Max Casella (born June 6, 1967) is an American actor. He is known for his roles on the television series The Sopranos, Doogie Howser, M.D., and as the voice of Daxter in the Jak and Daxter video game series. Casella was born in Washington, D.C., son of David Deitch (a newspaper columnist) and Doris Casella (a social worker). He is of half Italian and half Jewish descent. He grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he attended the same school as actors Traci Bingham and Matt Damon. Casella played Vincent Delpino in the television series Doogie Howser, M.D. from 1989 to 1993 alongside Neil Patrick Harris. In 1992, Casella played Racetrack Higgins in the movie Newsies. The movie was based upon true events in the 1899 newsboys strike against Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst.
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