• Max Thieriot is an American actor born in 1988, of German, English, Norwegian, Danish, Irish, Dutch Jewish, French Jewish, Scottish and Northern Irish descent.
• He is best known for his roles in “The Pacifier” and “Nancy Drew”.
• He is co-owner of vineyards in Sonoma County and has 19 pets.
• He has received a Young Artist Award for his performance in "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" and he is currently appearing in the TV series "SEAL Team".
• His net worth is estimated at over $2 million.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthOctober 14, 1988
SpouseLexi Murphy
FactOn his father's side, he is the grandson of Ferdinand Melly Thieriot and Frances Harrison Dade. On his mother's side, he is the grandson of Donald Ross Snyder, Jr. and Nancy Jo Neuhalfen.

Who is Max Thieriot? Wiki Bio

Maximillion Drake Thieriot was born in Los Altos Hills, California USA, under the sign of Libra on 14 October 1988 – he holds American nationality, but is of very mixed German, English, Norwegian, Danish, Irish, Dutch Jewish, French Jewish, Scottish and Northern Irish descent. He is an actor best known for his roles in “The Pacifier” film shot in 2005 and “Nancy Drew” movie shot in 2007.

Early life and education

Max was raised in the small town of Occidental located in Sonoma County, California by his mother Bridgit Ann Snyder and his father George Cameron Thieriot. He has an older sister names Frances ‘Frankie’ Cameron, as well as a younger brother called Aidan.

He attended the Sonoma Country Day School located in Santa Rosa and then enrolled at El Molino High School in Forestville. After matriculation, he focused on his acting career and did not attend college.

The “San Francisco Chronicle” newspaper was once owned by the Theriot family, as it was founded by Max’s great-great-grandfather M.H. de Young and his brother Charles de Young. Max’s paternal grandparents Ferdinand Merry and Frances Harrison died in 1956 when the SS Andre Doria ocean liner on which they were travelling sank after a collision at sea.

Career as an actor and other ventures

Max began taking improvisation classes under Don Gibble, a talent manager, and later signed a contract with him. He started off as a model posing for The Gap, Inc. worldwide clothing and accessories retailer.

He made his debut film appearance in the “Catch That Kid” family action comedy heist film in 2004, in which he played one of the lead characters named Gus. He was praised for his performance, and consequently invited to play Seth Plummer in “The Pacifier” film released in 2005. In 2007, he appeared in two movies entitled “The Astronaut Farmer” and “Nancy Drew” and then in “Jumper” and “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” in 2008.

Max Thieriot

He went on to portray Adam ‘Bug’ Hellerman in the “My Soul to Take” film in 2010, and in the same year appeared in “Stay Cool” and “Chloe”. In 2011, he was cast to play Eric Burnett in “The Family Tree” comedy drama film and William ‘Will’ Rankin in “Foreverland”. The year 2012 saw him in three movies, entitled “Yellow”, “Disconnect”, and “House at the End of the Street” while his latest film appearance has been in the “Point Break” action thriller film released in 2015, in which he portrayed Jeff.

He made his debut TV appearance in an unsold TV pilot of “Dark Horse” in which he portrayed Carter Henderson in 2012. From 2013 to 2017, he played Dylan Massett in 48 episodes of the “Bates Motel” psychological horror drama TV series, loosely based on the classic 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film “Psycho”. In 2015, he appeared in five episodes of the “Texas Rising” 10-hour TV miniseries as John Hays while his latest role in a TV series has been in “SEAL Team” in which he has been portraying Clay Spenser from 2017 to this day having, so far appearing in 44 episodes.

He made his debut as a director in 2017, with the “Hidden” episode of the “Bates Motel” TV series. Max was nominated for The Stinkers Bad Movie Award for worst performance by a child for his performance in “The Pacifier” in 2005, but in 2006 he was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young actor, and in 2009 jointly won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast for his performance in “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl”.

Love life and relationships

Max met his future wife Lexi Murphy in 2006 while in his final year at high school, and the two began dating after a month.

They were in a relationship for seven years and Max often recalls how she showed support and was there for him as he was making his way up in the film industry. They married in 2013 in a private ceremony held near Lake Tahoe, California attended by their closest friends and family counting around 100 people. In December 2015, Lexi gave birth to their son Beaux Thieriot, and went on to give birth to their second son Maximus in January 2018. Lexi has long blonde hair, is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall, weighs around 136lbs (62kgs), but otherwise there’s not much known about her, as she stays away from the media’s attention.

