Josh Mostel


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Birth Name: Josh Mostel
Born: 12/21/1946
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

The son of Broadway legend Zero Mostel, whom he somewhat resembles, Josh Mostel began in show business as a boy soprano at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He had already made his professional stage debut in 1968 before graduating from Brandeis University. Graduation brought on-going employment in films and on stage, with Mostel nonplussed by accepting a juicy one-scene part or being a member of an ensemble cast. He made his Broadway debut in 1971 in "Unlikely Heroes", and his film debut that same year in "Going Home". In the 1979 sitcom "Delta House" (ABC), Mostel took the part of Bluto Blutarsky, the role originated by John Belushi in the feature film "Animal House". It lasted nary a se... Continue Bio >>


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