Max Gail
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Max Gail
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Stella Henry
June 7, 2017 to Present
At A Glance

Max Gail joined the cast of General Hospital in 2018 as a recast for the character of Mike Corbin, the father of famous mobster Sonny Corinthos. His powerful portrayal of a man struggling with Alzheimer's Disease earned him the 2019 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

Gail was born in Detroit, Michigan, on April 5, 1943, with the name Maxwell Trowbridge Gail Jr. He attended Williams College and was later an instructor at the University of Liggett School before he decided to seriously pursue a career in acting. This led to many stage and television roles, including parts in series like Walker, Texas Ranger, Cannon, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, The Drew Carey Show, Hawaii Five-0, Quantum Leap, NCIS, Scorpion and Mad Men.

However, Gail is arguably best known for his role as Detective Stan "Wojo" Wojciehowicz on the 1970s sitcom Barney Miller, which earned him two consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category.

Gail has been married two times. His first wife, Willie Bier, died of cancer in 1986, which reportedly inspired the actor to narrate the alternate medicine documentary Hoxsey: When Healing Becomes a Crime. He and his second wife, Nan Harris, have two children -- Maxwell and Grace -- who are siblings to India, whom he fathered with Bier before her death.

Gail runs a production company called Full Circle, which has featured documentaries on subjects like Agent Orange, nuclear issues, and Native Americans.

Acting Portfolio: TELEVISION


General Hospital
Mike Corbin
2018


The Cool Kids
Robert
2018


Hawaii Five-0
Bill Walker
2017


Scorpion
Bruce
2016


Recovery Road
Mort
2016


Review
Forrest's Father
2015


Longmire
Thomas Hoyt
2015


Mad Men
Floyd
2015


Perception
John O'Hare
2014


Psych
Jerry Carp
2012-2013


Legit
Judge
2013


Harry's Law
Gerald Essex
2011


Gary Unmarried
Jack
2009


Criminal Minds
Conrad Winmar
2009


Always and Forever (TV Movie)
Bill Anderson
2009


NCIS
Sam Loomis
2008


Cold Case
Ray Lisi
2008


Life
Dr. Jackson Bridger
2008


Dexter
Banana Boat Tour Guide
2007


Entourage
Max Gail
2007


Sons and Daughters
Wendal Halbert
2006-2007


Days of our Lives
Merle
2007


The Drew Carey Show
Les
2001


The Perfect Wife (TV Movie)
Ted Vance
2001


Chicken Soup for the Soul
Mr. York
2000


18 Wheels of Justice
Frank Gorman
2000


Judging Amy
Psychiatrist
2000


Nothing Sacred
Carl
1998


Chicago Hope
Caleb Cline
1998


Due South
Sheriff Wilson Welsh
1998


Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Grandpa
1997


Gun
Dick Sproule
1997


Not in This Town (TV Movie)
Wayne Inman
1997


The Inheritance (TV Movie)
Arliss Johnson
1997


Tell Me No Secrets (TV Movie)
Art Koster
1997


The Lazarus Man
The Sheriff
1996


Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Mr. Edwin James
1996


Walker, Texas Ranger
Dan Lundy
1995


Renegade
Charles B. Douglas
1995


Naomi and Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (TV Movie)
Professor Ray Morello
1995