She is said to be well educated and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Hobbies and other interests

Max is a huge fan of animals and has 19 pets, often uploading pictures with them onto his Instagram account. His favorite drink is wine – he’s a vintner and is a co-owner of vineyards in Sonoma County. Max is very keen on exercising and has several training sessions at the gym each week, occasionally sharing his training and exercising tips using his Instagram account, and thanks to his muscular body, he’s been featured in several magazines, and is currently also working as a model. He enjoys to travel, read, and play football, and has travelled to several European countries, recently visiting Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia.

Max enjoys watching movies and TV series in his spare time, and his favorite actor and actress are Robert De Niro and Kate Winslet, while his favorite movies include “The King of Comedy” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, and his favorite TV series is “Lost”.

Appearance and net worth

Max is 31 years old. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 148lbs (67kgs). His net worth is estimated at over $2 million, as of early 2020.

General Info

Full NameMax Thieriot
Date Of BirthOctober 14, 1988
Height1.8 m
EducationEl Molino High School


SpouseLexi Murphy
ChildrenBeaux Thieriot
ParentsBridgit Snyder, George Cameron Thieriot
SiblingsAidan Thieriot, Frankie Thieriot Stutes


MoviesHouse at the End of the Street, The Pacifier, My Soul to Take, Catch That Kid, Nancy Drew, Jumper, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Foreverland, The Astronaut Farmer, Chloe, Point Break, The Family Tree, Disconnect, Yellow
TV ShowsTexas Rising, Bates Motel

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1I don't like going to dinner by myself, I'll call for delivery before I do that. It's awkward if you're at a table all alone. I'm sure nobody even notices, but there's something about it.
2[about seeing himself in the movies] It almost seems like it's not really me. If you screw up, you see the tiniest little mistake that no one else will see. You'll totally be like, 'Wow, that sucks, I hope nobody else notices!'
3[his hair for the movie The Pacifier (2005)] "They bleached it a ton of times for the movie, I'm surprised I still have hair left!"
4At first, I didn't like coming down to Los Angeles at all. It's like everything's black and white compared to where I live out in the middle of nowhere. There's like 400 people in my town!


1Max, a vintner in his own right, co-owns vineyards in his Sonoma County hometown of Occidental.
2On his father's side, he is the grandson of Ferdinand Melly Thieriot and Frances Harrison Dade. On his mother's side, he is the grandson of Donald Ross Snyder, Jr. and Nancy Jo Neuhalfen.
3Max's paternal great-great-grandfather, Michael Henry "M. H." De Young, co-founded the San Francisco Chronicle, with his brother, Charles De Young, when they were both teenagers (the paper was then called The Daily Dramatic Chronicle). The De Young brothers were the children of Henry De Young, a Dutch Jewish immigrant (from Amsterdam), and of Amelia Morange (a French Jewish immigrant, from Gironde). Amelia's father, Max's great-great-great-great-grandfather Benjamin Morange, had served as the Minister from France to Spain, under Napoleon.
4Max's paternal grandmother was born in Manila, in the Philippines, to American parents, from Virginia (who were of English, and some German, descent). Max's paternal grandparents died in the sinking of the SS Andrea Doria, the Italian ocean liner, in 1956.
5Max is of German, English, Norwegian, Danish, Irish, Dutch Jewish, French Jewish, Scottish, and Northern Irish descent (most "Thieriot" families come from Germany).
6His last name is pronounced "Teer-ee-ut".
7Has 19 pets.
8Did all of his own singing in The Pacifier (2005).




Bates Motel2013-2017TV SeriesDylan Massett
Point Break2015Jeff
Texas Rising2015TV Mini-SeriesJack Hays
House at the End of the Street2012Ryan
Yellow2012/IYoung Nowell
Dark Horse2012TV MovieCarter Henderson
Foreverland2011Will Rankin
The Family Tree2011Eric Burnett
My Soul to Take2010Bug
Chloe2009Michael Stewart
Stay Cool2009Shasta's Boyfriend
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl2008Will Shepherd
Jumper2008Young David
Nancy Drew2007Ned Nickerson
The Astronaut Farmer2006Shepard Farmer
The Pacifier2005Seth Plummer
Catch That Kid2004Gus


Bates Motel2017TV Series 1 episode


Texas Rising: Capturing the Revolution - Filming Texas Rising2015Video shortHimself
Texas Rising: Sam Houston - A Man of the Revolution2015Video shortHimself
Bates Motel: After Hours2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2014TV MovieHimself
Hello! Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2008TV Series documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2009Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble CastKit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

Nominated Awards

2006Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young ActorThe Pacifier (2005)
2005The Spencer Breslin Award for Worst Performance by a ChildThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsThe Pacifier (2005)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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