Max Decker was born and raised in McAllen, Texas. He moved to New York and studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre with Kathryn Gately while working on "All My Children," playing the role of Carlos Reyes. He was soon offered the role to play Gutierrez in the 2002 Tony Award winning play "Take Me Out" written by Richard Greenberg. After the play closed in 2003, Max moved to Los Angeles and guest starred on television shows such as: "North Shore" starring opposite Jason Momoa and the CBS drama "The Unit" with director David Mamet. He starred on the ABC pilot "The Catch" written and directed by JJ Abrams. He has done over a dozen guest stars on television including “Reba," "Criminal Minds," "The Mentalist," "Perception," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and many more. Max still acts, however spends most of his time dedicated to coaching his students at M.A.D. Acting Studio.
Max opened MAD Acting Studio in 2010 and has helped coach many actors and build their careers.
He has coached actors such as Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool), Amirah Johnson (Shameless), Bianca Santos (The Fosters), Ryan Carnes (General Hospital), Madeline Horcher (Origins), Quincy Fouse (Legacies), Finn Roberts (Greenhouse), Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) and Eric Michael Cole (Gia).
Max has helped many actors start off on the right foot and mentors them in navigating the path to finding the best managers and agents.
MAD Acting Studio will help you find your technique to further your craft and career. Techniques include Dramatic Imagination, Substitution, Sense Memory work and more. Max will help with Script Analysis and finding the character. Max has over 20 years in the business and has an amazing staff that assist in cultivating the studio with his students to reach their full potential and become professional working actors.