Max Gail

Max Gail

  • Highest Rated: 100% Heartbreakers (1984)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% D.C. Cab (1983)
  • Birthday: Apr 5, 1943
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The son of a wealthy office-supplies dealer, American actor Maxwell Gail Jr. excelled in high-school sports, spending his senior year as an exchange student in Germany. Upon earning collegiate degrees from both Williams University and University of Michigan, he became a teacher in Detroit's inner city, partially to ensure himself a draft deferment. Frustrated at trying to communicate with his sullen poverty-level students, Gail chucked it all to head for San Francisco, where he worked as a guidance counselor. Again, the frustrations of the job got to him, compelling Gail to seek employment as a cocktail-lounge pianist. Trying out for a play on a whim in 1970, Gail finally found his life's calling. He spent the early '70s haunting the casting offices, accepting small TV roles as heavies and bullies. A guest spot as a tough lug on the 1974 sitcom Friends and Lovers caught the attention of producer Danny Arnold, who cast Gail as Detective Stanley "Wojo" Wojohowicz on the new comedy series Barney Miller. Gail played "Wojo" until the series' cancellation in 1980, at which point he re-entered the guest-star pool. Since that time Max Gail Jr. has been seen as a reporter on the short-lived 1983 adventure series Whiz Kids, and as the father of Dweezil Zappa and Moon Unit Zappa on the even shorter-lived 1990 sitcom Normal Life.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

89% Abundant Acreage Available Hans 2017
No Score Yet Underdog Kids Charlie Walker 2015
93% I'll See You in My Dreams Carl 2015
60% The Frontier Sean 2014
80% 42 Burt Shotton $95.1M 2013
No Score Yet Always and Forever Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Tillamook Treasure Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Legend of Tillamook's Gold Grandpa Kimbell 2006
No Score Yet Graduation Night Actor 2003
No Score Yet Facing the Enemy Thomas Galloway 2002
No Score Yet The Perfect Wife Ted Vance 2002
No Score Yet Naturally Native Mr. Carlson 1998
No Score Yet Louisa May Alcott's 'The Inheritance' Arliss Johnston 1997
No Score Yet Not in This Town Inman 1997
No Score Yet Good Luck Farmer John 1996
No Score Yet Forest Warrior Sheriff Ramsey 1996
No Score Yet Robin Cook's 'Mortal Fear' Det. Michael Curran 1994
No Score Yet Deadly Target Captain Peters 1994
No Score Yet Dangerous Touch Stone 1994
No Score Yet Sodbusters Tom 1994
No Score Yet Ride with the Wind Jack Hayes 1994
No Score Yet Pontiac Moon Jerome Bellamy 1994
No Score Yet A Child Lost Forever Harold Jurgens 1992
No Score Yet Street Crimes Flannigan 1992
No Score Yet Judgment in Berlin Judah Best 1988
No Score Yet Tonight's the Night Sam 1987
No Score Yet Can You Feel Me Dancing? Mel Nichols 1986
33% Where Are the Children? Clay Eldridge 1986
No Score Yet The Other Lover Sal 1985
No Score Yet Letting Go Actor 1985
100% Heartbreakers Charles King 1984
17% D.C. Cab Harold 1983
No Score Yet Cardiac Arrest Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Aliens Are Coming Russ Garner 1980
No Score Yet Desperate Women Lt. Spangler 1978
No Score Yet Curse of the Black Widow Actor 1977
83% Night Moves Tony 1975
91% Dirty Harry Tunnel Hoodlum 1971
40% The Organization Rudy 1971

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

65% The Cool Kids
2018
Robert
  • 2018
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Bill Walker
  • 2017
61% Scorpion
2014-2018
Bruce
  • 2016
96% Legit
2013-2014
Judge
  • 2014
  • 2013
92% Psych
2006-2014
Jerry Karp Jerry Carp
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
Conrad Winmar
  • 2009
24% Gary Unmarried
2008-2010
Jack
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Ray Lisi
  • 2008
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Guest Himself
  • 2007
72% Dexter
2006-2013
Tour-Boat Guide
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Sons & Daughters
2006
Wendal Halbert
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Les
  • 2001
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Dr. Zolan
  • 2000
No Score Yet Due South
1994-1998
Welsh's brother
  • 1998
No Score Yet Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
1993-1998
Mr. James
  • 1996
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
George
  • 1993
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
Harold
  • 1992
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Stanley Holmes
  • 1989
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Lt. Chet Webber
  • 1988
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Director Wojo
  • 1982
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Don Wilton
  • 1976
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Patrolman
  • 1971
No Score Yet General Hospital
1963-1964
Mike Corbin
20% Normal Life
1990
Max Harlow

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