Josh Ostrovsky

About Josh Ostrovsky

Who is it?: Instagram Star
Birth Day: February 18, 1982
Birth Place: New York City, New York, US, United States
Other names: The Fat Jew
Alma mater: University at Albany, SUNY
Occupation: Social media and television personality, vintner, actor, musician, fashion designer, plus-size model
Years active: 2004–present
Spouse(s): Katie Sturino (m. 2014; div. 2017)

Josh Ostrovsky

Josh Ostrovsky was born on February 18, 1982 in New York City, New York, US, United States, is Instagram Star. Josh Ostrovsky is an American social media personality, businessman, vintner, and writer. He is more popularly known by his social media moniker ‘The Fat Jew’. A Manhattan native, he was a moderately active child actor and appeared in several television commercials. As he wanted to continue being an actor as an adult as well, he took performance art classes in college. In 2004, he founded the comedic hip-hop band Team Facelift with three others. The group carved a niche for itself with its bizarre theatrics and antics. They released one album and five mixtapes before their break-up in 2012. Ostrovsky set up his Instagram account in 2009 and initially the response was nothing beyond lukewarm. However, it all changed in June 2013 when his video about teaching homeless people soul cycle classes on parked Citi Bikes went viral. After witnessing a meteoric rise to fame, these days he has over 10 million followers on Instagram, the social media platform he primarily uses as the medium for his comedy.
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Popular As Josh Ostrovsky
Occupation Instagram Stars
Age 42 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 18, 1982 (New York City, New York, US, United States)
Birthday February 18
Town/City New York City, New York, US, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Josh Ostrovsky’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Josh Ostrovsky was born in the Year of the Dog. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog are loyal, faithful, honest, distrustful, often guilty of telling white lies, temperamental, prone to mood swings, dogmatic, and sensitive. Dogs excel in business but have trouble finding mates. Compatible with Tiger or Horse.

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While at SUNY Albany, Ostrovsky was a member of the rap trio Team Facelift, where he first started going by the name Fat Jew. He has said that the moniker was inspired by one of his counselors at Eisner Camp and by Screw magazine publisher Al Goldstein. Team Facelift formed in 2004, signed with Duck Down Records and released the album Mixed Emotions in 2006. They broke up in 2012.


In 2007, Ostrovsky was hired as an entertainment reporter interviewing celebrities on The Daily 10 on E! He later hosted the rap interview web series An Intimate Conversation. He sold a show parodying the Williamsburg, Brooklyn hipster culture to Amazon in 2013, which went unproduced. In 2014, he signed a deal to develop a scripted series for Comedy Central, based on his life. The deal was canceled in 2015. He signed with Creative Artists Agency in 2015, and that year began making regular appearances on Bloomberg News, starred in a Bud Light commercial that aired during Super Bowl XLIX, and appeared in the music video for DNCE's "Cake by the Ocean", as well as "Boys" by Charli XCX. He has appeared as himself in numerous reality television series, including 3AM and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. He has also played supporting roles in several films, including the upcoming teen comedy Status Update, starring Ross Lynch and Olivia Holt. He was featured in a 2017 ad campaign for Malibu Rum.


In 2009, Ostrovsky started an Instagram account with the handle "TheFatJewish". The account went viral in 2013 after Ostrovsky posted a video parodying Soul Cycle, in which he led a spin class for homeless people on Citi Bikes parked on the street. In 2013, his Instagram account was suspended due to inappropriate content. In response, he organized a rally held outside Instagram's New York office. The protest was live-streamed on, and his account was restored after 15 minutes. In 2014 The New York Times wrote that "he has parlayed a profane sense of humor that mocks the tropes of social-media culture and the hipsters who propagate them; an apparent affection for pot, pets and grandparents; and his own slovenly, outlandish physical appearance… into a huge web following." Time magazine named Ostrovsky to its 2015 list of The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet. As of September 2017, he has over 10 million followers on Instagram.


Ostrovsky and Katie Sturino were married in 2014. They announced their divorce in 2017.


In 2015, Ostrovsky was caught posting screenshots of other comedians' jokes on Instagram and Twitter without their permission, and with the credits intentionally cropped out. After several stories were published about this behavior, Ostrovsky edited his past posts to credit the authors of the jokes.


In September 2016, Ostrovsky announced his Major Lazer tribute band Major Behavior, formed with DJ Maachew Bentley and billed as the world's first EDM tribute band. Major Behavior toured in 2016 as a part of Ostrovsky's IRL Tour. For the second IRL Tour in 2017, Major Behavior toured with Dillon Francis, RL Grime and Party Favor. Major Behavior was joined onstage by Major Lazer's Diplo during a May 2017 performance in Chicago.

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