Dec. 11th, 1969
Kingston, New York, USA
Max Martini's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - Redbelt
2005 - The Great Raid
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
1997 - Contact
1990 - Repossessed
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Max Martini (born Maximilian Carlo Martini; December 11, 1969) in Woodstock, New York. Martini is a citizen of not only the United States, but also of Canada and Italy. His parents were involved in the arts and instilled in him an appreciation for all things creative. After moving around a bit as a child he made his way back to New York City and began to study acting. Starting out at the Neighborhood Playhouse he did the majority of his training with 'Michael Howard' in Manhattan.
Martini then took a break from acting to focus on his early love of fine art, attending the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and receiving a BFA in painting and sculpture. After completing college Martini began to work steadily in both film and television projects.
His film roles were sharing the screen with 'Tom Hanks' and 'Matt Damon' in Saving Private Ryan (1998) as "Cpl Fred Henderson", Ryan's commanding officer who helped "Captain Miller" (Hanks) and his men in the brutal final shootout of the film. He also had roles in some smaller independent films, working with 'Calista Flockhart' in Jane Doe, 'Chris Penn' and 'Jeffrey Wright' in Cement (1999) and in the 2000 Sundance Film Festival favorite, Backroads (2000).
Martini also took on a lead role in the 'Steven Spielberg' Emmy-nominated 20 hour mini-series Taken (2002) and has a recurring role with 'Kiefer Sutherland' as Agent Steve Goodrich on Fox's Emmy nominated 2nd season of 24 (2001).
Other television work includes series regular roles on 'John Sacret Young's Level 9 (2000), Chris Carter''s Harsh Realm (1999) and recurring roles on Breaking News (2002), and the award-winning Canadian series, Da Vinci's Inquest (1998). He has also co-starred in several TV movies including Morgan Freeman''s Mutiny (1999) and Francis Ford Coppola's Another Day (2001). He also made many memorable guest-star turns on popular series.
Martini is active in the theatre, having co-founded Theatre North Collaborative in New York City, a theatre company of American and Canadian actors dedicated solely to producing new works from both sides of the border. Martini has recently been filming CBS's The Unit (2006) created by 'David Mamet' and produced by 'Shawn Ryan' of The Shield (2002).
He has also written a film, Desert Son (1999), which he co-directed with his younger brother, 'Christopher Martini' and was Costume Designed by his sister 'Michelle Martini'. Martini, his wife 'Kim Restell' and their two boys spend their time between their home in Los Angeles and their horse ranch out of town.
- Step-son of 'Stuart Margolin' (qv)
- He and 'Leslie Hope (I)' (qv) were at St. Michaels University School in Victoria, B.C. in 1981-1982; Max was in Grade 7, while Leslie was in Grade 12. They lived on the same campus and ate in the same dining hall, but Max attended classes on a different campus.
- Is also an Italian citizen.
- His mother is Pat.
- Father of two boys named Leo Martini and Sean Carlo Martini, with Kim.
- Has a degree in fine arts from The School of Visual Arts in New York City.