Maury Sterling
Sterling at the 2015 PaleyFest
Charles Maury Wallace Sterling

(1971-09-01) September 1, 1971 (age 52)
Alexis Boozer
(m. 2014)

Charles Maury Wallace Sterling (born September 1, 1971)[1] is an American actor. He is known for playing Max Piotrowski in Homeland, Rafferty in the comedy film Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Lester Tremor in the action film Smokin' Aces.

Life and career

Sterling was born in Mill Valley, California. He has guest starred on numerous television series, including Judging Amy, ER, Star Trek: Enterprise, 24 and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation to name a few. His only TV series regular was in the sitcom Alright Already, which lasted only one season from 1997-98. It originally aired on the now-defunct WB Television Network.[2]

Sterling has appeared in a number of films, mostly in supporting roles. His prominent role came in the 2006 action film Smokin' Aces where he played Lester Tremor of the psychotic neo-Nazi Tremor Brothers (opposite Chris Pine and Kevin Durand). His role required shaving his head, and shaving his eyebrows off.[3] His other prominent role was in Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) as the antagonist Rafferty.[4][5]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Outbreak Sandman One Pilot
1996 Full Moon Rising Van Jaspers
Bulletproof Skinny Guy
Somebody is Waiting Man In Cell
1997 Columbo: A Trace of Murder Store Clerk Made-for-TV film
Behind Enemy Lines Donny
2001 Imposter Comms Tech
2002 Hart's War Private First Class Dennis A. Gerber
March 1st Maury Short film
2003 Frankie and Johnny are Married Roger
2004 The Old Man and the Studio Paul Short film
Illusion Grant
2005 Andre the Butcher Hoss
Short Fuse Sam
Come as You Are Craig
2006 Smokin' Aces Lester Tremor
2007 The Frolic John Doe Short film
Leo Agent Short film
Stars 'Moe' Short film
2008 Depth Charge Allenson
Fractalus Corey
Beverly Hills Chihuahua Rafferty
2010 The A-Team Gammons
Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball Lester Tremor
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Wolf Soldier #3 Voice[6]
2012 Longmire

Cyrus Brooks

2013 Coherence Kevin
2016 Batman: The Killing Joke Paris Franz Voice[6]
2019 Batman: Hush Thomas Elliot Voice[6][7]


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Picket Fences
1996 Boy Meets World Eddie Hunter
Boston Common Morgan
Townies Doug
Dark Skies Mark Waring
The Single Guy Mordecai
Diagnosis Murder Martin Donner Kingston
1997 The Pretender Donny Beaulieu
1997 - 1998 Alright Already Vaughn Lerner Series regular
1998 Touched by an Angel Eddie Williams
Two of a Kind Policeman
1999 JAG Petty Officer Simpkins
G vs E Harlowe
Angel Barney
2000 V.I.P.
2002 Do Over Mr. Adams
2002 - 2003 Judging Amy Paul Zimberg (2002)
Spencer Carls (2003)
1 episode each
2003 - 2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Anders Molyneaux (2003)
Detective Ken Martz (2008)
1 episode each
2003 Crossing Jordan Scott Marshall
Star Trek: Enterprise Tarquin "Exile"
2004 Without a Trace Glenn Remick
Six Feet Under Pot Dealer
Nip/Tuck Ron
Charmed Lord Dyson
Monk Lewis
2004 - 2006 ER Dr. Nelson 5 episodes
2005 Deadwood Elmer - Chez Ami Labourer 2 episodes
2006 Criminal Minds Jim Meyers
2007 CSI: Miami Barry Ellis
24 Kozelek Hacker 2 episodes
Close to Home Brian Flynn 2 episodes
2008 Cold Case Tommy Connell
2009 Dollhouse Eddie
2010 Lie to Me 'Sully'
2011 In Plain Sight Ronnie Dalembert / Ronnie McIntire 2 episodes
2011 - 2020 Homeland Max Piotrowski 45 episodes
2012 Private Practice Kurt Wilson
2013 Switched at Birth George Papagus's Killer In
2014 Extant Gordon Kern
2015 - 2018 Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Rob Frumpkis Recurring role
2017 NCIS: New Orleans John Stone 3 episodes
2021 The Rookie Marcus Lindsey 2 episodes
2022 NCIS: Hawaii Hank Braddock s1 e17

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Prototype Additional Voices
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena Guard[6]
2011 Star Wars: The Old Republic Male Smuggler[6]
2012 Starhawk Rifters / Outcast[6]
2015 Battlefield Hardline Additional Voices


  1. ^ "Maury Sterling on MovieTome". MovieTome. Archived from the original on August 15, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "Alright Already on The WB". TV Guide. Retrieved November 22, 2008.
  3. ^ "Maury Sterling Interview - Smokin' Aces Movie Premiere Video". 2007-01-17. Retrieved November 20, 2008.
  4. ^ "Maury Sterling Interview - Beverly Hills Chihuahua Video". MovieWeb. 2008. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved November 21, 2008.
  5. ^ "PetLifeRadio-OhBehave- Bo-WOW! We Chat with the Cast of Beverly Hills Chihuahua". PetLifeRadio. 2008. Archived from the original on February 8, 2009. Retrieved November 21, 2008. ((cite web)): External link in |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Maury Sterling (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved November 18, 2023. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.
  7. ^ Vejvoda, Jim (2019-03-27). "Batman: Hush Movie - Exclusive First Look Photo and Voice Cast News". IGN. Retrieved 2019-03-27.