• American actor who achieved stardom with roles in "Catch That Kid" and "The Pacifier"
• Descendant of M.H. de Young and his brother who founded the San Francisco Chronicle
• Starred in "Bates Motel" (2013-2017) and "SEAL Team" (2017-2019)
• Net worth of ~$2 million
• Married to wife Alexi Thieriot with two sons
• Internet fame on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthOctober 14, 1988
SpouseLexi Murphy
FactMax's paternal grandmother was born in Manila, in the Philippines, to American parents, from Virginia (who were of English, and some German, descent). Max's paternal grandparents died in the sinking of the SS Andrea Doria, the Italian ocean liner, in 1956.

Who is Max Thieriot?

Max Thieriot is an American actor, who achieved stardom with the role of Gus in the adventure comedy crime film “Catch That Kid” (2004), then as Seth Plummer in the action-comedy film “The Pacifier”, while most recently he has started portraying Clay Spenser in the TV war drama series “SEAL Team” (2017-2019).

Max Thieriot Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Maximillion Drake Thieriot on the 14th October 1988, in Los Altos Hills, California USA, he is the son and middle child of George Cameron Thieriot and his wife Bridgit Ann; he has a younger brother Aidan, and an older sister, Frances. He is the descendent of M.H. de Young and his brother Charles de Young, who founded the  San Francisco Chronicle. Max’s paternal grandparents died when the SS Andrea Doria sank in 1956. He spent his childhood in Occidental in Sonoma County, California USA, and went to Sonoma County Day School, located in Santa Rosa.

After middle school, he enrolled at El Molino High School in Forestville, California, and matriculated in 2006.

Career Beginnings

Max’s career started in the early 2000s, when he started attending improvisation classes organized by Don Gibble, a talent manager. After this he soon secured a modeling gig with GAP, and featured in a couple of short films, before he made his acting debut. It was in 2004 that he was selected for the part of Gus in the film “Catch That Kid”, starring next to Kristen Stewart and Corbin Bleu.

Max Thieriot

The following year he secured a role in the action-comedy film “The Pacifier”, next to Vin Diesel, and received a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature film- Supporting Young Actor nomination. He continued quite successfully into the second half of the 2000s, first with the part of Shepard Farmer in the film “The Astronaut Farmer” (2006), and then portrayed Ned Nickerson in the mystery film “Nancy Drew” in 2007.

Rise to Prominence

Gradually, Max was becoming more popular, and in 2009 he co-starred in the romantic mystery drama film “Chloe”, with Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, and Liam Neeson, while in 2010 he starred in Wes Craven’s horror-thriller film “My Soul to Take”, with John Magaro and Denzel Whitaker. He continued with lead roles, and in 2012 starred in the horror film “House at the End of the Street”, starring next to Elizabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence.

The following year, Max was chosen for one of his most prominent roles so far, as Dylan Massett in the TV horror drama mystery series “Bates Motel” (2013-2017), featuring in all 50 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series, which launched him to stardom. While the series lasted, he also played Jack Hays in the TV mini-series “Texas Rising”, and Jeff in the film “Point Break” (2015). Most recently, Max has started portraying Clay Spenser in the TV series “SEAL Team” (2017-2019).

Max Thieriot Net Worth

Max has already featured in over 20 film and TV titles. As of late-2019, Max’s net worth is ~$2 million.

Max Thieriot Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

Max has gladly shared his accomplishments on a personal level, and we are happy to share them with you.

He is a married man and his wife’s name is Alexi Thieriot (nee Murphy). The couple got engaged in 2012 during a trip to the Caribbean, when they were already seven years into their relationship, having known each other since their teenage years. The wedding ceremony was held on the 1st June 2013 in Lake Tahoe, California, since when the couple has welcomed two sons, Beaux and Maximus.

In addition to his love for acting, Max is also an acclaimed vintner with his own vineyards in his hometown of Occidental; he produces the wine label Senses.

