Max Gail Biography (1943-)

Full name, Maxwell Trowbridge Gail, Jr.; born April 5, 1943, in Detroit, MI;son of Maxwell Trowbridge (a businessman) and Mary Elizabeth (maiden name, Scanlon) Gail; married Willie Mae Reese, February 12, 1983 (died, 1986); married Nan, 1989; children: (first marriage) India Jade Sun-Ting; (second marriage) Max, Grace. Addresses: Agent: Sharon Kemp Talent Agency, 447 South Robertson Blvd., Suite 204, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Gail was a teacher of ancient history and English at the Grosse Pointe University School, MI, 1965-67.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, musician
Birth Details
April 5, 1943
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Chief Bromdon, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,Little Fox, San Francisco, CA, 1970
  • (New York debut) Chief Bromdon, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Mercer Arts Center, 1973
  • Jack Kerouac, Visions of Kerouac, Odyssey, Los Angeles, 1976
  • Babe Ruth, The Babe, Princess Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Film Appearances
  • Rudy, The Organization, 1971
  • Tunnel hoodlum, Dirty Harry, 1971
  • Distance, 1975
  • Tony, Night Moves, 1975
  • Leigh Gregory, Cardiac Arrest, 1980
  • Harold Oswell, D.C. Cab (also known as Street Fleet), 1983
  • Narrator, The Secret Agent, 1984
  • Charles King, Heartbreakers, 1984
  • Clay Eldrige, Where Are the Children?, 1986
  • Judah Best, Judgment in Berlin (also known as Escape to Freedom), 1988
  • Flannigan, Street Crimes (also known as Dead Even), 1992
  • Jerome Bellamy, Pontiac Moon, 1994
  • Captain Peters, Deadly Target (also known as Fire Zone), 1994
  • Jasper Stone, Dangerous Touch, 1994
  • Sheriff Ramsey, Forest Warrior, Turner Entertainment, 1996
  • Farmer John, Good Luck (also known as Guys Like Us and The Ox and the Eye), Moki Mac River Expedition, 1997
  • Mr. Carlson, Naturally Native, Red Horse Films, 1998
  • Ted Vance, The Perfect Wife, 2000
  • Mind Rage (also known as Mind Lies), Mainline Releasing, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Detective Sergeant Stanley "Wojo" Wojehowicz, Barney Miller, ABC,1975-82
  • Llewellen Farley, Jr., Whiz Kids, CBS, 1983-84
  • Max Harlow, Normal Life, CBS, 1990
  • Miniseries
  • Sergeant Walder, Pearl, 1978
  • (As Maxwell Gail) Professor Ray Morello, Naomi & Wynonna: Love CanBuild a Bridge (also known as Love Can Build a Bridge), 1995
  • Movies
  • Patrolman, The Priest Killer, 1971
  • Ragsdale, Curse of the Black Widow (also known as Love Trap), 1977
  • Henry Millen, Like Mom, Like Me, 1978
  • Lieutenant Spangler, Desperate Women, 1978
  • Andrew Spencer, 11th Victim, 1979
  • Russ Garner, The Aliens Are Coming, 1980
  • Ray Garvey, Fun and Games, ABC, 1980
  • Sal, The Other Lover, CBS, 1985
  • Letting Go, 1985
  • Jim Armbruster, Killer in the Mirror, NBC, 1986
  • Mel Nichols, Can You Feel Me Dancing?, NBC, 1986
  • Sol Kramer, Intimate Strangers, CBS, 1986
  • Sam Davies, Tonight's the Night (also known as The Game ofLove), ABC, 1987
  • Narrator, Hoxsey: The Quack Who Cured Cancer, 1987
  • Vernon "Rusty" Kitchens, Man against the Mob (also known as Trouble in the City of Angels), ABC, 1988
  • Billy Ballew, The Outside Woman, ABC, 1989
  • Harry, Somebody's Daughter, ABC, 1992
  • Mr. Jurgens, A Child Lost Forever, NBC, 1992
  • Judge Johnson, The Switch, CBS, 1993
  • Jack Hayes, Ride with the Wind, ABC, 1994
  • Tom Partridge, Sodbusters, Showtime, 1994
  • Detective Michael Curran, Mortal Fear (also known as Robin Cook's "Mortal Fear"), NBC, 1994
  • Arliss Johnson, Inheritance (also known as Louisa May Alcott's "The Inheritance"), CBS, 1997
  • Art Koster, Tell Me No Secrets, NBC, 1997
  • (As Max Gail, Jr.) Wayne Inman, Not in This Town, 1997
  • Meech, Judgment Day, HBO, 1999
  • Specials
  • Albanel, Mr. and Mrs. Cop, 1974
  • ABC team member, Battle of the Network Stars VIII, 1979
  • ABC team member, Battle of the Network Stars IX, ABC, 1980
  • Harry Stover, Harry and the Kids, ABC, 1985
  • Will Costigan, Home, ABC, 1987
  • John McGuire, Jr., Our Shining Moment, NBC, 1991
  • Episodic
  • Marion Blake, "Fool's Gold," Cannon, 1971
  • Eddie, "The Rip Off," Cannon, 1972
  • Donald S. "Don" Wilton, "Dead or Alive," The Streets of San Francisco, 1976
  • Duncan Moore, "Blue Man Down," Amazing Stories, 1987
  • Lt. Chet Webber, "The Investigation: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, 1988
  • Stanley Holmes, "Dead Letter," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989
  • Harold, Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC, 1992
  • George Sanders, "Liberation-October 16, 1998," Quantum Leap, NBC,1993
  • Officer Carl Keegan, "No, No Godot," Home Improvement, ABC, 1995
  • Briscoe, "Whitewater: Part 1," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1995
  • Rev. Thomas, "Deal with the Devil," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1996
  • Dick Sproule, "The Hole," Gun, ABC, 1997
  • (As Max Gail, Jr.) Wilson Welsh, "Dr. Longball," Due South, CBS, 1998
  • Caleb Cline, "Viagra-Vated Assault," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998
  • Frank Gorman, "Prize Possession," 18 Wheels of Justice, 2000
  • Psychiatrist, "Shaken Not Stirred," Judging Amy, CBS, 2000
  • Mr. York, "A Pearl of Great Value," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX-TV, 2000
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Barney Miller, 1975
  • Whiz Kids, CBS, 1983
  • RECORDINGS
  • Recorded Do Something Beautiful.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • Back Stage, June 22, 1984, p. 10A.

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