Max Baer Jr, Nancy Kulp and Sharon Tate in The Beverly Hillbillies, The Giant Jackrabbit episode - 1965

Max Baer Jr, Nancy Kulp and Sharon Tate in The Beverly Hillbillies, The Giant Jackrabbit episode - 1965

Max Baer Jr 1937

Max Baer Jr 1937

6. Max Baer Jr. Has a Love/Hate Relationship with His “Jethro” Role The actor who played the dimwitted Jethro Bodine believes that the role essentially killed his acting career. He had a few minor roles over the years, but mostly stuck to writing, producing and directing due to the typecasting he seemed to be stuck […]

6. Max Baer Jr. Has a Love/Hate Relationship with His “Jethro” Role The actor who played the dimwitted Jethro Bodine believes that the role essentially killed his acting career. He had a few minor roles over the years, but mostly stuck to writing, producing and directing due to the typecasting he seemed to be stuck […]

The Beverly Hillbillies cast -- Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan,  Max Baer, Jr., Donna Douglas, Raymond Baily and Nancy Kulp

The Beverly Hillbillies cast -- Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Max Baer, Jr., Donna Douglas, Raymond Baily and Nancy Kulp

The Beverly Hillbillies cast -- Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan,  Max Baer, Jr., Donna Douglas, Raymond Baily and Nancy Kulp

The Beverly Hillbillies cast -- Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Max Baer, Jr., Donna Douglas, Raymond Baily and Nancy Kulp

Max Baer Jr., Actor: The Beverly Hillbillies. The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, Max Baer Jr. is a classic (except probably to him) example of Hollywood typecasting. Known around the world as "Jethro Bodine" in the smash TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Baer did not find work as an actor in Hollywood for three years after the Hillbillies went off the air. Baer finally had to put himself to work as an actor in ...

Max Baer Jr., Actor: The Beverly Hillbillies. The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, Max Baer Jr. is a classic (except probably to him) example of Hollywood typecasting. Known around the world as "Jethro Bodine" in the smash TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Baer did not find work as an actor in Hollywood for three years after the Hillbillies went off the air. Baer finally had to put himself to work as an actor in ...

Max Baer (February 11, 1909 – November 21, 1959) was an American boxer of the 1930s (one-time Heavyweight Champion of the World) as well as a professional wrestler and referee, and had an occasional role on film or television. He was the brother of twice World Champion boxing contender Buddy Baer and father of actor Max Baer, Jr. (best known as Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies). Baer is rated #22 on Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.

Max Baer (February 11, 1909 – November 21, 1959) was an American boxer of the 1930s (one-time Heavyweight Champion of the World) as well as a professional wrestler and referee, and had an occasional role on film or television. He was the brother of twice World Champion boxing contender Buddy Baer and father of actor Max Baer, Jr. (best known as Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies). Baer is rated #22 on Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.

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