Joshua "Josh" Sussman, born December 30, 1983,[1] is an American actor. He is known for his role as Hugh Normous in Wizards of Waverly Place, as Randy on Fish Hooks, and as Jacob Ben Israel on Glee between 2009 and 2012, and again in 2015.

Personal life

Sussman grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey. He studied acting for two years at the School for Film and Television in New York City, an intense Meisner technique-based program. He is a master Connect Four player.

Sussman has been in a relationship with Tess Hunt for three years and he is living in Los Angeles, California.[2]


Sussman had a recurring role on Glee since Season One. He revealed that he won't appear in Season Five,[3] however he appeared briefly in "Opening Night."


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Black People Hate Me and They Hate My Glasses Young Andrew short
2005 My Crazy Life Derek - Tom Green's Best Buddy ("Back to Motherf--king Nature")
2006 Name of the Game Todd short
2007 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Copy Guy ("The Suite Life Goes Hollywood: Part 1")
What About Brian Ben ("What About Finding Your Place," "What About Strange Bedfellows," and "What About Temptations")
Drake & Josh Clayton ("Josh Is Done" and "Eric Punches Drake")
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Brian - American Idol Spoof ("Episode #15.30")
Zip Martin TV movie
2008 The Evening Journey Pale Faced Boy short
Wizards of Waverly Place Hugh Normous 2008 - 2011 (8 episodes)
2009 Midgets Vs. Mascots Bunny
Stay Cool Jungle Journalist #2
Bones Afro Geek ("The Princess and the Pear")
The Juggler The Pick-Up Artist short
Glee Jacob Ben Israel 2009 - 2012 (20 episodes); 2014 (1 episode)
2010 Shakey Grounds Twitch short
Monster Heroes Jonas Stein
Warren the Ape Cecil Greenblatt (12 episodes)
Holyman Undercover Jake
Spring Sing Michael short
I Owe My Life to Corbin Bleu Cool Guy short
Fish Hooks Randy Pincherson 2010 - 2014 (22 episodes)
2011 Ben and Burman God ("Ben and Burman Find God")
The Elevator Obby short
Gilliam & Scout The Goat Man/The Sandman ("Scout Can't Sleep" and "The Chronicles of Scout")
Amy Alyson Fans Pete
Wish Wizard Dan short
2012 Tomorrow Maybe Stanley short
Wedding Band Nolan ("I Love College")
Childrens Hospital Jake ("Behind the Scenes")
Starlet Zana Fan
Small Business Henry Yapples TV movie
2013 Good Cop Bike Cop Roy ("When Life Gives You Lemons")
Between Jupiter and Mars Bari ("Pilot", "The Tree" and "The Psychic and the Clown")
R.I.P.D. Ultimate Nerd Avatar uncredited
2014 The Winklers Jonah Winkler TV movie
LA Bound: 7 Things Nobody Tells You About Moving to LA Parking Guy 2 short
Wish Wizard Dan short
The Great Indoors Scott Liverberger ("Pilot")
2015 Tangerine Retch Chunder
Pub Quiz Quizmaster Donny TV movie; complete
2016 The Dark Zone Barnes pre-production



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