Max Schneider began performing at the age of three, and he hasn’t stopped since. He started off singing and dancing for family and friends on his living room table, but he ended up singing and dancing on a Broadway stage.
He began his professional career in the musical, 13, on Broadway and things just set off from there. Shortly after 13 closed, Max booked a guest star role on Law and Order SVU. He has also appeared on television shows such as One Life To Live and The View. In January, 2010, Max was lucky enough to be chosen out of 6,000 applicants to attend the YoungArts Program in Miami. He was one of twenty theater finalists, and he specialized in musical theater at the program. He studied with incredibly talented performers such as Liv Ullman, Malcolm Gets, and Kevin Carroll.
In early May, 2010, Max walked into a casting for the Fall/Winter 2010 ad campaign for Dolce & Gabbana featuring Madonna. A week later he was posing arm in arm with Madonna for world-renowned photographer, Steven Klein. The ad campaign was released in August of 2010 in 44 countries. In late 2010 after attending NYU Tisch for Musical theater (New Studio on Broadway), Max booked his first role in a feature film, “The Art Of Love” (“The Last Keepers”) starring Olympia Dukakis, Virginia Madsen, and Aidan Quinn.
In 2011 Max filmed his first pilot co-starring in a new series for Nickelodeon called “How To Rock” playing the character Zander Robbins. The series was picked up shortly after and started airing on Nickelodeon Feb 4th 2012.
Max co-starred with Keke Palmer in a new TV musical movie for Nickelodeon entitled “RAGS” which premiered on May 28, 2012. The movie was directed by Bille Woodruff , with choreography by Rosero McCoy and music my Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. It also stars Drake Bell, Avan Jogia, and Isaiah Mustafa. The soundtrack and DVD are currently available on iTunes and Amazon.
Max is an avid singer and songwriter and along with working on his own album, he has been writing for other projects and artists. His song “Last One Standing” which he co-wrote with Matt Wong and Claire Demorest is featured in two episodes on “How To Rock” and his song “Show You How To Do” which he co-wrote with Ben Charles, is featured on the show “Shake It Up”.
During the Summer of 2012, Max was invited to open for Victoria Justice for her “Making It In America” National Tour. In addition to putting together a new band and opening for her in over 16 major cities to sold out crowds, Max accompanied Victoria on their “Bruno Mars Medley” (directed by Kurt Schneider) as well as singing a solo song during her show. The Tour received rave reviews and Max and his band extended the tour by “headlining” in Webster Hall/NYC (sold out) and House of Blues/Chicago. During the Tour Max debuted 2 of his original songs “Everyday” (co-written by Jon Feldmann) and “Quicksand” (co-written by Matt Wong).
Max hopes to debut his first full album in 2013, with his original songs, and to continue to tour live with his band while growing as an adult actor. He loves his fans (“Schneidermonkeys”) and wants to continue to spread happiness and love wherever he goes.