Josh Ostrovsky

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Josh Ostrovsky
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Josh "The fat Jew" Ostrovsky
Born (1985-02-14) February 14, 1985 (age 30)
New York City, United States
Other names Fabrizio Goldstein, Jewther Vandross, Fatrick Jewing, The King of Brunch, Whitney Jewston, The FatJew of Liberty, Jew Diamond Phillips, Jewlio Iglesias, Jewsan Sarandon, Jewbix Cube, Jewlysses S. Grant
Occupation Writer, Actor, director, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer, plus size model

Josh "The Fat Jew" Ostrovsky, is an American actor, writer, television and social media personality, and entrepreneur.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Born on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Ostrovsky describes himself as "super gay as a youth" despite being a heterosexual male.[4] He has publicly stated that his dreams were to own a house on Shelter Island, have a life partner, and do tasteful floral arrangements.[1] He attended Skidmore College and New York University but was expelled from both[1] before enrolling at the State University of New York at Albany, a state school that he admittedly chose as performance art, "to hang out with Italian dudes who had never met a Jew... just for the LOLs."[1][4]

Career[edit]

Known for his outlandish antics[1][5] Ostrovsky worked on the E! Channel as a correspondent interviewing celebrities[6][7] and was a member of genre-bending rap group Team Facelift, who was signed to Duckdown Records.[8] The group's sound was described by the New York Post as a cross between Barbra Streisand and Wu-Tang Clan.[9] He has also been linked to DJ/ Producer Dillon Francis, appearing as part of his raucous live show.[10]

After the group's disbandment in 2010, Ostrovsky left music and began focusing solely on comedy and plus-size modeling. His pet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Toast also has a sizable social media presence on Instagram, appearing at many fashion events and having her own line of accessories.[11][12] He appears as a contributor on Bloomberg Television, has created video campaigns for such brands as Virgin Mobile and Burger King,[5] and has a rabid cult-like social media following.[1] In 2014 Ostrovsky confirmed that he had sold two shows to Comedy Central and Amazon,[1] and is set to release a book entitled Money, Pizza, Respect this year under the Grand Central Publishing imprint.[4][13]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Bolt From the Blue Luther Short film
2012 Ben Banks Phil Macey
2012 Wifed Out Will
2012 Bottle Poppaz Marcus
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2007-2010 The Daily 10 Himself 10 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Schuster, Dana. "Meet Instagram sensation ‘The Fat Jew’ (2014)". nypost.com. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "`Fat Jew’: The Skinny on a Social Media Sensation". Bloomberg. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Ben Banks (2011). IMDB.com
  4. ^ a b c Shapiro, Bee. "A Shortcut to Comic Celebrity". NY Times. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Scheinfeld, Jillian. "Spotlight On: The Fat Jew, AKA Josh Ostrovsky". Jewcy. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  6. ^ Fat Jew Of Team Facelift Interviews The Real Housewives Of New York | NYC Nightlife, Restaurants And Parties. ChiChi212 (2010-02-25). Retrieved on 2011-10-21.
  7. ^ Instagram Sensation ‘Fat Jew’ Is Making Big Bucks With His Crazy Antics. Billboard.com
  8. ^ Home. duckdown.com. Retrieved on 2011-10-21.
  9. ^ Barracato, Joseph. "STRANGE SIGHT, UNIQUE SOUND". NY Post. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "NSFW: The Fat Jew Had Coachella's Most Insane Belly Drawing 4.13.2013E". 
  11. ^ Blumenthal, Erica. "A Tote That Helps Rescue Puppies and More Shopping News". nytimes.com. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  12. ^ King, Joyann. "TOAST MEETS WORLD MUGS FOR A CHARITABLE TOTE". harpersbazaar.com. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  13. ^ Williams, Nick. "Instagram Sensation ‘Fat Jew’ Is Making Big Bucks With His Crazy Antics". Billboard. Retrieved 8 January 2015. 

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