Zero Mostel

Zero Mostel
1915 - 1977

Zero Mostel  American Actor


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American Actor Zero Mostel was born Samuel Joel Mostel on 28th February, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, USA and passed away on 8th Sep 1977 Philadelphia, PA, USA aged 62. He is most remembered for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Zero Mostel is a member of the following lists: Jewish American comedians, Comedians from New York City and Musicians from Brooklyn.


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First Name Zero
Last Name Mostel
Full Name at Birth Samuel Joel Mostel
Alternative Name Samuel Joel Mostel, Zero Mostel
Age 62 (age at death) years
Birthday 28th February, 1915
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died 8th September, 1977
Place of Death Philadelphia, PA, USA
Cause of Death Aortic aneurysm
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Large
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University City College of New York, New York University (1 year)
Occupation Text Actor, Singer, Comedian, Voice Artist
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fiddler on the Roof
Year(s) Active 1941–1977
Official Websites,,,

Samuel Joel "Zero" Mostel (February 28, 1915 – September 8, 1977) was an American actor, singer and comedian of stage and screen, best known for his portrayal of comic characters such as Tevye on stage in Fiddler on the Roof, Pseudolus on stage and on screen in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Max Bialystock in the original film version of The Producers. Mostel was a student of Don Richardson, using an acting technique based on muscle memory. He was blacklisted during the 1950s, and his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee was well-publicized. He was an Obie Award and three-time Tony Award winner.

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Watership Down1978Kehaar (voice)Movie
Mastermind1976Inspector Hoku IchiharaMovie
The Front1976Hecky BrownMovie
The Little Drummer Boy Book II (TV Shor1976Brutus (voice)Movie
Fore Play1975Don Pasquale, PresidentMovie
Journey Into Fear1975KopelkinMovie
Once Upon a Scoundrel1974Carlos del RefugioMovie
Marco1973Kublai KhanMovie
The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People1973Gianni SchicchiTV Show
Saga of Sonora1973Heavy HarryTV Movie
Old Faithful1973Ranger ZeppelTV Movie
The Hot Rock1972Abe GreenbergMovie
The Electric Company1971Spell BinderTV Show
The Angel Levine1970Morris MishkinMovie
The Great Bank Robbery1969Rev. Pious BlueMovie
Sesame Street1969Spell BinderTV Show
Great Catherine1968PotemkinMovie
The Producers1967Max Bialystock (as Zero)Movie
Ride of the Valkyrie1967Hire car chauffeurMovie
Children of the Exodus1967NarratorShort Film
Monsieur Lecoq1967Monsieur Gaston Lecoq, Monsieur Max LecoqMovie
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum1966PseudolusMovie
Play of the Week1959Estragon, MelamedTV Show
Zero Mostel1959Various CharactersTV Movie
The World of Sholom Aleichem1959TV Movie
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell1951EmmettMovie
The Enforcer1951Big Babe LazickMovie
The Guy Who Came Back1951Boots MullinsMovie
The Model and the Marriage Broker1951George WixtedMovie
Panic in the Streets1950Raymond FitchMovie
The Ford Theatre Hour1948BanjoTV Show
Du Barry Was a Lady1943Rami - the Swami, TaliostraMovie
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