Biography

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Maximilian Adalbert "Max" Baer Jr. (born December 4, 1937) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is best known for playing Jethro Bodine, the dimwitted nephew of Jed Clampett (played by Buddy Ebsen) on The Beverly Hillbillies. After the death of Donna Douglas in January 2015, Baer became the last surviving member of that show's main cast.

Baer's 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.

n 1962, Baer was cast in the role of the doltish Jethro Bodine, Jed Clampett's cousin's son. It proved to be the high point of his acting career and the role for which he is best remembered.

He continued to take other parts during the nine-year run of The Beverly Hillbilles and appeared on the television programs Vacation Playhouse and Love, American Style, as well as in the western A Time for Killing.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maximilian Adalbert "Max" Baer Jr. (born December 4, 1937) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is best known for playing Jethro Bodine, the dimwitted nephew of Jed Clampett (played by Buddy Ebsen) on The Beverly Hillbillies. After the death of Donna Douglas in January 2015, Baer became the last surviving member of that show's main cast.

Baer's 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.

n 1962, Baer was cast in the role of the doltish Jethro Bodine, Jed Clampett's cousin's son. It proved to be the high point of his acting career and the role for which he is best remembered.

He continued to take other parts during the nine-year run of The Beverly Hillbilles and appeared on the television programs Vacation Playhouse and Love, American Style, as well as in the western A Time for Killing.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 20

Birthday 1937-12-04

Place of Birth Oakland, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • Max Baer

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Sebring
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (2 episodes)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (2 episodes)
1982 Matt Houston (2 episodes)
1975 The Wild McCullochs as Culver Robinson
1974 Macon County Line as Deptuty Reed Morgan
1971 The Birdmen as Tanker
1967 A Time for Killing as Sgt. Luther Liskell
1964 Tender Hearted Tiger: Max Baer
1962 The Beverly Hillbillies (1 episode) (274 episodes) as Jethro Bodine
1960 The Roaring 20's (1 episode)
1960 Surfside 6 (2 episodes)
1959 Hawaiian Eye (2 episodes)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (3 episodes)
1957 Maverick (2 episodes)
1957 Sugarfoot (1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne (3 episodes)
1949 Africa Screams as Grappler McCoy

Directing

1979 Hometown U.S.A. Director
1976 Ode to Billy Joe Director
1975 The Wild McCullochs Director

Writing

1975 The Wild McCullochs Writer
1974 Macon County Line Story Screenplay

Production

1976 Ode to Billy Joe Producer
1975 The Wild McCullochs Producer

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