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Who is Josh Mostel? Check out his Biography and Personal Life

Who is Josh Mostel? Check out his Biography and Personal Life

Facts of Josh Mostel

Full Name:Josh Mostel
Birth Date:December 21, 1946
Age:77 years
Country:United States
Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)
WifeKim Murdock
DivorcePeggy Rajski (m. 1983–1998)
Net Worth$1 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorWhite
Birth PlaceNew York City,
EducationNew Lincoln School, Brandeis University
FatherZero Mostel
MotherKathryn Celia (née Harken)
SiblingsTobias Mostel
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American actor who is widely popular for his performances in movies like Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy Madison, and Big Daddy. Moreover, he has worked on Broadway and in numerous films.

Early Life

Josh Mostel entered this earth on December 21, 1946, in New York City, New York, in the United States of America. As of 2022, his age is 72 years old while his birth sign is Sagittarius. He is the son of Zero Mostel, who was a comic actor while his mother, Kathryn Celia (née Harken), was an actress, dancer, and writer.

Josh holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnical background. He grew up along with his brother Tobias Mostel, who is a painter, ceramic artist, and professor of art. His brother is also a teacher at Florida State University.

Josh stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches and his body weight is around 80 kg. He has brown color eyes with his hair color white due to old age. Josh is active on Facebook and Instagram.


Josh attended New Lincoln School located in New York City and completed his schooling and high school from there. After that, he enrolled at Brandeis University located in Waltham, Massachusetts. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from there.

Who is Josh Mostel’s Wife?

Josh Mostel is a happily married man. His wife’s name is Kim Murdock before married they were in a romantic relationship. After dating for several years, their love chemistry into a marriage bonding in 2016. Currently, they are living a happy and luxurious life in each other’s company and coordination.

Josh Mostel with his co-actor
Caption: Josh Mostel with his co-actor (Photo: IMDb)

Previously, Josh Mostel was a married man. His ex-wife’s name is Peggy Rajski who is an American filmmaker. She is an Academy Award-winning American filmmaker, best known for directing and co-producing the 1994 American short film, Trevor.

The former couple tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at La Belle Epoque in Manhattan in 1983. Similarly, their wedding was performed by Civil Court Judge Shirley Fingerhood. The couple separated in 1998 through a divorce. The pair did not have a kid despite being in a marriage relationship for more than 16 years surprisingly.

What is Josh Mostel’s Net Worth?

Josh Mostel has an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2019. His remarkable performance and pile of achievements in his career have collected those figures.

His film 1973, Jesus Christ Superstar, was made under a budget of $3.5 million and it had a box office collection of $24.5 million. After that, his movie The Congressman has collected $71,451. Similarly, his films like State of Play, Big Daddy, and Knockaround Guys have collected $37,017,955, $163,479,795, and $11,715,637 box collection amounts respectively.

At that time, the median wage provided to an actor is $39.84 per hour whereas the current minimum for a Broadway actor salary is $2,034 per week.


  • Josh Mostel began his professional career at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. In the year 1971, he made his Broadway debut with a nonprofit organization, Unlikely Heroes.
Josh Mostel, Actor
Caption: Josh Mostel, Actor (Photo: Hollyhoodshows)
  • After that, he appeared in numerous Broadway plays such as A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty OberlanderThreepenny OperaA Texas Trilogy: The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White MagnoliaMy Favorite YearThe Flowering Peach, and Getting Away with Murder.
  • He made his film debut in the 1971 drama film, Going Home with the role of Mr. Bonelli.
  • After that, he portrayed Frank in another drama film, The King of Marvin Gardens in the following years.
  • However, he came into the limelight, after his recurring role of Herod in the historical drama film, Jesus Christ Superstar, alongside Ted Neeley and Yvonne Elliman in 1973.
Josh Mostel, Actor
Caption: Josh Mostel, Actor (Photo: Zimbo)
  • His other film credits include the following movies Billy Madison, City Slickers, Big Daddy, Sophie’s Choice, The Money Pit, Rounders, Radio Days, City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold, Wall Street, State of Play, Harry and Tonto, City of Hope and The Basketball Diaries.

FAQs of Josh Mostel

Who is Josh Mostel?

Josh is an American actor who is widely popular for his performances in movies like Jesus Christ Superstar, Billy Madison, and Big Daddy.

Who is Josh Mostel’s father?

Josh is the son of Zero Mostel, who was a comic actor while his mother, Kathryn Celia (née Harken), was an actress, dancer, and writer.