Saturday, 7 November 2009

Max Thieriot

Maximillion Drake "Max" Thieriot (born October 14, 1988) is an American actor. During the 2000s, he appeared in several Hollywood films, including Catch That Kid, The Pacifier, Nancy Drew, Jumper, and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.


Thieriot was signed to talent manager Don Gibble after taking his improvisation class. He modeled for GAP and appeared in two short films before being cast in his first feature film role, in 2004's Catch That Kid alongside Kristen Stewart and Corbin Bleu. It is a comedic thriller, aimed at teenage audiences, where Maddy (Kristen Stewart) robs a bank in order to get the money for her father. He was subsequently cast in 2005's The Pacifier, playing one of the family members protected by a Navy Seal played by Vin Diesel.


Thieriot appeared in The Astronaut Farmer, released on February 23, 2007, as well as in the feature film version of Nancy Drew, released on June 15, 2007. He also plays a younger version of Hayden Christensen's lead character in Jumper making him appear in two movies with Kristen Stewart. The same year, Thieriot appeared in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. He has also recently been cast in Wes Craven's 25/8, replacing Dennis Hopper's son Henry Lee Hopper. He has now been cast in three new films: Happy Together, Prodigy, and Chloe.

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Maximillion Drake Thieriot was born in Los Altos Hills, California, the son of Bridgit (née Snyder) and George Cameron Thieriot. He has a sister, Frances, and a brother, Aidan. Thieriot was raised in Occidental, California and lives in Manhattan Beach. He attended Salmon Creek Middle school in Sonoma County. He graduated in 2006 from El Molino High School.  Thieriot enjoys basketball, wrestling, surfing, snowboarding, and other sports in his spare time and lists Johnny Depp as his all time favorite actor.


Thieriot's family once owned the San Francisco Chronicle; his great-great-grandfather, M. H. de Young, who was of Dutch Jewish descent, co-founded the paper, and his relatives, Charles and Richard Thieriot, were the editors and publishers of the paper. Thieriot's paternal grandparents, Ferdinand and Frances Thieriot, died in the sinking of the SS Andrea Doria.


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