Maxwell George "Max" Schneider (born June 21, 1992), known professionally in music as MAX, is an American actor, model, dancer, songwriter, and singer. In 2015, he signed to DCD2.


Schneider was raised in Woodstock, New York. He began performing at age three and got his first agent at the age of 14. He was raised in his father's Jewish religion.


Schneider was a swing understudy in the Broadway musical 13 covering 4 roles in 2008 and 2009, and modeled with Madonna for an international Dolce And Gabbana campaign. He was the 2010 YoungArts Theater Winner.

In 2012, Schneider co-wrote the song "Show You How To Do" with Ben Charles for the Disney hit show Shake It Up. He portrayed Zander in the Nickelodeon TV series How to Rock. He also sold a song to the show called "Last 1 Standing", co-written by Matt Wong and Claire Demorest, which is featured in 2 episodes of the series. Schneider also starred in the Nickelodeon original film Rags as Charlie Prince, the lead role in the film. In late 2012, Schneider placed another song with Cody Simpson for his album Paradise entitled "Standing in China". He released his first EP titled First Encounters in 2010. In 2012 he toured with Victoria Justice on the Make It In America tour.

In 2015, Schneider released an album titled NWL, which was originally planned to be an EP titled The Nothing Without Love EP; the album was funded by donations through Kickstarter. The first single off of the album, titled 'Nothing Without Love', was released on May 21, 2015, along with a music video for the song. "Mug Shot" is his first single to be released under the name MAX. He has since gone by MAX musically because he "[wants the name] to be more of a vehicle for the music". In October 2014, Schneider was featured in two tracks from Hoodie Allen's debut album, People Keep Talking.

On February 19, 2015, it was announced that Schneider signed with and will be releasing new music under DCD2 Records. In April 2015, it was announced that Schneider is lead singer of a new soul group called Witchita, formed with Tim Armstrong. The band's first single, 'Mrs Magoo' was released via Hellcat Records on April 21, 2015.

Throughout June 2015, Schneider toured with Fall Out Boy, Wiz Khalifa, and Hoodie Allen on the Boys of Zummer Tour.

Awards and Nominations

Radio Disney Music Awards
2016Best Song To Lip Sync To"Gibberish"
MAX ft. Hoodie Allen


Studio albums

List of EPs, with selected details, chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions

Schneider Brother Covers
Hell's Kitchen Angel7


List of EPs, with selected details, chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions

First Encounters
The Say MAX
Ms. Anonymous

Soundtrack albums

List of soundtrack albums, with selected details, chart positions
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions



TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
"Nothing Without Love"2013Non-album singles
"Mug Shot"
(solo or featuring Sirah)
20142The Say MAX — EP
"Streets of Gold"
(featuring Hoodie Allen)
77Ms. Anonymous — EP
"Ms. Anonymous
(featuring Jared Evan)"
(featuring Lil Uzi Vert)
Wrong — EP
"Holla"2016Hell's Kitchen Angel
"Lights Down Low"
"Basement Party"
(Chris Malinchak featuring MAX)
2015Non-album singles


2013The Last KeepersLance
2015Love and MercyVan Dyke Parks
2009Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJustin McTeague"Lead" (season 10: episode 15)
2010One Life to LiveMain Dancer2 episodes
2011Worldwide Day of PlayHimselfTV special
TeenNick HALO AwardsHimselfAward show
2012How to RockZander RobbinsMain cast (25 episodes)
RagsCharlie PrinceTV movie; Lead role
Figure It OutHimselfGame show; Panelist (7 episodes)
Beauty & the BeastJake Riley (Teen Pop Star)"Trapped" (season 1: episode 8)
2014CrisisIanMain cast