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Zero Mostel (Samuel Joel Mostel)

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Biography

Brooklyn, New York, USA
Zero Mostel was born Samuel Joel Mostel on February 28, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, one of eight children of an Orthodox Jewish family. Raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the young Zero, known as Sammy, developed his talent for painting and drawing at art classes provided by the Educational Alliance, an institution serving Jewish immigrants and their children. Sammy often would go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to copy the paintings. Read more...

Actor

Character: Rami - the Swami / Taliostra

Du Barry Was a Lady 1943

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Character: Big Babe Lazick

The Enforcer 1951

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Character: Himself / Various

Carol + 2 1966

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

The 21st Annual Tony Awards 1967

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Character: Rev. Pious Blue

The Great Bank Robbery 1969

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Musical

The 23rd Annual Tony Awards 1969

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Character: Abe Greenberg

The Hot Rock 1972

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Character: Himself

This Is Tom Jones 1969

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Character: Spell Binder

The Electric Company 1971

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Character: Hecky Brown

The Front 1976

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Character: Himself

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Raymond Fitch

Panic in the Streets 1950

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Character: Himself

Flip 1970

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Character: Himself - Guest Performer

Laugh-In 1967

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Character: Himself

The Muppet Show 1976

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978

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Character: Himself - Interviewee

Arena 1975

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Character: Actor 'A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to the Forum'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Character: Himself

Hollywood on Trial 1976

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Character: Himself

Best Boy 1979

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