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Date Of BirthJanuary 16, 1982
SpousePriscila Joseph

Who is Max Joseph?

Maxwell “Max” Joseph was born on the 16th January 1982 in New York City, USA, and is a director, writer and producer, best known to the world as the developer of the popular reality-based documentary television series “Catfish”, airing on MTV since 2012. Based on the documentary film of the same name, Max helped develop further episodes of the critically-acclaimed show. Max has also directed a number of short documentary films, but also the full-length film “We Are Your Friends” (2015). If you are interested in his work in detail, then you can find all info about Max on his official website.

Early Life, Parents, and Education

Max spent first several years of his life in New York City, but then moved to Los Angeles, California with his parents, but there is no information about them, or if he has any siblings or not. From an early age, Max was interested in acting and so started taking acting lessons, consistently honing his skills. After a successful completion of high school, Max enrolled at Brown University, from which he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in 2004.

#TBT Mardi Gras circa 2003. I never smoke. Ever. I hate cigarettes. See, it’s not even lit. ?

Posted by Max Joseph on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Career Beginnings

Max then started chasing his first engagement, but didn’t have any success as an actor, and so instead focused on producing and directing. His first credited work was as the producer of the short film “Business of Death” in 2007. The following year, Max worked on several short documentaries – “Good: Water”, “Good: Immigration”, “Good: Education”, “Good: Coal”, “Good: Alcohol Olympics”, and which continued into 2009, with short documentaries “Let’s Harvest the Organs of the Death Row Inmates”, “Good: Big Belly”, “Good: Atomic Alert”, “Good: Animal Guns, “Good: The Green Hotel”, and “Good: Drinking Water”, among other documentaries on which he worked either as a producer, director or editor. Gradually, his name was becoming more popular and he even started working as a writer, creating a couple short films – “Garden of Eden” and “Follow the Frog” – both successful.

“Catfish: The TV Show”

The series is a spin-off of the fairly criticized documentary film “Catfish”, made by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, involving a young man named Nev, who was filmed while trying to make contact with young women through the social media platform, Facebook. The film was a complete hit, though many tried to invalidate the authenticity of it, and  the film spawned the spin-off series “Catfish: The TV Show”, which has recently completed its eighth season, with Max a writer, and co-host of the show alongside New Schulman. The two are the professional help for a person who wants to find out who is on the other side of the conversation on the popular social media platform. In each episode, Max and Nev face another challenge, but they are bound to discover who is the ‘other side’, and if the person’s identity is already known, Max’s and Nev’s job is to discover whether the person is speaking the truth about themselves or not. His appearance on “Catfish” has made him a star in the reality TV world.

Continual Success

Encouraged by the success of his most recent endeavors, Max decided to try himself as a director of a full-length film; he wrote the screenplay with the help of Meaghan Oppenheimer and Richard Silverman for the romantic drama “We Are Your Friends”, starring Zac Efron, Wes Bentley and Emily Ratajkowski. The film received positive reviews but grossed only $3.5 million at the box office, from a $2 million budget. In order to make the film, Max left “Catfish” for several episodes during the 4th season, but has since been a regular on his job as a co-host.

#WAYF is FINALLY out on DVD and also available for rent on iTunes! Now we can all be friends.

Posted by Max Joseph on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Do You Know How Rich Successful Filmmaker and Host, Max Joseph Is?

Since launching his career in the late 2000s, Max has a number of projects credited to his name. Some of them were extremely successful, and some of them failed to make an impact, but all have certainly had an effect on his reputation and net worth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Max Joseph is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Joseph’s net worth is as high as $250,000, which seems sure to rise.

Max is Married, His Wife, Priscilla Joseph

If you have followed the life and work of Max Joseph then you are probably familiar with the fact that he is married. Before tying a knot with his wife, Priscilla Joseph, the two dated for several years, but there is no information about when the wedding ceremony was held, and whether the couple has any children or not.

Need a little of that @prijoseph romance to stay positive these days.

Posted by Max Joseph on Sunday, October 8, 2017

What’s With that Grey Hair?

