Max Adler

Actor, Producer

Years Active

2006 - Present

Known For

Dave Karofsky

Born in Queens, New York and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Adler knew from an early age that he wanted to become an actor. Upon graduating from Horizon High School in AZ, he made the move to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams of working in the entertainment industry. After landing a few guest-star roles on "Ghost Whisperer" and "Cold Case" for CBS, he secured a role that would become his breakout moment, starring as 'Dave Karofsky' on the Award-Winning, FOX series "Glee." From 2009-15 he appears as the insensitive jock who tormented 'Kurt' [played by Chris Colfer]. His character made "Glee" viewers love to hate him, then later won audiences over when his character revealed he was gay, and then attempted suicide. Following "Glee," Adler made several guest star appearances on hit shows including "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Blue Bloods," and "The Big Bang Theory" for CBS, and "Last Resort" for ABC. He also has made his mark in film, shooting a supporting role in Love and Honor for ICM films, opposite Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer, Aimee Teegarden, and Austin Stowell. Additional independent films for Adler include a lead role in Believe Me [Lascaux Films] opposite Nick Offerman, Alex Russell, Zachary Knighton, Sinqua Walls and Christopher McDonald, which world premiered April 5, 2014 in Dallas, football film 23 Blast directed by Dylan Baker and costarring Stephen Lang and Alexa Vega, which was released in theaters earlier this year and just came out on DVD, and Sauagatuck Cures [Permoveo Productions] where Adler stars as 'Drew Callaghan' will coming to theaters this upcoming Spring.


  • Hot Water

    Danny 'Dog' Bassett

  • Radioflash

    Officer Jimmy

  • FraXtur


  • 9-1-1


  • Mope


  • Into the Dark

    Officer Freer

  • Mom

    Officer Blankenship

  • Fishbowl California

    Billy Kobrin

  • Famous in Love

    Derek Bagotti

  • The Flash

    Jaco Birch

  • The Young and the Restless

    Jesse Smith

  • The Night Shift

    Corporal Steven Mason

  • Switched at Birth

    Miles 'Tank' Conroy

  • Bones

    Randy Stringer

  • Rizzoli & Isles

    Steve Browning

  • Sully

    Jimmy Stefanik

  • The Binding


  • Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life

    Tommy Hench

  • CafĂ© Society


  • Saugatuck Cures

    Drew Callaghan

  • Glee

    Dave Karofsky / Karofsky

  • The Big Bang Theory


  • Blue Bloods

    Andy Fisher

Gallery of Work