Harley Max Shellhammer was born in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Wawasee High School where he was a three sport athlete and had a passion for the arts. However, his true passion was Hockey where he excelled since the age of Five. After leaving the sport with an injury, Harley started out modeling, commercial work, and print ad photography, while also trying his hand in another sport he fell in love with-Wakeboarding. In 1998, he moved to New York City for work, and also took classes at small independent acting classes in Manhattan. He also enrolled and began taking classes with, Alliances Francaises, and spent time in France over the course of time. He now resides in Atlanta, Georgia where the film industry has taken over, but continues to share his time between the Big Apple and his new home.