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Max Adelbert Baer Jr. net worth is
$50 Million

Max Adelbert Baer Jr. Wiki Biography

Maximilian Adalbert ‘Max’ Baer Jr. was born on the 4th December 1937 in Oakland, California USA, of German, Jewish and Scots-Irish ancestry. He is an actor, perhaps best recognized for starring in the role of Jethro Bodine on “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1962). He is also recognized as a producer and director. His career in the entertainment industry was active from 1960 to 1991.

Have you ever wondered how rich Max Baer Jr is, as of early 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the overall size of Max’s net worth is as high as $50 million, with the main sum of this amount of money coming from his successful involvement in the film industry, however, his net worth has also increased from his career as a businessman, starting a casino in Nevada.

Max Baer Jr. Net Worth $50 Million

Max Baer Jr. was raised with two siblings in a well known family, as his father was Max Baer, a heavyweight boxing champion; his uncle was actor and boxer Buddy Baer. After attending Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, he enrolled at Santa Clara University, from which he graduated in 1959 with a BA degree in Business Administration, with a minor in philosophy.

Max`s professional acting career began in the 1960s, with a cameo role in the TV series “Maverick”, which was soon followed by other roles in such TV series as “Cheyenne” (1960-1961), “Surfside 6” (1960-1961), and “77 Sunset Strip” (1960-1961), all of which increased his net worth. In 1962, his life changed for the better, as he was chosen for the role of Jethro Bodine in the TV series “Beverly Hillbillies”, which ran until 1971, increasing his net worth by a large margin. However, the show didn`t keep him out of other ventures, as he earned roles in several productions, such as “Vacation Playhouse” (1963), “The Andy Griffith Show” (1963), and “A Time For Killing” (1967), among others.

After the Hillbillys ended, he continued to pursue an acting career, securing roles in films and TV series such as “The Birdmen” (1971), “Love, American Style” (1972-1973), “Macon County Line” (1974), “The Circle Family” (1982), and his last appearance was in the TV series “Murder, She Wrote” (1989-1991). His net worth was certainly rising.

Max is also recognized as a director and producer, creating productions such as “Macon County Line”, which was the highest grossing movie at the time, with box office takings of more than $25 million, which also increased Max`s net worth, since the movie budget was only $110, 000. Furthermore, he created “The Wild McCullochs” (1975), and “Hometown U.S.A” (1979), among others, all of which increased his net worth.

Thanks to his role of Jethro Bodine, Max earned himself a large fan base, and on account of that, he started a casino, “Beverly Hillbillies”, located in Nevada, is also steadily increasing his net worth.

When it comes to his personal life, Max Baer Jr. was married to Joanne Kathleen Hill from 1966 to 1971. Other information about his personal life is kept in his private vault!

