Max Kellerman Biography
Max Kellerman is an American sporting television personality and boxing commentator. He is a co-host of ‘First Take’ on ESPN alongside Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim. He is a former host of ‘Around the Horn and studio commentator on ‘Friday Night Fights’.
Max Kellerman Age
Max was born on 6th August 1973 in New York City, New York, U.S. (45 years as of 2018)
Max Kellerman Family | Max Kellerman Brother | Sam Kellerman
Max parents are Henry Kellerman (father) and Linda Kellerman (mother). He has three brothers. His younger brother Sam Keller was murdered by former boxer James Butler in October 2004.
Max Kellerman has a younger brother, Sam Kellerman, born on 24th November 1974, the 2nd of the four brothers in the Kellerman family. He wrote a play called ‘The Man Who Hated Shakespeare’ and hosted a public-access cable-television show.
Sam was murdered by former boxer James Butler, his body was found inside his apartment in the 1400 block of Vista Street in Los Angeles on 17th October 2004. Butler confessed to the murder and was sentenced to 29 years imprisonment.
While recalling his brother Max said, “[Sam] was a creative genius… He was the best writer for his age I’ve ever read. I used to tell him, ‘I’ll always be able to get someone to pay me for talking, and you’ll always be able to get someone to pay you for writing.’ When it came to writing, I felt like Salieri to Sam’s Mozart. Sam wanted to direct the film, but I think he was fated to write and be in front of the camera.
He was starting to get work as an actor. He was in several national commercials. And the acting wasn’t even what he did best. Sam was a sure thing. It was just a matter of time before he made it big.”
Max Kellerman Wife
In 1994 Max Kellerman married Erin Manning, they have been lovers since college. In 2014 Max revealed that he had once hit Erin while they were dating back in college while they both got drunk. It was alleged that Max was suspended by ESPN although they never confirmed nor denied with the station offering a statement “Max Kellerman will return to ESPN-LA Radio and SportsNation on Thursday.”
Max Kellerman Children
Together with Erin, they have three children Esther Kellerman, Sam Kellerman, and Mira Kellerman.
Max Kellerman Education
He graduated from Hunter College High School in 1991 and later joined Columbia University graduating with a degree in History.
Max Kellerman First Take | Max Kellerman ESPN
On 25th July 2016, Kellerman joined ESPN’s First Take as a featured commentator with Stephen A. Smith and host Molly Qerim. Kellerman and Smith debate the most topical issues of the day. Kellerman sees his role on ‘First Take’ as a way of putting a fresh spin on things in part by sketching out a unifying thread to all his positions. He is always willing to stick up for players when others won’t.
“Sports has a tendency to be pro-management or pro team, I’m more pro-labor…I generally look to take the side of the players.”
Max Kellerman Lip
Kellerman has a small permanent scar on the left side of his mouth from a childhood accident. An article in Sports Illustrated said it resulted from his fooling around near an electrical outlet as a child which he confirmed on his radio show.
Max Kellerman Rap
Max Kellerman was a member of a hip hop group under the name “Max and Sam” with his brother Sam. In 1994 they were signed under Columbia Records and recorded a music video titled “Young Man Rumble”.
Max Kellerman Career
While at Columbia University Max Kellerman covered professional boxing for a local public access television cable TV program called Max on Boxing. After graduating from Columbia University he became an analyst on ESPN’s boxing series Friday Night Fights.
In November 2002 Max Kellerman became the host of ‘Around the Horn’ on ESPN. He left the show in early 2004, although the show was popular as they could not reach an agreement with the network.
In 2004 he joined Fox Sports Net as a host of a new show called ‘I, Max’. He discussed sports news with Michael Holley, former Around the Horn panelist, and Bill Wolff. He took time off in October after the death of his brother. The show was canceled by Fox later despite its higher ratings at the time. The last episode aired on 18th February 2005.
He joined Tucker Carlson on his show on MSNBC in 2005, on a segment of the show called “The Outsider”. Kellerman generally took the position selected by Carlson, in March 2008 the show was canceled. Kellerman did at least two nights of audition shows at 7 PM for WEPN (1050) 1050 ESPN Radio in New York City, hosting one night with Sid Rosenberg starting in the week of 21st August 2006.
Max Kellerman began hosting the 10 AM to noon program on WEPN on 23rd October 2006 replacing ESPN’s nationally broadcast Colin Cowherd program. In September 2007 the show was extended to 1 pm. In November Brian Kenny, ESPNEWS and SportsCenter joined the show as a co-host.
The show was added to XM Radio on ESPN Xtra on 4th February 2008. In the fall of 2008, the show was renamed to ‘The Max Kellerman Show’ after Kenny left the radio program to attend to his SportsCenter duties. Kellerman left ESPN radio on 9th March 2009.
Max Kellerman joined HBO as the network’s Boxing After Dark telecast working alongside Fran Charles and Lennox Lewis. He moved to the HBO World Championship Boxing main team in 2007 alongside Jim Lampley, Harold Lederman, and a rotating guest analyst, usually Roy Jones Jr. or the late Emanuel Steward.
In December 2010 he was announced as the new midday host at ESPNLA 710 alongside former NFL player co-host Marcellus Wiley, replacing LA Sports Live with Andrew Siciliano and former NBA player Mychal Thompson.
Max Kellerman Salary and Net worth
He earns $3 million annually and has an estimated net worth of $6 million.