Max Joseph

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

(1982-01-16) January 16, 1982 (age 40)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materBrown University, 2004
OccupationFilmmaker, television host
TelevisionCatfish: The TV Show
Priscila Joseph
(m. 2012)

Max Joseph (born January 16, 1982) is an American filmmaker and a television and gameshow host.

For seven seasons, he was a host and cameraman for Catfish: The TV Show.[1] He was absent from Catfish for several episodes in the fourth season to make his feature film debut, We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron.[2] Joseph announced that he was leaving Catfish: The TV Show in 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: How to Read More Books in the Golden Age of Content[6] Documentary
2021 15 Minutes of Shame[7] 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 [8]


  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 April 21, 2015.
  2. ^ Bucksbaum, Sydney (January 10, 2015). "Is Max Joseph Leaving MTV's Catfish This Season?". E! Entertainment. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  3. ^ "'Catfish' Co-Star Max Joseph Bids Farewell to the Show After 7 Years | Feeling the Vibe Magazine". Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Heyn, Elizabeth (January 8, 2020). "Kamie Crawford Co-Hosts MTV's 'Catfish' with Nev Schulman". Heavy. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  5. ^ Joseph, Max (June 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.
  6. ^ "BOOKSTORES: How to Read More Books in the Golden Age of Content".
  7. ^ "15 Minutes of Shame".
  8. ^ "Teen Choice Awards: The Complete Winners List". Hollywood Reporter. August 10, 2014.

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