Josh Mostel

Actor, Director
A portly character player of TV, film and stage, Mostel may be best remembered as the uncle who eats pork on Yom Kippur and gets sick in Woody Allen's nostalgic "Radio Days" (1987) and as the ice cream magnate with a ... Read more »
Born: 12/21/1946 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

Blue Bloods 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beneath The Harvest Sky 2012 (Movie)

Principal (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

Love Comes Lately 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Law & Order 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Knockaround Guys 2002 (Movie)

Mac McCreadle (Actor)

Big Daddy 1999 (Movie)

Mr Brooks (Actor)

The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

Dr Faber (Actor)

Great Expectations 1998 (Movie)

Jerry Ragno (Actor)

Rounders 1998 (Movie)

Zagosh (Actor)

Wings 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Billy Madison 1995 (Movie)

Max Anderson (Actor)

The Basketball Diaries 1995 (Movie)

Counterman (Actor)

The Maddening 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bye Bye America 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

City Slickers II: the Legend of Curly's Gold 1994 (Movie)

Barry Shalowitz (Actor)

The Chase 1994 (Movie)

Officer Figus (Actor)

Tracey Ullman Takes on New York 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Winnetka Road 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Nervous Ticks 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Searching for Bobby Fischer 1993 (Movie)

Chess Club Regular (Actor)

Cheers 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

City Slickers 1991 (Movie)

Barry Shalowitz (Actor)

City of Hope 1991 (Movie)

Mad Anthony (Actor)

Little Man Tate 1991 (Movie)

Physics Professor (Actor)

Naked Tango 1991 (Movie)

Bertoni the Jeweler (Actor)

Passion 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills 90210 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

Animal Behavior 1989 (Movie)

Mel Gorsky (Actor)

Heavy Petting 1989 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Murphy's Law 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Matewan 1987 (Movie)

Mayor Cabell Testerman (Actor)

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

Uncle Abe (Actor)

Wall Street 1987 (Movie)

Ollie (Actor)

Stoogemania 1986 (Movie)

Howard F Howard (Actor)

The Money Pit 1986 (Movie)

Jack Schnittman (Actor)

Compromising Positions 1985 (Movie)

Dicky Dunck (Actor)

Almost You 1984 (Movie)

David (Actor)

The Brother From Another Planet 1984 (Movie)

Casio Vendor (Actor)

Windy City 1984 (Movie)

Sol (Actor)

At Ease 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Star 80 1983 (Movie)

Private Detective (Actor)

Dead Ringer 1982 (Movie)

Russell (Actor)

Sophie's Choice 1982 (Movie)

Morris Fink (Actor)

Fighting Back 1981 (Movie)

Duster (Actor)

Delta House 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Off Campus 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Seventh Avenue 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Hereafter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Deadly Hero 1975 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

Harry and Tonto 1974 (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

Jesus Christ Superstar 1973 (Movie)

King Herod (Actor)

The King of Marvin Gardens 1971 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Going Home 1970 (Movie)

(Actor)

Let It Be Me (TV Show)

Actor

Thicker Than Blood (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A portly character player of TV, film and stage, Mostel may be best remembered as the uncle who eats pork on Yom Kippur and gets sick in Woody Allen's nostalgic "Radio Days" (1987) and as the ice cream magnate with a knack for choosing just the right flavor for any occasion in Ron Underwood's "City Slickers" (1991) and its sequel.

Relationships

Kate Mostel

Mother

Toby Mostel

Brother
born in 1949

Zero Mostel

Father
born in 1915 died in 1977

Peggy Rajski

Wife
married June 24, 1983 co-produced "Lianna", "The Brother From Another Planet" and others won Oscar for co-producing the short film "Trevor"

EDUCATION

Brandeis University

Waltham , Massachusetts 1970

Milestones

1999

Co-starred with Mira Furlan in the Off-Broadway production "Cranes"

1994

Reprised Barry Shalowitz in "City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold"

1991

Played Barry Shalowitz in "City Slickers"

1988

Co-starred in ABC detective series "Murphy's Law"

1987

Played Uncle Abe in Woody Allen's "Radio Days"

1983

Co-starred in short-lived sitcom "At Ease" (ABC)

1981

Stage directing debut, "Ferocious Kisses"

1979

Played Blotto in ABC sitcom "Delta House"

1977

Co-starred in NBC miniseries "Seventh Avenue"

1970

Film debut, "Going Home" (MGM)

1970

Off-Broadway debut, "The Proposition"

1970

Broadway debut, "Unlikely Heroes"

1968

Stage debut, "The Homecoming"

Boy soprano singer at Metropolitan Opera House productions

Bonus Trivia

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"[His father] always thought I should have been a lawyer because I liked to talk." -- Josh Mostel in NEW YORK POST, April 7, 1994

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"For me, I'd like to be associated with quality -- just be in something that's good." -- Mostel in NEW YORK POST, April 7, 1994

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When Mostel was a teen-ager he baby-sat the children of actors Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson: "I always liked them because they were really good about the money and the kids were well-behaved."-Mostel in NEW YORK POST, April 7, 1994

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