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Max Gail



The son of a wealthy office-supplies dealer, American actor Maxwell Gail Jr. excelled in high-school sports, spending his senior year as an exchange student in Germany. Upon earning collegiate degrees from both Williams University and University of Michigan, he became a teacher in Detroit's inner city, partially to ensure himself a draft deferment. Frustrated at trying to communicate with his sullen poverty-level students, Gail chucked it all to head for San Francisco, where he worked as a guidance counselor. Again, the frustrations of the job got to him, compelling Gail to seek employment as a cocktail-lounge pianist. Trying out for a play on a whim in 1970, Gail finally found his life's calling. He spent the early '70s haunting the casting offices, accepting small TV roles as heavies and bullies. A guest spot as a tough lug on the 1974 sitcom Friends and Lovers caught the attention of producer Danny Arnold, who cast Gail as Detective Stanley "Wojo" Wojohowicz on the new comedy series Barney Miller. Gail played "Wojo" until the series' cancellation in 1980, at which point he re-entered the guest-star pool. Since that time Max Gail Jr. has been seen as a reporter on the short-lived 1983 adventure series Whiz Kids, and as the father of Dweezil Zappa and Moon Unit Zappa on the even shorter-lived 1990 sitcom Normal Life.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Underdog Kids
  • Charlie Walker
2015
93% I'll See You in My Dreams
  • Carl
2015
60% The Frontier
  • Sean
2014
79% 42
  • Burt Shotton
2013
No Score Yet Always and Forever
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The Tillamook Treasure
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Legend of Tillamook's Gold
  • Grandpa Kimbell
2006
No Score Yet Graduation Night
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Facing the Enemy
  • Thomas Galloway
2002
No Score Yet The Perfect Wife
  • Ted Vance
2002
No Score Yet Mind Lies
  • Actor
2000
40% Judgment Day
  • Meech
1999
No Score Yet Naturally Native
  • Mr. Carlson
1998
No Score Yet Louisa May Alcott's 'The Inheritance'
  • Arliss Johnston
1997
No Score Yet Not in This Town
  • Inman
1997
No Score Yet Good Luck
  • Farmer John
1996
No Score Yet Forest Warrior
  • Sheriff Ramsey
1996
No Score Yet Robin Cook's 'Mortal Fear'
  • Det. Michael Curran
1994
No Score Yet Deadly Target
  • Captain Peters
1994
No Score Yet Dangerous Touch
  • Stone
1994
No Score Yet Sodbusters
  • Tom
1994
No Score Yet Ride with the Wind
  • Jack Hayes
1994
No Score Yet Pontiac Moon
  • Jerome Bellamy
1994
No Score Yet A Child Lost Forever
  • Harold Jurgens
1992
No Score Yet Street Crimes
  • Flannigan
1992
No Score Yet Judgment in Berlin
  • Judah Best
1988
No Score Yet Tonight's the Night
  • Sam
1987
No Score Yet Can You Feel Me Dancing?
  • Mel Nichols
1986
No Score Yet Where Are the Children?
  • Clay Eldridge
1986
No Score Yet The Other Lover
  • Sal
1985
No Score Yet Letting Go
  • Actor
1985
100% Heartbreakers
  • Charles King
1984
No Score Yet D.C. Cab
  • Harold
1983
No Score Yet Cardiac Arrest
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet The Aliens Are Coming
  • Russ Garner
1980
No Score Yet Lakeside Killer
  • Actor
1979
No Score Yet Desperate Women
  • Lt. Spangler
1978
No Score Yet Curse of the Black Widow
  • Actor
1977
82% Night Moves
  • Tony
1975
95% Dirty Harry
  • Tunnel Hoodlum
1971
No Score Yet The Organization
  • Rudy
1971

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Jerry Karp Jerry Carp
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Ray Lisi
23% Gary Unmarried
2008-2010
  • Jack
No Score Yet Scorpion
2014
  • Bruce
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Conrad Winmar
95% Legit
2013-2014
  • Judge
80% Dexter
2006-2013
  • Tour-Boat Guide

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