Currently alive, at 79 years of age.
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Actor on "The Beverly Hillbillies", son of Heavyweight Champion Max Bear,
1937 – Born on Oakland CA, in the 4th of December.
1962-1971 – On "The Bevery Hillbillies" as Jethro.
Max Baer Jr. earned a degree in Business Administration, but found acting an easier paycheck, and appeared in guest roles on such early-1960s staples as Maverick and Hawaiian Eye.
1962 – He landed his name making role as the comically dim Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies, and by the time the series ended nine years later few producers could imagine him in any other role.
2005 – when Max Baer Jr. publicly protested the way his father, world heavyweight champion boxer Max Baer, was portrayed in Ron Howard’s boxing movie Cinderella Man, which made the elder Baer, its bad guy,
an ogre who laughed about killing two opponents in the ring. Max Baer Jr. though, insists that his father had been deeply troubled by those deaths, and used his winnings to financially provide for the families of both his victims.
(Movies he acted in)
1971 – The Birdmen.
1974 – Macon County Line.
According to Max Baer Jr., He made thousands from TV, But, the royalties stopped after about a couple of years. He says, if not for "Macon County Line, he’d almost be poor by now", it made him millions.
(Movie he Directed)
1976 – Ode to Billy Joe.