Max Baer Jr Net Worth, Wife, Children, & Full Profile [2022]

Max Baer Jr. is a famous American Director, producer, comedian, and actor. He is renowned for his Work in movies and TV series like The Beverly Hillbillies, Macon Country Line, The Wild McCullochs, Ode to Billy Joe, and many more.

Max Baer Jr

Max is not available on any social media. The real name of Baer is Maximilian Adalbert Baer Jr.

This article will cover Max Baer Jr.’s net worth, measurements, relationship status, career, trivia, and many more.

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Max Baer Jr Wiki

Name  Max Baer Jr.
Real Name  Maximilian Adalbert Baer Jr.
Date of Birth December 4, 1937
Place of Birth Oakland, California, United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity German Jewish and Scots-Irish
Profession Director, producer, comedian, and actor
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Height 1.93 m or 6 feet 3 inches
Weight 100 kg or 220 lb
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Net Worth $50 million
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Early Life

Where was Max Baer Jr born?

Max Baer Jr. was born on December 4, 1937, in Oakland, California, United States.

Junior was born to his father, Max Baer, a famous boxing champion, and his mother, Mary Ellen Sullivan.

He is of German Jewish descent from his father’s side and Scots-Irish descent from his mother’s. He is currently 84 years old as of 2022.

He has a sister named Maude Baer, born in 1943, and a brother named James Manny Baer, born in 1941 and died in 2009.

Max’s uncle was also a famous boxer and an actor named Buddy Baer.

Regarding education qualifications, Max attended Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento and then got enrolled in Santa Clara University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in philosophy.

During his high school years, Max earned letters in four sports and twice won the junior title at the Sacramento Open golf tournament.

He also won the pro-am tournament with Charlie Sifford in 1968 at Andy Williams – San Diego Open.

Now, let’s take a look at  Max Baer Jr’s career:



After completing his studies, Max Baer started his acting career. He received his first acting role in Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the Blackpool Pavilion in 1949.

But his professional acting career began in 1960 when he first acted as Ticket Taker in the TV series Maverick.

He also played the role of Chuck and Brazos in the series and appeared for three episodes.

Baer landed his next role in the same year for the Tv series Surfside 6 and appeared as Party Guest, aka Joe Wilk, for two episodes.

Max then appeared in several series from 1960 to 1962.

The series he appeared on are Bronco as Cowboy, The Roaring 20’s as Saunders, Cheyenne as Callow aka Bert McGuire aka Pete, Hawaiian Eye as Ali aka Bill Gorham, 77 Sunset Strip as Government Man aka Luther Martell aka Billy Blackston, Sugarfoot as Frank, Follow the Sun as Tom Baylor. It’s a Man’s World as 1st GI.

Breakthrough Role

The breakthrough role that Baer landed on was in 1962 as Jethro Bodine. Jethro played the leading role in the American television sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies, and he appeared in the series for 273 episodes.

After the success of The Beverly Hillbillies, the appearance of Max became limited, and they mostly appeared as guest roles in TV series.

He started focusing on behind the scene action rather than on-screen performance.

His acting career also became hampered due to typecasting that is being identified as a specific character only, in this case, Jethro Bodine.

In 1971, The Beverly Hillbillies got canceled, but Max appeared as Tanker in a movie titled The Birdman. He gained limited roles in tv series and hence reduced his on-screen appearances.

Bare then appeared in Love, American Style as Rocky aka Jackie Lee Rhodes in 1972, in Macon County Line as Deputy Reed Morgan in 1974, in 1975 at The Wild McCullochs as Culver Robinson, in 1979 at Fantasy Island as Big Jake Farley, in 1980 at The Asphalt Cowboy as Max Culpepper, in 1982 at The Circle Family as Hearst Circle, in 1984 at Matt Houston as Andy MacKay and lastly in 1989 and 1991 at Murder, She Wrote as Johnny Wheeler and State Trooper Boone Willoughby.