Max, although black haired naturally, his hair started changing color when he was only 15 years old, and is now completely grey, without any spot of black, at just 36 years of age. Well, some think this has made him sexy, what do you think? Maybe it is this that attracted his wife Priscilla.

Is Max Joseph on Social Media?

If you start looking for Max on social media platforms, you can easily find him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as well. His total fan base is close to three million people. He has used social media to promote his work, and a day doesn’t pass that Max’s social media profiles are left without a post.

On his official Instagram page, Max has one million fans, with whom he has shared moments from his everyday life, including his love for dogs,

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The day we met.

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but also some of the most memorable moments with his wife, Priscilla, such as their sixth anniversary, among many other posts, all of which you can see on his official page.
Max has also used Twitter, on which he is followed by 500,000 people, with whom he has shared his work and opinions. Many of his posts have gone viral, including the announcement of his most recent work.
His largest fan base is on Facebook, with over 1.2 million followers, which he has used to bring his work closer to the public and his fans.
So, if you aren’t already a fan of this successful filmmaker, then just follow the links to his official pages.

General Info

Full NameMax Joseph
Date Of BirthJanuary 16, 1982
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Film Editor, Cinematographer
EducationBrown University


SpousePriscila Joseph


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice TV Personality: Male
MoviesWe Are Your Friends, 12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic, Let's Harvest the Organs of Death Row Inmates
TV ShowsCatfish: The TV Show

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Catfish: The TV Show2012-2016TV Series developed by - 84 episodes
We Are Your Friends2015screenplay
12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic2013Documentary writer
Follow the Frog2012Short writer
Garden of Eden2012Short


We Are Your Friends2015
12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic2013Documentary
Garden of Eden2012Short
Saab Story2010/IDocumentary short
Good: Animal Guns2009Video short
Good: The Green Hotel2009Video short
Let's Harvest the Organs of Death Row Inmates2009Video short
Good: Atomic Alert2009Documentary short
Good: Alcohol Olympics2008Video documentary short
Good: Education2008Video documentary short
Good: Immigration2008Video documentary short
Good: Water2008Video documentary short
State of the Economy: Oil Addiction2008Video documentary short


Cover Girl2014/IIIShort edited by
A Brief History of John Baldessari2012Documentary short
Metropolis II2011Documentary short
Good: Drinking Water2009Video documentary short
Good: The Green Hotel2009Video short
Let's Harvest the Organs of Death Row Inmates2009Video short
Good: Alcohol Olympics2008Video documentary short
Good: Coal2008Video documentary short
Good: Education2008Video documentary short
Good: Immigration2008Video documentary short
Good: Water2008Video documentary short
Business of Death2007Short


Catfish: The TV Show2015TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Garden of Eden2012Short producer
Saab Story2010/IDocumentary short executive producer / producer
Good: Big Belly2009Video documentary short producer
Good: Drinking Water2009Video documentary short producer
Good: Mini Wind Turbines2009Video documentary short producer
Let's Harvest the Organs of Death Row Inmates2009Video short producer
Good: Atomic Alert2009Documentary short executive producer
Good: Coal2008Video documentary short producer
Good: Education2008Video documentary short producer
Business of Death2007Short producer


Catfish: The TV Show2013TV Series
Good: The Green Hotel2009Video shortMom (voice)


Good: Animal Guns2009Video short
Good: Education2008Video documentary short

Camera Department

Catfish: The TV Show2015TV Series camera operator - 1 episode


Summer, Summer, Summer2011Short huge thanks
Let's Get Laid!2010Short special thanks


Catfish: The TV Show2012-2017TV SeriesHimself
Steve Harvey2017TV SeriesHimself
How Zac Efron Learned to DJ2015Video shortHimself
Casey Neistat Vlog2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Weekend Ticket2015TV Series shortHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
Catfish: The Reunion Show - Season 22013TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
Catfish: The Reunion Show - Midseason2013TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
Catfish: The After Show - Dorion and Jeszica/Alexis2013TV SpecialHimself
Catfish: The After Show - Lauren & Derek2013TV SpecialHimself


Nominated Awards

2014Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Personality: MaleCatfish: The TV Show (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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