Max Perlich is an American actor best known for his role as J.H. Brodie in the television crime procedural Homicide: Life On The Street, appearing in 39 episodes from 1995-1997.
He has had recurring television roles in TV 101; L.A. Law; Buffy The Vampire Slayer; Gilmore Girls; Charmed and My Name Is Earl.
He has made guest appearances on 21 Jump Street; My Two Dads; Trying Times; Spawn; Fantasy Island; Chicken Soup For The Soul; Nash Bridges; NYPD Blue; Thieves; The Shield; Crossing Jordan; The Guardian; and Line Of Fire.
Perlich's career began with a small part in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, this came after he had dropped out of high school in the tenth grade.
This began his appearances in a series of bit parts on television and in teen films such as Can't Buy Me Love (1987) and Lost Angels (1989); his roles were usually of the slacker or juvenile delinquent variety.
As he outgrew the teen genre, his later performances, although still minor, were distinguished by eccentricity and twitchy, nervous energy, fully realised in the film Drugstore Cowboy.
He has excelled in supporting roles in films such as Rush (1991) and Georgia (1995).
Other films he has appeared in include Gleaming the Cube (1989); The Butcher's Wife (1991); Rush (1991); Cliffhanger (1993); Maverick (1994); Beautiful Girls (1996); Feeling Minnesota (1996); Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997); Ugly Naked People (1999); Sometimes They Come Back... for More (1999); Net Worth (2000); The Independent (2000); Blow (2001); Deuces Wild (2002); The Missing (2003); and The Darwin Awards (2006).