Born in the former Soviet Union in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Yosef had a knack for the arts since early childhood. After immigrating with his family to Haifa, Israel, his devoted mother, Eva Podolskaya, encouraged the youth to join the high school drama workshop, where he’d realized he was a chronic actor.
Upon completing his military service, Yosef moved to Sofia to earn his BFA degree in Theatre and Dance at the New Bulgarian University (NBU). He then relocated to New York to become an alumnus of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting Two Year Conservatory Program. During his first year at Stella, Yosef studied under the gifted Emmy Award winning Hollywood and stage character actor Anthony Zerbe. Having great influence on Yosef both as an actor and person, Anthony remained an inspiring mentor and a loving paternal figure to him since.
Yosef made his television debut on National Geographic’s ‘American Genius’ as the German physicist Werner Heisenberg and has appeared on hit television shows such as ‘The Americans’ (FX), ‘Quantico’ (ABC), ‘Iron Fist’ (Netflix), ‘Madam Secretary’ (CBS) and more.
He is honored to be represented by a kind and professional person like Kathy Olsen.