Max Showalter

Actor, Composer
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 ... Read more »
Born: 06/02/1917 in Caldwell, Kansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

Extant 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scorpion 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Girl 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Racing With the Moon 1984 (Movie)

Mr Arthur (Actor)

Sixteen Candles 1984 (Movie)

Fred (Actor)

The Stockard Channing Show 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

10 1979 (Movie)

The Reverend (Actor)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 (Movie)

Ernest Shears (Actor)

Valentine's Second Chance 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Anderson Tapes 1970 (Movie)

Mr Bingham (Actor)

The Moonshine War 1969 (Movie)

Mr. Worthman (Actor)

The Lucille Ball Comedy Hour 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Durante Meets the Lively Arts 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Lord Love a Duck 1966 (Movie)

Howard Greene (Actor)

How to Murder Your Wife 1965 (Movie)

Tobey Rawlins (Actor)

Fate Is the Hunter 1964 (Movie)

Crawford (Actor)

Sex and the Single Girl 1964 (Movie)

Holmes (Actor)

Move Over, Darling 1962 (Movie)

Desk Clerk (Actor)

My Six Loves 1962 (Movie)

BJ Smith (Actor)

Bon Voyage! 1961 (Movie)

The Tight Suit (Actor)

Return to Peyton Place 1961 (Movie)

Nick Parker (Actor)

Summer and Smoke 1961 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

The Music Man 1961 (Movie)

Salesman (Actor)

It Happened to Jane 1959 (Movie)

Selwyn Harris (Actor)

The Female Animal 1958 (Movie)

Charlie Grant (Actor)

The Naked and the Dead 1958 (Movie)

Colonel Dalleson (Actor)

Bus Stop 1956 (Movie)

Photographer (Actor)

Never Say Goodbye 1956 (Movie)

Any Leonard (Actor)

The Indestructible Man 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Down Three Dark Streets 1954 (Movie)

Dave Millson (Actor)

Naked Alibi 1954 (Movie)

Lieutenant Parks (Actor)

Destination Gobi 1953 (Movie)

Walter Landers (Actor)

Niagara 1953 (Movie)

Ray Cutler (Actor)

Night People 1953 (Movie)

Frederick S Hobart (Actor)

Vicki 1952 (Movie)

Larry Evans (Actor)

A Gun in the House (TV Show)

Actor

My Wife's Best Friend (Movie)

Pete Bentham (Actor)

Son Rise: A Miracle of Love (TV Show)

Actor

What Price Glory? (Movie)

Lt. Moore (Actor)

With a Song in My Heart (Movie)

Guild (Actor)

Biography

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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