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Max Gail

Maxwell Trowbridge "Max" Gail Jr. (born 5 April 1943) is an American actor who has starred in stage, television, and film roles.

He played the Banana Boat Tour Guide on Showtime's DEXTER.


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Gail is best known for his television role as Det. Stan "Wojo" Wojciehowicz in the sitcom Barney Miller (1975-1982). Gail's best known feature film role is in D.C. Cab (1983) as the owner of the taxi company. In 1984, Gail was featured in the The Babe on Broadway. Gail has starred in other TV series including Whiz Kids (1983) as an investigative reporter. He has appeared on the TV series Sons & Daughters (2006). Gail has made many guest appearances on TV shows such as: Walker, Texas Ranger, Cannon, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Due South, The Streets of San Francisco, Friends and Lovers, The Drew Carey Show, Hawaii Five-0, Quantum Leap, Psych, Gary Unmarried, 'NCIS', Longmire, Mad Men, Scorpion, and Fargo. Gail appeared in the 2013 film 42. Gail runs Full Circle, a production company which has featured documentaries on such subjects as Agent Orange, Native Americans, and nuclear issues. Gail was recast as Mike Corbin on General Hospital. He debuted on February 5, 2018.

Personal Life

Gail was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Mary Elizabeth (Scanlon) and Maxwell Trowbridge Gail, Sr., a businessman, and he was raised in Grosse Ile, Michigan. He attended Williams College, and was later an instructor for the University Liggett School before becoming an actor. Gail's first wife, Willie Bier, died of cancer in 1986; they have a daughter, India. His second wife, Nan, and he have two children, Maxwell and Grace. Gail has a twin sister, actress Mary Gail.