Max Joseph

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Co-Host, MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show"

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Max Joseph: Biography at a Glance

  • Co-host of MTV's hit series “Catfish: The TV Show,” the highest rated premiere for a late night series in 2012
  • Has screened his films at the Sundance, Telluride and South by Southwest film festivals
  • Directed and edited award-winning commercials for Nike, Pepsi, Starbucks, TOMS and Toyota Prius
  • Drew 30 million page views with his videos, which have been featured on YouTube, FunnyorDie and DailyMotion 


Max Joseph is a filmmaker who grew up New York, lives in Los Angeles, and shoots all over the world.  He is the co-host of MTV's Catfish as well as the other guy from the Nike: Make It Count video.

His films have screened at many of his-dream-come-true festivals including Sundance, Telluride, and SXSW.  He has also directed and edited award-winning commercials for big brands such as Nike, Pepsi, Starbucks, TOMS and Toyota Prius.  Prior to Catfish, he served as Creative Director of Video at GOOD Magazine where he wrote and directed over 60 short films.  His work has screened at LACMA, BAM, the Gagosian Gallery in New York and has been featured many times on the front pages of YouTube, FunnyOrDie, and DailyMotion accumulating over 30 million views thus far.

He released his first feature project, We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski, in summer 2015.

Max was awesome! His talk was perfect and touched on the exact right things. Was light and authentic which is perfect and shared his personal journey which always goes over well with this crowd.


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