Home Improvement
Officer Carl Keegan
1995


Mortal Fear
Det. Michael Curran
1994


Sodbusters
Tom Partridge
1994


Ride with the Wind (TV Movie)
Jack Hayes
1994


The Switch (TV Movie)
Judge Johnson
1993


Quantum Leap
George Sanders
1993


A Child Lost Forever: The Jerry Sherwood Story (TV Movie)
Mr. Jurgens
1992


Doogie Howser, M.D.
Mr. Bailey
1992


Somebody's Daughter
Harry
1992


209 Hamilton Drive (TV Movie)
1991


Our Shining Moment (TV Movie)
John McGuire Jr.
1991


Normal Life
Max Harlow
1990


Murder, She Wrote
Stanley Holmes
1989


The Outside Woman (TV Movie)
Billy
1989


Matlock
Lt. Chet Webber
1988


Man Against the Mob
Rusty Kitchens
1988


Home (TV Movie)
Will Costigan
1987


Spies
Harry
1987


Tonight's the Night (TV Movie)
Sam Davies
1987


Amazing Stories
Duncan Moore
1987


Can You Feel Me Dancing? (TV Movie)
Mel Nichols
1986


Killer in the Mirror (TV Movie)
Jim Armbuster
1986


Intimate Strangers (TV Movie)
Sol Kramer
1986


The Grand Baby (TV Movie)
1985


Trapper John, M.D.
Barney Tinker
1985


The Other Lover (TV Movie)
Sal
1985


Tales of the Unexpected
Charlie
1985


Comedy Factory
Harry Stover
1985


Insight
Custodian
1984


Letting Go (TV Movie)
Dr. Rudnick
1985


Whiz Kids
Llewellen Farley Jr.
1984


Barney Miller
Det. Stan "Wojo" Wojciehowicz
1975-1982


Fun and Games (TV Movie)
Ray Garvey
1980


The Aliens Are Coming (TV Movie)
Russ Garner
1980


11th Victim (TV Movie)
Andrew Spencer
1979


Pearl (TV Mini-Series)
1st Sgt. Walder
1978


Desperate Women (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Spangler
1978


Like Mom, Like Me (TV Movie)
Henry Millen
1978


Curse of the Black Widow (TV Movie)
Ragsdale
1977


The Streets of San Francisco
Donald Wilton
1976


Foster and Laurie (TV Movie)
Doctor #1
1975


Get Christie Love!
March Richey
1974


Mr. and Mrs. Cop (TV Movie)
Albanel
1974


Shaft
Tony
1974


Cannon
Eddie Abner/Marlon Blake
1971-1972


Ironside
Patrolman
1971


Acting Portfolio: FILM


Jumping the Gun
Uncle Charlie
2019


The Last Full Measure
Haley
2019


DriverX
Danny
2017


September Morning
Delivery Don
2017


Abundant Acreage Available
Hans
2017


The Hero
Gary Babcock
2017


This Moment (Short)
Irving
2016


Don't Tell Kim
Uncle Charlie
2016


In Memory (Short)
David Sawyer
2015


Underdog Kids
Charlie
2015


I'll See You In My Dreams
Carl
2015


The Frontier
Sean
2014


Dark House
Scott
2014


42
Burt Shotton
2013


JumpRopeSprint
Uncle Charlie
2011


Act Your Age
Andrew
2011


Beautysleep Symphony
The Voyeur
2010


The Legends of Tillamook's Gold
Grandpa Kimbell
2006


Dangerous Perceptions
David Storm
2005


Bloodlines
Robert
2004


Graduation Night
Mr. Quigley
2003


Mind Rage
Lou
2001


Facing the Enemy
Thomas Galloway
2001


Naturally Native
Mr. Carlson
1998


Frame By Frame
1996


Forest Warrior
Sheriff Ramsey
1996


Good Luck
Farmer John
1996


Deadly Target
Captain Peters
1994


Pontiac Moon
Jerome Bellamy
1994


Dangerous Touch
Jasper Stone
1994


Street Crimes
Flannigan
1992


Judgement in Berlin
Judah Best
1988


Where are the Children?
Clay Eldridge
1986


Heartbreakers
King
1984


D.C. Cab
Harold
1983


Cardiac Arrest
Leigh Gregory
1980


Night Moves
Stud
1975


Dirty Harry
Tunnel Hoodlum
1971


The Organization
Rudy
1971

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2019; for General Hospital)

Daytime Emmys Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2019; for General Hospital)

Daytime Emmys Pre-nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor (2019; for General Hospital)

Primetime Emmys Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series (1979, 1980)

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PLACE OF BIRTH: Detroit, Michigan
DATE OF BIRTH: April 5, 1943
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