Max Martini

Martini in 2013, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Maximilian Carlo Martini

Place of Birth: Woodstock, New York, U.S. or Kingston, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 11, 1969

*Italian (father)
*Irish (mother)

Max Martini is an American actor, writer, and director.

Max is the son of Patricia, a private investigator and parole officer, and Raffaelle Martini Pandozy, a sculptor and reformist artist. His father is Italian, from Rome. His mother, who is from Texas, is of either entirely or mostly Irish ancestry. He is the brother of actor and producer Christopher Martini and costume designer Michelle Martini. Max is married to Kim Restell, with whom he has two children. His stepfather is film, theatre, and television actor and director Stuart Margolin.

Max was raised in Victoria, Canada, and New York City.

Max’s maternal grandfather was William Patrick Dunne (the son of Joseph Michael Dunne and Elizabeth C. McCortley). William was born in Texas. Joseph was born in Illinois, to Irish parents, Patrick C. Dunne and Bridget Mary Talty. Elizabeth was born in Kansas, to an Irish father and a New York-born mother.

Max’s maternal grandmother was named Marion Briggs (the daughter of Charles Briggs and Helen). Marion was born in New York. Helen was the daughter of Ellen Marion, who was born in Canada, to Irish parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Max’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) –

Max’s maternal grandfather, William Patrick Dunne, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
William Patrick Dunne on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Max’s maternal grandmother, Marion Briggs, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. Manila says:

    Not to be confused with Swedish record producer Max Martin, just to remind you. Thanks.

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