Is Max Kellerman Jewish? Religion And Family Ethnicity Revealed

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The admirers have shown an interest in Max Kellerman religion. Max is Ashkenazi Jewish, and according to The Forward and the Yiddish Book Center, Kellerman is fluent in Yiddish.

Max Kellerman is an American sports television personality and boxing commentator.

Kellerman is also the host of This Just In with Max Kellerman and the co-host of Keyshawn, JWill, and Max on ESPN radio.

Alongside Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerin, Kellerman has also co-hosted the talk show on ESPN “First Take.”

Not only that, but the commentator had previously co-hosted the sports radio talk show Max and Marcellus with Marcellus Willy on ESPNLA.

Max Kellerman At The Cable Show
Max Kellerman At The Cable Show (Source: Instagram)

Additionally, in 2002, Max hosted the ESPN panel talk show “Around the Horn” from its inception until 2004.

The host also co-hosted the comedy sports talk show “SportsNation” in 2013 with Wiley and Michelle Beadle until 2016.

Talking about his commentary, he was the studio commentator for Friday Night Fights and also the color commentator for HBO’s World Championship and Boxing After Dark.

Max Kellerman Religion 

Max Kellerman was born in the Bronx on August 6, 1973, and grew up in the Greenwich Village area of New York City.

He was born to his parents, Henry Kellerman and Linda Kellerman. Henry is a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and writer.

According to some sources, the commentator is Ashkenazi Jewish and fluently speaks Yiddish.

Despite being Jewish and speaking fluent Yiddish, Max is not religious.

However, his paternal grandparents were Samuel “Sol” Kellerman and Esther Pellis, who were Russian Jews.

Max Kellerman Wife And Kids

Max is a married man. He tied the knot with Erin Manning in 1994. Manning is a Canadian cultural theorist and political philosopher who was born on February 1, 1969.

Max Kellerman Daughters
Max Kellerman Daughters (Source: Twitter)

The couple was blessed with their first daughter on November 6, 2008. After that, the pair welcomed two children.

The names of their three daughters are Esther, Mira, and Sam Kellerman. Sam was named after Max’s late brother.

Max Kellerman Brother, Sam

Max Kellerman’s younger brother, Sam Kellerman, was born on November 24, 1974. He grew up in Manhattan and attended Stuyvesant High School.

Younger Kellerman was a sportswriter and former rapper.

As a rising young artist, the sportswriter wrote a play called The Man Who Hated Shakespeare. Not only that, he also hosted a public-access cable television show.

Max With His Brother, Sam
Max With His Brother, Sam (Source: Twitter)

Unfortunately, on October 17, 2004, at the 1400 block of Vista Street in Los Angeles, Sam was found dead with a wounded skull inside the apartment.

A hammer was found beside the Kellerman’s body, and his apartment was set on fire, per police.

All the suspension was on his house guest, James Butler Jr., an American former professional boxer popular as “The Harlem Hammer.”

Butler came in as a guest for a few days but later showed no intention of moving out. Kellerman even threatened to evict the former boxer if he didn’t leave.

Butler was arrested three days after the incident, and the boxer pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and arson of a sports writer.

On April 5, 2006, Butler was sentenced to 29 years and four months in prison.

Neeki Kakshyapati
Neeki Kakshyapati

Neeki Kakshyapati

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