Max Baer, Jr. claim to fame
Max Baer, Jr.
- Real Name: Maximilian Adalbert Baer Jr.
- A.k.a: Max Baer, Jr.
- Category: Show Biz
- Submitted by: Timothy Sexton
- Posted Date: 2011-10-13
- Last Modified: 2011-12-01
is the son of heavyweight boxing champ Max Baer
and had the looks to prove it.
His big, hulking frame and handsome face won him the role that turned out to be both blessing and curse, that of Jethro Bodine
on The Beverly Hillbillies
Typecast as a big, dumb hick, Baer
had trouble finding work after the show went off the air.
Where are they now?
Unable to find work as an actor, Baer
turned to work behind the camera.
He wrote and produced Macon County Line
, and directed both Ode
to Billy Joe
and The Wild McCullochs
A very shrewd businessman who bears no resemblance to his dumb character Jethro
is also trying to break into the gambling business in Las Vegas with plans for a casino based on The Beverly Hillbillies.