Jayson Patrick Blair, born May 17, 1984, is an American actor, known for his role as school bully Max Owens on the MTV sitcom, The Hard Times of RJ Berger. He portrayed Chris, a member of Vocal Adrenaline, in The Rhodes Not Taken.

Personal Life

He was born in Detroit, Michigan. Blair attended L'Anse Creuse High School-North in Macomb Township, Michigan, in which he played tennis. After graduating, he made appearance in commercials for Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Honda Civic.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 CSI: NY 'Y Monster'/Albert Linehart (Oedipus Hex)
Convincing Benny Checking Out Guy short
2007 Succubus: Hell-Bent Jason
2008 Hot Hot Los Angeles Ty (7 episodes)
Big Game Mark
2009 Murder Squad Ryan Newcomb
Heroes Young Nathan (Chapter Three 'Acceptance')
Glee Chris (The Rhodes Not Taken)
My Date Stephan (Love Is Blind)
2010 Rizzoli & Isles Brandon Lewis (She Works Hard for the Money)
Public Relations Kevin
The Steamroom God Squad Guy
The Hard Times of RJ Berger Max Owens 2010 - 11 (24 episodes)
2011 Metro Tom T. TV Movie
The Protector Frederick Ralston (Safe)
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Mike (Jane)
2012 The New Normal Clay Clemmons 2012 - 13 (22 episodes)
Drop Dead Diva Chase Black (Jane's Getting Married)
The Closer Paul Woods (Fool's Gold)
Detention of the Dead Brad
2 Broke Girls Brendon (And the Spring Break)
2013 In Sickness and in Health Brian
2014 Free Fall Ray completed
Keep It Together Chip TV Movie
#Stuck Rick The Promoter
Whiplash Travis
2015 The Wrong Side of Right Will Holloway


  • Jayson Blair plays a closeted gay bully jock in MTV's "The Hard Times of RJ Berger" just as Max Adler does in Glee. His character's name is Max.
  • He has also shared a film with Max Adler (Detention of the Dead).
  • He previously played Clay Clemmons on The New Normal (2012), until the show was axed after one season. Interestingly, this is another show in which Ryan Murphy has written for.
  • He appeared in a film with Melissa Benoist (Whiplash).


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