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Also Known As: Joshua Mostel Died:
Born: December 21, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, director

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 State of Play (2009)
2.
3.
 Knockaround Guys (2002)
4.
 Out of Towners, The (1999) Dr Faber
5.
 Big Daddy (1999) Mr Brooks
6.
 Rounders (1998) Zagosh
7.
 Great Expectations (1998) Jerry Ragno
8.
 Thicker Than Blood (1998) Burke Kendall
9.
 Maddening, The (1996)
10.
 Billy Madison (1995) Max Anderson
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Milestones close milestones

:
Boy soprano singer at Metropolitan Opera House productions
1968:
Stage debut, "The Homecoming"
1971:
Off-Broadway debut, "The Proposition"
1971:
Broadway debut, "Unlikely Heroes"
1971:
Film debut, "Going Home" (MGM)
1977:
Co-starred in NBC miniseries "Seventh Avenue"
1979:
Played Blotto in ABC sitcom "Delta House"
1981:
Stage directing debut, "Ferocious Kisses"
1983:
Co-starred in short-lived sitcom "At Ease" (ABC)
1987:
Played Uncle Abe in Woody Allen's "Radio Days"
1988:
Co-starred in ABC detective series "Murphy's Law"
1991:
Played Barry Shalowitz in "City Slickers"
1994:
Reprised Barry Shalowitz in "City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold"
1999:
Co-starred with Mira Furlan in the Off-Broadway production "Cranes"
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Education

Brandeis University: Waltham , Massachusetts - 1970

Notes

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

"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

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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wife:
Peggy Rajski. Producer, director. Married June 24, 1983; co-produced "Lianna", "The Brother From Another Planet" and others; won Oscar for co-producing the short film "Trevor".

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father:
Zero Mostel. Actor. Born in 1915; died in 1977.
mother:
Kate Mostel. Actor, dancer, writer.
brother:
Toby Mostel. Artist. Born in 1949.

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