Max Joseph

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Max Joseph
Max Joseph at the European Premiere of 'We Are Your Friends'
H. Maxwell Joseph

(1982-01-16) January 16, 1982 (age 38)
Alma materBrown University, 2004
OccupationFilmmaker, television host
TelevisionCatfish: The TV Show
Spouse(s)Priscila Joseph

H. Maxwell Joseph (born January 16, 1982) is an American filmmaker and television host.

From New York City, Joseph was both a host, with Nev Schulman, and the cameraman for Catfish: The TV Show.[1] Joseph was absent from Catfish for several episodes in the 4th season to make his feature film debut We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron and released in 2015.[2] Joseph announced he will be leaving the popular MTV show, Catfish: The TV Show after 7 seasons co-hosting with Nev Schulman. Joseph's last episode aired on August 22, 2018[3] and he was replaced in 2020 by Kamie Crawford.[4]

Joseph has directed several films including 12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic, Garden of Eden, Let's Harvest the Organs of Death Row Inmates and several other productions.


Films directed
Year Film Type Notes
2008 State of the Economy: Oil Addiction Documentary
2008 Good: Water Documentary
2008 Good: Immigration Documentary
2008 Good: Education Documentary
2008 Good: Alcohol Olympics Documentary
2009 Good: Atomic Alert Documentary
2009 Let's Harvest the Organs of Death Row Inmates Video short
2009 Good: The Green Hotel Video short
2009 Good: Animal Guns Video short
2010 Saab Story Documentary
2012 Garden of Eden Video short
2013 12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic Documentary
2015 We Are Your Friends Drama
2017 DICKS: Do you need to be one to be a successful leader?[5] Documentary
2019 Bookstores[6] Documentary
Year Film Role Notes
2012–2018 Catfish: The TV Show Co-host and cinematographer Absent for 5 episodes due to We Are Your Friends

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Work Result Ref.
Teen Choice Award 2014 Choice TV Personality: Male Catfish: The TV Show Nominated [7]


  1. ^ Bentley, Jean (April 1, 2015). "Max Joseph Is Back on Catfish! But How Did Nev Schulman's Guest Hosts Fare During His Absence?". US Weekly Magazine. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ Bucksbaum, Sydney (January 10, 2015). "Is Max Joseph Leaving MTV's Catfish This Season?". E! Entertainment. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  3. ^ "'Catfish' Co-Star Max Joseph Bids Farewell to the Show After 7 Years | Feeling the Vibe Magazine". Retrieved 2018-08-09.
  4. ^ Heyn, Elizabeth (January 8, 2020). "Kamie Crawford Co-Hosts MTV's 'Catfish' with Nev Schulman". Heavy. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  5. ^ Joseph, Max (Jun 1, 2017). "DICKS: Do you need to be one to be a successful leader?". YouTube. This is a question that has been eating away at me for a long time, so I decided to make a movie about it.
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  7. ^ "Teen Choice Awards: The Complete Winners List". Hollywood Reporter. August 10, 2014.

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