Josh Mostel Movies and Career Information
Dec 21, 1946
New York City
Joshua "Josh" Mostel (born December 21, 1946) is an American actor who is most known for his roles in Jesus Christ Superstar and two Adam Sandler films (Billy Madison and Big Daddy). Mostel was born in New York City, New York, 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 in Florida. 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 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. Mostel now lives in New York, with a summer home on Monhegan, Maine.