Recently, Hollywood actor Max Casella spilled the beans on his early life before he shot to fame and became a prominent actor. He is well known for his roles on the television series Doogie Howser, M.D., The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Vinyl, and Cro.
Casella rose to prominence after playing the role of Vinnie in the show Doogie Howser. He starred in the show alongside Neil Patrick Harris. Read on to know what Max has to say about his early life.
Max Casella has revealed that he didn’t hit puberty until his mid-20s
In a new interview with Page Six, the Tulsa King star disclosed that he didn’t puberty until his mid-twenties. He talked to the media outlet about not hitting puberty until he was 27 years old.
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Max has pituitary dwarfism, a growth hormone deficiency characterized by unusually short height. He also told the publication that he was put on growth hormones to help with the change.
Casella said, “I was given testosterone. I was on growth hormones, I’m still on those things. My body didn’t go through the change by itself. I have a malfunctioning pituitary gland from birth and basically had to jumpstart my puberty by pumping me full of testosterone and growth hormones to get me to grow because it wasn’t happening. I was 25, and I hadn’t even shaved.”
The Tender Bar star also revealed that because of his delayed puberty, he got the chance to play much younger parts than his actual age. He stated that it was a difficult thing to go through.
Max told the media outlet, “It was a horror show. I couldn’t talk about it. No one understood it. It’s like the trans community today talks about body dysmorphia and feeling like, ‘I’m in the wrong body,’ absolutely my experience. Absolutely. I was a man trapped in a little boy’s body throughout most of my 20s until they finally pumped me full of testosterone.”
What’s next in store for Max Casella?
Max Casella will be next seen in the series Tulsa King, which is set to premiere on November 13, 2022. Let us tell you, Tulsa King is an upcoming crime drama television series made by Taylor Sheridan with Terence Winter showrunning for the platform Paramount+.
Casella will play the role of Armand Truisi in the show. Along with Max, the show also stars Sylvester Stallone as Dwight “The General” Manfredi, Domenick Lombardozzi as Don Charles “Chickie” Invernizzi, Vincent Piazza as Vince Antonacci, Jay Will as Tyson, A.C. Peterson as Pete “The Rock” Invernizzi and Andrea Savage as Stacy Beale.
In addition to this, Max will also star in a forthcoming heist drama series titled Jigsaw. The series will be created by Eric Garcia for the streaming giant Netflix. It will consist of 8 episodes.
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