Perlich, Max 1968–

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PERLICH, Max 1968–


Born March 28, 1968, in Cleveland, OH; father, a radio announcer; mother, a teacher. Education: Studied acting with Alan Rich.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 235 Park Ave. South, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10003. Manager— Anthem Entertainment, 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1170, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Contact—c/o 6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1170, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Career: Actor.

Awards, Honors: Independent Spirit Award, best supporting actor, 1990, for Drugstore Cowboy; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting male, 1996, for Georgia.


Film Appearances:

Economics student, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Paramount, 1986.

Teenage boy in newsreel footage, In the Mood (also known as The Woo Woo Kid), Lorimar, 1987.

Lester, Can't Buy Me Love (also known as Boy Rents Girl), Buena Vista, 1987.

Benny, The Allnighter, Universal, 1987.

Yabbo, Gleaming the Cube (also known as A Brother's Justice and Skate or Die), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1988.

Carter, Plain Clothes, Paramount, 1988.

Busboy, Vibes, Columbia, 1988.

Frankie (Valley Acres client), Lost Angels (also known as The Road Home), Orion, 1989.

Ethan Cleaver, Gross Anatomy (also known as A Cut Above), Buena Vista, 1989.

David, Drugstore Cowboy, Avenue R Films, 1989.

Kid, Horseplayer, Greycat Films, 1990.

Chris Wood, Genuine Risk, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1990.

Walker, Rush, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/Pathe, 1991.

First orderly, Liebestraum, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/Pathe, 1991.

Eugene, The Butcher's Wife, Paramount, 1991.

Cruise Control (short film), 1992.

Mail boy, Ulterior Motives, Imperial Entertainment, 1993.

Evan, Cliffhanger (also known as Cliffhanger—l'ultima sfida and Cliffhanger, traque au sommet), TriStar, 1993.

J. J., Born Yesterday, Buena Vista, 1993.

Jimmie, Dead Beat (also known as Deadbeat and The Phony Perfector), Northern Arts Entertainment, 1994.

Axel, Georgia, Miramax, 1995.

Chad, Terrified (also known as Tough Guy, Evil Never Sleeps, and Toughguy), A–Pix Entertainment, 1995.

Kev, Beautiful Girls, Miramax, 1996.

Ralph, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, Buena Vista, 1996.

Desk clerk at cowboy style hotel, Feeling Minnesota, Fine Line, 1996.

Mack, CITYSCRAPES: Los Angeles (also known as CITY-SCRAPES los angeles and Cityscrapes: Los Angeles), High Octane Productions/Centre Films/FilmTribe Moving Pictures, 1996.

Easy Gary, Men with Guns, Sony Pictures Classics, 1997.

Tom, Livers Ain't Cheap (also known as The Real Thing), Windy City International, 1997.

Cole, Gummo, Fine Line, 1997.

Lou, Jr., The Brave, Filmax, 1997.

Wayne, Truth or Consequences, N.M., Triumph Releasing, 1997.

Lieutenant Brian Shebanski, Sometimes They Come Back ... For More (also known as Frozen and Ice Station Erebus), Trimark Pictures, 1998.

Will, Goodbye Lover, Warner Bros., 1999.

Assistant undertaker, I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (also known as Ed Wood's I Woke Up Early the Day I Died and I Awoke Early the Day I Died), Phaedra Cinema, 1999.

Rex, Ugly Naked People (short film), Hypnotic, 1999.

Net Worth, Curb Entertainment, 1999.

Carl Schecter (Mr. Price's assistant), House on Haunted Hill, Warner Bros., 1999.

Flacco, Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby, Full Moon Entertainment, 1999.

Todd, Desperate But Not Serious (also known as Reckless + Wild), New City Releasing, 1999.

Steve, Stanley's Gig, Lampedusa Films, 2000.

Dickie, Ropewalk (also known as Hangingaround), 2000.

Ivan, The Independent, Arrow Releasing, 2000.

Landlord, Auggie Rose (also known as Beyond Suspicion), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2000.

Kevin Dulli, Blow, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Murphy, Sol Goode, Cutting Edge Entertainment, 2001.

Lester, Early Bird Special, 2001.

Freddie, Deuces Wild (also known as Deuces Wild–Wild in den Strassen), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2002.

3 Days of Rain, 2002.

Deadrockstar, Mosaic Films, 2002.

Isaac Edgerly, The Missing, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2003.

Gus, The Grey, Newmarket Entertainment Group, 2004.

The bald man, The Nickel Children, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

James "J. H." Brodie, Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H:LOTS), NBC, 1995–1997.

Voice of Bobbie, Spawn (animated; also known as Todd McFarlane's Spawn), HBO, 1997–1999.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sam Ash, Home Fires (also known as American Snapshot), Showtime, 1987.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Tony, Shake, Rattle and Rock! (also known as Rebel Highway), Showtime, 1994.

(Uncredited) Drummer, Girls in Prison (also known as Rebel Highway), Showtime, 1994.

Harold Cantrell, The Curse of Inferno (also known as The Stick Up), 1995.

Boo, The Grave, HBO, 1996.

Meyer Lansky in his 20s, Lansky, HBO, 1999.

J. H. Brodie, Homicide: The Movie, NBC, 2000.

Deputy Kerrigan, DinoCroc, Sci–Fi Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"This Ain't Bebop" segment of "Imagining America," American Playhouse, PBS, 1989.

Himself, Anatomy of "Homicide: Life on the Street," 1998.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Pizza delivery boy, My Two Dads, 1987.

Johnny Hardin, "Maverick (Gibson)," Maverick, 1994.

Leo Kanowski, Thieves, ABC, 2001.

Ponyboy, The Shield, F/X, 2002.

Louis, The Johnny Chronicles, ABC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"School's Out," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1988.

Shadow, "Home," TV 101, 1988.

Shadow, "On the Road," TV 101, 1989.

Delivery guy, "Dirty Dating," My Two Dads, 1989.

The older Benjie, "A Good Life" (also known as "L/S/M/F/T"), Trying Times, PBS, 1989.

Sandy Morrison, "Book of Renovation, Chapter 1," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Sandy Morrison, "Leap of Faith," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Sandy Morrison, "How Much Is That Bentley in the Window?," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Saturday Night Special, 1996.

Whistler, "Becoming: Parts 1 & 2," Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, The WB, 1998.

Scotty, "Superfriends," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1998.

American soldier, "Silent Night," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 1999.

Billy Hopkins, "Smash and Grab," Nash Bridges, CBS, 1999.

Voice of Echidna Fensterkopf, "Clash of the Teutons," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Rune, "Double Date," Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2001.

Freddy, "Flight of Fancy," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2001.

Rune, "Emily in Wonderland," Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2001.

Rune, "The Bracebridge Dinner," Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2001.

Chill, "With Honor," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2002.

Denny Markus, "Eminence Front: Part 1," Line of Fire, ABC, 2004.

Also appeared as Whistler, Ripper.


Music Videos:

Appeared in "Naked Eye" by Luscious Jackson, 1996; "Running" by The Pharcyde; "Bust a Move" by Young MC; "Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun" by Beastie Boys.