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Max Baer Jr. | Biography

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  • Full Name Max Baer Jr.
  • Occupation Actor, Writer, Director, Producer
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace California, USA
  • Birth Date Dec 04, 1937
  • Age 83 Years, 11 Months
  • Did You Know? The house that was featured on the opening credits of 'The Beverly Hillibillies' was on the market in 2017 and was said to be one of the most expensive houses in the United States
Cast of the CBS sitcom 'The Beverly Hillibillies'

Max Baer Jr. | Biography

Baer Jr. is the only living regular cast of the series 'The Beverly Hillibillies' that aired between 1962 and 1971

From 1962 to 1971, Baer Jr. played the role of Jethro Bodine on the infamous series 'The Beverly Hillibillies.' His performance was notable to the extent that his acting image dwelled on that character, and he became a victim of typecasting after the show. 


Max Baer Jr. is an actor known for his performance on the CBS sitcom The Beverly Hillibillies.

Who is Max Baer Jr.?

Baer Jr. is an actor, writer, director, and producer. 

He was initially recognized as the son of infamous boxing champion Max Baer. His uncle Buddy Baer was also a boxer and actor.

In his childhood, Baer Jr. was also an athletic prodigy. He lettered in four sports during high school and won the Sacramento Open junior golf tournament twice while studying at the Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento. He then went to Santa Clara University and graduated with a major in business administration and a minor in philosophy.

His acting debut was in 1949, doing stage plays of Goldilocks and Three Bears in England. 

 In 1960, he appeared on shows like MaverickSurfside 6BroncoCheyenneThe Roaring 20sSugarfoot, and 77 Sunset Strip.          

From 1962 to 1971, Baer Jr. played the role of Jethro Bodine on the infamous series The Beverly Hillibillies. His performance was notable to the extent that his acting image dwelled on that character, and he became a victim of typecasting after the show. 

Nevertheless, he appeared in the 1971 movie The Birdman. Subsequently, he appeared on shows such as Fantasy Island in 1979, Matt Houston in 1984, and Murder, She Wrote from 1989 to 1991.

After his career downturned, Baer Jr. got into writing, directing, and producing. He produced and wrote multiple highest-grossing movies, such as Macon Country Line in 1974. In 1975, Baer Jr. wrote, produced, and directed the movie The Wild McCullochs. He directed the movie Ode to Bully Joe in 1976. His last project before retiring was the 1979 movie Hometown U.S.A.

How old is Max Baer Jr.?

Max Baer Jr. was born on 4 December 1937 in California, United States. He is still alive and turned 83 as of 2021. Baer Jr. is the only living regular cast of The Beverly Hillibillies that aired between 1962 and 1971.

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, his work both in front and back of the camera gained him an estimated net worth of $50 million.

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