Nickname: "Slacker Danny"
Occupation: Gym Receptionist
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Audition City: Los Angeles
Vocal: 5 years
Dance: 5 years of lyrical, jazz, hip-hop and ballet
Acting: 1 year, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
FUN FACTS: He is a Libra. He's been in two different productions of Grease but has never been Danny.
Max is a free spirit, who definitely marches to the beat of his own drum. He's been described as "geek-chic," but would describe himself as a sexy, down-to-earth charmer. Originally from Phoenix, he comes from a very supportive and creative family. His father at one time owned a theatre company and his mother is a jewellery maker. His parents are both former performers, who fully support Max in his quest for a successful career in entertainment.
Having moved to Los Angeles three years ago, he decided musical theatre was a perfect fit. He has absolutely no other back-up plan and feels everything that has happened up until this point has prepared him to perform on stage. Not quite fitting the mold of the typical musical theatre performer, Max's "goofiness" and lackadaisical approach puts him at odds with and sets him apart from our other potential Danny's. He realizes this and is both nervous and interested in what will happen at the house during the live portion of the show. Although he realizes he will be the odd man out, he is not afraid to push buttons and may very well try to pull some practical jokes on his housemates.
Removing himself from the equation, he believes either Chad Doreck or Kevin Greene can win, but is a bit reticent about giving the reasons why he thinks they're strong enough contenders. Waivers between absolute shock that he's made it this far and absolute certainty that he will win…he's extremely competitive, but hides it well behind floppy hair and mismatched clothes.
The judges wavered back and forth over placing Max in the final six; he has one of the strongest voices, but is the furthest from looking like a Danny. Max knows this is the time for him to focus and step up to the plate, whether he does or not remains to be seen.
What genre of movies do you enjoy? Scary movies, comedies, Lord of The Rings trilogy.
Favorite TV show: "Standoff" and "Ellen"
Favorite Actor: Tom Hanks and Will Ferrell
Favorite Actress: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Favorite Singer: Teddy Geiger
Favorite Group: The Beatles
Favorite Foods: Mashed potatoes and avocados
Favorite Musical: Into The Woods
Favorite Color: Green