Growing up in foster care, Max was returned to his mother when Kylie regained custody of him in 2011, after a period spent living at the Rovers with his aunt Becky McDonald when Kylie sold him to her and Steve for £20,000. Kylie managed to turn her life around and become a responsible parent, with her husband David Platt becoming the only dad Max knew.
Max's biological father Callum returned to the scene in 2014 and fought for custody of his son. Max was at first receptive, but became fearful of Callum after witnessing him and some heavies beating up Jason Grimshaw. Callum died shortly thereafter, but David has allowed Max's paternal grandmother Marion to see her grandson.
Since Kylie's murder by Clayton Hibbs in 2016, Max and Lily have been raised by David and his second wife Shona. Normally a well-behaved child, more recently he has faced problems at Weatherfield High for running a smear campaign against teacher Daniel Osbourne.
Max suffers from ADHD for which he takes medication. He continues to live at 8 Coronation Street with his family.
Kylie Turner gave birth to Max when she was nineteen on 5th September 2006. Max's father Callum Logan wasn't on the scene during her pregnancy and after Max was born, he ended up in prison for assaulting a judge, later losing touch with his partner and child.
The irresponsible Kylie's hedonistic lifestyle soon led to social services taking Max from her and placing him in foster care during which she was only allowed to see him twice a week for set periods and under strict supervision. When half-sister Becky McDonald tracked Kylie down and started to try and turn her life around, one of her aims was to get Max back for Kylie. Granting her a roof over her head at the Rovers and a job at Roy's Rolls fulfilled two of the court's conditions and at a hearing in September 2010, Kylie was given custody back. Her son came and lived at the Rovers thereafter.
In October 2010, Kylie decided to go on holiday to Cyprus and leave Max with Becky and her husband Steve. Becky soon remembered about the social worker visit and decided to pose as Kylie. Kylie later returned with a Greek boyfriend, Dimitri. Kylie announced she was moving to Cyprus permanently and taking Max. Steve and Becky decided to offer money to Kylie as an incentive for keeping Max. She agreed and demanded £20,000 for Max. After being paid, Kylie left Max at the Rovers and left for Cyprus. However, on the night of the tram crash, Max went missing and Kylie revealed to Steve and Becky that she had taken Max. Kylie demanded another £5,000 for them to keep him. Becky managed to find the money by looting the Corner Shop safe and after being paid once more, Kylie left again.
Upon her release from Redford Prison and return to Weatherfield, Tracy Barlow discovered that Steve and Becky had paid for Max and used it to gain custody of her and Steve's daughter Amy, blackmailing them. Kylie also returned again in March 2011, this time engaged to David Platt whom she met abroad. David was unaware that Kylie had sold Max and believed Steve and Becky had taken him from her. Kylie continuously fobbed him off saying she didn't want Max and that he was better off with Steve and Becky. Steve anonymously reported himself and Becky to social services and Max was taken into foster care in June 2011.
In November 2011, Max returned to Weatherfield and moved into 8 Coronation Street living with Kylie, David and Gail McIntyre. The family expanded in August 2013 when Kylie gave birth to his half-sister Lily Platt.
In July 2014, David and Kylie took Max to Barbados to visit Becky, who had since immigrated. The trip was a disaster due to Max's hyperactive, destructive behaviour, and once back in Weatherfield the two eventually visited a doctor who diagnosed Max with ADHD. The situation made Kylie decide to track down Max's father Callum, but she soon regretted this as he began to hassle her about seeing his son. Kylie had also taken to taking some of Max's medication for herself as she couldn't cope, with her marriage becoming massively strained when David found out, and Callum soon had her drawn back into hard drugs. When David discovered this on Christmas Day 2014, he kicked Kylie out of the house and she disappeared with Callum.
In Kylie's absence, Callum forced himself into Max and his family's life. Callum told Max he was his real father and they started to bond, to David's disgust. Callum also applied for custody.
Max was played by Harry McDermott from his debut in August 2010 until December 2020. Since September 2021 he has been played by Paddy Bever. An official source stated that the recast was due to plans for the character to be involved in more mature storylines. 
Bever auditioned for the role in the middle of his A-Level exams, and landed it as his first acting job, having attended multiple performance schools. A few months after his debut, he expressed a desire for his performance to do justice for both the character and previous actor. He also talked about his positive relationships with his co-stars and his excitement of joining an established family within an iconic series. 
First and last lines
"I wish to be with new mummy forever." (First line, making birthday wish)
List of addresses
|Foster home||Unknown to 13th September 2010|
|Rovers Return Inn||13th September 2010 to 1st June 2011|
|Foster home||1st June to 28th November 2011|
|8 Coronation Street||28th November 2011 to 18th January 2021|
|Paul Robeson Estate, Wythenshawe||18th January to 10th February 2021|
|8 Coronation Street||10th February 2021 to present|