Max Martini was confirmed on Twitter by E L James as our favorite bodyguard, Jason Taylor. Max is an original New Yorker, having been born in the Woodstock/Kingston area in upstate New York.
Acting since the mid 80s, I think of Max as a Journeyman actor. He has been a recurring and regular actor in many different show including CSI Miami and The Unit, where he played a series regular as a solider named Mack Gerhardt. ( That was a great show)
You also may recognize him as the lead SEAL Team member that rescues Tom Hanks Character in Captain Phillips, which just happens to have been produced by the dynamic duo of Dana Brunetti and Mike Deluca.
Talk about six degrees of separation…Max also worked in Saving Private Ryan with Tom Hanks and was in an episode of Nash Bridges in the late 90s…The main character of that show was Nash, played by none other than Don Johnson….Dakota Johson’s dad.
I think Max is a great addition to the movie and has that world wise and slightly weary Taylor look.
I can’t wait to see him bring Taylor to life!