Max Showalter

Max Showalter

Highest Rated: 86% Night People (1954)

Lowest Rated: 40% Fate Is the Hunter (1964)

Birthday: Jun 02, 1917

Birthplace: Caldwell, Kansas, USA

In the late 1930s, Max Showalter made his Broadway debut in the musical "Knights of Song." Taking Broadway by storm, Showalter was featured in several prominent productions including "This Is The Army," "Make Mine Manhattan," "The Grass Harp," and, most notably, "Hello, Dolly!" Showalter made the transition from stage to the cinema with ease in the late 1940s, making his silver-screen debut in Roy Del Ruth's comedic drama "Always Leave Them Laughing." Showalter changed his name to Casey Adams in the early 1950s and was credited in numerous feature films and TV series as such; he changed his name back to Max Showalter ten years later. Between 1960 and 1980 he took roles in numerous films and television shows, including recurring roles on "Perry Mason" and "The Stockard Channing Show." Having a foundation in musical theater, Showalter won the part of J.B. Biggley in the 1975 TV version of the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." His last role was that of Grandpa Fred in John Hughes' 1984 romantic comedy "Sixteen Candles," starring Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall. Showalter died of cancer in 2000 at the age of 83.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 62% Racing With the Moon Mr. Arthur, Piano Teacher (Character) - 1984
84% 85% Sixteen Candles Grandpa Fred (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love Raun (Character) - 1979
67% 53% 10 Reverend (Character) - 1979
74% 53% The Anderson Tapes Bingham (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 44% The Moonshine War Mr. Worthman (Character) - 1970
40% 62% Fate Is the Hunter Dan Crawford (Character) - 1964
50% 56% Sex and the Single Girl Holmes (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 56% Summer and Smoke Roger Doremus (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 50% It Happened to Jane Selwyn Harris (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Female Animal Charlie Grant (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Voice in the Mirror Don Martin (Character) - 1958
83% 38% The Naked and the Dead Col. Dalleson (Character) - 1958
67% 35% The Monster That Challenged the World Dr. Tad Johns (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dragoon Wells Massacre Phillip Scott (Character) - 1957
79% 62% Bus Stop Life Magazine Reporter (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 38% Never Say Goodbye Andy Leonard (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 9% The Indestructible Man Richard "Dick" Chasen (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Return of Jack Slade Unknown (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 25% Naked Alibi Det. Lt. Fred Parks (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 46% Down Three Dark Streets Dave Millson (Character) - 1954
86% No Score Yet Night People Frederick S. Hobart (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 48% Dangerous Crossing Jim Logan (Character) - 1953
80% 68% Niagara Ray Cutler (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% Vicki Larry Evans (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% Destination: Gobi Walter Landers (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wife's Best Friend Pete Bentham (Character) - 1952
63% 38% What Price Glory? Lt. Moore (Character) - 1952
67% 62% With a Song in My Heart Harry Guild (Character) - 1952

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 84% CSI: New York Toby Finch (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 61% Incredible Hulk Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Dr. Morgan (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Attorney John Barron (Character) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Charles Barlow (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Carl Reynolds (Guest Star) 1963-1965 1960-1961 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hazel Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1964 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Pat Riley (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stagecoach West Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Ralph Mason (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The David Niven Show Host 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Paul Cameron (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Barney Wales (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Rusty O'Neill (Character) 1954

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