Max: Actors & Characters

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Pages that are UNDER CONSTRUCTION may be incomplete, have broken links or contain unverified information.

This is the cross-reference page for actors who have played a role in any of the various Max Headroom productions, as well as a cross-reference for the characters.

This page is a jumbled mess of combined material and broken links. Proceed at your own risk...

Name Links

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"
Anthony Dutton Gorrister
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
Lloyd McGuire Edwards
Val McLane Blipvert Eyewitness
Hilton McRae Breugal
Amanda Pays Theora Jones
Elizabeth Richardson Ms. Formby
George Rossi Mahler
Howard Samuels Patrick (reporter)
W. Morgan Sheppard Blank Reg
Roger Sloman Murray
Paul Spurrier Bryce Lynch
Roger Tebb Helipad reporter
Hilary Tindall Dominique

Major Roles, ABC Series

Actors who appears in all or a majority of episodes.

Actor Role Notes & Other Roles
Sharon Barr Lauren
George Coe Ben Cheviot
Matt Frewer Max Headroom and Edison Carter
Hank Garrett Ashwell
Virginia Kiser Miss Julia Formby
Amanda Pays Theora Jones
W. Morgan Sheppard Blank Reg
Jeffrey Tambor Murray
Concetta Tomei Blank Dominque
Chris Young Bryce Lynch
Lee Wilkof Edwards

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
Rick Ducommon Mahler
Ricardo Gutiérrez Martinez
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