|Born||Joseph Francis Mazzello III
September 21, 1983
Rhinebeck, New York, USA
|Other names||Joe Mazzello|
Joseph Francis Mazzello III (born September 21, 1983) is an American actor who is best known for his roles as Tim Murphy in Jurassic Park, Eugene Sledge in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, and Dustin Moskovitz in The Social Network.
Early life 
Mazzello was born in Rhinebeck, New York, and raised in Hyde Park, New York, the son of Virginia (née Strong) and Joseph Mazzello, Jr., who owned a performing arts school. He has one older sister, Mary Mazzello, and a younger brother, John Mazzello, who have both appeared in films. Mazzello went to Catholic school Our Lady of Lourdes. He is an alumnus of the University of Southern California.
Mazzello's most notable roles were as Douglas Gresham in Shadowlands and Tim Murphy in Jurassic Park, both in 1993, Dexter in the 1995 film The Cure, and "Sledgehammer" Eugene Sledge in the HBO miniseries The Pacific. In 2010, Mazzello played the part of Dustin Moskovitz, one of the co-founders of Facebook in the David Fincher-directed movie, The Social Network.
Mazzello's directorial debut was made with the film Matters of Life and Death in which he also stars; the cast includes David Strathairn (with whom he has worked in The Sensation of Sight, The River Wild, and Simon Birch), Daniel Gillies and Rachael Leigh Cook.
|1990||Unspeakable Acts||Jason Harrison|
|1991||Presumed Innocent||Wendell McGaffney|
|1992||Desperate Choices: To Save My Child||Willy Robbins|
|1993||Jurassic Park||Tim Murphy|
|1994||The River Wild||Roarke Hartman|
|1995||Three Wishes||Tom Holman|
|1995||High Lonesome : A Father For Charlie||Charlie|
|1997||Star Kid||Spencer Griffith|
|1997||The Lost World: Jurassic Park||Tim Murphy|
|1998||Simon Birch||Joe Wenteworth|
|2004||Raising Helen||Prom Date Peter|
|2006||The Sensation of Sight||Tripp|
|2007||Matters of Life and Death||David Jennings||Writer
|2010||The Social Network||Dustin Moskovitz|
|2010||The Pacific||Eugene B. Sledge||Miniseries
|2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Mouse|
|Justified||Billy St. Cyr||TV series|
- Joseph Mazzello Film Reference biography
- Robert Rorke (May 2, 2010). "Spielberg's Protégé". New York Post. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
- Official website
- Joseph Mazzello at the Internet Movie Database
- Joe Mazzello on Twitter
- Matters of Life and Death official website
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