Maxim Knight (born August 21, 1999) is an American actor who started acting at the age of seven. He is perhaps best known for his supporting role on the TNT television series Falling Skies (2011–2015).
Knight started acting in films at the age of eight. His first role was in All for Melissa in 2007 as Little Jared. He has also appeared in shorts including Gator Armstrong Plays with Dolls, Al’s Beef, How My Dad Killed Dracula, and Number One Dad. He guest starred in his first role, The Cleaner (TV series) in 2009 as Aidan Kearn. He also starred in such television shows as Criminal Minds, Brothers & Sisters, Special Agent Oso and Sofia the First as Prince Desmond.
At the age of seven, Knight booked his first feature film, starring opposite Melissa Leo, Nick Cannon, Rosanna Arquette & Chris "Ludacris" Bridges in Ball Don't Lie. Maxim portrayed "Sticky", a young boy who is witness to his mother's suicide and has to face and ultimately triumph over life's challenges and unfair circumstances.
|2007||All for Melissa||Little Jared|
|2008||Gator Armstrong Plays with Dolls||Little Brother||Short|
|2008||Ball Don't Lie||Sticky|
|2008||Al's Beef||The Boy||Short|
|2008||How My Dad Killed Dracula||Todd||Short|
|2008||Number One Dad||Bobby||Short|
|2009||Family Dinner||Ryan O'Connell||Video short|
|2008||Frank TV||Goblin Trick-or-Treater||Episode: "Damn Frankies"|
|2008||Our First Christmas||Jacob||TV movie|
|2009||The Cleaner||Aidan Kern||Episode: "An Ordinary Man"|
|2009||Three Rivers||Dylan Campbell||Episode: "Where We Lie"|
|2009||Brothers & Sisters||Seth||Episode: "Nearlyweds"|
|2010||Criminal Minds||Carter||Episode: "Our Darkest Hour"|
|2010–12||Special Agent Oso||Various||6 episodes|
|2011||Funny or Die Presents||Connor||Episode: "#2.01"|
|2011||Parenthood||Henry||Episode: "Amazing Andy and His Wonderful World of Bugs"|
|2011||Wilfred||Andy Stevenson||Episode: "Isolation"|
|2011||CSI: Miami||Austin North||Episode: "Countermeasures"|
|2011||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Benjamin||Episode: "Frank Reynolds' Little Beauties "|
|2011–2015||Falling Skies||Matt Mason||Main cast, 42 episodes|
|2012||Fish Hooks||Tetra Captain||Episode: "Just One of the Fish"|
|2012||Golden Christmas 3||Richie||TV movie|
|2012||Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess||Prince Zandar||TV movie|
|2013||Sofia the First||Prince Desmond||3 episodes|
|2014||Chasing Life||Julian||2 episodes|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2009||30th Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Leading Young Actor||Nominated|
|2012||33rd Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor||Won|
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13||Nominated|
|2013||34th Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor||Nominated|
|2014||35th Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor||Nominated|
|2015||41st Saturn Awards||Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series||Nominated|
- Harrison, Josh. "Interview: Maxim Knight ('Falling Skies')". Ology. Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2011.
- "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
- "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- "35th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on July 20, 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2014.