Sitcoms and child actors go together like TV shows and commercial breaks. However, the children that fill families in popular network shows can sometimes come across as annoying rather than charming. Max Prado had an enviable start to life in Hollywood, but unfortunately, things ended on a sad note and life happened. Here is everything you need to know about the child actor who featured in “The Benchwarmers” and “Chuck.”
Max Prado: Age and early life
Max Prado was born on April 15, 1992, in Bakersfield, California, USA to Joey Prado and Georgia Prado. Later, he was raised by Edward and Maureen King, as well as his manager and dear friend, Courtney King.
He was a member of the St. Francis Parish Youth Group and had been baptized Catholic. Max’s talent was not hidden and it was visible as he became a producer at an early age.
Early in his career, Max was a regular in the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”. He also played a role in “The Benchwarmers” as Nelson. Max played the teenage boy who encourages his friend to take a picture of Sarah in “Chuck Versus the Helicopter”, an episode in the series “Chuck”.
He was having a promising career before death cut his life short.
Max Prado: What Happened to him
Hollywood celebrities may appear bigger than life, yet they are just as subject to life’s misfortunes, including the possibility of dying at a young age. While the untimely loss of a loved one is always devastating, the loss of a child actor is especially heartbreaking.
On March 13, 2016, Max died as a result of a heroin overdose. On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., a memorial Mass was held for him at St. Francis Church, 900 H Street.
From the outside, child actors appear to have it easy. Unfortunately, fame and money at such a young age come with a cost, and their lives are not always as happy-go-lucky as we believe.
As days go by, it has become clearer that television may negatively impact a child’s development. It robs them of their youth and has the potential to destroy them before they reach adulthood. Every now and again, you’ll come across someone who cannot the pressures of celebrity effectively as you hear about child actors falling over the deep end which is terrible.
It’s unfortunate when they die of natural reasons or because someone stole their life, but it’s much worse when the pressures of celebrity or easy access to illicit narcotics steal their lives before their time.