Max Henry Wolf Burkholder (born November 1, 1997 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor most notable for his role of Max Braverman, who has Asperger syndrome, in the NBC comedic television drama Parenthood. Prior to that, he became known as a voice actor for his roles as Chomper in The Land Before Time, Roo on My Friends Tigger & Pooh, and World in the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends television movie Destination: Imagination. In 2013, he appeared in The Purge.
Life and career
Burkholder has appeared on Brothers & Sisters as Jack McCallister and as young Mitch on Crumbs. He guest starred on CSI: Miami episode "Death Pool 100", and in a CSI: NY episode. In addition, he played Billy in one episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody on Disney Channel, and was the voice of Samsquatch in Random! Cartoons. He appeared in the TV series In Treatment and Love for Rent, and played the role of Duncan in the Grey's Anatomy episode "Brave New World". He also played a kid in an airport in The O.C.
Burkholder has lent his voice for several shows. He voiced Chomper in The Land Before Time television series based on film series of the same name. He also provides the voice of Roo on My Friends Tigger & Pooh (taking over the role from Jimmy Bennett), and played "World", the imaginary friend inside a toybox in the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends movie Destination: Imagination.
For Burkholder's role as Max Braverman on Parenthood, executive producer Jason Katims said, consultant Wayne Tashjian, a behavioral psychologist, looks at the script and meets with Burkholder and his mother about those scenes involving the Max character. Burkholder and his mother then practice the scenes by themselves. For special scenes, the show employs a second consultant to ensure accuracy.
|2003||Daddy Day Care||Max Ryerson||Film debut|
|2005||Love for Rent||Max|
|2006||Friends with Money||Max|
|Ant Bully, TheThe Ant Bully||Blue Teammate #6||Voice only|
|2007||My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas Movie||Roo||Voice only|
|2008||Journal, TheThe Journal||10 Year Old Alex||Short film|
|Fly Me to the Moon||Mom's Maggot||Voice only|
|2009||My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Tigger & Pooh And A Musical Too||Roo||Voice only|
|2010||Rainbow Tribe, TheThe Rainbow Tribe||Boo|
|2013||The Purge||Charlie Sandin|
|2004||Commando Nanny||Seth Winter||Unaired|
|2005||O.C., TheThe O.C.||Kid in Airport||Television program|
"The Rainy Day Women"
|Fathers and Sons||Nick at 5||Television film|
|2005–2013||Family Guy||Various voices||Voice only|
|2006||Crumbs||Young Mitch Crumb||Television program|
"Tennis Any Crumb?"
"Maybe I'm Tony Randall"
|CSI: NY||Sam||Television program|
Episode: "Necrophilia Americana"
|Suite Life of Zack & Cody, TheThe Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Billy||Television program|
Episode: "Books and Birdhouses"
|CSI: Miami||Tyler Lamar||Television program|
Episode: "Death Pool 100"
|2007||Random! Cartoons||Samsquatch||Voice only|
|Lipshitz Saves the World||Young Adam Lipshitz||Television series|
|Panic Button||Sam Alden||Television film|
originally released as Point of Entry
|2007–2008||Land Before Time, TheThe Land Before Time||Chomper||Voice only|
|2007–2009||My Friends Tigger & Pooh||Roo||Voice only|
|American Dad!||Kid Doctor|
|Brothers & Sisters||Jack McCallister||4 episodes|
|2008||Spectacular Spider-Man, TheThe Spectacular Spider-Man||Billy Connors||Voice only|
Episode: "Natural Selection"
|Grey's Anatomy||Duncan Pailey||Television program|
Episode: "Brave New World"
|Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Destination Imagination||World||Voice only|
|2008–2009||In Treatment||Max Weston||Television program|
"Oliver: Week Three"
"Sophie: Week One"
|2009||Private Practice||Ben King||Television program|
"Do the Right Thing"
"What You Do for Love"
|Cleveland Show, TheThe Cleveland Show||Kid||Voice only|
Episode: "The One About Friends"
|Children of the Corn||Additional voices||Television film|
|2010–2015||Parenthood||Max Braverman||Main Cast|
Awards and nominations
|Young Artist Award||2012||Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor||Nominated||Parenthood|
|2014||Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actor||Won||Parenthood|