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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 December 1946New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 surrounded by go-go girls -- in Jesus Christ, Superstar (1973). Of his three regular assignments on series television, Mostel is probably least proud of his role as Blotto, younger brother of John Belushi's Blutto, in Delta House (1978), the mercifully short-lived TV spin-off of National Lampoon's Animal House. Conversely, one of Joshua Mostel's best film roles was the fish-peddling Uncle Abe in Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Peggy Rajski (24 June 1983 - 1998) (divorced)

Trivia (7)

Son of Zero Mostel and Kathryn Harkin.
With more than a passing resemblance to hefty dad, 'Zero Mostel", he played manic characters just as well, especially his Blotto Blutarsky in the Animal House (1978) TV spin off Delta House (1979) (as Belushi's character's younger brother) and his psychedelic King Herod in the film Jesus Christ Superstar (1973).
Graduated from Brandeis University.
Started off as a boy soprano for the Metropolitan Opera.
Brother of Tobias Mostel.
Was considered for the role of The Big Bopper in The Buddy Holly Story (1978).
One time member of New York's prestigious Manhattan Chess Club.

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