Josh "J. Elvis" Weinstein is a Cinematic Titanic writer and cast member who began his standup career in Minneapolis at the age of 15. Two years later, he became one of the founding writers/performers of Mystery Science Theater 3000, playing Dr. Laurence Erhardt and the original voice of Tom Servo. He changed his professional name from "Josh" to "J. Elvis" to avoid confusion with former Simpsons writer Josh Weinstein. The two are frequently confused nonetheless.
After leaving Mystery Science Theater 3000, he went on to become a writer for My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, Malcolm in the Middle, and the critically acclaimed NBC dramedy Freaks and Geeks. He has also been the head writer for America's Funniest Home Videos and NBC's late night show Later with Greg Kinnear.
Weinstein has an extensive background in stand-up comedy; he has performed over a thousand shows as a stand-up comedian, and has also written material for Garry Shandling, Dennis Miller, Roseanne Barr, Louie Anderson and other comedians. He is currently the president of Stinkburger Inc.
- Josh "J. Elvis" Weinstein at the Internet Movie Database
- Joel Hodgson interviews Josh Weinstein at cinematictitanic.com