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Josh Sussman
Sussman in 2015
Born (1983-12-30) December 30, 1983 (age 38)
Years active2000–present

Joshua Mark Sussman (born December 30, 1983) is an American actor, best known for his role as Hugh Normous in Wizards of Waverly Place and his role as Jacob Ben Israel in Glee. He also had a minor role on the Nickelodeon TV series Drake & Josh as Clayton.


Sussman was raised in a Jewish family[1] in Teaneck, New Jersey.[2] He studied acting for two years at the School for Film and Television in New York City, an intense Meisner technique-based program.[citation needed] In the winter of 2008/2009 he took part in Birthright Israel. He resides in Los Angeles.


Year Title Role Notes
2021 Mr. Mayor Leslie Guest star
2020 Glitch Techs Bergy
2018 Fishbowl California Philip
2016 Mutt & Stuff Enchanted Irving Guest Star
2015 Tangerine Retch Chunder cameo appearance
2012 Gilliam and Scout The Sandman YouTube
2012 Equals Three Guest Host
2011 Fish Hooks Randy Pincherson
2010 Warren the Ape Cecil Greenblatt
2010 Amy Alyson Fans Pete
2009–2014 Glee Jacob Ben Israel 24 episodes
2009 Stay Cool Jungle Journalist #2
2008–2011 Wizards of Waverly Place Hugh Normous 8 episodes
2009 Bones Afro Geek
2009 The Juggler The Pick-Up Artist
2008 The Evening Journey Pale Faced Boy
2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Copy Guy
2007 What About Brian Ben
2007 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Brian American Idol Spoof
2007 Zip Martin
2005 My Crazy Life Derek
2004–2007 Drake & Josh Clayton 2 episodes


  1. ^ Bloom, Nate (February 4, 2011). "Jewish Stars 2/4". Cleveland Jewish News. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  2. ^ Elkin, Michael. "Of 'Glee' I Sing: Okay, Josh Sussman can't carry a tune, but maybe a series?", Jewish Exponent, June 11, 2009. Accessed June 11, 2009.