Maximilian Deitch, better known by his stage name Max Casella, is an actor born on 6th of June 1967 in Washington, D.C, USA. Some of his most notable roles include those in TV series ’’The Sopranos“, ’’Doogie Howser“ and ’’Boardwalk Empire“. He has also voiced Daxter in the ’’Jak and Daxter“ video game series.
Have you ever wondered how rich Max Casella is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Max Casella’s overall net worth is over $2 million. accumulated through a versatile acting career which he started in the late ’80s. Since he is still very active in the entertainment industry, his net worth continues to grow.
Max Casella Net Worth $2 Million
Although born in Washington, D.C., Max was brought up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From his paternal side he is of Jewish, and from his mother’s of Italian descent. As a child, he attended the same school as Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck, where the four had the same drama teacher. Having discovered his interest in acting, Casella started performing in regional theater productions like ’’Cyrano de Bergerac“ and ’’Night and Day“ at the Huntington Theater. At that period of time, Max was also a member of the Rising Phoenix Repertory Theater Company. However, his first notable role came in 1988 when he appeared in the TV series ’’The Equalizer“. He then played the recurring role of ’’Vinnie“ Delphino in the TV series ’’Doogie Howser, M.D.“ in which he starred next to Neil Patrick Harris. Soon followed a role in the 1992 film ’’Newsies“ which was based upon true events from the end of the 19th century, and the 1994 film ’’Ed Wood“. Three years later, Max portrayed the character of Timon in the original Broadway production of ’’The Lion King“, which brought him a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination.
He returned to Broadway in 2000 to portray Marcellus Washburn in ’’The Music Man“, and a year later, Casella joined the cast of ’’The Sopranos“ as character Benny Fazio, in the series’ third season, and appeared in 28 episodes. Having established a name for himself both as a stage and as a television actor, Casella appeared in the ESPN mini-series ’’The Bronx is Burning“(2007) and films such as ’’Leatherheads“(2008) and ’’Revolutionary Road“(2008). He also voiced several characters including the lead character in the animated TV series ’’Cro“(1993-1994), Zini in the CGI film ’’Dinosaur“(2000) and Tip in the animated sequel film ’’The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea“(2000). The year 2013 proved to be very fruitful for Casella as he starred in several films including ’’The Last of Robin Hood“, ’’Fading Gigolo“ and ’’Oldboy“, and two years later he appeared in „Wild Card“, „Applesauce“ and „Christmas Eve“. Max continues to actively appear in various productions and some of his most recent activity includes the role of Julian in the TV series ’’Vinyl“(2016), Edgar in the miniseries ’’The Night Of“(2016) and Joe in ’’The Detour“(2017). He also played next to Natalie Portman in the 2016 film ’’Jackie“ and is currently filming the ’’Wonder Wheel“(2017). His net worth continues to rise.
When it comes to his personal life, Max married Leona Robbins in 2002, and the couple has two daughters. Casella and his family reside in New York.
Although he often plays New Yorkers, he actually grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His parents are from New York and they taught him to speak with a New York accent. He moved to New York after high school and has lived there for most of his life.
His father's ancestry is Russian Jewish and his mother's is Italian. Max's birth name is Deitch, though he professionally has long used his mother's maiden name, Casella.
(December 2000-2001) Co-Starred on Broadway in "The Music Man" as Marcellus Washburn.
Was in the original Broadway cast of "The Lion King" playing Timon. Won the Theatre World award for Outstanding Broadway Debut, as well as a Drama Desk nomination.