Wow, dude, Dr. Thornhill is your dad!? That's like ... really sad.

—Kirby, in The Legend of Ja'em Mk'rah

Kirby Kowalski

Max Steel Reboot Kirby Kowalski

Gender Male
Alias Kirby
Species Human
Status TBA
Occupation Student of Copper Canyon High School
Age 16
Homeworld Earth
Interests High school student and friend
Weapons None
Family TBA
Allies Maxwell McGrath
Max Steel
Sydney Gardner
Molly McGrath
Dr. Thornhill
Enemies Miles Dread
Grim Reaper Monsters
Background Information
First Appearance Come Together Part One
Last Appearance Max Steel: The Dawn of Morphos
Voiced By Richard Ian Cox

Kirby Kowalski, or simply Kirby, is one of the students at Copper Canyon High School and one of Maxwell McGrath's friends. He is very loyal and nice to poeple, but sometimes, a little lazy. Because of that, he was an easy target to bullies, as he was constantly bullied by Butch and his sidekicks. Kirby debuted in Come Together Part One and is voiced by Richard Ian Cox.

TV Show

Season 1

Come Together Part One

After Max accidentally stumbled up on Sydney Gardner, Kirby appeared and befriended Max.

Later on, he appeared being tormented by Butch and his sidekicks, until Max came and helped him.

Come Together Part Two

Kirby sees Max and thanks him for saving him from Butch and his sidekicks and invites him to hang out sometime. He asks for Max's number, which makes him remember that he had accidentally switched phones with Sydney. Kirby sees the pink phone and jokes with Max, but he gets distracted and leaves Kirby, making him feel confused.

Come Together Part Three

Kirby was hanging out with Sydney while Dread executed his master plan. He was captured by one of THI's energy tendrils, but he eventually was released from them after Dread was defeated.

Cleaning House

Max invited Kirby and Sydney to take a tour on the THI building with his mother, Molly McGrath. Max and his friends arrived shortly after Tytus Octavius Xander was fired from his job and Kirby recorded him grumbling. While walking in THI's hallways, Kirby said that Molly had the coolest job in the world.

Secret Identity Crisis

Hard Water

Live by the Sword

Making the Grade

Thanks, I Think

Season 2

Ultralink Invasion Part One


Kirby is a tall and skinny teenager who has brown hair and dark brown eyes. He uses a black blouse over a white t-shirt with brown details, dark green pants and brown shoes.

He also uses few different outfits on Season 2. In Ultralink Invasion Part One, Kirby appeared using aluminum clothes. The suit has an antenna on his left shoulder and Saturn on the right shoulder.


Kirby is a laid-back, big-hearted, friendly, loyal and sort of a goofball, as he is described by the Official Website. After looking out for Max when he was the new kid in school, Kirby started seeing himself as a protector of the clueless. As seen in Ultralink Invasion Part One, Kirby likes to wear clothes made out of aluminum, saying that the aliens would try to abduct him with their tractor beams, which denotes that Kirby shows a interest for sci-fi movies and series and is imaginative.


Maxwell McGrath

"Welcome to Copper Canyon High new guy! Wretched hive of scum and villainy. I'm Kirby."

Kirby befriended Max shortly after he was introduced to Copper Canyon High School.

Sydney Gardner


The Gallery of Kirby Kowalski can be seen Here.


