- The Skinny - 20131031-Max Tapper

INTRODUCING MAXIMILLAN TAPPER

Max Tapper has been a great friend like an older brother to me he is one of those people who shines a bright light in the room upon entering. I am bringing him to the show because he really has the triumvirate of mind, body and spirit and that connection shows from his work to his workouts tune in for a dynamic discussion and solid plan of how to approach your fit life.

This show is all about exposing amazing people that were along my journey to win in the fight against obesity and new ones I meet that help me maintain. Max was there at 250 all the way down and still.

While many are just recognizing the name MAXIMILLAN TAPPER, for more than ten years, countless others have already been drooling over the versatile actor’s striking good looks.

With major fashion editorials, advertising campaigns, and coveted screen roles under his belt, Max Tapper is rapidly gaining acclaim as one of today’s most promising talents.

Born in 1976 to parents of Jamaican decent, Maxamillan was raised in Brooklyn, New York until at age 13, Max’s family moved upstate to Rockland County where Max graduated from Ramapo High School in 1993. By 1999, Max earned a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University in Exercise-Science and Kinesiology, however, instead of pursuing his dream of becoming a chiropractor, Max headed back to New York City and used his degree to become a personal trainer.

In 2002, during a training session with a client, Max’s 6’5’’ all-muscle 230-pound frame garnered the attention of a Playboy Magazine executive. Upon first sight, Max was booked for a fashion editorial for the popular men’s magazine, and from there on, a modeling career began.

Upon completion of the Playboy spread, Max was signed by the esteemed Ford Models Agency and was instantly booked by the high-end fashion publication Harper’s Bazaar to shoot alongside Victoria’s Secret supermodel Stephanie Seymour. The images from that photo shoot became so iconic Jerome Gautier selected them as featured artwork in the 2012 coffee table book CHANEL: The Vocabulary of Style. Max would go on to book numerous print and commercial advertising campaigns with such brands as Wheat Thins, Champion, Virgin Mobile, Wachovia Bank and Bud Light, just to name a few. In a matter of years, the in-demand model also secured catalog work and covers for popular department store chains, including JC Penney’s, Kohl’s and Belk, and Max’s strong and distinct physique made him a natural for the pages of fitness publications such as Men’s Health and Men’s Fitness. By 2004, GQ Magazine credited Max with their photo of the year.

That same year, Max decided to put his talents, personality and charm to use, and began studying acting at The Actor’s Connection in New York City. In 2005, Max scored a principal role in the international blockbuster film The Interpreter, securing a prestigious membership with the Screen Actor’s Guild. In 2006, Max played an assassin on HBO’s hit television drama The Wire, and by 2008, was handpicked to star as Anton Rix in Sony’s web-series Who Is Johnny X? From 2010 – 2011 Max was a central character on the popular daytime soap opera One Life to Live, where he portrayed Detective Theodore Price during the popular soap’s final two seasons.

Max currently resides in New Jersey with his six year old son. He recently shot an episode of the hit USA series White Collar and will appear in upcoming episodes of the network’s hit sitcom Royal Pains.