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Josh Mostel

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

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Dec 21, 1946 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Going Home 1971-12-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Congressman 2016-04-09
Known For
Poster of Radio Days
Poster of The Boy Who Loved Trolls
Poster of Star 80
Movie The Congressman Bernie Gimpel 2016-04-09
Movie Growing Up and Other Lies Chuck MacArthur 2014-04-26
Movie Beneath the Harvest Sky Principal 2013-09-08
Movie State of Play Pete 2009-04-17
Movie Knockaround Guys Mac McCreadle 2001-09-07
Movie The Out-of-Towners Dr. Faber 1999-04-02
Movie Big Daddy Arthur Brooks 1999-06-25
Movie Thicker Than Blood Kendall 1998-05-31
Movie Rounders Zagosh 1998-09-11
Movie The Maddening Chicky Ross 1996-06-18
Movie Billy Madison Principal Max Anderson 1995-02-10
Movie The Chase Officer Figus 1994-03-04
Movie City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold Barry Shalowitz 1994-06-10
Movie Nervous Ticks Saul Warshow 1992-03-01
Movie City Slickers Barry Shalowitz 1991-06-07
Movie City of Hope Mad Anthony 1991-10-11
Movie Little Man Tate Physics Professor 1991-09-06
Movie Naked Tango Bertoni the Jeweler 1990-09-27
Movie Heavy Petting Himself 1989-01-01
Movie Matewan Mayor Cabell Testerman 1987-08-28
Movie Radio Days Uncle Abe 1987-01-30
Movie Wall Street Ollie 1987-12-10
Movie Almost You David 1985-03-29
Movie Compromising Positions Dicky Dunck 1985-08-30
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Movie The Boy Who Loved Trolls Wiseman 1984-08-01
Movie The Brother from Another Planet Casio Vendor 1984-09-07
Movie Windy City Sol 1984-09-21
Movie Star 80 Private Detective 1983-11-11
Movie Sophie's Choice Morris Fink 1982-12-08
Movie Dead Ringer Russell 1981-06-01
Movie Deadly Hero Victor 1975-12-14
Movie Harry and Tonto Norman Coombes 1974-08-12
Movie Jesus Christ Superstar King Herod 1973-08-15
Movie The King of Marvin Gardens Frank 1972-10-12
Movie Going Home Bonelli 1971-12-01
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