  • Kirby has mentioned about his Grandpa in an episode.
  • In Season 2, Kirby and Butch became best friends.
  • Kirby already uploaded a video of Butch being accidently hit by a door because of Max. The video became viral in some minutes.
  • He plays the drum.
  • His profile formerly featured on the Official Website had a picture of him with a slight different t-shirt, as instead of having brown lozenges, the shirt was completely white.
Characters in Max Steel
Team Turbo Max Steel · Alejandro Villar · Rayne Martinez · C.Y.T.R.O.
Allies Commander Forge Ferrus · Berto · Jefferson Smith · Kat Ryan · Molly McGrath · Jim McGrath · Commander Parker · Furbo and clones · Ven-Ghan · T.J. · Torbolt · Soldiers · Scientists · Sydney Gardner · Kirby Kowalski · Butch · Knockout · Power Wing · Quickfire · Professor Connors
Main Antagonists Miles Dread · Makino · Morphos · Professor Mortum · Dr. Prometheus Halifax · Lord Nexus · Extroyer · Toxzon and Fishy · The Elementors (Fire, Earth, Water, Air,Ultimate, Metal and Mega) · Jason Naught · Ultralinks (Drone, Fighter, Makino Elite, Raider, Stealth, Stinger, Spiny, and Tweezer)
Minor Antagonists Alien Scientist · Avatak · Axel · Blast Link · Bone Links · Butch Link · Centipede Links · Chomp Link · Colonel Jasper F. Castle and his army · Dread Naughts · Dwayne · Earth Elementor (Species) · Forge Link · Goopanoids (Acid, Green Toxin, Nano, Radioactive and Toxic Bacteria)  · Gun Links · Human Morphos Hybrids · Kirby Link · Lizard Links · Makino's Clones · Megalinks · Monstro · Morphos' Clones · Murakami · N-Tek Link · Nexus Agents · Night Howl · Plaztek · Prism Link · Ragnok · Reaper Links · Robot Zombies · Rock Links · Sewer Monsters · Snare · Super Mud · Sydney Link · Tank Links · The Ninjas · Thieves · Toxic Zombies · Turbofied Dread Naughts · Vin · Worm Links · X376 · Zelak
Others Alien Scientist's Assistant · Cobrassaurus · Commander Kilgore · Copper Canyon High School Coach · Copper Canyon Mayor · Copper Squatch · Cute Girl · Dean · Dr. Thornhill · Dean · Donnie · Firefighter · Georgina Romero · Hero-Man · Hot Dog Vendor · Intern · Jake · Jimmy Blaze · Klean Kal · Laser-Lass · Lewis · Mama Moco · Martin · Max's Old Neighbors · Mortum's nephew · Mr. Jones · News Reporter · Police Officer · THI Security Guards · THI Technician · THI Workers · Tachyon Soldiers · The Black Star Council Councillor · The Ninjas · The Vendor · Toxic Piranhas · Toxic Seagull · Troy's Pet Tiger · Truck Driver · Unnamed Blonde Woman · Unnamed Copper Canyon High School Student
Season 2 Characters
Heroes and Allies Max Steel · C.Y.T.R.O. · Commander Forge Ferrus · Molly McGrath · Berto · Kat Ryan · Jefferson Smith · Sydney Gardner · Kirby Kowalski · Butch · Soldiers · Scientists · N-Tek Agents · Commander Parker · Jim McGrath (actual appearance) · Furbo · Furbo's Clones · Tachyon Soldiers · Torbolt · Ven-Ghan · T.J.
Main Villains Makino · Miles Dread · Extroyer · Toxzon · Fire Elementor · Earth Elementor · Water Elementor · Air Elementor · Metal Elementor · Evil Ultralinks · Blast Link · Chomp Link · Prism Link · Dread Naughts · Jason Naught
Minor Villains N-Tek Link · Plaztek · Avatak · X376 · Thieves · Vin · Dwayne · Ragnok · Reaper Links · Member of Black Star Council · Fishy · Goopaniods · Centipede Links · Gun Links · Bone Links · Tank Links · Rock Links · Lizard Links · Extroyer's Ultralink · Sydney Link · Butch Link · Kirby Link · Forge Link · Worm Links
Others Dr. Thornhill · Axel · Mr. Jones · Klean Kal · The Vendor · News Reporter · Jimmmy Blaze · Jake · Dean · Police Officer · THI Workers · Copper Squatch · Takion Soldiers · Truck Driver · Unknown Copper Canyon Student · Mama Moco · Martin · Lewis

Characters introduced on Season 2 appears in blue.

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