Max Baer Jr.

Highest Rated: 100% The Harder They Fall (1956)
Lowest Rated: 33% Macon County Line (1974)
Birthday: Feb 11, 1909
Birthplace: Not Available
Boxing champ Max Baer made his film acting bow in The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933). This MGM "special" co-starred Baer with Walter Huston and Myrna Loy--not to mention his fellow pugilists Jack Dempsey, Primo Carnera, Jesse Willard, Jim Jeffries and Stranger Lewis. Though he evinced movie-star potential, Baer would never again have so worthwhile a film role. Nor was he as busy in Hollywood as his boxer brother Buddy Baer, with whom Max appeared in the 1949 Abbott and Costello comedy Africa Screams. In 1951, Baer was teamed with another boxer-turned-thespian Maxie Rosenbloom in a quartet of inexpensive Columbia 2-reelers. Max Baer was the father of Max Baer Jr., famed for his portrayal of Jethro on TV's The Beverly Hillbillies and for his second career as a film producer/director.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Cinderella Man: The James J. Braddock Story Actor 2005
No Score Yet Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies Actor 1993
No Score Yet Hometown U.S.A. Director 1979
No Score Yet Ode to Billy Joe Producer Director 1976
No Score Yet The McCullochs Producer Director Culver Robinson Screenwriter 1975
33% Macon County Line Deputy Reed Morgan Screenwriter 1974
No Score Yet A Time for Killing Luther 1967
100% The Harder They Fall Buddy Brannen 1956
No Score Yet Riding High Bertie 1950
60% Africa Screams Grappler McCoy 1949
No Score Yet Ladies' Day Hippo Jones 1943
No Score Yet Buckskin Frontier Tiny 1943
No Score Yet The Navy Comes Through Berringer 1942
No Score Yet Two Mugs from Brooklyn Actor 1942
No Score Yet The Prizefighter and the Lady Steve 1933

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Johnny Wheeler Boone Willoughby
  • 1991
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Jethro Bodine
  • 1971
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
No Score Yet Maverick
1957-1962
Cowboy Brazos Ticket Taker
  • 1960

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