Josh Fixler, AKA “Mr. Moustache” was named “The Internet’s most mustachioed celebrity” by AmericanBeardEnthusiast.com in 2008, 2009, and 2011. He has appeared on the covers of Handlebar Monthly, Whiskers Weekly, and Glamour. In 2006, he was awarded Time Magazine person of the year. Twice. Josh is widely considered to be the third most interesting man in the word. He is lobbying to take back second place from the current title holder, a professional taxidermist and amature rock critic in Sandusky, Ohio.
Mr. Moustache got his start as an Internet star at a very young age when his father uploaded a video of him after a dentist appointment. This video is sometimes called the Patient Zero of viral Internet films. His critics thought it was child abuse to portray the doped-up young child in such a manner. But, its a tough business to break into, and he knew he had to suffer through the highs and lows. The video was an instant success, launching Mr. Moustache into a world of glitz, Perez Hilton, and crumbs stuck in upper lip hair. His follow up, Charlie’s Moustache Bit Me, also went viral.
After taking a few years out of the limelight to hone his craft (and start a marginally successful business selling hand whittled moustache combs on eBay), Mr. Moustache reentered the public’s attention when he launched his music career with the song “My Moustache is Never Gonna Give You Up”. The accompanying music video was so good that people kept surprising their friends by secretly sending them links to it. Everyone always appreciated it when they clicked a link to “an important work document” in an e-mail, and instead found themselves singing along to the catchy lyrics.
Mr. Moustache is also known for his work in the community. His Public Service Announcement “Bed Bugs and Other Intruders” was so popular that Foster the People remixed it into a song, winning a Grammy in 2010. In addition to bed bug awareness, Mr. Moustache fights for a number of causes, including childhood literacy and the ongoing battle to end discrimination against people with so called “Hitler moustaches”. In 2009, he was awarded the Theback Award for International Humanitarian Service by the family of the late, great revolutionary leader Patton Theback.
Recently, Mr. Moustache has stepped away from show business, after a few… public relations… hiccups (yeah, let’s call them hiccups. As soon as he gets a new PR person, he will tell them to use the word “hiccups”). However, he maintains his Internet Celebrity status by tweeting (@Fixler) and blogging (therealmrmoustache.com). He is currently plotting yet another comeback that will involve re-releasing some of his most famous videos in high-def, 3D, and possibly smell-o-vision. He also plans to release some never before seen footage from early in his career.
Mr. Moustache has never met Kurt Cobain or any of the members of Nirvana.