.

About Max Baer Jr.

He is best known for his role as Jethro Bodine in The Beverly Hillbillies. He is the son of boxer Max Baer. He wrote, produced, and starred in the 1974 film Macon County Line, which held the record for highest-grossing movie per dollar until 1999 when The Blair Witch Project beat it.

Max Baer Jr. before fame

He made his professional acting debut in 1960 in numerous television spots but first acted in 1949 in a production of the classic tale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Achievement of Max Baer Jr.

He tried to buy the rights to develop a movie out of Madonna's song Like a Virgin in 1984.

Salary 2020

Not known

Net Worth 2020

$50 Million

Max Baer Jr. family life

In 1966 and 1971, he married and divorced Joanne Hill, respectively.

Associations of Max Baer Jr.

Ode to Billy Joe, a hit song by Bobbie Gentry that Baer converted into a full film, starred Robby Benson.

Max Baer Jr. Physique Measurements

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Height 193 cm
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Family Members of Max Baer Jr.

Name Relationship Net worth Profession
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Max Baer Jr. Timeline

  • 1937

    Baer was born Maximilian Adalbert Baer Jr. at East Oakland Hospital in Oakland, California, in 1937, the son of boxing champion Max Baer and his wife Mary Ellen Sullivan. His father was of German, Jewish, and Scots-Irish descent. His brother and sister are James Manny Baer (1941u20132009) and Maude Baer (b. 1943). His uncle was boxer and actor Buddy Baer.

  • 1949

    Baeru0027s first acting role was in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Blackpool Pavilion in England in 1949. He began acting professionally in 1960 at Warner Bros., where he made appearances on television programs such as Maverick, Surfside 6, Hawaiian Eye, Cheyenne, The Roaring 20s, and 77 Sunset Strip. His career took off two years later, when he joined the cast of The Beverly Hillbillies.

  • 1962

    In 1962, Baer was cast in the role of the naive but well-meaning Jethro Bodine, Jed Clampettu0027s nephew.

  • 1971

    Following the cancellation of The Beverly Hillbillies in 1971, Baer made numerous guest appearances on television, but he found his TV acting career hampered by typecasting. He concentrated on feature motion pictures, especially behind the camera, writing, producing, and directing. Baer wrote and produced the drama Macon County Line (1974), in which he played Deputy Reed Morgan, the highest-grossing movie per dollar invested at the time. Made for US$110,000, it earned almost US$25 million at the box office, a record that lasted until The Blair Witch Project superseded it in 1999. Baer also wrote, produced, and directed the drama The Wild McCullochs (1975), and played the role of Culver Robinson.

  • 1984

    Since the success of Ode to Billy Joe, the motion picture industry has produced more than 100 song-title movies. Baer pursued the rights to the hit song "Like a Virgin", recorded by the singer Madonna in 1984. When ABC tried to prevent him from making the film, he sued and won a judgment of more than US$2 million.

  • 1985

    In 1985, Baer began investigating the gambling industry. He noted that tourists paid a US$5 to US$6 admission to tour the "Ponderosa Ranch", which was the location for filming some episodes of TVu0027s Bonanza. There was nothing to see but a working cattle ranch, but people enjoyed it because of the Bonanza connection. Baer decided that tourists would also pay for something dealing with The Beverly Hillbillies. He began using his Jethro Bodine role as a marketing opportunity toward the gambling and hotel industry. Baer obtained the sublicensing rights, including food and beverage rights, to The Beverly Hillbillies from CBS in 1991. His business partner estimates the cost of obtaining the rights and developing the ideas has been US$1 million. Sixty-five Beverly Hillbillies slot machines were built in 1999 and placed in 10 casinos.

  • 1993

    Baer has said that playing Jethro Bodine undermined his acting career. When Paul Henning asked him to reprise the role for a 1981 television movie, he declined. Yet when the feature film The Beverly Hillbillies was made 12 years later, reports cited Baeru0027s dissatisfaction that only Ebsen was asked to do a cameo. He appeared in the 1993 television special The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies, reprising his role as Jethro. By 2004, Baer had recognized the marketability of The Beverly Hillbillies and appeared with actress Donna Douglas at the annual TV Land Awards.

  • 2003

    In late 2003, Baer attempted the redevelopment of a former Walmart location in Carson City into a Beverly Hillbillies-themed hotel and casino, but was unsuccessful due to building code conflicts and other developers on the neighboring properties. On May 4, 2007, he announced the sale of the property and the purchase of another parcel just outside Carson City, in neighboring Douglas County, where he expected less resistance to his plans. Baer purchased a 2.5-acre (10,000 m) parcel in north Douglas County for US$1.2 million, and would purchase an additional 20 acres (81,000 m) once he obtained the required zoning variances. The plans were for a 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m) gambling area with 800 slot machines and 16 tables, flanked by various eateries including "Jethrou0027s All You Ken Et Buffet." The project would feature a showroom, cinema complex and a 240-room, five-story hotel.He remained close friends with Buddy Ebsen until Ebsenu0027s death from pneumonia on July 6, 2003. Just before his acting mentoru0027s death, he and Donna Douglas both had visited Ebsen in the hospital.

  • 2014

    In 2014, Baer sued CBS after claiming a secret deal with a Des Moines based Jethrou0027s BBQ was interfering with his opportunity to cash in on his role from the iconic television show. The lawsuit claims that Baer negotiated a deal with CBS for the rights to use the fictional character and other motifs from the show to create a chain of restaurants, hotels and casinos.

  • 2015

    The 2015 death of co-star Donna Douglas left Baer as the only surviving regular cast member of The Beverly Hillbillies.

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Max Baer Jr. was born on 4 December, 1937.

Max Baer Jr. is from California.

Max Baer Jr. is 86 year old.

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