Max Baer Jr.

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Quotes (2)

  • (About Ron Howard and the film "Cinderella Man) Max Baer: Ronnie didn't want to show anything positive about my dad. He didn't want to show he was a hero. 'Jimmy Braddock was a great guy,' my father always said. But you don't build him up as the hero of the downtrodden by bringing my dad down.

  • (On being called Jethro now): Max Baer: It's like somebody calling you a son of a b____. If he's your friend, it's okay. If he's your enemy, it's not.

Trivia (21)

  • Max married Joanna Hill on July 30, 1966 until divorcing in 1971. Though, they were married for 5 years, they had no children.

  • Max's height is 6'4" (1.93m).

  • In 2008, Max's girlfriend killed herself, she was 40 years younger than him.

  • Max auditioned for the role of Jethro Bodine after he had driven his roommate there to audition for the same role.

  • Max went without work for three years after "The Beverly Hillbillies" was cancelled.

  • Max's niece, Amy Lynn Baxter, is an actor as well.

  • Max's uncle Buddy Baer was a heavyweight fighter like his father and also an actor.

  • Max tried losing his Jethro image by making a pilot of "The Asphalt Cowboy," a series that would've featured him as a crimefighter, but it was never picked up.

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