David Mazouz

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David Mazouz
David Mazouz by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Mazouz at WonderCon 2017
Born (2001-02-19) February 19, 2001 (age 16)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present
Known for

David Mazouz (/dəˈvd məˈzz/;[1] born February 19, 2001)[2][3] is an American actor. An early role of his was that of the young autistic Jacob "Jake" Bohm in the TV series Touch. He portrays a young Bruce Wayne in Fox's TV series Gotham, based on the DC Comics alter ego of the superhero Batman.

Early life[edit]

David Mazouz was born in Los Angeles, California, to Rachel, a psychotherapist, and Michael Mazouz, a physician. He has a sister, Rebecca. Mazouz and his family are Sabbath-observing, Kosher-keeping, observant Jews, of Sephardi descent.[4] He has been a student at Shalhevet High School since 2015[5] and appeared in a music video promoting the school.[6]

Career[edit]

Mazouz started his career in commercials with Kiefer Sutherland at age eight.[1] In 2012, He again co- starred with Sutherland when he landed the role of mute Jacob "Jake" Bohm in the TV series Touch.[7] Mazouz has acted in several television series including: Mike & Molly, Gotham, The Office, and Criminal Minds. He has also appeared in the ABC show Private Practice as the adopted brother of Betsy.

In 2014, Mazouz was cast in the role of Bruce Wayne in Fox's TV series Gotham.[8] In 2016, he had a role in the horror films The Darkness, as Michael Taylor,[9] and Incarnate, as Cameron.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Mazouz in 2016
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Coming & Going Timmy
2013 Sanitarium Steve Mansworth
2014 The Games Maker Ivan Drago
2016 The Darkness Michael Taylor
2016 Incarnate Cameron Sparrow

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Amish Grace Andy Roberts TV film
Mike & Molly Randy Episode: "After the Lovin'"
2011 Private Practice Marshall Rakoff Episode: "God Bless the Child"
Criminal Minds Ryan Hall Episode: "The Bittersweet Science"
The Office Bert California Episode: "Spooked"
2012–2013 Touch Jacob "Jake" Bohm Main cast
2013 Major Crimes Steve Episode: "All In"
Dear Dumb Diary Hudson Rivers TV film
2014 Drop Dead Diva Ryan Hatcher Episode: "Life & Death"
2014–present Gotham Bruce Wayne / 514A Main Cast
2017 Dear Dumb Diary 2 : We h8t school Hudson Rivers TV film; upcoming

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor Touch Nominated [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "David Mazouz". Foxflash.com. Retrieved December 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ Tramel, Jimmie (February 22, 2016). "Pop culture: When should 'Gotham' actor David Mazouz become Batman?". Tulsa World. Oklahoma. Archived from the original on January 8, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2017. Because Feb. 19 is the actor’s birthday and Batman’s birthday, Mazouz suggested during a recent Dallas Comicon Fan Days appearance that perhaps folks should send him double presents. Mazouz is 15. 
  3. ^ Mazouz, David [realdavidmazouz] (February 19, 2016). "Today is my birthday. Today is also Bruce Wayne's birthday. I will be accepting double presents. #BruceWayne #gotham @Gotham" (Tweet). Archived from the original on January 9, 2017 – via Twitter.  Additional WebCitation archive January 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (October 7, 2014). "‘Gotham’ star talks life on set as young Batman". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2014. David, 13... 
  5. ^ Eva Suissa (Oct 6, 2016). "‘Gotham’ star and sophomore, David Mazouz, balances stardom with studies". The Boiling Point. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  6. ^ Jeffrey Hensiek (Jan 2017). "WATCH: Find Your Song - Shalhevet High School (Ft. David Mazouz of Gotham)". The Jewish Journal. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 7, 2011). "Touch: David Mazouz Cast Opposite Kiefer Sutherland". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ Perry, Spencer (March 4, 2014). "Fox's Gotham Gets Its Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle". superherohype.com. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ "David Mazouz Cast In ’6 Miranda Drive’". deadline.com. April 11, 2014. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Incarnate (2015)". filmtotaal.nl. Retrieved August 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 

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