Max Cullen was born at the 29th April1940 in Wellington, NSW. The whole family went to the town Lawson into the Blue Mountains in 1941. Before Max became an actor he worked for different newspapers and magazines in Sydney. 1965 started he with his great time as an actor. The films "Shotgun Wedding" of 1993 are known to us, he played Rev Arthur Hickey here. "Lightning Jack" is from the year 1994 and Max was the Bart in it. "Spider and Rose" let him see as Jack. For that part he got the AFI Award as best actor in 1994. Max also got a Logie Award.
Besides film work he was also permanently concerned with stage productions. He did theatre tours by all of Australia and played also in London. Max could regularly be seen in tremendously many TV series and TV films since 1972, e.g.: "Skippy", "Carsons Law", "A Country Practice", "Police Rescue". On Channel Nine he was active as a reporter for RPA, a medicine documentation. As such he was elected the voice of Australia.
The "Flying Doctors" series made him world-famous of 1985. He was in the series as the garage owner Hurtle Morrison. A marvellous slit ear was Hurtle and he assigned the garage to his niece Emma later and moved back himself after and after from the series. He nevertheless took part to 1988. He was in the known series like "Skippy", "Homicide", "Division 4", "Riptide", "Matlock Police" repeatedly. "Policy Rescue", "The Damnation of Harvey McHugh", "McLeod's Daughters" in 2001 and "All Saints" 2004 did not go without Max Cullen either.
He worked with in "In a savage land" and played at the Sydney Ensemble Theatre in "Sunshine Boys". He had a part in the mini-series "King in Grass of Castles" in 1999. He was in the Ensemble Theatre very successfully together with Max Gilles on the stage in "A Couple of Blaguards" of Frank and Malachy McCourt in 2000. The piece tells the eventful life of the Irish authors by birth. In Wally's part one saw him in the comedy "The Nugget". He could be seen as Gerry Jackson in the TV series "Love my way" in 2004. In the TV thriller "Black Jack: In the money" he played the part of the Howard. The film "Jindabyne" stood on his plan. He could be seen as Gerry Jackson in the series "Love my way" once more in 2007 in 21 episodes. In "December Boys" Max stood as the Narrator / Adult Misty in front of the camera and as Old Drunk we have seen him in the film "Australia" in 2008.
2009 Max became shot in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" as Travis Hudson. In the same year one saw him in different parts in "All Saints". And also Max let see himself in "City Homicide" as Ray Stairmont in 2009.
In 2010, Max put the audience in the role of Charles in the Short Film Drama “Your own medicine”. 2011 he played a medium in “The Ghost”. In 2012 Max was seen in various roles including in the short films: "Love on the Airwaves", "My mind's own melody", "Dear Life", as well as Owl Eyes in the US-drama "The Great Gatsby" - in which, among other stars like Leonardo Di Caprio and Tobey Maguire play a part.
2013 played Max on the Street Theatre Canberra, the role of the journalist Lennie Lower in the piece “How to be (or not to be)”. Max was in a small supporting role in the short drama "Unspoken" too see. In 2014 he starred alongside Andrew in the series "Rake" and "Devil's Playground".