Max Gail – Bio, Wife, Children, Family, Age, Net Worth

Building a legacy is not an easy feat and to successfully achieve this, hard work and determination are necessary. There are many people who have been able to do this in their lifetime and one of such is actor Max Gail – known for the work he has done in theatre performances, movie and television shows. He has been able to successfully apply his talent as an actor to the different mediums of acting and this is what he is mostly remembered for in his career as an actor which has spanned over forty years. Keep reading to learn more about this American actor.

Max Gail’s Bio (Age)

1943 was the year Mary Elizabeth Scanlon and Maxwell Trowbridge Gail had their first children, Mary and Maxwell, they were born on the 5th of April that year, in Detroit Michigan and were named after their parents. The family also had another pair of twins and one child, making a total of five children. Of the five children, Max, his twin sister and the only child who is not a twin, all had careers in the movie industry.

The senior Maxwell worked as a businessman; it is not known what occupation their mother had. As a child, the actor had an interest in the piano and thus, he decided his time to learning how to play it, this interest was piqued after he witnessed his father playing the instrument. The name of the high school he attended is not known, however, Max Gail got his first degree in Economics which he earned from Williams College – located in Massachusetts, and in 1969, four years after getting his Economics degree, he went ahead to the University of Michigan to study International Finance. While there, he earned an M.B.A in the aforementioned course.


Prior to his debut in the world of acting, Max Gail had a career in education. He worked at the University Liggett School in Michigan as an instructor; he also worked at the local university, Grosse Pointe University School as a professor of English and Ancient History.

Max Gail became a professional actor in 1970 with his debut in the Little Fox Theatre, he played the role of Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – this was the first and original production of this play. His next roles were in small films until 1975 when he was cast as Stan Wojo Wojciehowicz in Barney Miller. This is the role he is mostly remembered for and has received the most acclaim, as this is what earned him his two Primetime awards. He was on the show for the entirety of the time it was run on television, not only as an actor but as a director as well.

His success on the role served as the gateway to many more roles on television and film. Some of his other notable performances in television and film are D.C. Cab, Whiz Kids, Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers, NCIS, Mad Men, Quantum Leap, Hawaii Five-O and 42.

As of 2019, Max Gail was on the show General Hospital, a show that is widely known to be the longest running fictional show on television. Gail is playing the role of Mike Corbin; he joined the show in 2018 and has already won an Emmy for his performance. This actor owns his own production company which is dedicated to the making of documentaries.

Net Worth

Max Gail has had a relatively successful career as an actor, director, and producer of documentaries. This successful career accounts for the $6 million which is his estimated net worth.

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Max Gail’s Family (Wife and Children)

Max Gail has been married twice, his first marriage was to a woman called Willie Bier. They got married in 1983 but the marriage ended three years after in 1986 when Bier died as a result of cancer. Before she died, they had a daughter together whose name is India and she was given birth to in 1984. The death of Willie Bier was the reason he took on the role of the narrator on the documentary, Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime.

Nan Harris is the name of the second woman he got married to and their wedding took place in 1989. This union produced two children, Max and Grace, the former was born in 1990 while Grace was born in 1993. Harris and Gail are now divorced, however, the reason for their split is not known.


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