Max Martini
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Character Frank Stevens
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Date of Birth December 11, 1969
Birthplace Kingston, New York, USA
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Maximilian Carlo "Max" Martini (born December 11, 1969) is an American film, theater and television actor known for his roles as Corporal Fred Henderson in Saving Private Ryan, Wiley in Level 9, First Sergeant Sid Wojo in The Great Raid, and as Master Sergeant Mack Gerhardt on the military television drama, The Unit.

Early Life

Martini was born in Woodstock, New York and was raised in the United States, Canada and Italy, and holds citizenships of all three countries. Martini's mother, Pat, was a private investigator and parole officer, and his stepfather, Stuart Margolin, is a director and actor.

As a teen, Martini attended and played football at Santa Monica High School, where he won the state championship as a kicker. A hamstring pull prevented him from trying out for the Seattle Seahawks and he turned his attention to acting.

Max moved to New York City and studied acting, first at the Neighborhood Playhouse before continuing training at Michael Howard Studios. He then focused on his early love of fine arts by attending the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and receiving a B.F.A. in painting and sculpture. During that time, he spent weekends working at a skydiving center, where he completed over 500 jumps.



After college, Martini found steady work in various film and television projects. His film roles include co-starring opposite Jodie Foster in Robert Zemeckis' Contact as Willie, a fellow scientist with an affinity for brightly colored shirts, and sharing the screen with Tom Hanks and Matt Damon in Saving Private Ryan as Cpl. Fred Henderson, ranking NCO of Pfc. James Ryan’s unit, who helped Cpt. John H. Miller and his men in the brutal final shootout of the film. Most recently, Martini co-starred in John Dahl's The Great Raid as 1st Sgt. Sid Wojo.

He has also appeared in smaller independent films, working with Calista Flockhart in Jane Doe, Chris Penn and Jeffrey Wright in Cement and in the 2000 Sundance Film Festival fave, Backroads. In 1999, Martini wrote, co-directed and starred in Desert Son. His younger brother, Christopher, co-directed the film with him and his sister, Michelle, served as costume designer.

TV and Theatre

Martini’s television credits include a lead role in the Sci-fi Channel’s Emmy nominated mini-series Taken and appearances as Agent Steve Goodrich on the second season of 24. He was also cast in X-Files creator Chris Carter's Harsh Realm and had a recurring role on the Canadian series Da Vinci's Inquest. He also appeared in Lie to Me.

After memorable guest-star turns on popular series, including Numb3rs, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and CSI: Miami, Martini landed a lead role in The Unit, a series about a team of top-tier US Army special operators in the field and at home, which was created by David Mamet and produced by Shawn Ryan of The Shield.

Martini remains active in the theater, having co-founded the Theatre North Collaborative in New York City, a company of American and Canadian actors dedicated solely to producing new works from both sides of the border.

In 2011, he appeared in an episode of Criminal Minds, in which he played a navy SEAL called Luke Dolan who kidnaps and attacks one of the minor characters General Boyd Milgrim.


Year Title Role Notes
1981 Bret Maverick Boy #2 1 episode, as Max Martin
1984 The Glitter Dome Steven TV Movie
1986 Hero in the Family Student Council Pres TV Movie, as Max Margolin
1988 Paramedics Wired Kid as Max Dunne
1989 Neon Rider Dana Grady 1 episode
1990 Repossessed Surfer Dude uncredited
1991 Bride of Violence Taylor Carr TV Movie
1995 Pictures of Baby Jane Doe Charlie
1996 High Incident Keith Springer 1 episode
Walker, Texas Ranger 1 episode
1997 Nash Bridges Larry Fortina 1 episode
Contact Willie as Maximilian Martini
1998 Conversations in Limbo short
Saving Private Ryan Cpl. Henderson
1998-2002 Da Vinci's Inquest Danny Leary 13 episodes
1999 These Arms of Mine Randy
Mutiny TV Movie
Desert Son Vanni as Maximilian Martini
Tail Lights Fade Det. Pierce uncredited
The Hunger 1 episode
1999-2000 Harsh Realm Waters 5 episodes, Mini
2000 The Pretender Todd Baxter TV Series, 1 episode
Profiler Todd Baxter
Cement Mic as Maximilian Martini
The Outer Limits Curtis Sandoval 1 episode
Love Lessons TV Movie
2000-2001 Level 9 Jack Wiley 11 episodes
2001 Mysterious Ways Sean Kasper
Another Day Paul TV Movie
2002 Breaking News Nate Natleson 4 episodes
Taken Colonel Breck TV mini-series:2 episodes,as Maximilian Martini
2003 Backroads Larry
24 Steve Goodrich 3 episodes
The Division Ryan Hollenbeck 1 episode
Line of Fire Jack McCall 1 episode
2003,2005 CSI: Miami Bob Keaton 3 episodes
2003, 2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigations Jarrod Malone/ Jason Kent 2 episodes
2004 Gramercy Park Michael Warner TV Movie
Try to Remember Joe O'Conner TV Movie
Caught in the Act Buck Colter TV Movie
Without a Trace Henry/Nathan Grady 1 episode
2005 Numb3rs Agent Cooper 1 episode
The Great Raid 1st Sgt. Sid Wojo
Silver Bells Rip TV Movie
2006-2009 The Unit Mack Gerhardt 69 episodes
2008 Redbelt Joe Collins
Street Warrior Jack Campbell TV Movie
Burn Notice Gerad 1 episode
2010 All Signs of Death Mercer
Trooper Finn
Dark Blue Tim Rowe 1 episode
Lie to Me Dave Atherton, Dave Burns, Dave Ellstrom
White Collar John Deckard 1 episode
Mandrake Sgt. McCall
Hawaii Five-0 Nick Taylor 1 episode
2011 Exit Strategy Alex Harber TV Movie
He Loves Me Sami TV Movie
Castle Hal Lockwood 2 episodes
Flashpoint Bill Greeley 1 episode
Colombiana Agent Robert Williams
Rizzoli & Isles Dan Mateo 1 episode
Criminal Minds Luke Dolan 1 episode
Revenge Frank Stevens 6 episodes
Hirokin Renault post production
No Better Place to Die 1st Lt. John Dolan pre production, rumor
2013 Pacific Rim Roscoe Calhoun pre production