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Occupation  actor
Siblings  Tobias Mostel
Role  Actor
Name  Josh Mostel
Years active  1971–present

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Born  December 21, 1946 (age 68) (1946-12-21) New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse  Peggy Rajski (m. 1983–1998)
Parents  Zero Mostel, Kathryn Harkin
TV shows  Delta House, Murphy's Law, At Ease
Movies  Billy Madison, Jesus Christ Superstar, Big Daddy, Sophie's Choice, City Slickers
Similar People  Zero Mostel, Kurt Yaghjian, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham, Darren McGavin

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Joshua "Josh" Mostel (born December 21, 1946) is an American actor. The son of Zero Mostel, he is best known for his supporting roles in films such as Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Harry and Tonto (1974), Sophie's Choice (1982), City Slickers (1991), Billy Madison (1995), and Big Daddy (1999).


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Life and career

Mostel was born in New York City, the son of Kathryn Celia (née Harken), an actress, dancer, and writer, and comic actor Zero Mostel. His brother Tobias is a painter, ceramic artist and professor of art, teaching at Florida State University.

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Mostel started his career as a boy soprano at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He graduated from Brandeis University. His Broadway debut was in 1971 with Unlikely Heroes. In 1973, Mostel had one of his most notable film performances as Herod in the Norman Jewison helmed Jesus Christ Superstar. In 1979, Mostel briefly starred in the television version of the film Animal House, Delta House, as "Blotto" Blutarsky, the brother of the character Bluto (played by John Belushi in the original film). He has since appeared in many films and Broadway productions.

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On Broadway he appeared in the 1989 revival of The Threepenny Opera as Money Matthew, and as the frazzled head writer in the original production of My Favorite Year, opposite Tim Curry and Evan Pappas.

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Mostel now lives in New York, with a summer home on Monhegan, Maine.


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