Maxwell Henry Wolf Burkholder (born November 1, 1997) is an American actor most notable for his role of Max Braverman in the comedic television drama on NBC, Parenthood. Prior to that, he became known as a voice actor for his roles as Chomper in The Land Before Time, Roo on My Friends Tigger & Pooh, and World in the television movie of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Destination: Imagination.
Burkholder at the March 2013 Paleyfest
Maxwell Henry Wolf Burkholder
November 1, 1997
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Life and career
Burkholder's parents are former actors. He attended Campbell Hall School. Burkholder was accepted into Harvard University, as one member of the Class of 2021. There, he began his theatrical career, appearing in the premier production of columbinus at Harvard, portraying Dylan Klebold/Loner. Burkholder is Jewish.
Burkholder has appeared on Parenthood as Max Braverman, and as young Mitch on Crumbs. He guest starred on an episode of CSI: Miami, “Death Pool 100”, and in an episode of CSI: NY. In addition, he played Billy in one episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody on Disney Channel, and was the voice of Samsquatch in Random! Cartoons.
He appeared in the television series In Treatment and Love for Rent, and played the role of Duncan in the episode of Grey's Anatomy, “Brave New World”. He also played one child in an airport in an episode of The O.C..
Burkholder has lent his voice for several shows. He voiced Chomper in the television series The Land Before Time, based on film series of the same name. He also provides the voice of Roo on My Friends Tigger & Pooh (taking over the role from Jimmy Bennett), and played “World”, the imaginary friend inside a toybox in the movie of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Destination: Imagination.
For Burkholder’s role as Max Braverman on Parenthood, executive producer Jason Katims said consultant Wayne Tashjian, a behavioral psychologist, looked at the script and met with Burkholder and his mother about those scenes involving the character of Max. Burkholder and his mother then practised the scenes by themselves. For special scenes, the show employed a second consultant to ensure accuracy.
|2003||Daddy Day Care||Max Ryerson||Film debut|
|2005||Love for Rent||Max|
|2006||Friends with Money||Max|
|The Ant Bully||Blue Teammate #6 (voice)|
|2007||My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas Movie||Roo (voice)||direct to video|
|2008||The Journal||10 Year Old Alex||Short film|
|Fly Me to the Moon||Mom's Maggot (voice)|
|Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Destination Imagination||World (voice)||television film|
|2009||My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Tigger & Pooh And A Musical Too||Roo (voice)||direct to video|
|2010||The Rainbow Tribe||Boo|
|2013||The Purge||Charlie Sandin|
|2018||The First Purge||Charlie Sandin (flashbacks)|
|2004||Commando Nanny||Seth Winter||Unaired|
|2005||The O.C.||Kid in Airport||Episode: “The Rainy Day Women”|
|Fathers and Sons||Nick at 5||Television film|
|2005–2017||Family Guy||Kid, Young Patrick Pewterschmidt, Calvin, Will Robinson, Scotty, various characters (voices)||21 episodes|
|2006||Crumbs||Young Mitch Crumb||two episodes|
|CSI: NY||Sam||Episode: “Necrophilia Americana”|
|The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Billy||Episode: “Books and Birdhouses”|
|CSI: Miami||Tyler Lamar||Episode: “Death Pool 100”|
|2007||Random! Cartoons||Samsquatch (voice)||Episode: “Samsquatch”|
|Lipshitz Saves the World||Young Adam Lipshitz|
|Panic Button||Sam Alden||television film|
originally released as Point of Entry
|2007–2008||The Land Before Time||Chomper (voice)||26 episodes|
|2007–2009||My Friends Tigger & Pooh||Roo (voice)||25 episodes|
|Brothers & Sisters||Jack McCallister||four episodes|
|2007–2016||American Dad!||Kid Doctor, Little Boy, Justin Bieber (voices)||three episodes|
|2008||The Spectacular Spider-Man||Billy Connors (voice)||Episode: “Natural Selection”|
|Grey's Anatomy||Duncan Pailey||Episode: “Brave New World”|
|2008–2009||In Treatment||Max Weston||two episodes|
|2009||Private Practice||Ben King||two episodes|
|The Cleveland Show||Kid (voice)||Episode: “The One About Friends”|
|Children of the Corn||Additional voices||television film|
|2010–2015||Parenthood||Max Braverman||Main cast, 84 episodes|
|2017||The Orville||Tomilin||Episode: “If the Stars Should Appear”|
Awards and nominations
|Young Artist Award||2012||Best Performance in a Television Series – Supporting Young Actor||Nominated||Parenthood|
|2014||Best Performance in a Television Series – Supporting Young Actor||Won||Parenthood|
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- Dickson, Evan (May 21, 2013). "[Interview] Max Burkholder On Surviving 'The Purge'". Bloody Disgusting. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
- Topel, Fred (September 26, 2013). "Exclusive Interview: Max Burkholder on Parenthood". Fan Voice. Archived from the original on September 29, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
- Lee, Esther (September 26, 2015). "Peter Krause Still Keeps in Touch With His 'Parenthood' Costars (And Not Just Girlfriend Lauren Graham!)". Retrieved November 30, 2013.
- Rivera, Bruce (November 2, 2017). "'columbinus' Addresses an American tragedy". Retrieved December 2, 2017.
- "Jews in the News: Jon Lucas, Jonathan Keltz and Ben Stiller". jewishtampa.com. 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
- "The O.C. Fun Fact: Which Parenthood actor starred in The O.C." everythingtheoc.com. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
- "Max Burkholder". imdb.com. 20 December 2020. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
- "Speaking with Jason Katims of 'Parenthood'". Autism Speaks Official Blog. March 24, 2010. Archived from the original on April 30, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
- "Friends With Money". tvguide.com. 2006. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
- Elsen, Megan (February 1, 2012). "Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane Join Ethan Hawke For Futuristic Thriller 'Vigilandia". thefilmstage.com. Retrieved August 6, 2012.
- "First Details on Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes' The Purge". ComingSoon.net. December 4, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
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