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The son of Broadway and film star Zero Mostel, Joshua Mostel is every bit the "heavyweight" that his father was -- perhaps even heavier. A graduate of Brandeis University, Mostel followed his father's sizable footsteps by going on-stage. His first major film appearance was as King Herod -- complete with anachronistic psychedelic costuming, and ... See full bio »
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Billy Madison Principal Max Anderson
The Money Pit
The Money Pit Jack Schnittman
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 2016 The Congressman
Bernie Gimpel
 2014 Growing Up and Other Lies
Chuck MacArthur
 2013 Beneath the Harvest Sky
 2009 State of Play
 2001 Knockaround Guys
Mac McCreadle
 1999 Big Daddy
Arthur Brooks
 1999 The Out-of-Towners
Dr. Faber
 1998 Rounders
 1998 Great Expectations
Jerry Ragno
 1995 Let It Be Me
 1995 The Maddening
Chicky Ross
 1995 The Basketball Diaries
 1995 Billy Madison
Principal Max Anderson
 1994 The Chase
Officer Figus
 1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer
Chess Club Regular
 1992 Nervous Ticks
Saul Warshow
 1991 City of Hope
Mad Anthony
 1991 Little Man Tate
Physics Professor
 1991 City Slickers
Barry Shalowitz
 1990 Naked Tango
Bertoni the Jeweler
 1989 Animal Behavior
Mel Gorsky
 1987 Wall Street
 1987 Matewan
Cabell Testerman
 1987 Radio Days
 1986 Stoogemania
Howard F. Howard
 1986 The Money Pit
Jack Schnittman
 1985 Compromising Positions
Dicky Dunck
 1985 Almost You
 1984 Windy City
 1984 The Brother from Another Planet
Casio Vendor
 1983 Star 80
Private Detective
 1982 Sophie's Choice
Morris Fink
 1982/I Fighting Back
 1976 The Money
Wheel-of-fortune operator
 1975 Deadly Hero
Victor (as Joshua Mostel)
 1974 Harry and Tonto
Norman (as Joshua Mostel)
 1973 Jesus Christ Superstar
King Herod (as Joshua Mostel)
 1971 Going Home
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Kevin Smith's Top 3 Sundance Movies in 90 Seconds

Kevin Smith reveals his favorite Sundance movies of all time. Plus, La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz shares some "secret" information about his new spy-thriller series, "Counterpart."

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