Full Name Max Baer Jr.
Net Worth $50 Million
Date Of Birth December 4, 1937
Died November 21, 1959, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Oakland, California, USA
Height 6′ 4″ (1.93 m)
Weight 100 kg
Profession Actor, Producer, Director
Education Santa Clara University
Nationality American
Spouse Joanne Kathleen Hill
Children Max Baer Jr., Maudie Marian Baer, James Manny Baer
Parents Max Baer, Mary Ellen Sullivan
Siblings Maudie Marian Baer, James Manny Baer, Buddy Baer, Bernice Jeanette Baer, August “Augie” Baer, Frances May Baer
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0046319
Awards TV Land Favorite “Fish Out of Water” Award, TV Land Favorite “Fish Out of Water” Award, TV Land Favorite “Fish Out of Water” Award
Movies Hometown U.S.A., Ode to Billy Joe, The Wild McCullochs, Macon County Line, The Birdmen, A Time for Killing, The Harder They Fall, Hometown U.S.A., Ode to Billy Joe, The Wild McCullochs, Macon County Line, The Birdmen, A Time for Killing, The Harder They Fall, The Prizefighter and the Lady, Over She …
TV Shows The Beverly Hillbillies, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Beverly Hillbillies
# Trademark
1 Role of Jethro Bodine on “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1962)
# Quote
1 [Of Buddy Ebsen]: Buddy was more of a surrogate father to me, because my dad had died in ’59 and this was ’62; and he (Buddy) kinda took over, the same age as my dad; both about the same time and he knew my dad pretty well. So, it was pretty easy for Buddy and I to become close. I would go down there and he would teach me to sail on his 36 ft. lapwards down in Balboa Island, where he had a house, and as a sailor, I was a very good anchor, because it was hard for me to ever had me on a boat. He said, ‘When the boat comes about,’ He said, ‘You’ll pull it on a lynch.’ He said, ‘You’ll pull in quick, because if you don’t, the sail will pull up with air and it’ll be too hard to pull in.’ And so, the first time we were out, he said, ‘We’re comin’ about.’ Stood up, ‘What, bang, boom, hit me right in the ocean, and he was laughing, said, ‘Well, you can forget about being a sailor, too.’ But I used to go out and have dinner, like once a week to go out someplace he would take me like Paso Franks on Hollywood Blvd. to Cook’s Pacific Dining Car. He had some little places he would take me to and sometimes in lunch, he would have a little dinner with George and George will cook for him in his dressing room and he would have lunch with him. We didn’t have too much in the afternoon, because it was a 2 martini lunch; cause if he had to remember some lines, he’d have a 1 martini lunch and if he had to remember lines, it was 1, if he didn’t have a lot of lines, in the afternoon, he may have 2, and that was pretty much it.
2 [Who compared his relationship with Buddy Ebsen, his surrogate uncle, to his real-life father, Max Baer]: Buddy told me a funny story one time, where he was at Madison Square Garden (this was back in the 1930s). My dad was supposed to fight. Buddy was sitting there, waiting and down near ringside. All of a sudden, this guy comes in, and he sits down next to him, he’s got a robe on it and everything. But my dad was just real easy, just like nothing was going on, just sitting there in his robe and his shorts and Buddy was very excited because of the fact that (A) My dad sat down there and (B) Years later, the coincidence that he would star in the series with his son.
3 [on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Buddy Ebsen, who played Jed Clampett]: Buddy was much of a regular gang as you can get. Buddy tried to teach me how to sail, I didn’t learn much about sailing, but I learn a lot about drowning. I got knocked off the boat more than once and he was saying, ‘Well, you do this and you do that,’ and he says, ‘Coming about!,’ and I stood up, I was up and I said, ‘What did you say, Buddy?’ The boat hit me and it knocked me out of the ocean, I made him laugh all the time because I was so crazy. I mean, I was always pulling pranks and doing stuff on the set and everything.
4 [on the death of co-star Donna Douglas] She was Elly May until the day she died. When I saw her for autograph signings or other gatherings, she always dressed the same with pink or blue and of course those signature pigtails.
5 [on being called Jethro now] It’s like somebody calling you a son of a bitch. If he’s your friend, it’s okay. If he’s your enemy, it’s not.
# Fact
1 Revealed that he had a wonderful working relationship with Buddy Ebsen on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962).
2 His acting mentor and family friend Buddy Ebsen, passed away, on July 6, 2003, at age 95. (Buddy celebrated her 95th birthday on April 2, 2003, with friends and family, and a couple months later, Ebsen was admitted to the hospital, where he passed away, there.).
3 He and Donna Douglas had both visited Buddy Ebsen, in the hospital, just days before his death.
4 Credits Buddy Ebsen as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
5 Surrogate nephew of Buddy Ebsen.
6 Revealed that he had a wonderful relationship with Buddy Ebsen on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962).
7 Knew Buddy Ebsen through his parents, as an adolescent.
8 With the death of Donna Douglas on January 1, 2015, he is the last surviving star of The Beverly Hillbillies (1962).
9 Best known by the public for his role as Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies (1962).
10 His acting mentor was the late Buddy Ebsen.
11 Won his role as Jethro without having to speak a word. Baer’s audition consisted of chasing a bird around the set, and he made enough of gestures and facial expressions to impress the producers. He admitted later that he had never tried speaking in a hillbilly accent, and he used the time between his audition and the first day’s filming to learn one thoroughly.
12 Has said that he “would have had to sell door-to-door” if Macon County Line (1974) flopped.
13 One of Elvis Presley’s Hollywood buddies during the 1960s. The two were often involved in impromptu football games among Elvis’ friends and entourage.
14 Writes with his left hand.
15 Took great issue with the unsympathetic portrayal of his father in the film Cinderella Man (2005), particularly his bragging over killing someone in the ring. Baer said his father was actually haunted by the incident and often cried about it.
16 Made a fortune producing low-budget films like Macon County Line (1974).
17 Auditioned for Jethro only after driving his roommate to the audition for the same part.
18 Earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University (minored in philosophy).
19 Uncle of Amy Lynn Baxter.
20 Nephew of Buddy Baer.
21 He tried to shed the public’s “hillbilly” perception of him by starring as good-guy crime fighter Max Colepepper in the unsold pilot, “The Asphalt Cowboy,” in the early 70s.
22 Licensed the “Beverly Hillbillies” name and characters from CBS in order to establish a Casino called “Jethro’s”. A picture of Granny hangs over every bed with the caption: “Don’t you touch her boy!”
23 Son of boxer Max Baer.