Max Baer Jr. has also produced some Tv shoes like Ode to Billy Joe, The Wild McCullochs, Macon County Line, and Two for the Money. We could also see his self-appearance in many series like The Bob Hope Show, The Hollywood Squares (Daytime), The Jerry Springer Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, E! True Hollywood Story, TV Land’s Top Ten, 20/20, TV Land Moguls, Jay Sebring… Cutting to the Truth and many more.


According to Des Moines Register, Max had sued CBS over Jethro’s BBQ. Jethro is the name of a character that Baer played in Beverly Hillbillies.

He filed a lawsuit claiming that he had dealt with CBS regarding the rights to use the show’s fictional character and other motifs to create a chain of restaurants, hotels, and casinos.

Still, the restaurant chain worked out a secret deal with CBS to use the “Jethro” character he was rightfully entitled to.


Who is Max Baer Jr dating? 

The relationship status of Max is that he is single. But he has been previously married and in a relationship with some women.

Max got married to Joanna Hill in 1966. But they were separated shortly after 1971. Max has been in relationships with other women as well.

He had been dating Donna Douglas, Victoria Principal, Jane Wald, Tracey Adams, Jeanne Carmen, Kathy Kersh, Christy Canyon, Gina Gianetti, and Misty Regan.

Baer does not have any children during his marriage and relationships. His girlfriend, Chere Rhodes, committed suicide in Jan 2008.

She was just 30 years old and mentioned that he was committing suicide due to relationship problems in her suicide note. His other girlfriend and co-star of The Beverly Hillbillies also died in 2015.


What is Max Baer Jr’s height & weight? Max stands at a height of 1.93 m or 6 feet 3 inches tall. The weight of Baer is about 100 kg or 220 lbs.

Max Baer Jr. is currently 84 years old, being born on December 4, 1937. He has a great body for his age.

Max has Black colored hair, whereas Baer’s eye color is also Black. Furthermore, Max’s zodiac sign of him is Sagittarius.

Net Worth

What is Max Baer Jr’s net worth? Max Baer Jr. is one of the famous personalities in the United States. He tends to work as Director, producer, comedian, and actor, which aids his earnings.

As of 2022, Max Baer Jr.’s net worth is more than $ 50 million. He earned this money by acting, producing, and directing movies and TV shows.

There is not much information on the assets and properties of Max Baer as he is not much into sharing about them.

He frequently shares his holidays, vacations, etc., on social media, but Max is quite humble.


  • Max played golf a lot when he was a child. He twice won the junior title at the Sacramento Open golf tournament and the pro-am tournament with Charlie Sifford in 1968 at Andy Williams – San Diego Open.
  • Baer was a very close friend of Buddy Ebsen and was also considered an acting mentor. Ebsen died on July 6, 2003, due to pneumonia.
  • He is the only surviving regular cast member of The Beverly Hillbillies after the death of his co-star Donna Douglas in 2015.
  • Max auditioned for the role of Jethro only after driving his roommate to the audition for the same part.


Here are a few frequently asked questions about Max Baer Jr

Q: How did Max Baer Jr. become famous?

A: Max Baer Jr. is a famous American Director, producer, comedian, and actor. He is renowned for his Work in movies and TV series like The Beverly Hillbillies, Macon Country Line, The Wild McCullochs, Ode to Billy Joe, and many more.

Q: What happened to Max Baer Jr.’s father?

A: Max Baer Senior was a famous American professional boxer. During his boxing career, he once fought Frankie Campbell.

During the fight, Tillie “Kid” Herman taunted Max, enraged him, and was determined to end the bout with a knockout.

Baer then soon cornered Frankie against the ropes and landed punch after punch. By the time referee stopped the fight, Campbell had collapsed, and the noon next day, he was pronounced dead.

His brain was knocked utterly loose from his skull by Bare’s blow. This incident earned him the name of the killer in the ring.

The incident affected Max Senior very severely, and they used to have frequent nightmares about the death of Campbell. He eventually dropped his boxing career.

Q: Are any of The Beverly Hillbillies cast still alive?

A: The last episode of Beverly Hillbillies was aired around 50 years ago. A lot of time has passed since the outbreak was aired.

But sadly, almost all the casts of the television sitcom have passed away, and only one member is alive from the form.

The final surviving member of the classic sitcom is Max Baer Jr.


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