Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 6, 1967
SpouseLeona Casella
MarkHeavy Brooklyn accent
FactHis 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.


Max Casella is an American actor, voice actor, and musician. He was born on June 6, 1967, in Washington, D.C., to an Italian-American family. His father, Salvatore Casella, was a jazz trumpeter, and his mother, Frances (née DiGiacomo), was a homemaker. He has two older sisters, Gina and Tina. Casella was raised in the Bronx, New York. He attended the High School of Performing Arts, where he studied acting. He also played the drums in a band called The Young Rascals.

After high school, Casella moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. He made his television debut in an episode of the sitcom Cheers in 1987. He has since appeared in numerous television shows and movies. Some of his most notable roles include Vincent “Vinnie” Delpino in Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989-1993), Danny DeVito’s son in The War of the Roses (1989), and Johnny Cammareri in Moonstruck (1987).

In addition to his acting career, Casella is also a musician. He plays the drums and percussion in the band The Young Rascals. The band has released two albums, The Young Rascals (1987) and Groovin’ (1988).

Casella has been married twice. His first marriage was to actress Lisa Darr from 1992 to 1995. They have one son together, Dante Casella-Darr (born 1993). His second marriage is to actress Karyn Parsons from 1999 to present. They have two children together, Maya Casella-Parsons (born 2001) and Leonardo Casella-Parsons (born 2003).

Casella has a net worth of $4 million. His salary is not known at this time.

General Info

Full NameMax Casella
Date Of BirthJune 6, 1967
Height1.74 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Voice Actor
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseLeona Casella
ChildrenGioia Casella, Mia Casella
ParentsDoris Casella, David Deitch

Accomplishments

NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
MoviesNewsies, Blue Jasmine, Killing Them Softly, Inside Llewyn Davis, Ed Wood, Wild Card, Oldboy, Fading Gigolo, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, The Last of Robin Hood, Analyze This, Revolutionary Road, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, Sgt. Bilko, Dinosaur, Leatherheads, Applesauce, Windrunne...
TV ShowsVinyl, The Confession, The Bronx Is Burning, The Adventures of Hyperman, Cro, Doogie Howser, M.D.

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1Heavy Brooklyn accent

Facts

#Fact
1Although 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.
2His 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.
3(December 2000-2001) Co-Starred on Broadway in "The Music Man" as Marcellus Washburn.
4Was 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.

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Woody Allen Project2017post-production
Live by Night2016completedDigger Pescatore
The Detour2017TV SeriesJoe Delicious
Crisis in Six Scenes2016TV SeriesBarber
Jackie2016/VJack Valenti
The Night Of2016TV Mini-SeriesEdgar
Vinyl2016TV SeriesJulie Silver
Christmas Eve2015Randy
Applesauce2015Les
The Sonnet Project2015TV Series
Wild Card2015Osgood
A Midsummer Night's Dream2014Nick Bottom
Oldboy2013James Prestley
Fading Gigolo2013Guy at Counter
The Last of Robin Hood2013Stanley Kubrick
Blue Jasmine2013Eddie
Inside Llewyn Davis2013Pappi Corsicato
Trust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon2013Tyler
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale2012Video GameDaxter (voice)
Killing Them Softly2012Barry Caprio
The Confession2011/IIIEddie
Somewhere Tonight2011Fred
The Confession2011TV SeriesEddie
PlayStation Move Heroes2011Video GameDaxter (voice)
Roasted: America Under the Influence2011ShortFrank Further
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son2011Canetti
Boardwalk Empire2010TV SeriesLeo D'Alessio
Hawaii Five-02010TV SeriesJoey
Passione2010Soldier / Jailor / Lover
Weequahic2009ShortAbie the Shtick
Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier2009Video GameDaxter (voice)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony2009Video GameUnion Official (voice)
Medium2009TV SeriesJoel Tiernan
Revolutionary Road2008Ed Small
Leatherheads2008Mack Steiner
Scaring the Fish2008Dennis
Pain2007Video GameDaxter (voice)
The Bronx Is Burning2007TV Mini-SeriesDick Howser
The Sopranos2001-2007TV SeriesBenny Fazio
Bristol Boys2006Donny Brascorelli
Daxter2006Video GameDaxter / Hotelier (voice)
Jak X: Combat Racing2005Video GameDaxter (voice)
The Notorious Bettie Page2005Howie
Jak 32004Video GameDaxter (voice)
Hot Shots Golf Fore!2004Video GameDaxter (voice)
Jak II2003Video GameDaxter (voice)
Queens Supreme2003TV SeriesChristopher Schiffer
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2002TV SeriesNicky
Courage the Cowardly Dog2002TV Series
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy2001Video GameDaxter (voice)
The Legend of Tarzan2001TV Series
Behind the Seams2000Jeff
King of the Open Mics2000Heckler
The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea2000VideoTip (voice)
Dinosaur2000Zini (voice)
Freak Talks About Sex1999Freak's High School Friend
Analyze This1999Nicky Shivers
Working1998TV SeriesQuinten McCracken
Trial and Error1997Dr. Brown
Real Violence1996ShortNicky
Hey Arnold!1996TV SeriesTony B. / Philly D.
Sgt. Bilko1996Spc. Dino Paparelli
The Adventures of Hyperman1995TV SeriesStudd Puppy (voice)
The Cosby Mysteries1995TV SeriesSimon Cosler
Cro1993-1994TV SeriesCro
Ed Wood1994Paul Marco
Windrunner1994Denny LeBlanc
Doogie Howser, M.D.1989-1993TV SeriesVinnie Delpino
New Year1993TV MovieDoorman
Newsies1992Racetrack Higgins
Race Against Tomorrow1991
Maverick Square1990TV Movie
Kate & Allie1989TV SeriesMike Sheridan
The Equalizer1988TV SeriesStreak
Ephraim McDowell's Kentucky Ride1981TV MovieJoseph McDowell (as Max Deitch)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Passione2010performer: "TAMMURRIATA NERA FILM MIX", "CARAVAN PETROL FILM MIX", "DOVE STA ZAZÀ FILM MIX"
The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea2000Video performer: "Tip & Dash"
Doogie Howser, M.D.1990-1992TV Series performer - 8 episodes
Newsies1992performer: "CARRYING THE BANNER", "KING OF NEW YORK"

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scaring the Fish2008co-producer
Real Violence1996Short executive producer / producer
Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square1991Video short producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Canceled Lives: Letters from the Inside1993Video documentaryHimself (voice)
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
Blood Drips Heavily on Newsies Square1991Video shortHimself
Help Save Planet Earth1990TV SpecialHimself
The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death Battle2016TV SeriesDaxter
Reinventando Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryHimself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014Audience AwardNUHO - New Hollywood Online Film FestivalBest ActorTrust, Greed, Bullets & Bourbon (2013)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GamePlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (2012)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesThe Sopranos (1999)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleEd Wood (1994)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Motion PictureNewsies (1992)
1990Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Quality Comedy SeriesDoogie Howser, M.D. (1989)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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