Title Year Status Character
Murder, She Wrote 1989-1991 TV Series St. Trooper Boone Willoughby / Johnny Wheeler
Matt Houston 1984 TV Series Andy MacKay / Andy McKay
The Circle Family 1982 TV Movie
The Asphalt Cowboy 1980 TV Movie Max Caulpepper
Fantasy Island 1979 TV Series Big Jake Farley
The Wild McCullochs 1975 Culver Robinson
Macon County Line 1974 Deputy Reed Morgan (as Max Baer)
Love, American Style 1972-1973 TV Series Jackie Lee Rhodes (segment “Love and the Games People Play”) / Rocky (segment “Love and the Fullback”)
The Birdmen 1971 TV Movie Tanker
The Beverly Hillbillies 1962-1971 TV Series Jethro Bodine
Jethrine Bodine
A Time for Killing 1967 Sgt. Luther Liskell (as Max Baer)
Vacation Playhouse 1963 TV Series
The Andy Griffith Show 1963 TV Series Post Office Clerk
It’s a Man’s World 1962 TV Series 1st GI
Follow the Sun 1962 TV Series Tom Baylor
77 Sunset Strip 1960-1961 TV Series Billy Blackston / Luther Martell / Government Man
Hawaiian Eye 1960-1961 TV Series Ali / Bill Gorham
Cheyenne 1960-1961 TV Series Callow / Bert McGuire / Pete / …
Sugarfoot 1961 TV Series Frank
The Roaring 20’s 1961 TV Series Saunders
Bronco 1961 TV Series Cowboy
Surfside 6 1960-1961 TV Series Joe Wilk / Party Guest
Maverick 1960 TV Series Ticket Taker / Chuck / Brazos


Title Year Status Character
Ode to Billy Joe 1976 producer – as Max Baer
The Wild McCullochs 1975 producer
Macon County Line 1974 producer – as Max Baer
Two for the Money 1972 producer


Title Year Status Character
Hometown U.S.A. 1979 as Max Baer
Ode to Billy Joe 1976 as Max Baer
The Wild McCullochs 1975


Title Year Status Character
The Wild McCullochs 1975
Macon County Line 1974 screenplay – as Max Baer / story written by – as Max Baer


Title Year Status Character
Baer 2011 Short special thanks


Title Year Status Character
Sebring 2018 post-production Himself
TV Land Moguls 2004-2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
TV Land’s Top Ten 2004-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Paul Henning & The Hillbillies 2005 Video documentary Himself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1999-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Macon County Line: 25 Years Down the Road 2000 Video short Himself
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies 1993 TV Special documentary Jethro Beaudine
Jerry Springer 1993 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler 1976 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Celebrity Bowling 1972 TV Series Himself
The Virginia Graham Show 1971 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1968 TV Series Himself
First Annual All-Star Celebrity Baseball Game 1967 TV Special Himself – Celebrity
Dream Girl of ’67 1967 TV Series Himself – Bachelor Judge
Hollywood Backstage 1964 TV Series Himself
CBS: The Stars’ Address 1963 TV Movie Himself
The Bob Hope Show 1963 TV Series Himself

Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite “Fish Out of Water” The Beverly Hillbillies (1962)

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