Max Theriot Internet Fame

  • Instagram has ~430,000 followers
  • Twitter is followed by ~160,000 followers
  • Facebook has ~40,000 fans

General Info

Full NameMax Thieriot
Date Of BirthOctober 14, 1988
Height1.8 m
EducationEl Molino High School


SpouseLexi Murphy
ChildrenBeaux Thieriot
ParentsBridgit Snyder, George Cameron Thieriot
SiblingsAidan Thieriot, Frankie Thieriot Stutes


MoviesHouse at the End of the Street, The Pacifier, My Soul to Take, Catch That Kid, Nancy Drew, Jumper, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Foreverland, The Astronaut Farmer, Chloe, Point Break, The Family Tree, Disconnect, Yellow
TV ShowsTexas Rising, Bates Motel

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1I don't like going to dinner by myself, I'll call for delivery before I do that. It's awkward if you're at a table all alone. I'm sure nobody even notices, but there's something about it.
2[about seeing himself in the movies] It almost seems like it's not really me. If you screw up, you see the tiniest little mistake that no one else will see. You'll totally be like, 'Wow, that sucks, I hope nobody else notices!'
3[his hair for the movie The Pacifier (2005)] "They bleached it a ton of times for the movie, I'm surprised I still have hair left!"
4At first, I didn't like coming down to Los Angeles at all. It's like everything's black and white compared to where I live out in the middle of nowhere. There's like 400 people in my town!


1Max, a vintner in his own right, co-owns vineyards in his Sonoma County hometown of Occidental.
2On his father's side, he is the grandson of Ferdinand Melly Thieriot and Frances Harrison Dade. On his mother's side, he is the grandson of Donald Ross Snyder, Jr. and Nancy Jo Neuhalfen.
3Max's paternal great-great-grandfather, Michael Henry "M. H." De Young, co-founded the San Francisco Chronicle, with his brother, Charles De Young, when they were both teenagers (the paper was then called The Daily Dramatic Chronicle). The De Young brothers were the children of Henry De Young, a Dutch Jewish immigrant (from Amsterdam), and of Amelia Morange (a French Jewish immigrant, from Gironde). Amelia's father, Max's great-great-great-great-grandfather Benjamin Morange, had served as the Minister from France to Spain, under Napoleon.
4Max's paternal grandmother was born in Manila, in the Philippines, to American parents, from Virginia (who were of English, and some German, descent). Max's paternal grandparents died in the sinking of the SS Andrea Doria, the Italian ocean liner, in 1956.
5Max is of German, English, Norwegian, Danish, Irish, Dutch Jewish, French Jewish, Scottish, and Northern Irish descent (most "Thieriot" families come from Germany).
6His last name is pronounced "Teer-ee-ut".
7Has 19 pets.
8Did all of his own singing in The Pacifier (2005).




Bates Motel2013-2017TV SeriesDylan Massett
Point Break2015Jeff
Texas Rising2015TV Mini-SeriesJack Hays
House at the End of the Street2012Ryan
Yellow2012/IYoung Nowell
Dark Horse2012TV MovieCarter Henderson
Foreverland2011Will Rankin
The Family Tree2011Eric Burnett
My Soul to Take2010Bug
Chloe2009Michael Stewart
Stay Cool2009Shasta's Boyfriend
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl2008Will Shepherd
Jumper2008Young David
Nancy Drew2007Ned Nickerson
The Astronaut Farmer2006Shepard Farmer
The Pacifier2005Seth Plummer
Catch That Kid2004Gus


Bates Motel2017TV Series 1 episode


Texas Rising: Capturing the Revolution - Filming Texas Rising2015Video shortHimself
Texas Rising: Sam Houston - A Man of the Revolution2015Video shortHimself
Bates Motel: After Hours2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race2014TV MovieHimself
Hello! Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2008TV Series documentaryHimself


Won Awards

2009Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble CastKit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

Nominated Awards

2006Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young ActorThe Pacifier (2005)
2005The Spencer Breslin Award for Worst Performance by a ChildThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsThe Pacifier (2005)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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