18 Things to Know About Jewish Actor Ido Mosseri aka DJ Shmuley

In addition to being a frequent collaborator with Adam Sandler, he's also the voice of Israeli SpongeBob!

Who else can’t stop thinking about DJ Shmuley, the popular and cringey bat mitzvah DJ from “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah”? Us too.

Here are 18 things to know about DJ Shmuley… er, the Israeli actor who played him, Ido Mosseri.

1. Ido Mosseri was born on April 17, 1978 in Tel Aviv to a Jewish family.

2. He’s an Aries.

3. He’s of Sephardic and Mizrahi descent on his father’s side and Ashkenazi descent on his mother’s.

4. Ido was a pretty cute kid.

5. His brother Tal Mosseri is also an actor!

6. Ido was a child actor. He made his first TV appearance in the 1987 show “Tofsim Rosh.”

Check out this clip where he child acts:

7. He graduated from the Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts in 1996 and (after serving in the IDF) continued his studies at the Nissan Nativ Acting Studio, graduating in 2002.

8. He’s had roles in the Israeli shows “Service Not Included,” “A Matter of Time” and “Our Song.”

9. In 2009, Ido released an album of songs he had written and composed.

10. He’s the voice of Israeli SpongeBob! But that’s just his most famous dubbing work. Ido has also done voice acting in the Hebrew language versions of “Oliver & Company,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “The Incredibles,” “Encanto” and “Rechov Sumsum” (“Sesame Street”).

11. Take a second to enjoy his handiwork as Israeli SpongeBob:

12. He still has a MySpace!

13. He has acted in sketches in the Israeli comedy series “The Jews Are Coming.”

14. In “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah” Ido played everybody’s favorite bat mitzvah DJ, DJ Shmuley.

Dj Shmuley in front of a broken down purple car with New Jersey license plates
Scott Yamano/Netflix

15. His performance was seriously authentic.

DJ Shmuley was the one thing that rang true to me for the b-mitzvah experience: the one DJ that every party HAS to have (who is usually awful),” Kveller audience engagement associate Daci said in our rountable on “You’re So Not Invited.”

16. “You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah” isn’t the first time Ido has worked with Adam Sandler. He played J. Day in 2011’s  “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star” and Yuri in 2017’s “Sandy Wexler.”


17. And, in 2008 he played Oori Shulimson in “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan.”

18. Ido is also a stage actor. He once starred in “Fiddler on the Roof” at The Chamber Theater.

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