Max Perlich

Actor
With his red hair and aquiline nose, Perlich has carved a career as a quirky character player. After dropping out of high school, he landed a bit part in John Hughes's ode to suburban youth, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" ... Read more »
Born: 03/27/1968 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (77)

Bullet 2014 (Movie)

Leroy (Actor)

Justified 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ninja Cheerleaders 2014 (Movie)

Jimmy the Snitch (Actor)

The Nickel Children 2014 (Movie)

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Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Insight 2011 (Movie)

Detective Canto (Actor)

Burn Notice 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Street Warrior 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Name is Earl 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Charmed 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Darwin Awards 2005 (Movie)

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Line of Fire 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Grey 2004 (Movie)

Sheriff Gus (Actor)

The Guardian 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Missing 2003 (Movie)

Isaac Edgerly (Actor)

Crossing Jordan 2002 (Tv Show)

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Deuces Wild 2002 (Movie)

Freddie (Actor)

The Shield 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thieves 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Blow 2001 (Movie)

Kevin Dulli (Actor)

Gilmore Girls 2001 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1993 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1995 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Nash Bridges 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Independent 2001 (Movie)

Ivan (Actor)

Ropewalk 2000 (Movie)

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Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Freeway 2 1999 (Movie)

Flacco (Actor)

Goodbye Lover 1999 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

I Woke Up Early the Day I Died 1999 (Movie)

Assistant Undertaker (Actor)

Lansky 1999 (Movie)

Meyer Lansky--Ages 20 to 29 (Actor)

Stanley's Gig 1999 (Movie)

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The House on Haunted Hill 1999 (Movie)

Schecter (Actor)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gummo 1997 (Movie)

Cole (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men With Guns 1997 (Movie)

Easy Gary (Actor)

The Brave 1997 (Movie)

Lou Jr (Actor)

Truth or Consequences, N.M. 1997 (Movie)

Wayne (Actor)

Beautiful Girls 1996 (Movie)

Kev (Actor)

Feeling Minnesota 1996 (Movie)

Clerk at Saddleback Motel (Actor)

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco 1996 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

The Grave 1996 (Movie)

Boo (Actor)

CITYSCRAPES los angeles 1995 (Movie)

Mack (Actor)

Dead Beat 1995 (Movie)

Jimmie (Actor)

Georgia 1995 (Movie)

Axel (Actor)

Maverick 1994 (Movie)

Johnny Hardin (Actor)

Toughguy 1994 (Movie)

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Born Yesterday 1993 (Movie)

JJ (Actor)

Cliffhanger 1993 (Movie)

Evan (Actor)

Ulterior Motives 1992 (Movie)

Mail Boy (Actor)

Horseplayer 1991 (Movie)

Kid (Actor)

Liebestraum 1991 (Movie)

1st Orderly (Actor)

Rush 1991 (Movie)

Walker (Actor)

The Butcher's Wife 1991 (Movie)

Eugene (Actor)

Genuine Risk 1990 (Movie)

Chris Wood (Actor)

Drugstore Cowboy 1989 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Gleaming the Cube 1989 (Movie)

Yabbo (Actor)

Gross Anatomy 1989 (Movie)

Ethan Cleaver (Actor)

Imagining America 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Lost Angels 1989 (Movie)

Frankie--Valley Acres Client (Actor)

Plain Clothes 1988 (Movie)

Carter (Actor)

Vibes 1988 (Movie)

Busboy (Actor)

Can't Buy Me Love 1987 (Movie)

Lester (Actor)

Home Fires 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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In the Mood 1987 (Movie)

Teenage Boy--Slappee (Actor)

The Allnighter 1987 (Movie)

Benny (Actor)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 (Movie)

Economics Student (Actor)

A Good Life (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate But Not Serious (TV Show)

Actor

DinoCroc (TV Show)

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Girls in Prison (TV Show)

Actor

Homicide: The Movie (TV Show)

Actor

Shake, Rattle and Rock (TV Show)

Actor

The Curse of Inferno (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With his red hair and aquiline nose, Perlich has carved a career as a quirky character player. After dropping out of high school, he landed a bit part in John Hughes's ode to suburban youth, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986). Perlich has worked steadily (an average of three films per year), portraying an assortment of wayward youths. His nervous demeanor and unlikely matinee-idol looks (in contrast to "Barbie-doll" co-stars Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch and Heather Graham) in Gus Van Sant's disturbing "Drugstore Cowboy" (1989) added gravity to his portrayal of a young drug hustler. He went on to give another fine, tragic performance as Walker, a young junkie forced into becoming a snitch in Lili Zanuck's "Rush" (1991).

EDUCATION

studied acting with Alan Rich

Fairfax High School

Los Angeles , California
dropped out in tenth grade

Milestones

1995

Joined cast of "Homicide: Life on the Street" in recurring role of Brodie; made a series regular during the 1996-1997 season

1990

Breakthrough film role, "Drugstore Cowboy"

1988

Played a recurring character on the series, "TV 101"

1987

TV acting debut, "Home Fires"

1986

Feature acting debut, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

1970

Moved with family to Southern California

Born in Cleveland, OH

Acting debut in short film "Dummies" with Johnny Depp

Bonus Trivia

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Perlich was arrested in December 1996 on weapons charges and for possession of marijuana stemming from a dispute with a neighbor over a parking. The weapons charges were dropped in June 1997 when a judge ruled that the police should have obtained a search warrant. Reportedly, Perlich changed residences after the dispute.

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