Max Thieriot

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Max Thieriot
BornMaximillion Drake Thieriot
(1988-10-14) October 14, 1988 (age 25)
Los Altos Hills, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Lexi Murphy (m. 2013)
 
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Max Thieriot
BornMaximillion Drake Thieriot
(1988-10-14) October 14, 1988 (age 25)
Los Altos Hills, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Lexi Murphy (m. 2013)

Maximillion Drake "Max" Thieriot (born October 14, 1988) is an American actor. During the 2000s, he appeared in several Hollywood films, including My Soul to Take, Catch That Kid, The Pacifier, Nancy Drew, Jumper, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Chloe, and House at the End of the Street. He appears on the television series Bates Motel.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Maximillion Drake Thieriot was born in Los Altos Hills, California, on October 14, 1988, the son of Bridgit (née Snyder) and George Cameron Thieriot. He has a sister Frances and a brother Aidan.[1] Thieriot was raised in Occidental, California and divides his time between his home in northern California and Los Angeles. He graduated middle school in 2002 from Sonoma Country Day School in Santa Rosa, California, and graduated in 2006 from El Molino High School in Forestville, California.[1]

Thieriot's family once owned the San Francisco Chronicle; his great-great-grandfather, M. H. de Young, who was of Dutch Jewish descent, co-founded the paper,[2][3] and his relatives, Charles and Richard Thieriot, were the editors and publishers of the paper.[4][5] Thieriot's paternal grandparents, Ferdinand and Frances Thieriot, died in the sinking of the SS Andrea Doria in 1956.[6]

Career[edit]

Thieriot was signed to talent manager Don Gibble after taking his improvisation class. He modeled for GAP and appeared in two short films before being cast in his first feature film role, in 2004's Catch That Kid alongside Kristen Stewart and Corbin Bleu. He was subsequently cast in 2005's The Pacifier, playing one of the family members protected by a Navy Seal played by Vin Diesel.

Thieriot appeared in The Astronaut Farmer, released on February 23, 2007, as well as in the feature film version of Nancy Drew, released on June 15, 2007. In 2008, he played a younger version of Hayden Christensen's lead character in Jumper (co-starring with Rachel Bilson and, for the second time, with Kristen Stewart) and appeared in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.

In 2009, Thieriot co-starred in the erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on March 26, 2010. Chloe had enjoyed commercial success and became director Atom Egoyan's biggest moneymaker ever.[7] Thieriot also appeared in Wes Craven's 2010 film My Soul to Take, replacing Dennis Hopper's son Henry Lee Hopper. In the film, he portrays the main character Adam "Bug" Hellerman, who is one of seven characters chosen to die.

Thieriot starred in the horror-thriller House at the End of the Street (2012).[8] In 2013, Thieriot joined the cast of Bates Motel.

Personal life[edit]

Thieriot's great-great-grandfather, M. H. de Young (1885), co-founder of the San Francisco Chronicle

Thieriot enjoys hunting, basketball, wrestling, surfing, snowboarding, and other sports, and has listed Johnny Depp as his favorite actor.[9] He has described himself as a "small town farmboy in general".[10]

In June 2013, Thieriot married Lexi Murphy, his girlfriend of approximately eight years.[11][12] Thieriot splits his time between his home near Santa Rosa, CA and Los Angeles.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Catch That KidGus
2005Pacifier, TheThe PacifierSeth PlummerNominated — Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor[13]
2007Astronaut Farmer, TheThe Astronaut FarmerShepard Farmer
2007Nancy DrewNed Nickerson
2008JumperYoung David Rice
2008Kit Kittredge: An American GirlWill ShepherdYoung Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast[14]
2010My Soul to TakeAdam "Bug" Hellerman
2010Stay CoolShasta's Boyfriend
2010Family Tree, TheThe Family TreeEric Burnett
2010ChloeMichael Stewart
2011ForeverlandWill Rankin
2012YellowYoung Nowell
2012House at the End of the StreetRyan Jacobson
2012DisconnectKyle
2012Dark HorseCarter Hendersonfilming
2013–presentBates MotelDylan Massett

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Payne, Paul (2007-02-23). "NEl Molino graduate seeing stars". The Press Democrat. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  2. ^ Adams, Charles F. (2005). Murder By The Bay: Historic Homicide In And About The City Of San Francisco. San Francisco: Quill Driver Books. p. 59. ISBN 1-884995-46-2. 
  3. ^ Brechin, Gray (1999). Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin. University of California Press. p. 172. ISBN 0-520-22902-9. 
  4. ^ Nevius, C.W. (2004-02-05). "Just another 15-year-old, except for the acting stuff". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  5. ^ "History of The Chronicle". San Francisco Chronicle. 2000-07-28. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  6. ^ "NION R. THIERIOT, CONSERVATIONIST". Telegram & Gazette. 1999-01-01. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  7. ^ Pevere, Geoff (2010-12-07). "The Digital Revolution: Part 1". The Star (Toronto). 
  8. ^ Two Move Into 'House at the End of the Street'
  9. ^ Teen Stars Online Mini-Biography[dead link]
  10. ^ "Max Thieriot: The Guy Next Door". Kidzworld.com. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  11. ^ https://twitter.com/maxthieriot/status/341719695147286528
  12. ^ http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20705720,00.html
  13. ^ "27th Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2006. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  14. ^ "30th Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 

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