Max: Actors & Characters
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Where it is useful to do so, names in this list are linked to other pages.
- Characters with enough significance to warrant discussion (especially those shared between the telefilm and pilot episode, or who otherwise appear in more than one episode) are likely to have a link to a page here.
- Actors who are regulars or recur in multiple episodes are likely to have a link to a page here.
- Actors who appear in one episode, or have very minor roles in more than one, will have a link to their IMDb page, if they have one.
- Characters and actors who lack any link are those about whom there's nothing useful to say and do not have IMDb listings worth a separate visit. There are a number of these, since the ABC series tended to use very minor, sometimes one-role actors.
Generally, if there is something interesting about the actor or character, a link to more information will be found. No link means, well, that the actor name and role name are the highlights.
UK Telefilm Roles
Matt Frewer, Amanda Pays and W. Morgan Sheppard played the same roles in the original telefilm as they did in the ABC series. All other cast and some differing roles were as follows.
|Actor||! Role||Notes & Other Roles|
|Michael Cule||Exploding Blipvert Viewer||Vogon guard, BBC "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"|
|Nickolas Grace||Grosman||The biggest-name actor, at the time, in the original telefilm.|
|Gregory Constantine||Ben Cheviot|
|Matt Frewer||Max Headroom and Edison Carter|
|Joane Hall||Body Bank Receptionist|
|Gary Hope||Gene Ashwell|
|Val McLane||Blipvert Eyewitness|
|Amanda Pays||Theora Jones|
|Elizabeth Richardson||Ms. Formby|
|Howard Samuels||Patrick (reporter)|
|W. Morgan Sheppard||Blank Reg|
|Paul Spurrier||Bryce Lynch|
|Roger Tebb||Helipad reporter|
Major Roles, ABC Series
Actors who appears in all or a majority of episodes.
Recurring Roles, ABC Series
Actors who appeared in four or more episodes or were otherwise significant roles.
|Actor||Role||Episodes||Notes & Other Roles|
|Rosalind Chao||Angela Barry|
|Andreas Katsulas||Mr. Bartlett|
|Rob Narita||Dong Po (Asian Producer)||ABC.1.6, "Blanks"|
|Lisa Niemi||Janie Crane|
|Charles Rocket||Ned Grossberg|
Minor Roles, ABC Series
Actors who played minor roles in the ABC series, usually in one episode.
Many are very minor or little-known actors, some with only a handful of credits and a few with only this one.
All actors in this category are listed in show credits, but some played roles as yet unidentified.
|Actor||Role||Episode||Notes & Other Roles|
|Billie Bird||Florence (Body Bank receptionist)||ABC.1.1, "Blipverts"|
|Tain Bodkin||"Orbitthon" announcer||ABC.1.2, "Rakers"|
|Bobby Brett||Unknown||ABC.1.2, "Rakers"|
|Brian Brophy||Traker||ABC.1.6, "Blanks"|
|Robert Dowdell||Transplant Doctor||ABC.1.3, "Body Banks"||Chip Morton, "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"|
|John Durbin||Dragul / City Prosecutor||ABC.1.6, "Blanks"|
|Stephen Elliott||Clive Thatcher (Network 66 Chairman)||ABC.2.3, "Grossberg's Return"||Scotty Demarest, "Dallas"|
|Tom Everett||Unknown||ABC.1.6, "Blanks"|
|John Fleck||Ronald (Peller's assistant)||ABC.1.6, "Blanks"||Gecko, "Carnivále"; Del Varner, "Babylon 5"|
|J. Michael Flynn||Lucian||ABC.1.5, "War"|
|Jenny Gago||Pancho||ABC.1.3, "Body Banks"||Detective Zapeda, "Alien Nation"|
|Elizabeth Gorcey||Arrested Blank||ABC.1.6, "Blanks"||Wendy Jo, Footloose (1984)|
|James Haake||Club Dancer||ABC.1.3, "Body Banks"||aka "Gypsy" Haake|
|Doug Hale||Maitre D'||ABC.1.2, "Rakers"||Derek Mitchell, "Babylon 5"|
|John Hamelin||Indian commentator*||ABC.2.3, "Grossberg's Return"|
|Karen Hensel||Network 66 board member||ABC.2.3, "Grossberg's Return"||Sister Catherine, Psycho III|
|Fred Holliday||Game Show Host||ABC.1.2, "Rakers"||Ron Wyche, "Days of Our Lives"|
|Lorilyn Huckstep||Winnie (Jones)||ABC.1.2, "Rakers"|
|Cynthia Stevenson||TV Astrologer||ABC.1.6, "Blanks"|
|* tentative role match, unconfirmed|