Max Elliott Slade

Max Elliott Slade (born July 4, 1980)[1] is an American former child actor who starred in 3 Ninjas, 3 Ninjas Kick Back, and 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up as the character named Jeffrey Douglas, later nicknamed Colt by his grandfather Mori Tanaka. He was the middle child of the Douglas family in the films. He was featured as Jay Lovell in Apollo 13, young Mark Goddard in The Sweeper, and young Gil Buckman in Parenthood.

Max Elliott Slade
Max Slade

(1980-07-04) July 4, 1980 (age 40)
Years active1989–1996

Slade earned a brown belt in Gosoku-ryū karate at age 11.

Slade began his acting career in 1989 playing Young Gil Buckman in Parenthood. In 1990, he played Kevin Buckman in twelve episodes of Parenthood. In 1991, he played Willy in the made-for-TV film To the Moon, Alice. In 1992, he played Jeffrey Colt Douglas in 3 Ninjas. In 1994, he reprised his role as Jeffrey Colt Douglas in 3 Ninjas Kick Back. In 1995, he reprised his role as Jeffrey Colt Douglas in 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up. Although, the film was shot before Kick Back started production. In 1996, he played Jay Lovell in Apollo 13. Afterwards, he played Mark in the direct-to-TV film The Sweeper.


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Parenthood Young Gil Buckman
1992 3 Ninjas Jeffrey 'Colt' Douglas
1994 3 Ninjas Kick Back
1995 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up Filmed in 1992, but not released until 1995
Apollo 13 James 'Jay' Lovell
1996 The Sweeper Young Mark Direct-to-Video Release
2008 Frost/Nixon Camera Operator (Smith crew) Uncredited
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Parenthood Kevin Buckman 12 episodes
1991 To the Moon, Alice Willy TV movie


  1. ^ "Max Elliott Slade". Retrieved 2018-07-03.

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