Max Baer Jr
Max Baer Jr
Celebrated Name: Max Baer Jr
Real Name/Full Name: Maximillian Adalbert Baer Jr.
Gender: Male
Age: 86 years old
Birth Date: 4th December 1937
Birth Place: Oakland, California
Nationality: American
Height: 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m)
Weight: 87kgs
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Joanne Kathleen Hill (m.1966; div. 1971)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Max Baer Jr Gay?: No
Profession: Actor-producer and director
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $60 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Max Baer Jr. is an American actor, producer as well as a director. He has been active in his career from 1960 and retired in 1991 and decided to focus on other things. One of his best roles that made him popular is the role of Jethro Bodine in the film The Beverly Hillbillies. He has taken several other roles in his career.

Maybe you know about Max Baer Jr very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Max Baer Jr’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Max Baer Jr. was born on 4th December 1937 in Oakland, California. He was given the name Maximillian Adalbert Baer Jr. by his parents, Max Baer Sr. and Mary Ellen Sullivan. His father was a boxing champion, and his uncle, Buddy Baer, was an actor and also a boxer. He was raised together with his brother James Manny Baer and sister Maude Baer.

Baer attended Christian Brothers High School, where he used to play golf and won several titles. He later attended Santa Clara University, earning a degree in business administration.

Personal Life

Baer was married to a fellow actor from Beverly Hillbillies, Joanne Kathleen, in 1966. Their marriage did not go as well as they divorced in 1971 with no children. He is not said to have married again but has been involved in several relationships. He dated Victoria Principal and later Chere Rhodes, but he has not had any child from these relationships. Victoria claimed that she was abused by Baer during their relationship, but Baer denied the allegations.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 4th December 1937, Max Baer Jr is 86 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. His height is 6 feet 4 inches tall (1.93 m), and his weight is 87 kg.


Baer started his acting career as early as 1949 in the film Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In 1960 he was signed by Warner Bros and hosted various television programs. In 1962, they joined the Beverly Hillbillies cast. He still took several other roles, but nine years later, Beverly Hillbillies was canceled.

He started taking roles and appearances on television, mostly behind the camera. He also began writing, producing, and directing of various films. He is responsible for writing and directing various films like Macon County Line, The Wild McCullochs, and Hometown USA.

IN 1976, Baer directed another film, Ode to Billy Joe, a title he acquired from a popular song starring such people as Robby Benson and Glynnis O’Connor. Beverly Hillbillies returned 22 years later, but at first, he declined to return to his role, saying it undermined his acting career, but eventually he reprised his role in The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies.

Apart from acting, he is involved in gambling and also has been involved in building a casino. He is the only remaining among the regular cast members of Beverly Hillbillies after Buddy Ebsen died in 2003 and Donna Douglas in 2015.

Awards & Achievements

Baer received TV Land Awards from his role in Beverly Hillbillies. He has also had great achievements from his acting career. He has directed and written various films which have continually made him very popular. He has also developed various projects, including Beverly Hillbillies hotel and casino in Nevada.

Net Worth & Salary of Max Baer Jr in 2024

Max Baer Jr Net Worth
Max Baer Jr Net Worth

As of July 2024, Baer has an estimated net worth of $60 million. The main source of his income is from his acting career. He has written and directed various films that have improved his total income. He has been appearing in various television shows, which has also been paying him very well, thus increasing his income. His various projects also add to his total earnings.

Max Baer is a very successful man from his acting career. He has been in this career for a very long time, and his dedication and hard work have helped him to achieve much in his life. At his old age, he is still celebrated for outstanding acting, directing, and writing of films.


  1. I believe I am a distant cousin, my mom was patricia ann devilbiss married name martin and my grandma was ruth maxine bennett married names devilbiss and howard I would love to hear from you sometime if possible

  2. I too believe I may be a distant cousin,,, although I don’t know the genealogy.
    ,,,, Shellhammer Family.West Penn Township,,Schuylkill County Pa.,,
    ,,,,he had an e-mail,,for chat but never got a response.
    ,,,,May have been his Gradmother that was a Shel hammer or some one lived in the household,,,
    ,,,just asking a question…dls

  3. debra wallace everything you read about the show states they were from the ozarks of southern Missouri or northern Arkansas says nothing about Oklahoma

  4. Dear ; Max Baer Jr., Everyday I watch your your tv show Beverly Hillbillies. I love it and try to talk to my grandkids about shows in black and white and how important they are. I like to keep you and other tv show made back in them times still alive. I thank the tv station ( Me Tv ) for keeping your show running year after year and no matter what work or not I watch,, no I don’t record the show I like to watch while its on. Thank you so much for your acting and made me laugh. Your one of a kind and I thank you for your acting and time to read this. If every you like to say he’ll to me please do. Email [email protected]. Hope to take soo. Thank you for your tims.

  5. i loved the hillbillies especially especially the older ones. i dont care much for the ones in the late sixties and early seventies. good information on alll i look up thanks

  6. My children and I were privileged to met Max Baer, Jr. on the beach at Santa Monica in 1980. I had no idea who he was. All I saw was this extremely handsome man who stopped to talk to us while he was walking the beach. Apparently he saw us get out of our motor home that had Kansas plates on it. I was so nervous I couldn’t form a coherent sentence. After he left my children were so excited and informed me that he was Max Baer, Jr. who played Jethro. I’m still not sure but the man sure looked like him.

  7. I named my weiner after your BH character… on account that, like Jethro, it was big, young, dumb… and full of c*m. Hahaha. Love you man!


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