Max Baer Jr - Updated May 2024

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Max Baer Jr

Max Baer Jr. is a successful and popular American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is mostly known for his portrayal of the character of “Jethro Bodine” in the TV series ‘The Beverly Hillbillies.

Early Life and Childhood

Max was born on December 4, 1937, in Oakland, California, United States. Currently, he is 86 years old. Currently, he is the only existing member of the iconic TV show. Jethro Bodine is his nickname and Max Baer Jr. is his real name.

He is the son of Jacob Baer (father) and Mary Ellen Sullivan (mother). His mother is a freelance writer and a professor of Teacher Education Ph.D. and his father is an Artist and an eminent boxing champion. He has two siblings named James Manny Baer and Maudie Marian Baer. Maudie was a professional boxer but James died in 2009.

Max follows Jewish and American by nationality. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He is clever, highly creative, and intelligent. His all childhood information is private. According to research on many popular websites but was unable to find a single detail related to his childhood. It’s all secret.

Max Baer Jr in his 20- 25 years old age Source FamousFix

Caption: Max Baer Jr in his 20- 25 years old age (Source: FamousFix)


Max joined Sacramento’s Christian Brothers High School to further his education. At school, he won the “Sacramento Open” junior golf event twice and earned letters in four sports at once.

He attended Santa Clara University and graduated from there with a business administration bachelor’s degree with a philosophy minor.

Relationship Status

Max Baer Jr. married Joanne Kathleen Hill on July 30, 1966. They were very happy but that happy marriage lasted for only five years (1966 – 1971). Their divorce date is secret.

After that, he was in a relationship with a beautiful girl Chere Rhodes but she shot herself and committed suicide. Relationship troubles” were stated in her suicide note. Currently, he is single. He doesn’t have any kids through his girlfriend and ex-wife.

Max Baer Jr with his ex-wife Source Best Life

Caption: Max Baer Jr with his ex-wife (Source: Best Life)

Career and Professional Life

Max started his acting career in 1949, accompanied by the “Blackpool Pavilion” production of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” in England. His professional acting career officially began in the 1960s.

Between 1960 and 1962, he began working for “Warner Bros” and made appearances in several TV shows, including “Maverick,” “Surfside 6″, “Cheyenne,” “Hawaiian Eye,” “77 Sunset Strip,” “Bronco,” “Sugarfoot,” “Follow the Sun,” and “It’s a Man’s World.

Max was famous for the role of Jethro Bodine, the dull-witted son of the cousin of the character named “Jed Clampett” and it’s a TV series. He made appearances on the TV shows “Vacation Playhouse” and “Love, American Style.”

Also, he made an appearance in the 1967 movie “A Time for Killing” as “Sgt. Luther Liskell”. He made his screenwriting and producing debut in 1974 with the movie “Macon County Line“, and he played the role of Deputy Reed Morgan.

The Wild McCullochs”, a movie that Max produced, scripted, and directed, was released in 1975. Likewise, he played the role of “Culver Robinson” in this movie. Max Baer produced and directed the 1976 movie “Ode to Billy Joe,” “Hometown U.S.A.” He began making investments in the casino and real estate sectors.

He intends to build an empire based on the venerable TV series “Beverly Hillbillies,” complete with “Jethro’s Beverly Hills Mansion” and casinos. According to reports, he has an agreement in place with the channel’s management that permits him to utilize the show’s names and other information.

Max Baer Jr during his shoot Source Beverly Hillbillies Wiki

Caption: Max Baer Jr during his shoot (Source: Beverly Hillbillies Wiki)

Awards and Nomination

In 2004, he won the TV Land Award but it was not an individual award. He has won that award with teams including Donna Douglas, Buddy Ebsen, and Irene Ryan. There are no other records of the awards he has won till now on any websites or in the media.

Net Worth 2024

Max Baer Jr. is a successful actor, director as well and producer who has a net worth of 50 million dollars. He is one of the richest actors in history and enjoys his life with his family. He has struggled a lot to gain popularity and become the one is he now. But he never gave up and worked hard in his field and became a successful person.


In 2008, When his girlfriend Chere died, he faced scandal because in her note it was written that the suicide reason was their relationship. He has only a relationship scandal and another scandal is not found.

Max Baer Jr – Social Media

Max Baer Jr. is not active on Instagram as well as on Facebook. He was active on Twitter but now he has deactivated his id. Maybe he prefers a private life that’s why he stays out of social media. He doesn’t use any other popular social media. If he is active on social media then we will update here.

Max Baer Jr – Body Measurements

The height of the Max is 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 75kg. He has black colored eyes as well as black colored silky hair. Similarly, he has an average body type and fair skin tone. He exudes an extremely attractive, fit, and healthy appearance. His attractiveness inspired and astounded many people.