Josh Mostel

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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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The Money Pit Jack Schnittman


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 2020 The Blacklist (TV Series)
- Nyle Hatcher (No. 149) (2020) ... Mickey
 2020 Hunters (TV Series)
Rabbi Steckler
- The Jewish Question (2020) ... Rabbi Steckler
- (Ruth 1:16) (2020) ... Rabbi Steckler
- At Night, All Birds Are Black (2020) ... Rabbi Steckler
 2019 Dead Layer (Short)
 2018 The Amazing Ray (Short)
 2017 Mr. Robot (TV Series)
- eps3.7_dont-delete-me.ko (2017) ... Bo
- eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h (2017) ... Bo
 2016 The Congressman
Bernie Gimpel
 2015 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Victor Flores
- Love Stories (2015) ... Victor Flores
 2014 Growing Up and Other Lies
Chuck MacArthur
 2013 Beneath the Harvest Sky
 2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Mr. Roth
- Hunting Ground (2012) ... Mr. Roth
 2009 State of Play
 2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Harvey Anchin
- Kid Pro Quo (2003) ... Harvey Anchin
 2001 Knockaround Guys
Mac McCreadle
 1999 Big Daddy
Arthur Brooks
 1999 The Out-of-Towners
Dr. Faber
 1998 Rounders
 1998 Thicker Than Blood (TV Movie)
 1998 Great Expectations
Jerry Ragno
 1996 Wings (TV Series)
- The Gift of Life (1996) ... Dave
 1995 Let It Be Me
 1995 The Maddening
Chicky Ross
 1995 Billy Madison
Principal Max Anderson
 1995 The Basketball Diaries
 1994 The Chase
Officer Figus
 1993 Tracey Takes on New York (TV Movie)
 1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer
Chess Club Regular
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series)
Sidney Goldberg
- The Loft (1993) ... Sidney Goldberg
 1992 Cheers (TV Series)
Cue Card Guy
- Heeeeeere's... Cliffy! (1992) ... Cue Card Guy (as Joshua Mostel)
 1992 Nervous Ticks
Saul Warshow
 1991 Little Man Tate
Physics Professor
 1991 Passion (TV Movie)
Kirby Taylor
 1991 City Slickers
Barry Shalowitz
 1991 City of Hope
Mad Anthony
 1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Mr. Ridley
- Class of Beverly Hills (1990) ... Mr. Ridley
 1990 Naked Tango
Bertoni the Jeweler
 1989 Animal Behavior
Mel Gorsky
 1988-1989 Murphy's Law (TV Series)
Wesley Harden
- All's Wrong That Ends Wrong (1989) ... Wesley Harden
- Doing It the Hard Way Is Always Easier (1989) ... Wesley Harden
- Where There's a Will, There's a Won't (1989) ... Wesley Harden
 1987 Wall Street
 1987 Matewan
Cabell Testerman
 1987 Radio Days
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Winston Erdlow
- Beyond Control (1987) ... Winston Erdlow
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
- An Eye for an Eye (1986) ... Leonard (as Joshua Mostel)
 1986 The Money Pit
Jack Schnittman
 1985 Stoogemania
Howard F. Howard
 1985 Compromising Positions
Dicky Dunck
 1984 The Boy Who Loved Trolls (TV Movie)
 1984 Almost You
 1984 Windy City
 1984 The Brother from Another Planet
Casio Vendor
 1983 At Ease (TV Series)
- The Tar Creek Chronicles (1983) ... Maxwell (as Joshua Mostel)
- Maxwell's People (1983) ... Maxwell (as Joshua Mostel)
- Valentine's Day (1983) ... Maxwell (as Joshua Mostel)
- The Tar Creek Sting (1983) ... Maxwell (as Joshua Mostel)
- A PFC and a Gentleman (1983) ... Maxwell (as Joshua Mostel)
 1983 Star 80
Private Detective
 1982 Sophie's Choice
Morris Fink
 1982 Dead Ringer
 1982/I Fighting Back
 1979 Delta House (TV Series)
Jim 'Blotto' Blutarsky
- The Matriculation of Kent Dorfman (1979) ... Jim 'Blotto' Blutarsky
- Hoover and the Bomb (1979) ... Jim 'Blotto' Blutarsky
- Campus Fair (1979) ... Jim 'Blotto' Blutarsky
- The Blotto Who Came to Dinner (1979) ... Jim 'Blotto' Blutarsky
- The Fall of Dean Wormer (1979) ... Jim 'Blotto' Blutarsky
 1977 Off Campus (TV Movie)
 1977 Seventh Avenue (TV Mini Series)
Barney Green
 1976 Atlantic City Jackpot
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)
 1972 ...and Then It Happened (Short)
Wally (as Joshua Mostel)
 1971 Going Home
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Stage Play: Getting Away With Murder. Comedy/thriller. Written by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth. Directed by Jack O'Brien. Broadhurst Theatre: 17 Mar 1996- 31 Mar 1996 (17 performances + 29 previews that began on 20 Feb 1996). Cast: Christine Ebersole (as "Dossie Lustig"), Terrence Mann (as "Gregory Reed"), John Rubinstein (as "Martin ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Joshua Mostel


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Peggy Rajski  (divorced)


Zero Mostel

Did You Know?


With more than a passing resemblance to hefty dad, 'Zero Mostel", he played manic characters just as well, especially his Blotto Blutarsky in the National Lampoon's 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). See more »

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