|Born||Joseph Francis Mazzello III
September 21, 1983
Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Joe Mazzello|
Joseph Francis Mazzello III (born September 21, 1983) is an American actor, 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.
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. He is of three eighths Italian, as well as Polish, Irish, and German, descent. Mazzello went to Catholic school Our Lady of Lourdes. He is an alumnus of the University of Southern California, entering the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2001 following a recommendation letter of director Steven Spielberg. Mazzello paid for the course with his salary for a small appearance in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), something the actor jokingly referred as "my graduation present from Spielberg".
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 Dustin Moskovitz, one of the co-founders of Facebook in the David Fincher-directed film 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||Television film|
|1990||Presumed Innocent||Wendell McGaffney|
|1992||Radio Flyer||Bobby||Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Under 10 in a Motion Picture|
|1992||Desperate Choices: To Save My Child||Willy Robbins||Television film
Nominated—Best Young Actor Under 10 in a Television Movie
|1993||Jurassic Park||Tim Murphy||Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actor Co-Starring in a Motion Picture: Drama
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
|1994||River Wild, TheThe River Wild||Roarke Hartman|
|1995||High Lonesome: A Father for Charlie||Charlie||Television film|
|1995||Cure, TheThe Cure||Dexter||Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Leading Actor: Feature Film|
|1995||Three Wishes||Tom Holman|
|1997||Lost World: Jurassic Park, TheThe Lost World: Jurassic Park||Tim Murphy|
|1997||Star Kid||Spencer Griffith|
|1998||Simon Birch||Joe Wenteworth|
|2004||Raising Helen||Prom date Peter|
|2004||Hollow, TheThe Hollow||Scott|
|2006||Sensation of Sight, TheThe Sensation of Sight||Tripp|
|2007||Matters of Life and Death||David Jennings||Short film|
|2009||Beyond All Boundaries||Eugene B. Sledge||Short film|
|2010||Social Network, TheThe Social Network||Dustin Moskovitz||Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Cast
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
|2011||First Kiss||Derek||Short film|
|2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Mouse|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Justin Lamond||Episode: "One Hit Wonder"|
|2004||Without a Trace||Sean Stanley||Episode: "Legacy"|
|2010||Pacific, TheThe Pacific||Eugene Sledge||Miniseries; 9 episodes|
|2011||Georgetown||Peter Brooks||Unsold ABC pilot|
|2012||Coma||Geoffrey Fairweather||Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|2013||Justified||Billy St. Cyr||3 episodes|
|2014||Person of Interest||Daniel Casey||Episode: "RAM"|
- Joseph Mazzello Film Reference biography
- Robert Rorke (May 2, 2010). "Spielberg's Protégé". New York Post. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
- Jurassic Park Kids: Where Are They Now?
- "Return to Jurassic Park: Finding The Lost World", The Lost World: Jurassic Park Blu-Ray (2011)
- Official website
- Joseph Mazzello at the Internet Movie Database
- Joseph Mazzello on Twitter
- Matters of Life and Death official website
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