Max Kolby was born in Villach, Austria, on April 4, 1990. His mother Silvia (née Kolb) is a former teacher and his father Josef Schoendorfer is a store manager. He has three older siblings, two brothers and a sister. Kolby's interest in the stage goes back to his early childhood both in the fields of acting and music. After a school performance Kolby started to take acting classes and at the age of 17 he decided to pursue a career in acting. He landed a lead role in the independent feature film 3te Chronik in Germany. Read more... in the military he moved to New York to study acting. He graduated from the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and has since worked on numerous productions, among them the award winning short film Forever Changed and the independent feature film Digital Physics. In March 2014 Kolby made the transition from NYC to Los Angeles due to professional reasons. Recently he portrayed Joric, one of the lead characters in the web series Skyrim: The Shadow Cult and the title role in A Boy Called Boris.